"My vision of the future is no longer of people taking exams, earning a secondary diploma, and proceeding on to university, but of individuals passing from one stage of independence to a higher, by means of their own activity, through their own effort of will, which constitutes the inner evolution of the individual."
"Adolescents need the right balance of challenge and support, and of choice and structure, but individual freedom is key. Choice produces a deeper and more sustained engagement, and independent work based on interest is crucial. They need to work hard and be stretched as well as have time for reflection and laughter."
The Sojourner Truth School will open by Fall of 2020 as Washington, DC’s first public Montessori middle and high school. Our team is working hard to create an innovative and exciting learning space that embodies our four design principles: (1) Honor self development, (2) Pursue justice everywhere, (3) Design for positive impact, and (4) Challenge the mind, body, and soul.