Peggy and Mary Skinner open Skinner Montessori with 11 students, providing AMI Montessori education for children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 6, at the historic Evergreen Academy building in downtown Vancouver.
Skinner commits to opening an AMI Elementary Montessori program. Mary Skinner spends the year back in Washington DC to be elementary certified by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).
Peggy and Mary Skinner hire Molly Lucas, a high school French teacher to explore the possibility of teaching French phonetically to Skinner students.
Skinner’s elementary Montessori program opens its doors.
The future Skinner home is purchased near the Westfield Shoppingtown Center (a.k.a. the Vancouver Mall). Peggy Eubank Skinner and one of the school’s favorite student parents, John Wilt, found the property after searching for over a year.
Molly Miller, a student in Nikki’s class wins the international competition for Italic Handwriting, sponsored by the Handwriting Society of England.
Mary and Peggy Skinner are accepted in the AMI Consultant’s Training being held in Washington DC.
Skinner’s first phonetic French readers are created with the help of Molly Lucas and her cousin in Luxembourg.
Skinner students win all regional placements in the National French Contest.
Yuriko Saukauchi wins 1st Place in the National French Contest.
Skinner celebrates its 25th year serving Vancouver and Clark County.
The students, staff, and parents move out to Skinner’s new home – 5001 NE 66th Avenue, Vancouver.
The inaugural Friends of Skinner Auction, chaired by Jacque Alton and Kara Seaman, is held in May of 2001 at the Green Meadows Golf Club. Over $15,000 is raised to put toward the $23,000 needed to purchase the notorious "red" playground equipment.
Friends of Skinner Auction, chaired by Tania Gitch, raises over $17,000 for the purchase of the school's red benches, garbage cans, and picnic tables.
Friends of Skinner Auction, chaired by Denise and Matt Houghton, raises over $18,000 for the replacement purchase of Montessori equipment for the four primary classrooms.
Friends of Skinner Auction, chaired by Kelly Michinski, raises over $19,000 for the purchase of three laptop computers and printers for the Upper Elementary classroom and encyclopedia sets for both the Lower and Upper Elementary.
Friends of Skinner Auction, chaired by Tara Petterson and Sheri Nimmo raiseds over $27,000. The proceeds go towards “Artists in Residence” program through Young Audience and playground equipment.
Skinner has nine students place in the National French Contest and makes its annual sweep of the regional placements.
Remodeling in the summer will provide dedicated classroom space for the French program and more outdoor play space.
Friends of Skinner will host its 6th Annual Auction on Saturday, November 4. Tari Romo heads up this year’s auction.
Friends of Skinner will host its 7th Annual Auction on Saturday, October 27th. Kari Jones heads up this year's auction.
Addition of new play-web equipment for our Elementary students, funded by the Friends of Skinner.