Parents invited to see Montessori in action Saturday at MPS Montessori Summit

Set for MacDowell Montessori School, 6415 W. Mt. Vernon Ave., Jan. 25, 12-4 p.m.

MILWAUKEE – Parents and others curious about the Montessori method of education are invited to see a Montessori classroom in action and learn more about the approach through presentations and breakout sessions Saturday at the MPS Montessori Summit.

The summit is set for Saturday, January 25, from 12-4 p.m. at MPS’ MacDowell Montessori School, 6415 W. Mount Vernon Avenue, Milwaukee 53213. 

MPS is home to the largest number of public Montessori schools in the country:

– Lloyd Barbee Montessori School, on the north side at 4456 N. Teutonia Ave.
Craig Montessori School, on the northwest side at 7667 W. Congress St.
– Fernwood Montessori School, in the Bay View area at 3239 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
Howard Avenue Montessori School, on the southeast side at 357 E. Howard Ave.
Maryland Avenue Montessori School, on the east side at 2418 N. Maryland Ave.
MacDowell Montessori School, on the west side at 6415 W. Mount Vernon Ave.

In addition, Highland Community School, a charter Montessori school authorized by MPS, is located on the near west side at 1706 W. Highland Ave.

Many Montessori schools are among the highest performing in MPS, including Fernwood, which is rated “Significantly Exceeds Expectations” by the state and the highest-performing school in the district.

For more information on the Montessori Community Summit, please contact MacDowell Montessori School Principal Andrea Corona at (414) 935-1405.


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