Opening New Doors Campaign

Montessori Country School has recently undergone some exciting changes, perhaps the most profound in its 45-year history. We embarked on the Opening New Doors Capital Campaign in May 2014 with the goal to unify the Early Childhood and Elementary programs on our Arrow Point Campus and to broaden educational opportunities.  The project focused on building two new preschool classrooms, an elementary building, an art-education studio, a community building, and outdoor learning spaces. The expanded 4.5-acre campus is designed to serve 145 students from infancy- 6th grade.

Because of our generous supporters, MCS was able to raise nearly $2.8 million dollars to make the dream of one campus a reality. Construction began in the spring of 2017, and we began to occupy the new buildings in the fall of 2017. The design of the buildings reflects the natural beauty of our forested property while adhering to sustainable, green building practices.  The expanded campus allows MCS to support more families and students by providing high-quality Montessori education focused on joyful learning .

Due to the nature of the large project, and time constraints, the project was partially financed.  If you would like to support this project and our students by contributing to the outdoor learning spaces, playground, or landscaping click here, or contact Meghan Skotheim, Head of School.


The Opening New Doors Campaign was a success because of YOU!

Our school received incredible support from our MCS community of alums, current families, grandparents, and friends. This project would not be possible without the support and dedication from our MCS family.

In addition, we would like to thank the following people for their guidance, leadership, and effort during the campaign:

MCS Board of Trustees

Tim Bailey
Allyson Brown
Erik Indvik
Jennifer Pancholi
Jan Rasmussen
Neil Rose
Tim Thomas
Todd Tinker
Paul Zuckerman


MCS Capital Campaign Cabinet

Hilary Benson
Patty Christensen
Katherine Hanson
Annie Hodges
Mary Kerr
Carolyn Leigh
Kara Owsley
Jan Rasmussen
Meghan Skotheim


Campus Design Team

Russell Hamlet, Principal*


David W. Browne, P.E., Principal*
Adam Wheeler, P.E., Principal
Kelsey Laughlin, P.E., LEED AP


Catherine Micaud, Principal*


Kelly Conrad*


Marty Sievertson*
PHC Construction


*Alumni Parent