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Our School

About North Avondale Montessori School

North Avondale became one of the first public Montessori schools in Cincinnati in 1981. Since its conception, NAM has grown into one of the premier Montessori schools in the world. A well-rounded program helps to support our focus on academics and our school motto, "NAM Rockets, Soaring Toward Excellence." Most of our students continue their education at Walnut Hills High School, Clark Montessori, or the School for Creative and Performing Arts.

We believe our Montessori Philosophy and Methods, a clear Arts Enrichment focus, and more than 30 years of rich tradition prepare our students to become active participants in the world community.


Our mission is to create an environment that provides children the foundations for knowledge skills, self-awareness, and independence needed to become responsible members of a more harmonious world and contribute to its development.

What is a Community Learning Center (CLC)?

For our schools to transform, our communities must be revitalized. For our communities to revitalize, our schools must be transformed. They are dependent on each other and our Community Learning Centers are the link.

Schools and the communities they serve are closely linked. Seldom does one succeed without the success of the other. That's why our CLCs support student achievement, enrich and revitalize communities, and maximize the community's return on their financial investment.

We are very proud to be a CLC and a neighborhood anchor. We strive to go beyond academics to focus on the whole child by serving as a hub for community services that are available to all students, their families and the entire community. We are able to offer a variety of services thanks to the collaboration and support of our many partners and the committed community of North Avondale.

To learn more about the services available at our school or how your company or organization can become a CLC partner or volunteer, please contact us.


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Local School Decision Making Committee (LSDMC)

LSDMC is a group of parents, teachers and community representatives. The group functions in an advisory role to the principal, to determine program, policy and budget issues for the school.  

School Tours and Visits

We welcome visits from parents and guardians as well as prospective families who would like a tour. To protect student safety, all visitors must register in the office before going to the classroom. Parents/guardians who would like a conference with their child's teacher must schedule an appointment with the teacher.

Tours are also available on request. To schedule a tour, stop by our main office or call us at (513) 363-3900.