Open House at Grant & Lincoln Montessori

Norfolk Public Schools will be hosting an Open House for Grant Elementary and Lincoln Montessori Elementary on September 29, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Each of the school buildings will be open to the public for tours and will also include light refreshments for attendees.

Originally built in 1885 and then rebuilt in 1932, Grant Elementary is the oldest elementary school building in the district. The newly renovated facility, located at 1106 West Philip Avenue, is the home to 40 staff members and 227 students. The addition at Grant made space for new restrooms on the first and second floor of the building. The renovations provided for a more secure main entrance, a staff workroom, two new Title One classrooms, and the expansion of one of the kindergarten classrooms to include a restroom. A new elevator also brought the building up to code. 

Lincoln Montessori Elementary School was established as part of the Norfolk Public Schools in 1992. Lincoln currently has 194 students enrolled and 41 staff members. The newly renovated facility is located at 310 S. 3rd Street. The addition at Lincoln Montessori provided for a safe and secure main entrance, a common space for all staff, two additional classrooms, and a library/media center. All of the restrooms were also updated and the main hallways received fresh paint and new flooring. Existing spaces were renovated to make rooms for special education programs and intervention support.

QCPUF dollars that are specific to safety and ADA needs were used in both projects. Special Building Funds and the Depreciation Fund were also used in the Lincoln Montessori project, which are funding mechanisms saved specifically for future large capital projects.