One of South Milwaukee’s longstanding organizations has a new home — and with it a renewed commitment to the city it has called home for more than 50 years.
Mary Linsmeier School recently completed a move from Grant Park Plaza to South Milwaukee United Methodist Church, 1327 Marshall Ave.
I recently got a tour of the facility from David Linsmeier, son of the woman who founded the nonprofit, and I left impressed.
This is their third location in South Milwaukee after opening in 1965 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, shortly after Mary Linsmeier began offering preschool and kindergarten classes to children in Wauwatosa — work that has grown to include full-day child care, programming and other “wrap-around” services.
From their website …
Mary Linsmeier began teaching when her own eight children were young. Having taught elementary school, she was well aware of the child’s interest in learning if the lessons were taught in a simple and interesting way. After studying other methods of teaching, including Montessori education, she concluded that the more the senses are involved in learning, the more the child would enjoy and retain the concepts.
The first mary linsmeier school was started in 1964 in response to many parents who wanted a first rate early childhood education for their children. Since that time, additional programs have been established. The success of the program is best demonstrated by the reputation that mary linsmeier schools has throughout Wisconsin.
Today, there are 10 Mary Linsmeier locations in schools, educational wings of churches or near hospitals. The South Milwaukee location is licensed for 50 kids, and they currently serve 39.
Thanks for calling South Milwaukee home!