Montessori School of Louisville was founded in 2006 by a group of Montessori parents and educators committed to supporting the growth of Montessori education in the Metro Louisville area. MSL opened its doors with just 28 students in August, 2006 with one Early Childhood classroom (ages 3-6), one Lower Elementary classroom (ages 6-9), and one Upper Elementary classroom (ages 9-12). The generous support of Father Bill Martin and members of the Our Mother of Sorrows parish made it possible for the school to grow and build a strong foundation during its first three years. A second Early Childhood classroom was added in the 2007 – 2008 school year, and the year ended with a special celebration in honor of the first MSL Middle School graduate.
MSL relocated to its current Champion Farms Drive location in the summer of 2009. The school’s relocation and build-out of the new facility was the product of several years of strategic planning and volunteer efforts. Foremost as a board strategy, MSL achieved accreditation recognition by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Council on Accreditation and Continuous Improvement (SACS CASI) in June of 2010. This achievement makes MSL the only SACS CASI accredited Montessori school in Louisville, serving children 3 years through Middle School students.
Our school currently includes four early childhood, two lower elementary, one upper elementary, and one middle school classrooms. Each space is uniquely designed to meet the developmental needs of our community. MSL serves over 180 students, their families, and 30 full-time employees, representing a 500% enrollment growth in just nine years.
On March 17, 2016 Montessori School of Louisville became one of three American Montessori Society (AMS) accredited schools in Kentucky. MSL is also 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.