CPS Montessori High School Registration (Grade 6) — CPS In-District Resident Students

  • Automatic Montessori High School Acceptance

    All students currently enrolled at a CPS Montessori elementary school are automatically accepted into a CPS Montessori high school. Submitting a lottery application is not required.

    How Does It Work?

    Montessori students in Grade 6 are automatically enrolled into Clark Montessori High School or James N. Gamble Montessori High School based on their home address.

    • Students who reside east of Interstate 75 will be enrolled into Clark Montessori High School
    • Students who reside west of Interstate 75 will be enrolled into James N. Gamble Montessori High School

    Families will be notified once the automatic enrollment process is complete. Do not submit a lottery application; however, please complete the registration process to verify and secure your child's seat for the next school year.   

    Who May Apply?

    To be eligible, a student in Grade 6 must reside in the CPS district and currently be enrolled in one of the following CPS schools: Dater Montessori School, Gamble Montessori Elementary School, North Avondale Montessori School, Parker Woods Montessori School, Pleasant Ridge Montessori School, Sands Montessori School or CPS Montessori elementary students who transferred to Cincinnati Digital Academy (CDA) due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

    Only one application per student will be accepted.

    Please register your child for their respective school based on the chart below. 


    This chart indicates the natural feeder patterns based on each elementary school location in relation to the high school locations. 



    Parker Woods

    Dater Montessori

    Gamble Montessori


    Gamble Montessori H.S.

    Pleasant Ridge Montessori

    Sands Montessori

    North Avondale Montessori

    Clark Montessori H.S.

    Who Do I Call With Questions?

    Learn More About CPS Montessori High Schools