McGuffey Montessori High school is a new and growing educational option for high schoolers in the Oxford region. We are building our program from the ground up, adding a new grade level each year as our pioneering students progress through high school. For the 2020-21 school year, we have students in Grades 9-10.
Our program builds onto the Montessori experience that our students and families trust and value. We always consider first the developing needs of children as we plan our curriculum. And in our high school, we hold in mind the specific needs of adolescents as they are preparing themselves to be engaged, informed, self-actualized adults.
Students in Grades 9-10 will be offered courses in a two year rotation, and in future years, Grades 11-12 will do the same. We offer courses necessary to meet the state of Ohio’s graduation requirements as well as some special offerings of our own.
During the 2020-21 school year, students will complete coursework in Biology, Modern World History, Algebra 1 and 2, English, Spanish 1 and 2, and Art. We will be engaged in a cross-disciplinary exploration of our unique location here in Ohio as we consider local history, geography, economics, fine art, and cultural traditions. Montessori high school programs also strive to include a student-led micro economy where products are grown or developed on site and become part of a production and exchange with the local community. While the current situation with COVID-19 may limit our ability to fully implement these practices, our students will work to develop this concept as a team this year.
Our high school enrollment for the 2020-21 school year is complete, but we welcome you to inquire about future opportunities for your student. Please peruse our website to learn more about our philosophy, our values, our mission, and the rest of our programs and classrooms.