Kingsley Montessori School began with education pioneers Edith Kingsley and Helen Loud, who founded the original Kingsley School in Boston’s Back Bay in 1938. Starting with six students, the small private school grew steadily and eventually acquired 30 Fairfield Street at the corner of Fairfield and Commonwealth Avenue.
The garden level of the Fairfield building was home to another school, Back Bay Montessori, a preschool program founded in 1986. Shared values and philosophies inspired the 1991 merger of the two programs into an urban independent school for children ages three through twelve. The new school was named Kingsley Montessori School.
Enrollment continued to grow and in 2006, the Elementary Program moved to newly acquired 26 Exeter Street, at the corner of Newbury Street. Since then, our student population has more than doubled. Two new programs were created, a Toddler Program and a Kindergarten Entry Program (KEP) to offer entry points for new families.
Today, with a growing enrollment of 327 students and 84 faculty and staff, Kingsley serves students through Grade 6 and is one of Boston’s leading and most innovative independent schools. The School’s two beautifully appointed Back Bay buildings provide a perfect setting for a vibrant learning experience and a welcoming home to the entire Kingsley community.