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NEIM History

NEIM History

Winter 2002 – Parent group began brainstorming alternative preschool methodologies.  Montessori fit our group the best.

Oct. 2004 – Opened doors for Children’s House to seven students in a rural school (North Winneshiek) with a spare room! Northeast Iowa Montessori (NEIM) was formed!

Sept. 2006 – NEIM moved to the city of Decorah. Our enrollment doubled.

Sept. 2008 – Another move to a different location in the city of Decorah.

Sept. 2010 – Moved, for the final time, to our current location- 418 W. Water St., Decorah, IA.

Dec. 2014 – NEIM purchased the building! We now have a permanent residence.

Fall 2020 – Expanded Elementary Program. Formerly lower elementary ages 6-9 were served. Expanded to include the upper elementary ages 9-12. This expanded program was almost to capacity before the first semester began.