Note: This story was updated at 12:15 p.m.
After 40 years, the Montessori School of Oak Ridge is closing.
There will be a silent auction on Saturday, September 30, in the gymnasium of the Emory Valley Center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., a press release said. School items and miscellaneous games will be in the auction. The gym is located at 715 Emory Valley Road in Oak Ridge.
Opened in 1977, the Montessori School of Oak Ridge is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation chartered by the State of Tennessee for operation as a parent-owned cooperative. It is certified by the Tennessee Department of Education for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, and it has been “dedicated to providing a high quality Montessori program to children ages 2 to 6 years from all racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds.” [Read more…]