Our story

Co-directors, Ken Spidle and Jill Jacobs began searching for a home for their Montessori school in the fall of 2016. Because they have deep roots in the Midcoast region they focused that search in the region defined by Casco Bay and the Kennebec and Androscoggin Rivers. When they found a rambling farmhouse in Brunswick on two and a half acres, with a barn, woods and an ancient but still thriving apple tree in the backyard they knew they had found the ideal spot for the Brunswick Montessori School. Ken, a skilled carpenter, began renovations to turn the 1861 farmhouse for the school, which opened to students aged 2 1/2 to 6 in the fall of 2017. 

Jill Jacobs along with co-teacher Kathryn Moores both have a passion for early education and Montessori methods. They are lifelong learners, brimming with creativity and a strong belief in giving children every opportunity to thrive. Brunswick Montessori School has been created to be a peaceful and nurturing environment for our community’s youngest students in a country-like setting, just a few miles from the center of Brunswick.