To provide quality care and education that fosters the child’s natural ability to learn while promoting self confidence, social/cognitive development and independence. We uphold this mission by providing services to families who may not otherwise afford the benefits of quality early childhood education.
The MLK Montessori School Mission
Martin Luther King Montessori School ("MLKMS") currently provides a comprehensive full day, full year preschool and kindergarten program for children ages three to six years. One of only two Montessori schools in the United States to offer a quality Montessori education to low-income families at an affordable cost, we’ve enriched the lives of more than 5,000 children since our start in 1968. At MLKMS students receive much more than an academic jumpstart. Representing humanness in all its forms, those who pass through our halls are encouraged to embrace a diverse world and a brighter future.
Our Board of Directors
Rob Kruger, President | Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom
Brandon White, Vice President | FWCS
Ja'Cole Hornaday, Secretary | Community Volunteer
Chris Douse, Secretary | IPFW
Terri Payne | Timothy L. Johnson Academy
Denita Washington | EACS
Lon Bohnke | St. Francis University
Emily Szaferski | Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom
Greta McKinney, Director | MLK Montessori School
Martha Fleming | Welfare Dept. Division of Family Resources
Jennifer Nickell | FWCS