Maria Montessori School

The Maria Montessori School is the premier Montessori (AMI) program in the Mid-South, focused on the education and nurture of children 16 months to 14 years of age.

Located in downtown Memphis, nestled between the Mississippi and Wolf River.

Operating as usual

12 Montessori-inspired outdoor toys to encourage open-ended play outside 06/23/2021

12 Montessori-inspired outdoor toys to encourage open-ended play outside

Outdoor play is an integral part of Montessori education. If you're looking for ways to encourage your children to get outdoors this summer, check out this article from Motherly [TAG] that shares Montessori-inspired outdoor toys.
https://www.mother.ly/shop/montessori-outdoor-toys

12 Montessori-inspired outdoor toys to encourage open-ended play outside Educational and open-ended toys for outdoor summer learning and fun

The benefits of the Montessori Method for adults with dementia - Maria Montessori School 06/19/2021

The benefits of the Montessori Method for adults with dementia - Maria Montessori School

Did you know that studies have shown that the Montessori Method is impactful in the care of aging adults with dementia and memory loss? Check out our blog post to learn more about this research. http://www.mariamontessorischool.org/the-benefits-of-the-montessori-method-for-adults-with-dementia/

The benefits of the Montessori Method for adults with dementia - Maria Montessori School Most Montessori schools provide educational opportunities for children from 18 months to 14 years. It’s based on the biological development of the child, so it’s uncommon that the methods are used in traditional adult educational settings.  However, scientists and researchers have uncovered a u...

06/17/2021

“In the child is much knowledge, much wisdom. If we do not profit from it, it is only because of neglect on our part to become humble and to see the wonder of this soul and learn what the child can teach.” - Dr. Maria Montessori

“In the child is much knowledge, much wisdom. If we do not profit from it, it is only because of neglect on our part to become humble and to see the wonder of this soul and learn what the child can teach.” - Dr. Maria Montessori

Photos from Maria Montessori School's post 06/08/2021

Congratulations to our middle school class on graduation! Families attended an outdoor ceremony on June 3. To our graduating class, we're so proud of the hard work you put in this school year and the tenacity you showed. We'll miss you but know you'll do great, exciting things next year!

06/07/2021

What time is it? Summertime! Hoping you all stay well this summer. We look forward to seeing you back on campus this fall! Visit our website, social media pages and email communications for fall 2021 updates.

What time is it? Summertime! Hoping you all stay well this summer. We look forward to seeing you back on campus this fall! Visit our website, social media pages and email communications for fall 2021 updates.

River Series at the Harbor Town Amphitheater 06/05/2021

River Series at the Harbor Town Amphitheater

Saturday nights are well-spent at our amphitheater for the River Series! [TAG] Tonight's show with Reigning Sound is sold out. We look forward to seeing you there!
http://www.riverseries.org/?fbclid=IwAR2pdEBXyMGCxmHPyk__BVGvoKQBKlscA96F1n_2unu0oz2UaUq_Y6i-Gm0

River Series at the Harbor Town Amphitheater

Photos from Maria Montessori School's post 06/05/2021

There’s no better way to wrap up the school year than a cookout! It was wonderful having our community together again – we’re looking forward to a summer filled with outdoor fun. We hope you all have a great break!

06/04/2021

The 2020-2021 school year has demonstrated the strength of our community. We are so thankful for your active participation as we worked to create a safe in-person and engaging virtual environment. As we look ahead, we can see all we've learned from the past year and apply it for years to come. We're so excited for the future of MMS and are glad to have you as part of our community.

The 2020-2021 school year has demonstrated the strength of our community. We are so thankful for your active participation as we worked to create a safe in-person and engaging virtual environment. As we look ahead, we can see all we've learned from the past year and apply it for years to come. We're so excited for the future of MMS and are glad to have you as part of our community.

