San Juan County and Orcas Montessori School awarded community development block grant

  • Wed Oct 4th, 2017 1:30am
  • Life

San Juan County and the Orcas Montessori School are pleased to announce the award of a Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block grant in the amount of $436,000. This grant will fund the expansion project at the Orcas Montessori School. The county and the school worked together to submit a successful application for this competitive grant.

This project will provide expanded classroom space. The grant will enable the school to serve more families by providing a nap space suitable for younger students so they can stay all day if needed, a larger classroom, an additional ADA bathroom and a small conference/meeting room for parents. The project will take place mostly over the spring and summer and is to be completed by September 2018, in time for start of the 2018-19 school year.

The Orcas Montessori School was founded in 1987 , and has been in its current location at North Beach Road since 1998. Guided by the principles and spirit of Dr. Maria Montessori, the Orcas Montessori School offers a creative learning community for preschool and kindergarten children and nurtures each child’s unique gifts, love of learning, independence and compassion for others.