September 30, 2019

KY education commissioner visits Maryhurst

Maryhurst Academy welcomed Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis to campus for a tour.

Many people know Maryhurst for our residential campus where 70 young women live, participate in therapy, and practice the life skills necessary for healthy and independent lives.

What some may not know is that for more than a decade, JCPS has operated a school on campus called Maryhurst Academy. Maryhurst Academy, named for Maryhurst benefactors Mary Jo and William MacDonald, is part of Jefferson County’s State Agency Children’s Programs collection of schools.

Dr. Lewis visited Maryhurst Academy earlier this month to hear from students, tour the facilities, and learn about the various academic approaches and behavioral models that have made the school successful.

Named a ‘Best Site for Alternative Education’ by the Kentucky Board of Education, Maryhurst Academy graduated more students in 2018 than in any year in the past decade.

To learn more about Maryhurst Academy, visit this page.

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