Urban Montessori Charter School

 

Urban Montessori Public Charter School is one of the only schools in the U.S. that is combining the Montessori approach, design thinking, and arts integration to provide its students with a “changemaker education.” One of the ways that Urban Montessori accomplishes this is through community days, in which the school gathers its students, parents, teachers, and members of the surrounding community to use design thinking to solve a community problem together. Urban Montessori also hosts design-thinking workshops for parents, which involve challenges such as interviewing another person at the workshop and designing something for that individual based on his or her needs.