Who We Are

Mission Statement

We ignite the child’s innate love of learning in a diverse and nurturing community by integrating authentic Montessori philosophy with contemporary, research-based educational methods. We empower each individual to make knowledgeable, responsible, and peaceful contributions to the global community.

At A Glance


Incorporated not-for-profit in 2006 by an impassioned group of parents; coeducational, nonsectarian


180 – 200 students


30 full-time staff members

Operating Budget:

Approximately $1.5 million


MSL is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of members representing Montessori educators, the community at large and parents of currently enrolled students and former students.

Programs Offered:

Toddler 18 – 36 months

Early Childhood ages 2.5-6

Lower Elementary ages 6-9

Upper Elementary ages 9-12

Middle School ages 12-15

Student Population:

MSL families commute from distances of 20 – 30 miles from areas such as Southern Indiana, Bullitt, Spencer, Shelby, and Oldham counties. Families also walk and bike to school from nearby neighborhoods, such as Springhurst and Anchorage, and from other neighborhoods throughout Metro Louisville.

MSL Alumni:

MSL graduates have attended Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, University of Louisville, as well as local public and private high schools including: duPont Manual, St. Xavier High School, Trinity High School, Kentucky Country Day School.


Montessori School of Louisville is one of three AMS accredited schools in Kentucky and the only Montessori school in the state that holds dual accreditation with AMS and SACS. MSL is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). MSL is also in compliance with the Kentucky Department of Health and Human Services Division of Regulated Child Care.

Accredited Member School with Date

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Non-Discriminatory Policy:

As a matter of policy and philosophy, Montessori School of Louisville hiring, admission, and operating procedures are non-discriminatory in terms of race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

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