- Clark Montessori High School
Peter H. Clark Montessori Junior High and High School Address 3030 Erie Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio, (Hamilton County), 45208
Coordinates Coordinates: Information Type Public, Coeducational high school Established 1994 School district Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ronan Principal Rupa Townsend Grades 7-12 Enrollment 710 Color(s) Royal Blue and Black  Athletics conference Miami Valley Conference Team name Cougars Athletic Director Corey Parker Website http://clark.cps-k12.org
The school has around 700 students as of August 2009. Its location was in the Hyde Park–area woods, on the former estate of Ohio Governor Myers Y. Cooper (1929–1931), with trails in its "backyard". Recently completed in these woods is a small, ancient-Greek–style amphitheatre. However the school has been located in its temporary home in Winton Terrace since the 2007/2008 school year. Clark is supposed to move back into its permanent home on Erie Avenue, pending the new building's completion, for the 2011/2012 school year.
Clark is a part of the Cincinnati Public Schools. Founded in 1994 as a seventh-grade extension of existing district Montessori elementary schools, Clark expanded with its first class to become a full junior and senior high school by the 1999–2000 school year, making it the first public Montessori high school in the United States.
Despite having no entrance exam, 99.5% of Clark seniors have graduated and 96.5% of graduates attended post-secondary education. Additionally, Clark is racially and socio-economically diverse—30-51% of students are in their family’s first generation to attend college, and 33% receive free/reduced lunch.
Each student must complete over 200 community service hours in order to receive a Clark diploma. These house may be completed with any government recognized non-profit organization and previous stewardship projects include working with the Ohio State School for the Blind and Habitat for Humanity.
Four years of core classes at the honors level are required. Each student also must complete a 30-40 page thesis during their senior year. This project, known as the senior project, allows students to develop time-management skills, research a topic of choice with a qualified mentor, and utilize a university library. Many seniors take advantage of Saturday morning and after school help sessions hosted by senior team teachers in order to complete their senior project and stay caught up in other classes. All of the core teachers at Clark are expected to host at least one "help night" a week where struggling students can get one one one attention and improve their understanding of the subject.
In the four years of high school, students participate in eight extensive, academically rigorous two week (ten day) field studies referred to as intersessions. All freshman must complete an introduction to high school intersession in the fall of their ninth grade year, while all sophomores complete community service, juniors look at post secondary options, and seniors go on job internships. In the spring all students choice an intersession. Choices for the spring intersession include: Appalachian trail, travels to Morocco, Spain, Costa Rica, and the Philippines, community service with Habitat for Humanity, Cincinnati History, film production, life on a farm, improvements to school's environment, and meditation. Each year the spring intersession options change and financial aid is offered.
Students and families, carefully guided through the college process, also receive individual support with the financial aid process. There is a college mentor for each the junior and senior class, of about one hundred students.
Overall, student-led education unites parents, students, and teachers into an extraordinary support system. We learn, achieve, and thrive together.
The school has been given a rating of "effective" by Cincinnati Public Schools, but has been given many higher honors by education magazines and was in the top three school selected in Barack Obama's 2010 Race to the Top.
- ^ a b c d e f OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". http://www.cdab.org/members.asp?SCHOOL_ID=1956. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- ^ Clark Montessori (2007-01-15). "About Clark". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. http://web.archive.org/web/20070927202539/http://clark.cps-k12.org/AboutClark/AboutClark.htm. Retrieved 2007-08-10.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
W. H. Adamson High School — Altogether Adamson ... Wh … Wikipedia
David W. Carter High School — Location 1819 W. Wheatland Road Dallas, TX 75232 United States Information Type … Wikipedia
Ohio high school athletic conferences — This is a list of high school athletic conferences in Ohio. Because the names of localities and their corresponding high schools do not always match and because there is often a possibility of ambiguity with respect to either the name of a… … Wikipedia
Montessori in the United States — Main article: Montessori method This article discusses Montessori in the United States. Contents 1 History 2 Montessori schools 3 Montessori in the home … Wikipedia
List of high schools in Cincinnati — The Greater Cincinnati area consists of many public school districts, most of which contain one or more high school. There are also a number of Catholic high schools, many of which are single sex, along with many other private schools (which are… … Wikipedia
List of high schools in Ohio — This is a list of high schools in the state of Ohio. Adams County *Adams County Christian School, West Union *Manchester High School, Manchester *North Adams High School, Seaman *Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center, West Union *Peebles High… … Wikipedia
List of high schools in Cincinnati, Ohio — The Cincinnati Public Schools district includes 16 high schools, each accepting students on a city wide basis. The area has a number of Catholic high schools, most of which are single sex. The city is also home to a variety of other schools, both … Wikipedia
Notre Dame Regional Secondary School — For other schools of the same name, see Notre Dame High School (disambiguation). Notre Dame Regional Secondary New building entrance of Notre Dame 2880 Venables Street (opened May 6th 2010) … Wikipedia
List of high schools in Washington — This is a list of high schools in the state of Washington.Adams County*Lind Junior Senior High School, Lind *Othello High School, Othello *Ritzville High School, Ritzville * [http://www.tucna.wednet.edu/default.aspx Washtucna High School,… … Wikipedia
Cleveland Metropolitan School District — Vision to Victory Type and location Type Public Grades PreK 12 Region Cleveland, Ohio Country … Wikipedia