Families of the Greater Cincinnati area can count themselves fortunate that we live in an area of the country where we have so many Montessori schools from which to choose. While most of the schools share Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophy and work to uphold the American Montessori Society's
"Key Concepts and Practices," not every school is an ideal fit for every family. Schools and families are unique, just like the students they teach and strive to meet where they are as individuals.
The community at Cornerstone Montessori School is a closely knit one where open communication and partnership between the school and families is highly valued. From its beginning in 1992 with only a pre-school classroom, the school gradually expanded by adding successive classrooms under the guidance of Xavier University. The school now proudly offers the only Montessori middle school in Northern Kentucky.
At its heart, the school owes its success to its continued commitment in modeling what it means to be a responsible, kind, peaceful and hard-working citizen. Independence is fostered by providing students freedom within structured engaging learning environments, while the development of creative problem solving and critical thinking skills is nurtured, resulting in joyful learners.
There are benefits to be found in schools of all different shapes, sizes and philosophies. Cornerstone Montessori fills a small but very valuable niche: not only do their small class sizes offer up many of the same benefits as home-schooling, without the work and added responsibility for parents, but their program offers the opportunity for children to begin their educational journey at age 3 and continue on in the same nurturing environment, with the same school family until they are confidently ready to venture off into their high school career.
Cornerstone Montessori considers itself to be the premier, best value, non-parochial private school in Northern Kentucky. It comes as no surprise that space in their classrooms is limited and highly sought after. They are currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Open Enrollment begins March 1st.