In 1968, Mary Mastro Guarriello achieved her dream when she opened the doors of the Vincent S. Mastro Montessori Academy, named in memory of her late brother, to a few eager young minds.
On Oct. 15, the school celebrated the groundbreaking of its new facility shovels on White Road in Shrewsbury. The building will feature four Montessori classrooms, a dedicated music room, and areas for staff and administration. Utilizing green building practices, the school will feature state of the art environmental technologies, such as permeable paving, a rain garden, and a radiant snowmelt system.
Construction is expected to be completed for fall 2012 enrollment. “With a new facility the children will have more space to work and expand their projects. It will give the school the opportunity to reach more children and accommodate our growing enrollment,” said Elizabeth Bradbury, school director.
Currently located in Little Silver, Mastro Montessori Academy has the distinction of being the only AMI-certified Montessori school in Monmouth County.