9/25/16 • Louisville, Kentucky • Central High School in Jefferson County Public Schools is applying to open a Montessori magnet program in 2017, according to a story on WRDB.com. Louisville has two Montessori elementary programs, at Coleridge-Taylor Elementary and John F. Kennedy Elementary, and a middle school program at Westport Middle School, but no Montessori high school option. As the middle school program has grown in popularity over the last six years, interest in a high school has grown as well.
Central High Principal John Green, quoted in the WRDB story, is excited about the project:
“The purpose of a magnet school is to be magnetic – you need to offer programs you can’t get at another school,” he said. “The beauty of Montessori education is that meets students where they are and allows them to work at a pace that is suitable to them… It’s not a content to be learned, it’s a way of learning.”