What’s the plan?
Successful physical expansion and the deepening of Greenspring Montessori School’s child-centered mission requires the school to address several essential needs, the most critical being the compelling obligation to update and improve upon beloved but aging facilities so as to be safe, healthy, eco-friendly, cost effective, and wholly responsive in size, scale, order, and flow to the needs of Greenspring’s children, teachers, staff, and parents.
Toddler and Children’s House Village East
The expansion, renovation, and reconstruction of the Multipurpose building.
Expected start: Winter 2017
Expected completion: End of October 2017
Toddler and Children’s House Village West
Restoration and redevelopment of the Main Building.
Expected completion: Summer 2018
A well-designed, well-constructed, and well-preserved environment is critical to providing real life settings for our children to develop confidence and innovation; rising as responsible, compassionate, and empowered leaders, learners, and advocates. Each classroom will be prepared specifically for the age group it is intended to serve – everything from counter and sink height, to square footage, to furniture, designed for each child.
Direct Access to Outdoor Learning
The entire learning environment – from the classroom materials to the social setting, to the landscape and architecture – must be supportive of the Montessori child’s personality, health, and well-being for self-directed learning to transpire. Our redesigned outdoor learning environments and play areas will serve the children’s need to engage the world through all of their senses.
Our newly constructed, renovated, and restored buildings will be created with students at the heart. Three villages, each speaking to the specific needs of the respective age group, will promote connection, leadership, community support, and activism. In the Elementary Village, communal art, music, cooking, and project spaces will allow the children to expand and deepen their studies, skills, and passions.
The school will contribute$1 million to the project.
The school will be drawing on a $4.0 million Baltimore County Revenue Bond as needed.
Funds Raised by our Community
The Campaign for Greenspring Montessori School has raised $1.2 million thus far. The remaining funds will be raised through generous gifts from our community as part of our ongoing campaign.