History of Brighton Montessori
Established in 1987, Brighton Montessori School has deep roots in Livingston County and the surrounding areas. Marge Arnott, a Montessori visionary and the school’s first owner, opened the school at the corner of Old US 23 and Hyne Road.
In 1994, Marge relocated out of state and Marilynn Dawson purchased the school. As an experienced Montessori teacher, Marilynn embraced the opportunity to become the new owner and director of the school—a role she performed for the next 20 years. In 1995, the building and property at 5291 Ethel were purchased, and Brighton Montessori was moved to its current convenient location.
In 2016, Brighton Montessori was purchased by Leann Chamberlain, another experienced and dedicated Montessori teacher with strong family ties to Livingston County. Under her direction, the wonders of the Montessori philosophy continue to serve the families and young children of the Livingston County area.