How we became Montessori School of Johns Island and Creative Beginnings
Makin’ Butterflies Montessori Center was opened in June of 1997 in a rented building on James Island. Norma Christensen, the School’s founder, planned to start small and allow the school to grow with the students. This first facility was filled to capacity in a few years, and parents encouraged Norma to expand the school to accommodate older students, allowing for children to stay through elementary school and beyond.
Norma purchased five acres of land on Johns Island in 1999 for the future growth of the school. In 2002, the land was developed and plans for construction put into place. The Folly Road facility was kept open and operational until 2004, at which point, the school and its students moved to the new location on Johns Island. The Montessori School of Johns Island became a reality.