Open House Set for April 7th

March 23rd, 2018

18-19 Open House Poster

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Spring Open House!

March 3rd, 2018

Join us for an Open House on April 7th, 10 am – 12 pm!

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Join us for Summer Fun!

June 23rd, 2017

Come join the fun this summer at Cornerspring Montessori School’s Summer Camp.  We are excited to offer four fun-filled weeks of summer camp for children ages 3-6 and 6-12 years old at our new location at 256 Congress Street in Belfast.  For more information please contact the school at 207-338-5800 or email us at

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Summer Camp at Cornerspring!

March 29th, 2017

Join us for some summer fun beginning July 17th for children ages 3-12 at our NEW LOCATION at 256 Congress Street in Belfast, Me 04915.  For more information please call the school at 207-338-5800 or email us at

2017 Summer Poster

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Annual Open House

March 20th, 2017

Cornerspring’s annual open house will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 18 Hatley Road in Belfast, Maine. Come meet our staff and visit our Montessori classrooms.
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NEW DATE – Cornerspring Montessori School’s Annual Ladies’ Night

March 1st, 2017

Join us March 13th at the Colonial Theatre in Belfast for a screening of “Under the Tuscan Sun.” Come enjoy finger foods, cash bar, and enter to win items in our Winter Get Away Raffle!  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Movie starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets to the event are $15.00 per person, raffle tickets on sale for $1 each or 12 for $10.00.  Proceeds benefit Cornerspring Montessori School’s Tuition Assistance Fund

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October Cornerspring Courier

October 26th, 2016

Our October 2016 edition of the Cornerspring Courier!

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October 18th, 2016

Cornerspring is launching a Citrus Sale from October 17th thru November 11th. We have partnered with Florida Indian River Groves to provide you with the freshest fruit available.  Your fruit will be harvested the very same day it’s shipped, ensuring that you receive fruit that is hours off of the tree.

Pick up some delicious, juicy, fresh citrus straight from Florida just as the local fresh produce is dwindling.  Choose from Navel Oranges, Indian River Red Grapefruit, Tangelos or a mixed box with all three or how about some yummy Mandarins!  They make great gifts, too!

Order on-line with a credit/debit card at:

Be sure to send the link to family and friends so they can order, too.

If you order online you can choose delivery to the school at no extra charge.  You can also choose delivery right to your home or delivery to a gift recipient’s home with an added shipping charge, but the convenience of sending fresh fruit and sunshine anywhere in the U.S.

Fruit will be delivered to the school for pick up in early December.  If you choose home delivery you have 3 choices for delivery times:  as soon as possible, for Thanksgiving or for Christmas.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 207-338-5800 or email the school office at

Thank you!  We appreciate your support!

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Foundation Presents $25,000 Check for Journey Home

September 30th, 2016


Matt Griswold presented a check from the Griswold Family Foundation for $25,000 recently to the Head of School, Susan Beemer at Cornerspring Montessori School in Belfast, ME. The $25,000 contribution represents a 1:1 matching grant offered by the Foundation earlier this year for the Journey Home campaign, in support of the project to build the first Passive House Montessori school in Maine. The matching grant helped to secure an additional $50,000 for the campaign.



BELFAST, ME – Cornerspring Montessori School in Belfast recently received a check for $25,000 from the Griswold Family Foundation for Journey Home, the capital campaign to fund the construction of a new school on Lower Congress Street. The Foundation’s dollar-for-dollar match doubled donors’ contributions resulting in a $50,000 boost for the campaign. Cornerspring is raising funds to build the first Passive House Montessori school in Maine. A ceremonial groundbreaking by Cornerspring students was held September 16th.

  In receiving the check from Matt Griswold of the Griswold Family Foundation, Cornerspring Head of School Susan Beemer expressed sincere gratitude for the matching grant.

 “The entire Cornerspring Montessori community, our board, staff, school families, and campaign committee are deeply grateful to the Griswold Family Foundation for their generous support, and for their challenge to others to support our journey home,” said Beemer.

 To date, the capital campaign has raised $867,026 in contributions, pledges, and in-kind gifts from individuals, local businesses and foundations. Since 2001, more than 600 children have experienced Cornerspring Montessori programs. Families recognize Cornerspring Montessori as a high quality alternative and an educational asset in the region.

 The new Cornerspring Montessori School was designed by GO Logic, a Belfast architecture and construction firm. It will be the first Montessori school in Maine to target Passive House certification.

 The new school will be built to the highest standards of sustainability. Under the Passive House standard, which relies on a highly insulated building shell and heat recovery ventilation, a building uses 90% less energy than code-complaint construction. The result is long-term energy savings, significantly improved indoor air quality, and exceptional occupant comfort within the 6,100 square foot school to be located at 256 Lower Congress Street in Belfast.

 Cornerspring Montessori School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serving 56 preschool, kindergarten and elementary students. Founded in 2001, Cornerspring is one of 34 Montessori schools in the state. For more information on Cornerspring Montessori or to give securely online visit the Journey Home page Or mail a check made out to Cornerspring Montessori School to: Journey Home, P O Box 67, Belfast, ME 04915-0067. Follow the journey on Facebook: Journey Home – The Campaign for Cornerspring Montessori.

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Cornerspring Receives $2,500 Grant from UMCC

September 28th, 2016

Cornerspring Montessori School is pleased to announce it has received a $2,500 grant from the United Mid-Coast Charities (UMCC). These funds will go directly to the school’s Tuition Assistance Fund which provides assistance for low income families to participate in Cornerspring’s many enriching programs. Cornerspring offers quality programs for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and elementary age children, as well as programs for before care, after school care and summer camp.
“Cornerspring is committed to ensuring that our program is accessible to families in our community. We’re pleased to receive this grant and we thank UMCC for their support of our school.”
Each year Cornerspring raises money for the Tuition Assistance Fund through local fundraising events and through grants from foundations and organizations such as UMCC. With these funds they can provide assistance for many families in the community. Last year Cornerspring was able to help 13 students with assistance.
Cornerspring would like to thank the board of Directors of the UMCC for their generous and continued support of the tuition assistance program. Cornerspring was among the 58 charities supported by UMCC this year. United Mid-Coast Charities is dedicated to the support of charities which provide social services and care to those most deserving, including medical, physical, social, and psychiatric or community educational services. UMCC strives to locate charities which offer the most possible benefit to residents in and around the Mid-Coast area.
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