'Housewarming' marks official re-opening of Montessori school

Oct 05, 2017
Pictured at the Cornerspring "housewarming" Sept. 30 are, from left, Susan Beemer, Sarah Tomalty, Scott Kelley, Tim Lock and Matt O’Malia.

Bubbles, balloons, speakers, gardens and music marked the Sept. 30 event billed as a housewarming for Cornerspring Montessori School's new location on Congress Street.

The new school at 256 Congress St. is the first passive Montessori school in the state, built to the international passive house building standard for energy efficiency, according to previously published reports. It is 90 percent more efficient than building codes require, according to information provided by the school. In addition, a solar panel array provides nearly all of the energy needed at the school, which will require no burning of fossil fuels.

The $1.18 million facility includes primary and elementary wings, four classrooms, a toddler program room, all-school multi-use spaces, a teacher conference room and administrative offices. The school is expected to begin offering a full-time toddler program.

Head of School Sue Beemer said in a program for the event that participants were welcome to tour the building, play on the playground, learn about the Donor Wall created by art teacher Bridget Matros or check out the newly installed Peace Garden.

The school formerly was located on the athenahealth campus on Hadley Road, where it moved in 2008. Cornerspring was established in 2001.




Comments (1)
Posted by: Paul Sheridan | Oct 06, 2017 09:40

Please note the correct address for Cornerspring: 256 LOWER Congress st.

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