A Little History
Far Horizons Montessori School was founded in 1963 by Terri Fentress-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 Peacock, a former teacher at Far Horizons, purchased the school. She also remodeled and the school now includes two Primary classrooms, a Lower Elementary classroom, and an Upper Elementary classroom. Her next dream is to create a Middle School program, stay tuned!!