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Mt. Juliet Montessori Academy

9695 Lebanon Rd. Suite 210
Mount Juliet, TN 37122

Phone:
(615) 758-0819

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

Please visit our website (http://www.mjmacdemy.com ) for more information about the Montessori Method!

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

In Montessori, each child works at his/her own pace. We work with each child wherever that child is at that moment. Children are always progressing through the curriculum and receiving lessons throughout the week.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Mount Juliet Montessori Academy (MJM) employs Maria Montessori’s holistic approach to education to foster joy, intelligence, independence and self-confidence in children. With personal respect for each child and a sincere dedication to his or her potential, our AMS (American Montessori Society) certified teachers help establish a life-long love of learning and a sense of belonging in community. Love, leadership, practical life skills and academic growth are cornerstones of our school.



Our multi-age classrooms encourage leadership, cooperation, community and respect for different levels and stages of learning. MJM’s prepared environment allows the child’s natural curiosity and innate talents to blossom at his or her own pace, making learning through fun possible and achieving without fatigue a daily experience.



Freedom for parents to decide how much time their child spends in school, Spanish as part of the regular curriculum, child directed learning, and developing personal focus and problem solving are all important aspects of MJM.

A Typical Day

Children are dropped off between 8:15-8:30. All classrooms (except for Toddler) have a 3 hour work cycle in the morning. This lasts until 11:30 when the classrooms break down for lunch and playground. The children who nap go down at 12:45 and are woken up at 2:30. The older children (primary and elementary) have more lessons in the afternoon. Pick up starts at 3:00 and ends at 3:15, which is when aftercare begins.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have two parent-teacher conferences each year, but will do more if a family requests. We use Montessori Records Express to track progress of each child and can provide individual progress reports using that program. At the end of the year, each family receives a written narrative detailing their child's progress. We hold parent education nights throughout the year. We also have a night in the spring when each child gets to show off his/her classroom to his/her family. We also have a blog in which we update parents about what is happening in the classrooms.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We start the school year with half days to ease the children into the program. We are open to shortening a child's day if it is needed to help separation. Typically we have a staff member sit with the child and console the child for a little while. We then try to get the children involved with activities as soon as possible to help take their mind of the parents.