Expanding the dream

. August 2, 2012.
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After expenditures of $4.5 million and a year of construction, West Side Montessori’s new building at 7115 W. Bancroft is set for a September unveiling — but the new space’s natural feel isn’t even the best part, says Ben Roberts, director of the campus consolidation program.

“The best thing about the new facility is that it unites the whole Toledo [school] community on one campus,” Roberts says. “It’s been the dream of West Side Montessori to have the students from 13 months old to eighth grade at one facility.”  With the new campus consolidating the McCord Rd. and Bancroft center classrooms, Roberts says the “intermingling” of students will help fulfill the school’s goal of smooth transitions from one level to the next.

The ribbon cutting ceremony and debut of the 30,000 square foot facility (complete with 15 new classrooms, a library/media center and music and art studios) will be during the school’s annual Sweet September Sundae on September 16. The new site has been met with enthusiasm, Roberts said. “The reaction’s been fantastic from the parents, the students and the greater community.”

For more info, visit www.montessoritoledo.org. —AO