The mission of the Montessori Middle School of Kentucky (MMSK) is to serve the adolescent guided by the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. The program is designed to respond in an age appropriate way to the young adolescent's social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs.
In the summer of 1994, a handful of dedicated parents gathered for the first time to create a Montessori middle school for their children. Parents from Providence Montessori, Lexington Montessori, Versailles Montessori and Community Montessori attended this meeting. Together they formed the corporation, obtained a commitment from the first teacher, leased rooms in a local church and enrolled students. The Montessori Middle School of Kentucky was on its way and is now an extension of Community Montessori School (CMS).
"The whole life of the adolescent should be organized in such a way that it will enable him or her, when the time comes, to make a triumphal entry into social life, not entering it debilitated, isolated, or humiliated, but with the head high, sure of himself or herself." - Dr. Maria Montessori
According to Maria Montessori, the emphasis of study for the adolescent is on finding a place in society. They are going through dramatic physical changes, a time of transformation and vulnerability. Emotionally, they are developing self-awareness. Socially, they seek solidarity with peers, question rules and beliefs, and have an increased desire for independence. They have a moral and ethical sensitivity and respond to social concerns. Cognitively, they are thoughtful, critical, and have a capacity for mature thought and creativity.
To serve these characteristics, Montessori said adolescents need to be provided meaningful work opportunities, opportunities to contribute, a chance to plan activities and to make mistakes, and chances to be leaders and to make decisions. Socially, they need to be provided an environment that lets them build community and develop reliable and close relationships with peers and at least one adult. They need to feel psychologically safe and to become socially competent. The curriculum needs to give them opportunities to creatively express their new interests, thoughts and emotions.
Includes trip fee.
Payment plans available.
Before and after school programs are available.
MMSK: 8:00am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday
Observation by appointment only. Please call the office at (859) 277-4805.
Page Update: March 2, 2015