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Montessori Academy's vision is that each student
will become an independent, confident, motivated learner, and a responsible community member as a result of the dynamic partnership between
students, parents, and teachers.
This partnership within the exceptional Montessori environment, while developing these characteristics, enables each student to become a life-long learner.

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March 2014

March 14 - May 2
Summer Program Registration

April 2014

April 17
Report Card #5

April 18
Good Friday - School Closed

April 24
Swor Piano Recitals
5:30 & 7:00 p.m. FABA

April 30
Ballet Recitals
9:45 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FABA

Violin Recital
5:00 p.m. FABA

Art Show Begins - Ends May 16

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Printable Yearly Calendar

Link to Alice in Wonderland Rehearsal Calendar

School Closing Dates for 2014-2015 School Year


Montessori Academy serves families with children 18 months of age through 8th grade.

Montessori Academy developed lifelong learners before the phrase became popular in educational circles. It is the only school in Middle Tennessee that holds dual accreditation with the American Montessori Society (AMS) and AdvancEd (see links below for more information about our re-accreditation). The rigorous standards set by both accrediting organizations keep the focus on a commitment to academic excellence and continuous improvement.

This unique, diverse community offers an unexpected and astonishing alternative to traditional education in the Middle Tennessee area. We invite you to come, tour, and learn about this caring community of academic excellence as the first step in the admission process. Please contact Mrs. Cathi Prather  or call 615-833-3610 to schedule a tour today!

Download 2014-2015
Application and Enrollment Packet

For Prospective Elementary/Middle School Students:
Please complete the Transcript Release Form and Student Assessment Form.

Summer Programs at Montessori Academy

Join us for a fun filled summer at Montessori Academy! Summer Programs run from June 2 - August 1, 2014.

Toddler: ages 18-36 monthes - Open to currently enrolled students
Primary: ages 3 - 6 years - Open to currently enrolled students
Elementary: rising 1st-6th graders - Open to both currently enrolled students and students who do not attend Montessori Academy
Infant Care at Montessori Academy

Montessori Academy is excited to announce the addition of an infant classroom in the fall of 2014.

The Infant Program at Montessori Academy is a nurturing environment, structured to meet the developmental needs of the youngest of our children.   In this carefully prepared environment, babies are provided with engaging learning materials in a peaceful yet stimulating setting.  Children learn to use their large muscles for crawling, pulling up, and walking, and are exposed to many materials which will assist in the development of their intellect, fine motor control, problem solving, and social skills. The freedom to explore and make independent choices allows infants to build confidence in their surroundings and in their own abilities.  Each child becomes an active participant in his or her own educational experience from the very beginning, which sets the stage for a lifelong love of learning.

Led by Mrs. Lea Maitlen, an experienced AMS certified Infant/Toddler Montessori instructor, the Montessori Academy Infant Program will provide a loving space in which children learn to form strong bonds with those around them.  The teachers will work closely with each family to individualize the education and care of their child, allowing for the greatest possible growth for all the children in our care.  The classroom will serve 8 children between the ages of 3 months and 15-18 months, with two adult caregivers. The Infant Program is 5 days per week with drop off beginning at 7:30 a.m. Dismissal options are 3:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m.

Please contact Brenda Bernstorf if you have interest in enrolling your child in the Infant Program. The admissions process will begin in March.

Alumni News

Myles Fullen will be signing his Athletic National Letter Of Intent on Wednesday Feb 5th at Ravenwood High School at 2:45pm.  Click here for his recent press release.  Myles' achievements are based on the incredible academic foundation that he received at Montessori Academy. 

Audra is finishing up her final semester at Trevecca as a biology major, with minors in math and chemistry.  Grad school is still up in the air as of now.  She has been recently named to the Trevecca Dean's List for Fall 2013 for maintaining a 3.5gpa or better and is an NCAA scholar-athlete.  She has received this honor every semester that she has attended TNU. Audra has become a determined and driven young woman. See Audra's University Link here.

Both Myles and Audra are motivated to excellence and academic accountability and both are National Honor Society members, which dad says “is simply the payoff, but the truth is, whether they were, or not, isn't really the point.  The point is that their strong academic Montessori foundation has amplified their sense of self, academic proficiency, and provided the bench mark for excellence through learning diligence. Our kids seek knowledge everyday!!  We are very blessed that Montessori Academy became an important part of our family.”  Mr. Fullen continues by chanllenging administrators, “ I encourage you to maintain that level of excellence and accountability to each and every current student, while maintaining the belief system that has blessed your success in education.”

Parent Leadership Program

Modeling leadership for our students, our parents and parent coordinators are valuable assets to Montessori Academy!

More about the Parent Leadership Program

List of Parent Coordinators by room number

Our whole family feels at home on campus.