Our Montessori curriculum supports each child’s individual learning style within the 3-6 multi-age classroom which includes kindergarten. Our goal is to inspire children to become joyful, lifelong learners. Children remain in the same classroom from one year to the next.  Kindergartners participate in daily, enrichment opportunities with their same-age peers during nap time.

Classroom Activities

Classroom Activities

Learning in the Classroom

  • Beautiful  materials invite exploration and discovery
  • Children construct meaning using their five senses as they interact
  • Individualized, sequenced activities  allow each child to work at own pace
  • Peer to peer learning among the mixed age group
  • Many opportunities for collaborative and social interactions
  • Negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Group activities for music, stories and learning group behavior skills
  • Montessori certified teachers follow the child’s interests and abilities and gently guide to next step
  • Activities aligned with the Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards and Core Curriculum

Certified Wildlife Habitat

Certified Wildlife Habitat

Learning Outdoors

Playground, Patio, and Garden Areas

  • Certified Wildlife Habitat
  • Earth and life science activities
  • Composting
  • Gardening
  • Butterfly and bird observation and study
  • Weather and how to dress for outdoor activities year round
  • Gross motor skill development on playground
  • Social and emotional development

Kindergarten

Learning in the Classroom

Learning in the Classroom

  • Leadership skills and role model
  • Time management
  • Progression of reading and math skills
  • Focus on problem-solving and higher level thinking skills
  • Comparative literature
  • Spanish one day per week
  • Field trips
  • Drama, Physical Education, and computer  skills during K-Club
  • TN Department of Education approved

Read more about Kindergarten and K -Club

Art

Art Studio

Art Studio

  • Dedicated art studio
  • Art instructor works with each classroom six weeks per year with large group in each classroom and with two children at a time in art studio
  • Freedom to explore and create with art materials
  • Art vocabulary – Line, shape, color, texture, landscape, portrait, abstract, still life
  • “Real” art materials including acrylic paint, artist brushes, watercolor paper and canvas
  • Children’s art  displayed in galleries throughout the building

Read more about our art curriculum