[06/03/21]   Today is our middle school graduation! To our graduating class, we're so proud of the hard work you put in this school year and the tenacity you showed. We'll miss you but know you'll do great, exciting things next year!

06/02/2021

Good news – our end of the year picnic is back! Join us at Greenbelt Park Friday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for food and drinks. RSVP here! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPS4sM4h6fjr9IND9vN5t4lgTRlSX-F5pqsQ4ZXccTYL5O4A/viewform?usp=sf_link

Good news – our end of the year picnic is back! Join us at Greenbelt Park Friday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for food and drinks. RSVP here! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPS4sM4h6fjr9IND9vN5t4lgTRlSX-F5pqsQ4ZXccTYL5O4A/viewform?usp=sf_link

05/31/2021

We're out today for Memorial Day. We'll see you all tomorrow!

We're out today for Memorial Day. We'll see you all tomorrow!

The history of the Maria Montessori School - Maria Montessori School 05/28/2021

The history of the Maria Montessori School - Maria Montessori School

Curious about how Maria Montessori School got its start? Learn more about our beginning in our blog post.

The history of the Maria Montessori School - Maria Montessori School The story of the Maria Montessori School in Memphis, Tennessee, is not all that different from the story of the original Montessori School, the Casa dei Bambini. Our school’s humble beginnings were rooted in the same goal Dr. Maria Montessori set out with when she founded her school – to create ...

05/22/2021

We're thrilled to have Amy LaVere and Will Sexton perform tonight at our amphitheater. We'll see you tonight at the River Series at the Harbor Town Amphitheater!

We're thrilled to have Amy LaVere and Will Sexton perform tonight at our amphitheater. We'll see you tonight at the River Series at the Harbor Town Amphitheater!

Photos from Maria Montessori School's post 05/20/2021

Spring at MMS

05/18/2021

"Children acquire knowledge through experience in the environment." - Dr. Maria Montessori

"Children acquire knowledge through experience in the environment." - Dr. Maria Montessori

Transitioning environments: how to prepare your child for the middle school environment - Maria Montessori School 05/15/2021

Transitioning environments: how to prepare your child for the middle school environment - Maria Montessori School

Dr. Maria Montessori marked age 12 as the shift from childhood to adolescence, a time when children start to develop social policy and independence. This is also the age when students transition from elementary to middle school. Check out our blog post to learn more about what you can do to help your soon-to-be middle schooler through this pivotal time in their life.

Transitioning environments: how to prepare your child for the middle school environment - Maria Montessori School You marvel at your child’s mental, physical and emotional development every step of the way. But the transition period between elementary and middle school is one of the most profound times of change your child has experienced since they were two years old. In her planes of development, Dr. Maria ...

Maria Schuermann-Cole, headmistress of The Maria Montessori School, on how to lead a business that feels more like a family - Memphis Business Journal 05/11/2021

Maria Schuermann-Cole, headmistress of The Maria Montessori School, on how to lead a business that feels more like a family - Memphis Business Journal

To many, especially headmistress and founder Maria Schuermann-Cole, MMS is like a family in addition to a learning environment. Recently, Maria shared how to balance leading as a business person and a friend in a close-knit community with the Memphis Business Journal. We're so proud!

Maria Schuermann-Cole, headmistress of The Maria Montessori School, on how to lead a business that feels more like a family - Memphis Business Journal How to help keep your work community feeling like family while still ensuring the relationships formed are first professional.

Flood Waters: Mississippi Rising 05/06/2021

Flood Waters: Mississippi Rising

10 years ago, the Mississippi River reached record breaking heights. During that time, MMS experienced the worst flooding in its existence – however, thanks to preparation from wonderful families, Harbor Town and city officials, our little yellow schoolhouse and the surrounding community made it through and rebuilt together. Check out this video to see more about the flood, including NBC Nightline's Diane Sawyer visiting our campus.

