Our programs – Infant, Cruiser, Toddler and Primary – bring together children based on their individual developmental progress in four levels of class.
Consistent with Montessori education, it is this blending of children of different ages yet similar developmental stages that creates a unique and enriched learning environment. Each classroom environment is carefully prepared with materials that interest the children at their specific level of development
To find out more about each classroom, click on the photos below.
During the regular school year, all of the children participate in several extra-curricular activities as part of their daily work cycle. This includes:
- Spanish on a weekly basis.
- Library experience during the school year.
- Regular exposure to a variety of music.
- Art classes that are supplemented by art spaces in each room.
- Animals/fish in each classroom so that children learn how to love, care for, observe and respect the animals.
The regular full day schedule is 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with supplemental care available 7:30-8:00 a.m. and 3:30-6:00 p.m. A part-time option of three or four days a week is also an option for families when available. We believe all children benefit from the Montessori experience, if only for a few days each week. Part-time students attend the entire day (8:00-3:30) because the experience of routine is an important element in building classroom camaraderie.
New Children First guides provide Alternative Care during our Spring Break, here at the school. Our parents appreciate the option to have their children in familiar surroundings with consistent caregivers they know well.
The summer program offers fun activities for children, playing in the sprinklers, creating art from recycled materials and visiting with an interesting guest. We typically invite Adventure Science Museum, Nashville Zoo, a magician, and a petting farm to name a few. Since the child's development does not take time off for summer, they continue to use the Montessori materials and our guides continue to give presentations.