Junior High

Two-year program for students in grades 7 and 8


Milwaukee Montessori School established a Junior High program for 7th and 8th grades in the fall of 1981 with 9 students. Since then students have successfully matriculated into parochial, independent, and public high schools locally, nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Montessori never wrote a formal curriculum for adolescents, and Montessori training centers offer teacher training only through the age of 12. Therefore junior high programs in Montessori schools are relatively rare, and established mostly on interpretation of Montessori’s theories that the mind of the 12-15 year old needs to use their academic knowledge to solve real world challenges and tackle true moral dilemmas.

To that end, we have designed a challenging, hands-on curriculum that prepares students to enter high school able to tackle advanced academic classes while remaining excited and proactive about learning.

Each year, our graduates report that the most important skills they learned at MMS were interpersonal confidence and outstanding time management. Day after day and year after year, our students learn the skills of independent goal setting, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines. They learn to delay gratification and approach the most difficult and daunting work first. Their experiences allow them to work cooperatively in teams, learning the importance of personal accountability and personal effort.

Finally, they learn their individual strengths and challenges and are able to self-assess, rather than rely solely on the feedback of others to determine a job well done.


 8th Grade Reflections - 2014

As a part of the 8th grade graduation process, our students are asked to reflect on their time at MMS. With numerous years and memories, their responses offer insight into the unique MMS student experience. While students share stories daily with family and friends, these reflections look back through the years, and peer forward to the next chapter of their lives.



MMS 8th Grade Class of 2013-14 - Photo Montage



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Recent Awards:


Maggie S. - 3rd place in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Contest


Milwaukee Regional Art Fair:

  • 3D Divison - 1st Place - Hajira F.'s stained glass window, The Eye of the Crane
  • 3D Divison - 2nd Place - Jacob T.'s tape casting, Athlete's Foot
  • 3D Divison - 3rd Place - Anna M.'s textile coiling pot, Vessel Fiesta
  • 2D Divison - 2nd Place - Mady B.'s print, Deep Sea Dive 

Scholastic Art Regional Award Winners

  • Gold Key Award - Ariana P.
  • Honorable Mention - Simon B., Hajira F., Madison K., William K. and Elizabeth M.

These regional winners were celebrated at the Milwaukee Art Museum on February 2nd, where they were introduced individually on stage and will had a chance to speak about their work.

State Fair Youth Art Exhibit 2013:

  • Most Innovative Use of Material Award - "Wow That's Innovative!"- Ruwandi W. for her tape casting "I Am Usually Taller"


8th Grade Team, Coached by Travis Mather

  • 1st place in the St. Matthais 8th-grade Basketball Tournament 

Track and Field

  • Eighth grader Connor K qualified for the Hershey State Track and Field Meet in the 800m run


  • 2nd Place St. Charles (Hartland) Fall Festival Classic Tournament
  • 3rd Place St. Leonard's Tournament
  • 3rd Place Metro Conference, 6-4 season record


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345 North 95th St, Milwaukee, WI 53226
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