Maria Montessori School

Maria Montessori School


Have you ever wondered what your child learns in their environment? Get a first hand glance into our primary environment on our blog.
At MMS, our guides are here to help your child progress and grow at their own pace, becoming the person they're destined to be.
We're almost two weeks away from the return of our Regatta! If you'd like to be involved, please contact Krissi Williams for more information.
Since the new year, we've added a few friendly faces to the MMS team. Join us in welcoming assistant teacher Emily and toddler caregiver Marilyn to our community! Learn more about them on our blog.
Is your Elementary-age child moving into the Middle School environment next year? Here are a few tips to ease them into this transition as summer approaches.
Today is National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day! What kind of holiday would your child create? Let us know in the comments!
At MMS, we aim to provide an environment that frees our students to develop their full academic, emotional and spiritual potential. We strive to prepare your children for life!
It's the first day of spring! 💐 We're looking forward to many days spent learning and playing outside. What's you and/or your child's favorite part about our outdoor learning environment?
Would you like your child to start cleaning up at home? It's all about setting them up for success! Moms United - shares helpful tips to get your started.
Dr. Maria Montessori's "The Absorbent Mind" is one of her most popular works. While beautifully written and full of helpful information about early childhood education, it can be hard to understand simply because of the time in which it was written. We break down the concept behind the absorbent mind on our blog.
With the rise of TikTok, hashtags like have appeared, sharing videos of children cutting strawberries or different toys marketed as "Montessori." Our very own Maria Schuermann-Cole sat down with Memphis Parent to discuss the difference between the Montessori Method and mommy blogging.
We've always thought MMS is the happiest place on earth, but now there's science to prove it 💛 Psychology Today reports that a Montessori childhood education often leads to higher well-being in adults.

The Maria Montessori School is the premier Montessori (AMI) program in the Mid-South, focused on the

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Creating an interactive environment allows students to learn independently and imaginatively.


Your children are excited to show you what they're learning this school year! Join us from 5-6:30 p.m. for our Lesson Open House. ✏️

How Montessori prepares students for life - Maria Montessori School 12/04/2022

How Montessori prepares students for life - Maria Montessori School

Montessori education teaches students unique lessons including basic life skills, independence and connection building with others. Learn why these skills are essential and how MMS helps our students reach their full potential.

How Montessori prepares students for life - Maria Montessori School Dr. Maria Montessori once said, “In every child is the seed that will mature into an adult.” Montessori schools’ unique approach to education benefits students by preparing them for life beyond the classroom. Studies show students reap long-term benefits from Montessori education and classroom...


Learning through experience is an instrumental way to study the world around us. Happy Wednesday, MMS family!


We hope everyone had a wonderful break! We're excited to welcome our students back this morning.


We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving break! We'll see you on Monday, Nov. 28. 🍂

The connection between outdoor activities and Montessori - Maria Montessori School 11/14/2022

The connection between outdoor activities and Montessori - Maria Montessori School

Outdoor activity is crucial for children and their development. At MMS, the outdoor green space allows students to connect with the environment while also learning valuable lessons.

The connection between outdoor activities and Montessori - Maria Montessori School Dr. Maria Montessori famously maintained the outdoors were a “natural extension of the classroom” and believed children are naturally driven by curiosity. Allowing students to explore nature gives them the opportunity to learn through experience. In our Outdoor Environment, students can explore ...


The River Series continues tonight at our ampitheater. Come out and watch these talented bands perform while supporting our school!


Here at MMS, we know hands-on learning is beneficial for our students. Not only does it help retain information and improve critical thinking skills, but it's fun, too!


Friendly reminder that our Silent Auction is TONIGHT! We hope to see you there!


It's Silent Auction Fundraiser night! The weather is going to be perfect! Come join us for dinner, drinks, dancing, and of course, the auction! You don't want to miss it!


Join us this Saturday night as we travel through time for our Silent Auction! Get ready for a fun-filled night – we look forward to seeing you there in your time traveler outfits!


Historical Halloween is tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.! This is a great way for students to learn history and have fun at the same time. We hope you can join us!


Hands-on learning is important for your child to develop natural interests. At MMS, we encourage students to embrace their natural curiosity to learn about the world around them.


Wishing you a safe and relaxing Fall Break 🍂 We'll see you on Tuesday!


Join us at the amphitheater at 7 p.m. for Tennessee Shakespeare Company's production of Macbeth 🎭 Don't forget to bring a blanket or chairs!


We're only three days away from Tennessee Shakespeare Company's production of Macbeth at our amphitheater! 🎭 This 85-minute production features six actors performing as Shakespeare's players did while touring: with character/costume changes on stage and sound effects accomplished by hand.

We hope you'll join us Thursday at 7 p.m. Feel free to bring a chair or blanket!


