The Montessori School of Bowling Green was founded in 1980 under the name The Nazarene Montessori School, with half-day programs available for early childhood. A full-day option for kindergarten was added in 1986. The school's name was changed in the spring of 1990 to The Montessori School of Bowling Green when the school moved from its church home into leased space at the Greenwood Center. That fall, the elementary and extended-day programs were opened.

The school moved into its new facility at 515 Sand Ridge Rd. during the summer of 1992. A Capital Campaign for Phase 2 concluded with the expansion and remodeling of our facilities during the spring and summer of 2000. Nearly 10 acres were donated to the school in 2003, which facilitated our Phase 3 addition of classrooms to house new upper elementary and music classrooms

The school now has a staff which includes the Executive Director, Associate Director, Advancement Director, Business Manager, AMS Certified Teachers, Education Aides, Before and After School Care Workers, Physical Education, Art, Foreign Language, Band/Music Instructors, Speech Therapist, Intervention Specialist, and Chess & Cross Country coaches. MSBG celebrates 36 years of excellence!


Awards include:

2014 & 2015 Community Partner Organization of Excellence by the BGSU Office of Service Learning

2013 Eco-School Award from the Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment

2013 Grant Recipient for Land Lab (Community garden, greenhouse, GPS geocaching)

2012 Bowling Green Community Foundation Grant Recipient (Nature Trail)

2011 Character Education Award

2010 We the People National Endowment of Humanities Grant Recipient

The Montessori School of Bowling Green was the first accredited American Montessori School in Ohio.

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