Here are some famous and not-so-famous progressive schools of the past that have come and gone:

Gardner School, Jamaica, New York.

Holtville School, Deatsville, Alabama. A model of progressive education in the 1930s and '40s. Now Holtville High School, with few if any visible progressive remnants.

The Lincoln School, New York, New York. Founded in . Merged with another progressive school to become The Walden Lincoln School. The merged school was taken over by The Day School in 1991. The Day School was renamed Trevor Day School.

Marks Meadow Elementary School, Amherst, Massachusetts (still open, but no longer the lab school for UMass School of Education)
"Integrated Day" classroom allowed for a nearly entirely student-driven curriculum.

Monkton Wyld, West Dorset, UK. Founded in late 1940s, closed 1982. Read a story about the school at the Sam PF's Journal blog.

Prospect School, North Bennington, Vermont. Has evolved into Hiland Hall School.

The Temple School, Boston, Massachusetts. Opened in 1834, closed within a decade. Bronson Alcott's experiment in Pestalozzian education. Read about it in The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism by Megan Marshall (2005) and elsewhere.

Name??? School founded by the Thoreau brothers, John and Henry David, in Concord, Massachusetts, 1838. Based on Transcendentalist principles. Closed in 1841.

Buxton School , founded in Short Hills in 1928 by Ellen Geer Sangster. Ms. Sangster was deeply influenced by the writings of John Dewey. Her goal was to create a school that would allow kids to learn from their experiences in the living present. This philosophy was embraced by the Short Hills community, so that each year another grade was added to the original pre-school, so that by 1938 a high school had been added. In 1948 the high school was moved to Ms. Sangster's parents estate in Williamstown, MA, and became a boarding school. The lower school was reorganized at that time to become the Far Brook School.

Far Brook School, Short Hills, NJ, founded in 1948 and based on Dewey's theories. Experiential; teaching through the arts and nature; uses great works of art, literature and drama; strong community.