About Parker Woods Montessori School

Vision

The Parker Woods Montessori community is committed to using the Montessori philosophy and method to develop the whole child.

We will promote the unique and individual talents of all children.  In partnership: families, staff, and community will nurture and inspire children to become life-long learners who are committed to the democratic empowerment of their communities and develop a love of the natural environment.  

We are dedicated to nurturing the spirit and intellect of each child through Montessori education and the use of advanced technologies to meet the demands of the future.

Mission

Educate each student to meet or exceed the National Common Core Standards and to prepare them for Junior High School.

We value and believe in:

  • Showing respect for self, others, and the environment.
  • Following the needs and concerns of each child.
  • Providing a safe, clean, interactive, and nurturing environment.
  • Welcoming the ever-changing community, environment, and school culture.
  • Embracing diversity and inclusion in all aspects.
  • All children succeeding to their highest potential.
  • Setting and maintaining high academic and behavioral standards for all.
  • Collaboration amongst family, staff, and community as key to a child's success. 
  • Education as a life-long journey.

Community Learning Centers

For our schools to transform, our communities must be revitalized. For our communities to revitalize, our schools must be transformed. They are dependent on each other and Community Learning Centers are the link.

What is a Community Learning Center (CLC)?

Schools and the communities they serve are closely linked. Seldom does one succeed without the success of the other. That's why our CLCs support student achievement, enrich and revitalize communities, and maximize the community's return on their financial investment.

We are very proud to be a CLC and a neighborhood anchor. We strive to go beyond academics to focus on the whole child by serving as a hub for community services that are available to all students, their families and the entire community. We are able to offer a variety of services thanks to the collaboration and support of our many partners and the committed community of Northside.

Our Resource Coordinator

Jeremy Culpepper is the Resource Coordinator for Parker Woods Montessori School.

The key component of a CLC is the partners who provide services and support. To manage and align these valuable partnerships, our full-time, on-site Resource Coordinator, Jeremy Culpepper, plays an integral role in the success of the Community Learning Center.

To learn more about the services available at our school or how your company or organization can become a CLC partner or volunteer, please contact Jeremy Culpepper at (513) 363-6248 or via email.

Local School Decision-Making Committee (LSDMC)

LSDMC is a group of parents, teachers and community representatives. The group functions in an advisory role to the principal, to determine program, policy and budget issues for the school.

School Visits and Tours

We welcome visits from parents and guardians as well as prospective families who would like a tour. To protect student safety, all visitors must register in the office before going to the classroom. Parents/guardians who would like a conference with their child's teacher must schedule an appointment with the teacher.

Tours are also available on request. To schedule a tour, stop by our main office or call us at (513) 363-6200.

Our History

Our school was founded in the fall of 1994. It was the 4th Montessori magnet school in Cincinnati Public Schools. After eighteen successful years as Winton Montessori, our school moved to the Northside neighborhood and was renamed Parker Woods Montessori.

There are about 570 students in our school, ages 3–12. We have six 3–6 age classrooms. We have eleven 6–9 age classrooms. We have seven 9–12 age classrooms. We also have five specialized classrooms that serve students with various needs.