Flood Waters: Mississippi Rising "Nightline" is in Memphis, Tenn., where the Mississippi River may break records.Nightline 5/9: Full Episode - Nightline - ABC News http://abcn.ws/l1onDi

Introduce Your Baby To Montessori With These Fun Learning Toys 05/06/2021

Introduce Your Baby To Montessori With These Fun Learning Toys

Babies grow rapidly within their first 12 months. One way to keep them engaged is through play. This article from Romper discusses the best toys for growth and development.

Introduce Your Baby To Montessori With These Fun Learning Toys Whether they're learning to stack or roll or discovering new textures, these Montessori toys are perfect for encouraging your baby's development

2021 Regatta Tshirt - Maria Montessori School 05/04/2021

2021 Regatta Tshirt - Maria Montessori School

We still have a handful of 2021 Regatta shirts available. The proceeds cover the costs of the shirt and benefit the school. Click here to see if your size is available: http://www.mariamontessorischool.org/product/2021shirt/

2021 Regatta Tshirt - Maria Montessori School 2021 T‐Shirt Actual Shirt says Virtual Race * Walk * Run * Paddle

River Series at the Harbor Town Amphitheater 05/03/2021

River Series at the Harbor Town Amphitheater

From the Regatta Committee:

We would like to thank all of you who participated, bought shirts, and donated. Our school and community are extremely grateful that we were able to successfully host a virtual event.

Please be sure to check out our upcoming River Series which is another great fundraiser for our school. You can get your tickets here: http://www.riverseries.org/index.html

We look forward to seeing you all (In-person we hope) next year!

River Series at the Harbor Town Amphitheater

Amy LaVere and Will Sexton 05/01/2021

Amy LaVere and Will Sexton

Have you purchased your River Series at the Harbor Town Amphitheater tickets? Amy LaVere and Will Sexton perform at our amphitheater Saturday, May 22. Tickets are selling fast, so get yours soon!

Amy LaVere and Will Sexton The River Series: Amy LaVere and Will Sexton

New school of thought for elderly care | Business Post 04/28/2021

New school of thought for elderly care | Business Post

When we hear the word 'Montessori,' we immediately think of childhood education. There is evidence that the Montessori Method is beneficial for people in elder care. Check out Business Post's article on how the Montessori Method is being applied to aging and dementia care practices.

New school of thought for elderly care | Business Post Covid-19 has had negative consequences in so many areas, and none so hard hit as nursing homes and elderly care. With many staff and family members unsure of how best to help patients during this time, St Nicholas Montessori College is offering a real and groundbreaking approach to elder care

04/24/2021

At Maria Montessori School, it is our mission to provide an environment that frees the child to develop their full academic, emotional and spiritual potential. We guide your child as they follow their intuition throughout the classroom and engage at their own pace. http://www.mariamontessorischool.org/

At Maria Montessori School, it is our mission to provide an environment that frees the child to develop their full academic, emotional and spiritual potential. We guide your child as they follow their intuition throughout the classroom and engage at their own pace. http://www.mariamontessorischool.org/

Photos from Maria Montessori School's post 04/21/2021

Congrats to all of our 2021 Regatta finishers! 🏅 Whether you ran, walked or paddled your way to the finish line, MMS thanks you for your support. The last day to complete your 5K is April 30, so get moving!

04/21/2021

Never fear, shirts are here. See racers tomorrow at packet pick up. Those who ordered just a shirt will get it at school. Still want a short visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Memphis/mmsregatta

Never fear, shirts are here. See racers tomorrow at packet pick up. Those who ordered just a shirt will get it at school. Still want a short visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Memphis/mmsregatta

New video by Krissi williams 04/20/2021

New video by Krissi williams

Have you ordered your yearbook yet? Check out the middle school's unboxing video. And if you haven't ordered one yet - visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/MiddleSchoolMakers?fbclid=IwAR2hctlgbcek6Ff7lCliqLf9WvMTOwStU9B74FB4adgKLTVOhohtRoDWzMI

New video by Krissi williams

Debunking Montessori misunderstandings - Maria Montessori School 04/20/2021

Debunking Montessori misunderstandings - Maria Montessori School

Before you enrolled your child(ren) at MMS, you may have heard a few misperceptions about Montessori education. There are still questions surrounding the Montessori Method today. However, our blog post can help guide you through conversations and debunk and dispel misunderstandings.

