The oldest and most prestigious Montessori School in Fort Worth needed a fresh new look to separate itself from the saturated private school marketplace within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
After thoroughly researching competing schools both locally and regionally, I met with the client in hopes of identifying the essence of the Montessori teaching philosophy. I discovered, at its root, the Montessori School of Fort Worth primarily engages their students with activities that take on a haptic approach to learning. I also discovered that their lessons often take place outdoors, especially when students are learning about the natural world. Based on this research, I concluded that the new brand should consist of elements that convey haptic learning as well as nature.
The client absolutely loves their new look and there is evidence that the new brand is resonating locally. The client has started to grab marketshare from competing private schools and their student application rate has markedly increased since the launch of the brand. The owners are now considering expanding their campus to accommodate a new high school.