MBTS 20th Anniversary

The 2020-2021 school year joyously marks Montessori By The Sea’s twentieth anniversary!

MBTS officially opened its doors on September 4, 2000, welcoming its first Toddler and Casa children to a loving, joyful environment that had been especially and carefully built with the child in mind. Inspired by their own young children, who were among MBTS’s first students, Ms. Debbie and Ms. Kourtni had a clear vision for a community that nurtures and inspires a legacy of limitless possibilities.   

MBTS has been celebrating this milestone year with twenty special community events – both big and small: MBTS’s 20 for 20!

  1. MBTS 20th “Birthday” Celebration for Staff
  2. 20th Anniversary Assembly
  3. Alumni Pizza Party
  4. 20th Anniversary Charity Student Vote: Feed Our Future Is Chosen by the Students!
  5. Christmas Wishing Tree
  6. Alumni Evening: 20 Years of MBTS
  7. 20th Anniversary Holiday Sing-Along Concert
  8. Team Mighty Montessori at Cayman Islands Marathon
  9. 20th Anniversary Film Project
  10. 20th Anniversary Whole-School Peace Picnic
  11. Family Folk-Dance Festival
  12. Upper Elementary Feed Our Future Bake Sale
  13. 20th Anniversary Art Mural
  14. Earth Day Beach Clean-up
  15. 20th Anniversary Spring Concert
  16. MBTS Growing Garden Online Auction
  17. Spearheading of 2021 Inter-School Montessori Conference
  18. 20th Anniversary Edition of the MBTS Yearbook
  19. 20th Anniversary 50/50 Raffle
  20. 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Jun. 5th

As part of our celebrations this year, Montessori By The Sea has been raising funds for two special community initiatives: The MBTS Outdoor Classroom & Nature Garden, a planned outdoor learning space and nature garden on our recently-expanded grounds, and our student-chosen 20th Anniversary Charity Partner, Feed Our Future. Of MBTS’s 20 for 20, the events and activities in bold are fund-raising events for our two anniversary community projects. All proceeds raised throughout this school year are being split between these two recipients. (To get more details on how we’ve been raising funds throughout the year, please feel free to CLICK HERE.)

At this point in time, we would like to thank the generous donors from our school community for their valuable contributions to the MBTS Growing Garden Online Auction:

The Blount Family (living.ky)
The Carroll Family (The Pilates Studio)
The Collins Family (Gino’s Pizza)
The Correia Family (White Sand Sports / Grand Cayman Yoga)
The Dunne Family (Fidel Murphy’s / The Kitchen)
The Kirkconnell Family (Kirk Freeport)
The Mildenberger Family (Nature Art Tree)
The Moore / Pattico Family (Taste This Life)
Ms. Sarah Burton (Yoga Sprouts)
Bliss Yoga
The South Sound Squash Club
Total Soccer

Our culminating event and 20th Anniversary gala celebration, An Emerald Evening for MBTS, promises to be a festive evening that will bring together current and alumni families, and welcome guests from the greater community. We warmly invite friends and family within and beyond the MBTS community to please join us! The ticket cost of $175 per person includes a welcome drink, a sumptuous, three-course seated dinner, a live DJ and lots of dancing in a festive, elegant setting; discounts are available for purchases of 10 tickets or more. Don a glamourous touch of green and celebrate twenty years of MBTS with alumni students (18 and over, of course), alumni parents, and treasured MBTS friends! Tickets can be purchased by using this form. Please feel free to share this information with family and friends!

Thank you for being a treasured and cherished part of the ever-growing and flourishing MBTS community, and for being with us on our twenty-year journey thus far. We cannot wait to see all of the wonderful things that the next twenty years will bring!