Community Partners


When we founded MHS, we wanted our students to have access to experts in a broad array of fields. University Circle, as home to myriad cultural and educational institutions, provided the perfect environment. We have worked with these institutions to develop programming and opportunities for our students that offer an incomparable hands-on educational experience.

From access to the Western Reserve Historical Society’s extensive Research Library and The Music Settlement’s professional music instructors to internships at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the Cleveland Botanical Garden, our partners offer  unique opportunities for students to engage with the community according to each student’s individual interests and aspirations.

Partnerships with local institutions allow students to define themselves and their relationship to society through exploration and meaningful work.  Our partners offer a range of opportunities for students, including internship and volunteer placements and access to local professionals, exhibits, educational programming, and other resources.

As one of over 40 University Circle, Inc. member institutions, Montessori High School is surrounded by organizations that bring a distinct scientific, artistic, historic, or cultural focus to student life and learning in the Circle.