Students enrolled 710
Hours 8:45 - 3:45
School leader Rupa Townsend
Transportation options Yes
District Cincinnati Public Schools

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3030 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208

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4 stars
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November 26, 2013
I put one star so that people would read this. First I would like to say that there is a new principal at Clark and he is a nice guy. Secondly, do not let the bad reviews of the former principal Rupa discourage you from seriously considering Clark as a future high school for your child. It is a great school that does have its good and bad things about it

- submitted by a community member
September 27, 2013
Absolutely terrific. Clark is a great place to send your children, because, if nothing else, Clark will provide a comfortable leaning environment for all types of students, and does its best with the things it has. While I agree with the fact that there are definite imperfections about Clark, most due to the fact that we do not have parents of students that are tripping over themselves trying to throw money at things, no one is willing to move forward and discover/experience the new Clark. Things are definitely looking up for Clark. I hope that more people, students, teachers, and parents alike, begin to see that.

- submitted by a community member
August 05, 2013
Pulled my son out of Clark and moved to another high school. Teachers unresponsive and not customer friendly, office staff not helpful, Principal Rupa is just terrible and the kids starting to come in at Jr. High are NOT what I'd expect at Clark based on its past.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2013
Thank God Rupa has been pushed out. Pity. Problems aare overwhelming at Clark, especially at 7-8. Types of kids entering and old teacher methods (inflexible) is a bad combo. Rupa has created a culture that does not value diversity in what is a very diverse school. Dont let the door hit ya in the buttoks!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2013
Clark montosorri rupa townsend is unprofessional and needs to find a new career. She is rude and untructworthy

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2012
Clark Montessori is a wonderful school! It hosts visitors from around the world (Australia, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Canada) and across the country each year. The emphasis is not on standardized testing, but it is not ignored either. The school is in a new GREEN building, and looks forward to bringing back it's chickens and bees, as well as small gardens.

- submitted by a community member
June 01, 2012
I have a student at Clark Montessori, that has been in the Montessori program since Kindergarten. While the Jr. High School Communities are outstanding, the High School is lacking. The courses are not and have never been the issue. The issue is that ethnic students are scrutinized and are not offered opportunities. Clark is in the SILENT process of weeding out students that are not 4.0 students. Basically, this public school wants to "hand pick" its students, unfairly. BEWARE if your student is not a 4.0, Clark will find a way to say your child does not belong there, regardless if it is a Cinti PUBLIC SCHOOL with NO ENTRANCE EXAM. The Principle has never related to the student body, in which whose parents lack the LARGE DONATION CHECKS. Very evident.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2012
I am a parent of a seventh grader at Clark Montessori and just bought a house to stay in that school district. My child had a very serious issue with a teacher. The principal has handled things in a very unprofessional manner. Given the fact that we have many more years at this school I can say I totally regret sending my child here and buying a house to stay at the school. It's very important when issues arise to have good communication with the principal and that's not what your going to get. Be prepared to be ignored. My child passed the test to go to walnut but at the time we really felt that Clark was a great school. The teachers have been great but again when issues come up and they always do you have to be able to trust and communicate with the principal and I can tell you first hand you will not get that with the current principal. I'm in the process of now finding my child another school.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2012
Both schools have high academic rigor. It just depends what atmosphere your child will work best in. Walnut Hills is traditional, while Clark adheres to its Montessory philosophy. I knew my son would flourish in the Montessori environment and he is in tenth grade at Clark. He was in traditional schools prior to that and did okay but partially because I was always checking up on him. That is not the case now. He is genuinely interested in his assignments and grades.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2012
We are debating between Clark and Walnut. It is a tough choice. Any input is appreciated. We see the positives. I am hoping to hear the negative points, the things I do not see. Thanks

- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2010
Clark has clever students, but disrespectfull immature teachers. Poor leadership by the current principal. If the student wants to feel like their opinion does not matter go to Clark. Other than that the school does have great courses and a strong community.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
My children both graduated from Clark; one is about to graduate from College, the other is a Sophomore. They each were accepted into no less than 8 schools, scholarships offered at all. This is because they had a FABULOUS education at Clark and the colleges and university want THESE KIDS!!! They are so well rounded-, due to excellent teachers/education, community service oriented,diversified community, world field experiences etc. Both my children (and others I know) say that college was much easier than Clark and the kids were coming to them for help...:) It's an EXCELLENT school... go check them out.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Clark montessori is a great school. It combines classic academic teaching with contemperory methods and deliver them in a montessori way that promote the love of learning and enhance creativity. It is a diverse with students from all kind of ethnic and educational background. There is a significant parents involvement, which, at time, make for one big family. It is also very resourful with may extracuricular activity, giving the kids chance to excel in their favorite sports, music, or art.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2010
This School was okay. My child did not learn as much as I wanted her to. She did get into a decent colege :P.

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August 21, 2009
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December 26, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 05, 2007
There are always things to do and groups to join for the parents of a high school student. This is especially true at Clark Montessori. The parents are very much involved at this school. There is a very good cross section of talent and experience among the parents here that helps make this school succeed. Whether it is a capital campaign, help with driving, coaching a team or doing repairs to the building there is a group that will volunteer and do a great job. Clark Montessori is truly blessed with the best curriculum, teachers, staff and parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2007
My daughters have had Montessori education since pre-school so when Clark Montessori came into existence and became the first public Montessori high school in the nation, they were overjoyed. They love it here and the teachers are well trained and inspiring. Because of the Montessori philosophy of self direction and meeting your true potential no matter what your academic talents, it has inspired students to blossom and go onto college that might not have even considered it had they gone to a traditional high school. More high schools should be like this. Clark is academic and rigorous for all students not just the gifted. Education is so important today and there are numerous distractions for the 21st century student so finding a high school that inspires a student and puts fun back into learning has got to be the best school on this planet.

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September 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
Clark is a wonderful, diverse learning environment where teachers go beyond the call of duty to provide a rich, strong academic program. Our daughter is currently in the 9th grade. We expect to be as pleased with her high school experience as we have been for the past two years. This is a real gem of Cincinnati Public Schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2007
I have been a member of the Clark Montessori community since 7th grade and I am now a senior still attending Clark. The teachers here are amazing. No matter what question you have they will try and help you and there is a certain personal connection that you develop with your teachers. Overall, Clark is the best school for any child who loves to learn and loves to have fun while thier doing it!

- submitted by a student
March 09, 2005
My daughter is a community-oriented leader as a result of her experiences at Clark. Teacher participation is exceptional-even camp with students. Excellent college prep. writing, history, science, and in-depth learning experiences during intersessions.

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July 22, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2004
My daughter is a 2003 graduate of Clark Montessori. Now in her freshman year of college, she has found that she is much better prepared for her studies than her college peers who attended traditional high schools! Clark Montessori produces motivated and successful students who are very well prepared for college and the world at large. I am so grateful that my daughter had this wonderful educational opportunity.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Great school with diverse options for learning, especially the intersessions where kids take trips or do projects.

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Clark Montessori High School
3030 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH  45208
(513) 363-7100
Last modified Clark Montessori High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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