1) Principal - Lakewood Montessori Middle School is a public, magnet school serving grades 6-8 in Durham, North Carolina. We offer a peaceful, nurturing community where adolescents grow academically and socially through the mastery of real life skills and knowledge. We encourage students to become independent thinkers, engaged learners, and positive contributors to our society by showing responsibility for each other and the world around them. Students enter Lakewood Montessori Middle School through the DPS Choice Schools application/lottery process. As a magnet school, Lakewood provides busing all over the city, which results in a diverse student composition. Approximately a third of our students are White, a third Black, and a third Latino. During the 2013-2014 school year, 48% of our students qualified for free and reduced lunch. Lakewood expresses the Montessori philosophy in the school’s three pillars: academics, community, and self. Each component is equally prized and mutually reinforcing. Lakewood’s twelve core teachers have been, or are in the process of becoming, licensed by the American Montessori Society. Lakewood’s students are placed in “communities,” a term intentionally chosen to signify collaboration. Each community is assigned two teachers. A maximum of fifty students is assigned to each community and aside from electives, communities spend the entire day together. No matter the grade level, each community spans the full range of abilities.
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Posted: June 3, 2015
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