Grades 7 & 8
Maria Montessori was a medical doctor and an expert in child development. Her curriculum for children from birth through age twelve remains largely unchanged as conveyed at Montessori training centers around the world.
Dr. Montessori had comprehensive theories about nurturing adolescent development, but she never wrote a formal curriculum for thirteen and fourteen-year olds. So whereas her method is learned and delivered by teachers in painstaking detail for the younger children, Montessori ‘middle schools’ are very rare and are based instead on interpretations of her theories on adolescence.
Milwaukee Montessori School’s Junior High program was established in 1981 as a mixed-age environment for 13- and 14-year olds with small lesson groups that would address specific academic needs of each student in each subject. This highly individualized approach is one reason that our graduates are such strong scholars, matriculating into the finest public, independent, and parochial high schools across the area and country. Fully 75% of our graduates take advanced level courses, and 78% are on their school honor rolls (3.5 GPA or higher) in the freshman year.