We have more thanks to give for Silent Auction donations!

Thank you Mortimer's Memphis, Music Lessons with Stephen McNeill, River Inn of Harbor Town, Lauren and Drew Fontenot, Linda Baxter, Krissi Williams, Lee and Bobby Montgomery, Janie Rose Boutique, and Oriental Trading Company!


Friendly reminder – today is a half day for Parent Teacher Conferences! School is in session from 8:30-11:30 a.m. We can't wait to see you! 📚

Age-Appropriate Chores for Kids - Motherly 10/04/2022

Age-Appropriate Chores for Kids - Motherly

Getting your child involved in chores is a great way to continue practical life activities outside of the classroom. Motherly shares a few ideas of how you can include your child in your Saturday cleaning routine.

Age-Appropriate Chores for Kids - Motherly From chores for 1 to 3 year old children to chores for older kids ages 4 and up, here's a list of age-appropriate chores your kids can do. Category : Parenting


We have started collecting donations for our annual Silent Auction fundraiser. We have already had a number of businesses generously donate items!

Many thanks to: Huey's Restaurants, Central BBQ, Feast & Graze, Tsunami, Inches, Mutt Island, Children's Museum of Memphis, Utopia Animal Hospital, Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School, Soccer Shots Memphis, Mid-South Chess, SunFish Children's Theatre, Memphis Zoo, and Tamp and Tap.

Do you have a business that would like to donate an item to the silent auction? Email us at [email protected].


At MMS, it's our job to help your child reach their full potential by guiding them through hands-on informational activities and lessons to prepare them for the future. We love seeing your children learn about themselves and the world around them!


Heads up, parents and guardians – our 2022-2023 handbook is online! As always, if you have any questions, please contact the office.


Today is the autumn equinox! Fall is the perfect time to encourage outdoor exploration with your children. Consider going on nature hikes or cataloging different types of leaves as a fun weekend activity.


Parents and guardians, don't forget tomorrow is our Parent Education Meeting from 5-6:30 p.m.! The theme is "Classroom Connections."

You're invited to spend an hour in your child's classroom as we discuss a typical day at MMS and answer any questions you may have about your child's experience.

This meeting is adults only. We hope to see you there!


Did you know our first class met at St. Michael's School on Summer Ave. in 1986? We had six students! Since then, we moved to Harbor Town and built our campus. As enrollment's increased, so has our staff!

We're thankful you've joined us on this journey, and we're grateful to have you as a part of our community.

Meet our staff! - Maria Montessori School 09/14/2022

Meet our staff! - Maria Montessori School

Now that we've gotten back into the swing of things, we wanted to take a moment to introduce you to our wonderful staff! We're so thankful for their hard work, dedication and passion.

Meet our staff! - Maria Montessori School Meet our staff! Aug 30, 2022 “The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say,‘The children are working now as if I did not exist.’” – Dr. Maria Montessori Every August, a buzz emulates from campus as staff and students return for the new school year. If your children ar...


We're not the only ones back in the classroom! Miss Marilyn is returning to the classroom to continue her education to become AMI-certified. We're so proud of her hard work!


It is a joy to watch your children learn. We think Dr. Maria Montessori said it best – hands-on learning is the key to development and growth.


We're so excited for this afternoon's Back to School BBQ! Join us in the garden from 4-7 p.m. for food, drinks, games and water fun.

We'll see you tonight! P.S. Don't forget a swimsuit 👙


Today is our first full day back on campus! We're so excited to watch your children learn and grow this year.


Friendly reminder that today is a half day for all returning students in all environments! We will dismiss at 11:30.


Today begins new toddler and primary student orientation! We can't wait to meet you in person and tell you more about MMS.


Let the new school year festivities begin! Parents, please join us tonight at 6 p.m. for an orientation meeting – and remember, adults only!

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Big news: we're hosting a Back to School BBQ Saturday, August 20 from 4-7 p.m.! Join us in the garden for food, drinks, games and water fun. Be sure to bring a swimsuit!

We hope to see you there as we celebrate the upcoming school year!

5 Montessori Hacks to Encourage Independence for Back-to-School 08/02/2022

5 Montessori Hacks to Encourage Independence for Back-to-School

It's almost time for us to return to our yellow schoolhouse! As we prepare for orientation, let's hear helpful advice from an AMI-certified teacher and parent on how to get your child ready to go back to school.

5 Montessori Hacks to Encourage Independence for Back-to-School here's how to empower your LO to do things for themselves!


There is so much learning that can be done through doing things together. Cooking is a great example. Children can learn about measurements, coordination, states of matter and many other lessons by joining you in the kitchen. What will you make today?

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740 Harbor Bend Road
Memphis, TN

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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