The foundation for Unity School began at the Unity Headquarters, Unity Village, Missouri. There, Madame Elizabeth Caspari, who studied under the direction of Dr. Maria Montessori, conducted an experimental school and helped train teachers in the unique Montessori method and philosophy. Caspari’s school was a great success.
As a result, Unity Montessori Preschool was founded in 1964 by the congregation of Unity Church of Delray Beach in an effort to replicate Caspari’s successful model. Unity School is non-denominational and respects the basic Truth within all religions. Unity School has devoted an entire department, called lessons in living, to educate, nurture and embrace our students, staff, and families in the vision of love, wisdom and divine greatness that lies deep within each person. This philosophy is based on peace, love, acceptance, tolerance, compassion, non-violence and reverence for ourselves, the human family and all life on this planet. Children are inspired to believe that they have their own unique contribution to give and that they can be a powerful influence for bringing forth positive change in our society and our world. The Lessons in Living Department is a vital part of the Unity School curriculum and experience.