Inside a Montessori school

Long embraced by preschools, Montessori-style education is being implemented in elementary, middle, and even high schools. For example, see how Urban Montessori School in Oakland, CA serves kindergartners through eighth graders.

This video is part of our Cool School Models series, which features seven new and emerging school models. Across the country, some standout schools have thrown out the old playbook and created something totally new. Kids tend to love these schools, as do the educators who work there, which makes for creative, innovative learning environments where kids grow and thrive. Check out the other six emerging school models (project-based learning; language immersion; high expectations, high support; place-based learning; environmental science; and performance-based learning) to get a glimpse of what’s possible — and then look for schools like these near you.

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