1st Class Montessori School

Private Montessori School for Toddlers, Preschool & K-3. Spanish, Japanese, Swahili, sign language taught and private piano classes offered. Certified American Montessori School, American Montessori Society affiliate, Accredited by the Tennessee Department of Education.

Operating as usual

1st Class Montessori School updated their info in the about section. 08/06/2021

1st Class Montessori School updated their info in the about section.

1st Class Montessori School updated their info in the about section.


Today, in recognition of Earth Day, the Elementary students planted flowers along the outside of the fence. Each student was able to make a tasty “dirt cup” snack as well!


Hi everyone! Sorry that we haven’t posted in a while. Here’s what we’ve been up to. We have a new playground!! Thanks to our 1st Class families for their support from the Art Exhibit fundraiser. Thank you everyone for your patience 😊.


Parents, remember we are on the same schedule as Shelby County Schools. Please be safe and stay warm!

District leaders have continued to monitor weather forecast today, and due to weather conditions expected to remain in our area, all SCS schools will be closed tomorrow - January 17.

Please stay safe and stay warm!


We have space available in our Pre-K thru Kindergarten at our Cordova location! Please call 901-385-7425, Evelyn Hibbler, Director to inquire.




48 years ago today, Katherine Johnson successfully calculated the route to land humans on the moon for the first time in her role as a "Computer" for Nasa's Apollo 11. http://trib.al/GRWDs23


1st Class Montessori School

#throwbackthursday to our annual spring concert! We are so excited for the event this year, which will be Saturday, May 13 at 12pm and 3pm at 1st Class - Cordova. Like in previous years, sponsorship opportunities are available from $150-$500. Contact Erin Parish at 901-274-5662 or send a message to our page for more information. We hope you'll support our biggest fundraiser of the year!

Opening performance! - "Burn" Ellie Goulding


The 2017-2018 school application is available at 1stclassmontessori.com!


Happy Birthday, Dr. King!


Remember we're on the same schedule as Shelby County Schools. No school today. Please stay warm, be safe and have a great weekend!

Sorry for the wait...all schools, including head start centers, are officially closed today. Please be safe and stay warm!


Happy Holidays from 1st Class Montessori School!


Today we made "Christmas Wassail". The aroma filled the school deliciously and the children really enjoyed it!


The Montessori Company

"The child's parents are not his makers but his guardians."

Maria Montessori



Happy Birthday, Mrs. Hibbler, founder of 1st Class Montessori School!


Maria Montessori

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Our annual Spring concert was awesome! Thank you parents and staff for your support. Our students are so talented!


Summer Camp is June 6 - July 22! The 2016 Summer registration packet is available to download at 1stClassMontessori.com! Fill out the application and submit it along with the $50 registration fee to the Midtown or Cordova campus.
Regular Day Campers - $500/mo.
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Extended Day Campers - $550/mo.
7 a.m. - 6 p.m

Half Day Campers - $350/mo.
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

www.alzheimers.net 04/24/2016

The Montessori Method is Becoming a Popular Treatment for Dementia

Connecting the Montessori method to Alzeheimer's

www.alzheimers.net The Montessori method is being used to help caregivers engage Alzheimer’s patients. Learn more about its benefits and how to put it into practice.



From mailboxes to super soakers, check out these 10 items you never knew were invented by black Americans



#February is #BlackHistoryMonth! Did you know that Gabby Douglas is the first woman of color of any nationality & the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the Individual All-Around Champion? #GabbyDouglas #BlackHistoryMonth


This makes all kids smile! #blackhistory


Remember, were on the same schedule. Have a safe weekend. https://www.facebook.com/ShelbyCountySchools/posts/925092070905231:0

It's official! All schools,SCS head start locations and district offices will be closed tomorrow due to the State of Emergency that has been declared.


The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. #mlk #mlkday



The child works. The adult observes.

www.people.com 01/07/2016

Raising a Future King the Montessori Way: All About Prince George's Preschool

Prince George started school - the Montessori way! What a great choice for the prince - don't you agree? It's so great to see Montessori highlighted in this way. http://www.people.com/people/mobile/article/0,,20395222_20977877,00.html

www.people.com Everything you need to know about where the future king is getting his first education


Happy New Year!

Photo: livingmontessorinow


Timeline Photos


We wish you peach, health and happiness this Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year!
1st Class Montessori School Faculty and Staff


Maria Montessori

“There is love enough in this world for everybody, if people will just look." - Kurt Vonnegut

psychologytoday.com 12/13/2015

Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges

Through Montessori, students learn resiliency, that winning and failing is normal.

psychologytoday.com College personnel everywhere are struggling with students' increased neediness.


Parents - don't forget the uniform sale! You have until December 10 to take advantage of these great prices!

School uniform blowout sale at Spikner - now through December 10! This is a great time for families - current and prospective - to stock up!


Happy Thanksgiving!


School uniform blowout sale at Spikner - now through December 10! This is a great time for families - current and prospective - to stock up!


Everyone is thankful for something or someone and we are thankful for you! Share in the comments what you are thankful for!

www.nesca-news.com 11/24/2015

NESCA News & Notes: Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn

This is what we know and what Maria Montessori knew more than a century ago!

www.nesca-news.com http://www.nesca-news.com/2015/11/why-kids-need-to-move-touch-and.html?m=1

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Happy Holidays from 1st Class Montessori School!
"Education is your brain power. Graduation is your finest hour!" ~Evelyn Hibbler #singitchildren
Concert highlights. #1stclass
Concert highlights.
Concert highlights. #happy
Concert highlights. Way to go fellas! #1stclassmontessori
Opening performance! - "Burn" Ellie Goulding
Jingle Bells!
Solo performance on the xylophone! #ChristmasProgram
Out students are preparing for a wonderful Christmas Program! Come join us on Friday, Dec. 13 @6:30p - 1725 Appling Rd.





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