The name of the school is Providence Middle School, Erdkinder Campus. Erdkinder is the word that Maria Montessori used to refer to the adolescent plane of development, ages twelve to eighteen (both middle and high school).
Students will be engaged in hands on, experience based education on the land.The location of the school is the former Florence Crittenton Home at 519 West Fourth Street in Lexington. The beautiful historic home sits on 2.5 acres of land in the heart of the Transylvania campus. The land allows our children to have the Erdkinder experience in the midst of a downtown, urban setting.
The middle school director is Vivian Langefeld. She is joined by the teaching staff: Amy Sither, Bernie Deville, Kellie Dillman, Joe Maciag, Marilynn Spitz and Linda McCarter, as well as Office Manager, Debbie Burchett. These individuals have a passion for Montessori education and working with adolescents. Together they have a wealth of experience and are well versed in the Erdkinder philosophy as espoused by Maria Montessori.