12/2/2016 • Louisville, Kentucky • The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved a proposal for a Montessori magnet high school program at Louisville’s Central High, according to a story in the Louisville Courier-Journal. MontessoriPublic reported on the application back in September.
The paper describes Montessori fairly well:
The Montessori approach is traced back to the early 1900s work by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori, whose philosophy focuses on children progressing at their own pace, with the teacher’s role being to facilitate the child-centered learning and to observe and give opportunities for students to develop their strengths.
Louisville children will now have a public Montessori option from 1st through 12th grade.