Cedar River Montessori School has been providing a Montessori education to children in south King County since 1981.
Our school was founded by Narda and William “Bill” Farrell along with Narda’s sister Melissa Baker-Kunz, on 16 acres of forested wetland and pasture in unincorporated King County, near Renton, Washington. Located about 200 feet north of the Cedar River in the lower Cedar River watershed, our school is located at the former site of a school called Maple Valley Montessori Manor School.
Cedar River Timeline
List of 15 items.
Cedar River Montessori School founded by Narda and William Farrell and Melissa Baker-Kunz
The Farrells subplat the 16-acre property, creating a 12-acre school campus and property for their personal residence
Cedar River Montessori School incorporates in Washington State
The school gains 501(c)(3) non-profit organization status
The Board of Directors changes the legal name to Cedar River School of Renton
The school becomes Cedar River School of Renton dba Cedar River Montessori School
The first issue of The Compendium is published
Completion of the William Farrell Early Childhood Building
The Board of Directors purchases the school property from the Farrell family
Farm Conservation Plan completed in our pasture, bring our farm to best practices
Awarded 2016 Conservation Landowners of the Year by King Conservation District
Our campus becomes a Washington State Stewardship Forest
The Board of Directors changes the legal name back to Cedar River Montessori School
Cedar River Montessori School achieves initial accreditation by the American Montessori Society
The 12-Acre Trails and Forest Restoration Project kicks off, building our outdoor classroom space