TIMELINE OF MSC

1983

2200 Lee Street, Columbia 29205

In the fall of 1983, MSC opened at a church in Five Points. The school remained there for two years until a parent found a 2,000 square foot building for sale in the Rosewood neighborhood.

1985

2807 Oceola Street, Columbia 29205

MSC moved to the 2800 block of Oceola Street in Rosewood.

1999

2100 Greenlawn Drive, Columbia 29209

It was clear that the school needed a bigger space. The primary program was added and housed at a church 7 miles away. Not only had the school outgrown its building, it now had two locations. The board and staff began a long search of nearby neighborhoods to move the school.

2006

431 South Maple Street, Columbia 29205

MSC purchased a small residence directly behind the elementary school, facing South Maple Street. The house was run-down and ultimately demolished, allowing the vacant land to be added to the elementary playground.

2008

415 South Maple Street, Columbia 29205

The school purchased a second run-down home directly behind the elementary school, facing South Maple Street. The house was demolished in March 2015.

2011

2804 Oceola Street and 506 Howard Street, Columbia 29205

MSC purchased two more residences directly across from the building on Oceola Street and renovated them to use as preschool classrooms. A preschool playground was added as well as a chicken coup and hens!

2012

In the fall of 2012-2013, MSC started the school year with one campus for the first time in over a decade. The two primary classes filled quickly, as did the chickens!

2013

In 2013, MSC trustees filed a petition to remove a block of Oceola Street from the state road system. On April 11, 2014, a judge signed an order giving MSC title of the 2800 block of Oceola Street.

2014

413 South Maple Street, Columbia 29205

On January 15, 2014 the school purchased a house facing South Maple Street, next to the properties previously bought and cleared. The house has been renovated and is used as an enrichment center for art and foreign language classes.

2014

411 South Maple Street, Columbia 29205

By June 2014, MSC closed on yet a fourth, consecutive house facing South Maple Street. This building houses the administrative offices.

2016

A dream became a reality when the school constructed its first ground-up – a purpose-built state of the art elementary building.

Altogether, the school’s six little cottages sit on 2.2 wooded acres just minutes from downtown Columbia and the University of South Carolina.