Montessori School of Manhattan is closing its Beach Street campus. Here’s the letter from Bridie L. Gauthier, the Head of Schools:
I am writing today with shocking and devastating news. After months of negotiations, with great regret, we have just been informed that the school’s lease for the coming 2017-2018 school year will not be renewed and the Tribeca campus will close permanently on June 16th, 2017.
The school is home to some of the most wonderful teachers, students, and families in New York City and please be assured that we have exhausted every available option to remain at our beloved campus. It is our highest priority to take care of all MSM families and children and all currently contracted spaces will be honored at our 2 Gold St. location for the upcoming school year. As difficult as it is for everyone to part with our beautiful Beach St. campus, we know that you will be even more delighted with the larger campus, full gym, and specialty rooms that Gold St. offers. […]
We are all shocked and deeply saddened by this decision. I wish I was not bringing you this news and I want you to know that we are here to offer support and answer any questions. Please do not hesitate to call, email, or speak with us in person at the upcoming annual auction. From everyone at MSM, we thank you for your patronage through the years and for your patience, support, and understanding during this time of transition.
It’s especially odd since the school had been working on an expansion in the space.