In order to meet increased demand for Montessori junior high and high school classrooms, CPS planned a second Montessori high school program. In fall of 2005, our program began with two 7th grade classes in the basement of Dater Montessori in Westwood, and was planned to expand by one grade level each subsequent year until the program was a full 7-12 school.
In August 2007, with the program including grades 7-9, it was moved to a swing space in the old Jacobs Center and was officially christened Westside Montessori High School.
In January of 2011, our school’s Local School Decision-Making Committee voted to reflect the heritage of our school’s planned permanent home in Westwood by renaming our school James N. Gamble Montessori High School. James N. Gamble was a Westwood native and renowned businessman, inventor, and philanthropist.
Students voted to choose the Gator as our official mascot, and picked green, purple, and black as our school colors. Gamble’s first graduating class was the Class of 2011.
Gamble Montessori Facts and Information
- We have moved to our permanent home in Westwood
- We are one of the two CPS high schools to have a National Merit Scholar in 2012 (Walnut Hills, Gamble Montessori).
- We are the ONLY high school in Greater Cincinnati to have a Gates Millennium Scholar in 2012
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