A Little History
Far Horizons Montessori School was founded in 1963 by Terry Fentis-Thompson with 15 children in the basement of the a church on Hilyard Street. Using a shared space, staff and teachers had to fold up the shelves and store all their materials every Friday afternoon and reassemble their classroom each Monday morning.
In 1976, Mary Tomassini and Mary Davis purchased the school and increased the enrollment to 20 children and began a half-day, primary program. In 1978 Kerry Knust purchased the school, and two years later added a full-day program with after-school childcare to help support working mothers.
Kerry bought our current location in 1999—which also used to be a church. It was remodeled to accommodate two primary classrooms and one elementary classroom. There was no playground, so they planted trees, set up garden spaces, and added playground equipment.
In 2018, Kerry retired and Lynn Rodrick, a former teacher at Far Horizons, purchased the school. She plans to add another elementary classroom, making two primary classrooms and two elementary classrooms with an enrollment of 60-70 students.