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Maria Montessori School

740 Harbor Bend Road
Memphis, TN 38103

(901) 527-3444


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The premise of the Montessori philosophy of education is that all children carry within themselves the person they will become. In order to develop physical, intellectual and spiritual potential to the fullest, the child must have freedom - a freedom to be achieved through order and self-discipline. Self-discipline is fostered in many ways. The classroom environment is organized in an orderly, logical manner. Children choose work which they are capable of doing and are free to use it for as long as they wish without interference from others. This approach alleviates many problems of discipline which might be present in another kind of environment. In addition, the mixed age group allows the younger children to emulate the older children's more mature behavior.

All children are given lessons in the appropriate use of School materials and in courteous behavior in the Montessori Environment. The child begins to see School as a community where all are learning to live in harmony. If an individual child's behavior is such that the welfare of the community jeopardized, that child will experience the consequences of his/her behavior."
Excerpted from the preschool's website