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History and Campus

History Text
Lexington Montessori School was founded in 1963 by a group of parents seeking a child-centered education for young children. Based upon the philosophy of Maria Montessori, LMS has grown over the years from a small preschool to a nationally recognized leader in Montessori early childhood, elementary and middle school education. LMS currently welcomes over 230 children from a wide range of towns and communities in and around the Boston area.
 
Our school continues to evolve and grow; our campus is a vibrant, thriving and welcoming community for our students, teachers, parents and alumni families.
Our campus is comprised of four separate buildings: the Children’s House, the Jane Mack Elementary Building, No. 10 and No. 12 Lawrence Lane.

For many of our students, the LMS campus is their first community outside of their families. The Children's House is home to Toddlers through Kindergarten. The Head of School, Admission Office, the Director of Faculty and Curriculum Development and the Main Office are all located on the second floor of this building.

The Jane Mack Elementary Building was named after the school’s founder and former Head of School. Lower Elementary students, grades one through three, and Upper Elementary students, grades four through six, as well as the multipurpose room, Spanish classroom, our Learning Specialist and the Before and After School Program are all located in the Jane Mack Building.

No. 10 Lawrence Lane houses Music and Art classrooms, the Library, and our Middle School.

No. 12 Lawrence Lane is currently used for administrative offices including Community Development, Business, Technology and Facilities. 

Green space is important at LMS. Our children enjoy time outdoors most days of the year. Preschoolers run in the grassy oval, and climb on play structures directly behind the Children’s House. Elementary and Middle School students use the Upper Field behind the Jane Mack Building for free play and field sports during gym. Surrounded by woods and nature paths, the Upper Field also contains a climbing structure appropriate for older children. 
LMS Timeline
1963
Lexington Montessori School is founded

1965
LMS moves to present day Children's House building
 
1984
Lower Elementary classes added

1986
Upper Elementary class added
 
1990
Jane Mack Elementary Building opens
 
1994
Renovation of Children's House building
 
1995
Expansion of Jane Mack Building
 
1996
LMS receives first major gift to create a financial assistance endowment
 
1998
LMS' first Long Range Plan is drafted and implemented
 
1999
Expansion of Upper Elementary classroom to second floor
10 Lawrence Lane property is purchased 
 
2002
12 Lawrence Lane property is purchased
 
2004
LMS' 2004 - 2009 Long Range Plan is drafted and implemented
 
2005
Master Campus Plan created
 
2006
LMS' Articles of Organization are amended for the purpose of educating toddlers through grade eight Campus Green Space and Children's House play area are expanded Reconfiguration and expansion of Parking Lot.  10 Lawrence Lane is razed and new building construction begins 
2007
Middle School class opens
 
2009 
First 8th graders graduate
 
2012
Solar panels installed on the Elementary Building and 10 Lawrence Lane
 
2013 LMS celebrates its 50th Birthday