In 1997, a group of parents met at Sunshine Montessori Preschool and discussed the possibility of establishing a Montessori Program in the New Westminster School District. In November of 1998 a proposal was presented to the Education Committee of SD40, and in January 1999 the New Westminster School Board approved to implement a primary Montessori program commencing September 1999. From that inception and with the hard work and dedication of volunteer parents, the society has grown to two full elementary programs at Lord Tweedsmuir and Richard McBride.