2/13/2021 • Kentucky • Louisville public Montessori school has deep roots in Black history
Central Colored High School, Louisville, Kentucky, 1956
Here’s another installment in this series of pieces on unknown or even suppressed aspects of the history of education, brought to you today via Google News and the NCMPS Communications Team.
—Jasmine Willams, Race and Equity Specialist and Montessori Coach
2/13/2021 • Kentucky • One of the first schools for Black children in Louisville, Kentucky, founded in 1873, has evolved into Central High Magnet Academy, one of three public schools in Louisville offering Montessori education. The other two are Coleridge-Taylor Montessori Elementary, across the street from Central, serving 520 children from 5 years through 5th grade, and John F. Kennedy Montessori School, serving 585 children from 5 years through 5th grade. Central High serves 1,249 children from 9th through 12th grade. You can read more about the history of Black education in Louisville here: How Louisville’s Central High School and the Lincoln Institute played a role in educating African Americans in Kentucky.