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Welcome to The Montessori High School. As one of three private Montessori high schools in the United States, we are proud to continue providing the Montessori advantage. In our school, students and teachers work together to create an environment where everyone learns. Housed in a historic building in downtown Lexington and adjacent to the University of Kentucky, with a teacher-student ratio never to exceed 1:10.

Our school follows the educational principles of physician, educator, and activist Dr. Maria Montessori by creating a context for learning that values the whole development of adolescents: intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual. We work to prepare students not just for college, but for life; helping them to develop as individuals driven by an inner sense of purpose and integrity. We emphasize a peaceful community, where respect and kindness are valued.

Our curriculum is designed to provide an optimal environment for adolescents to become confident, empathetic, and principled adults. We prepare students to think critically and take informed risks to shape a sustainable and peaceful world. From its historic campus, MHS provides a rigorous student-centered program of work and study that inspires each adolescent to find his or her identity, and cultivate their own individual path to independence and adulthood.

We are the Montessori High School. We invite you to take a closer look at our school. Come, visit, and be impressed!


  • To inspire a love of learning in an environment that nurtures independence, self-respect and responsibility.
  • To provide a Montessori approach to the high-school educational curriculum and to prepare students for success in college, a fast-changing society and in life.
  • To create an environment that recognizes students as individuals in community and encourages them to actively learn through interaction, collaboration, research and field work.

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