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What are alternative education types, similar to Montessori, available at the college level?

Hey guys, I went to a Montessori school before high school and I really thrived in that self-guided, alternative educational environment. As I'm looking at colleges, I'm curious if there are colleges that incorporate alternative education philosophies like Montessori into their curriculum or campus culture?

8 months ago

Hello there! It's great that you've identified the type of learning environment in which you flourish. While Montessori is rare at the college level, there are institutions with alternative education philosophies. For example, look into schools like Reed College or Hampshire College that emphasize self-directed learning and may not have traditional grading systems. Evergreen State College is also renowned for its interdisciplinary approach and narrative evaluations instead of grades. These colleges foster a collaborative, rather than competitive, environment which may appeal to a Montessori alum like yourself. When researching colleges, pay close attention to their curriculum and teaching style to determine if they align with what you're looking for. Best of luck!

8 months ago

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