The genesis for many Montessori schools seems to lie in the frustrations that parents feel when they begin to look for a high quality educational program for their young children. Out of concern about the quality of care that was available in my community, I opened a small Montessori school in Texas. I eventually sold the school to my partner and brought my two young daughters to Richmond. I taught at Richmond Montessori School for many years. Several years ago, I worked with other Montessorians from West End Montessori School, Richmond Montessori School and Mary Lou Decouseux to open a sliding scale Montessori program in the Neighborhood Resource Center. It was then that I realized that the urban area of Richmond and specifically the Churchill and other historic neighborhood families had none of the valuable educational choices that are available in other parts of our Greater Richmond area. I saw a neighborhood community in search of an excellent alternative school program: specifically, Montessori. We opened our school on November 12, 2007. We were amazed then, and still are, by the amount of good-will and support we have received from Church Hill and the surrounding communities.