Museums and Cultural Institutions
Interactions within the University Circle Community
“We must say at once that the aim should be to widen education instead of restrict it.” (Maria Montessori)
Montessori High School integrates practical and intellectual knowledge by embedding real-life learning in multiple, diverse, places outside the school. Our urban neighbors within University Circle and Little Italy as well as our associations
with outlying, rural organizations offer a range of project opportunities.
But the interactions and learning that happens within the school community is an essential ingredient of the MHS experience. The school is the compass that guides the learning process. Faculty and students engage in constant discourse and problem solving through formal studies that provide context and integration for the work and learning that happen inside and outside the MHS community. Specialists from the University Circle partner institutions serve as adjunct faculty and increase the interaction between the school and its local and global neighbors.
Student boarders further anchor the school community and establish a social and domestic connection for all students. MHS provides five- and seven-day boarding options in a secure and home-like setting.
Through our network of formal partnerships with University Circle institutions, students at MHS have been involved in academic programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, The Natural History Museum, and the Western Reserve Historical Society. As part of their coursework in history, anthropology and English, many MHS classes have attended several programs at the Cleveland Playhouse, the Cleveland Orchestra, and Playhouse Square when major theatrical productions have been presented.