Debunking Montessori misunderstandings - Maria Montessori School In 1907, Dr. Maria Montessori developed the Montessori Method, a groundbreaking style of education that focuses on childhood development and instilling lessons, through self-guided and hands-on learning and play, to mold students into well-round individuals. The Montessori Method made its way to the...

04/17/2021

Happy Regatta! Throughout the week, we encourage you to share your experience and tag us on social media. In the classroom, our students will be participating in Regatta activities, so be on the lookout for photos!

Happy Regatta! Throughout the week, we encourage you to share your experience and tag us on social media. In the classroom, our students will be participating in Regatta activities, so be on the lookout for photos!

04/14/2021

As we continue our series about transitioning environments, this blog post discusses transitioning from primary to elementary. http://www.mariamontessorischool.org/transitioning-environments-how-to-prepare-your-child-for-the-primary-environment/

As we continue our series about transitioning environments, this blog post discusses transitioning from primary to elementary. http://www.mariamontessorischool.org/transitioning-environments-how-to-prepare-your-child-for-the-primary-environment/

04/13/2021

Our Virtual Regatta kicks off Saturday. Sign up and get a shirt some fun swag and help support our precious school. http://mms-regatta.org/

Our Virtual Regatta kicks off Saturday. Sign up and get a shirt some fun swag and help support our precious school. http://mms-regatta.org/

04/10/2021

We're only one week away from our Regatta! Have you signed up yet? Visit the link to reserve your spot in the virtual canoe/kayak race or a 5K fun run/walk! http://www.mariamontessorischool.org/regatta/

We're only one week away from our Regatta! Have you signed up yet? Visit the link to reserve your spot in the virtual canoe/kayak race or a 5K fun run/walk! http://www.mariamontessorischool.org/regatta/

04/07/2021

"Preventing conflicts is the work of politics; establishing peace is the work of education." - Dr. Maria Montessori

"Preventing conflicts is the work of politics; establishing peace is the work of education." - Dr. Maria Montessori

Middle School Makers by MiddleSchoolMakers 04/06/2021

Middle School Makers by MiddleSchoolMakers

Did you know our Middle School has an Etsy Account? Check it out here

Middle School Makers by MiddleSchoolMakers You searched for: MiddleSchoolMakers! Discover the unique items that MiddleSchoolMakers creates. At Etsy, we pride ourselves on our global community of sellers. Each Etsy seller helps contribute to a global marketplace of creative goods. By supporting MiddleSchoolMakers, you’re supporting a small ...

04/02/2021

Happy Children's Book Day! 📚 Today we celebrate the joy that comes with reading to a child. Ask your child(ren) what their favorite book is and comment below!

Happy Children's Book Day! 📚 Today we celebrate the joy that comes with reading to a child. Ask your child(ren) what their favorite book is and comment below!

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Each environment has been working hard on making a collaborative piece of art. These pieces will also be sold online, th...
Thank you again to the Elementary 1 and Elementary 2 students for their beautiful performance tonight at the graduation.
Did you make it to see the ducks with us this morning?  If not here is a quick video.

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740 Harbor Bend Rd
Memphis, TN
38103

General information

2017 - 2018 Academic Calendar: http://www.mariamontessorischool.org/calendar/

Opening Hours

Monday 8:15am - 3:15pm
Tuesday 8:15am - 3:15pm
Wednesday 8:15am - 3:15pm
Thursday 8:15am - 3:15pm
Friday 8:15am - 3:15pm
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