In 1971, Jonathan Montessori House of Children was located in the original homestead of the Jonathan Area known as the Worm Barn. The Worm Barn was named after the second family to live on the homestead, the Worm family. But, in May of 1989, the school and the barn were destroyed by a disastrous fire. Many tiny schools would have shut down, but Jonathan Montessori's committed parents and staff rallied together, creating a plan to begin again in a new location on Hundertmark Road.
Starting with two rooms, Jonathan Montessori re-opened in January 1990 with 30 children. JMS has since grown significantly and continues to flourish as the SouthWest Metro’s most authentic Montessori School.
Vesper Eco-Architecture in collaboration with Ramsey Jones Architects designed the 1980s church structure in 2013.
Construction by Engelsma Construction out of Minneapolis.