Foundations Christian Montessori Academy was founded in 2007, and operated under the name “Foundations Developmental Learning Academy” as well as “Foundations Academies.” The vision was to provide an early learning preschool environment that would focus on developing the whole child in a Christ-centered milieu. With the compassionate help of a local businessman, who saw the owner’s dream and passion and with the faithful support of staff who agreed to work that first year without pay, Foundations’ doors were opened on August 27, 2007. By the end of the first year, Foundations had grown from one student to seventeen students.
Due to the demand for infant and toddler care, Foundations saw the need to expanded its facility. With the help of Lakewood Church on the Ranch, three more learning environments were built to accommodate infants, ones, and twos. Foundations opened its doors for the 2008 school year with 32 students enrolled.
God continued to bless Foundations by making the facility “desirable” and growth was imminent. By the summer of 2009, we expanded our original 3,500 square foot facility by adding an additional 1,700 square feet which provided a beautiful, new learning environment, reception area, and storage area. The old office and reception areas were remodeled to create two additional learning environments. With the added space, came more children. Despite the recession, God continued to bless Foundations and by the end of the school year, enrollment remained strong with seventy-five students.
Foundations would undergo three more renovations, one in the summer of 2010, one in the winter of 2011, and the final expansion in the summer of 2012 that would give the facility 10,000 square feet which now houses 10 learning environments, an occupational therapy room, large lobby/reception area and a full administrative wing which includes an administrative office, teacher’s resource room, fine arts office, speech therapy learning environment, dance studio, and full service kitchen.
In the fall of 2016, God opened the door for Foundations to move from our place of origin to an amazing new campus located at 4141 Desoto Road. With the support of all of our families, teachers, and staff, we loaded the moving truck on a Wednesday and had our learning environments ready to welcome students once again on Monday morning. Our school is now housed on over 60 acres. We occupy over 35,000 square feet of dedicated learning environment space including administrative offices and an auditorium. The outdoor area includes huge commercial sized playground and a full-sized grass playing field.
With this move, we believed it was time to change our name to reflect the school that we have developed into over the course of the previous 10 years. And so “Foundations Christian Montessori Academy” emerged.
Foundations Christian Montessori Academy has the unique distinction of meeting the local community’s needs by offering not only quality childcare, but an exceptional alternative to public education.
In Jeremiah 29:11,it says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” So it is with great joy and anticipation, that Foundations Christian Montessori Academy looks forward to this future.