Montessori Day School declares bankruptcy

July 05, 1992

A bankruptcy case involving the Montessori Day School in Columbia was inaccurately described in a story published July 5. Carmen Torres, as owner of the school, filed the action, which places all transactions of the school under review by the federal bankruptcy court. The Howard County Sun regrets the error.

The Montessori Day School in Columbia has filed for bankruptcy, but its principal plans to move the school to another location in Columbia by Sept. 1.

School principal Carmen Torres filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 7 on June 24 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Baltimore. Chapter 7 involves liquidation of the business with a trustee overseeing most of the debtor's property.


The school, at 5900 Harper's Farm Road, will be relocating in Columbia by Sept. 1, said Ms. Torres' lawyer, Tom Rafferty.

Mr. Rafferty said the principal filed for bankruptcy because she couldn't agree on a rental arrangement with the building's owner.

According to records in District Court, Ms. Torres is three months behind in monthly rental payments of $6,400.

The principal said that 65 students between age 2 and fourth grade are registered at the school.

The school has been in the Hickory Ridge location for five years.

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