“The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”

-Maria Montessori

Montessori Elementary Education

  • Provides opportunities for collaborative exploration in which the child’s interests are supported and guided as they explore and expand their understanding of the universe
  • Encourages the development of self-confidence, imagination, intellectual independence and self-efficacy
  • Builds an understanding of the child’s role in their community, in their culture and in the natural world

Elementary Montessori at Belle Meade

At Belle Meade, Elementary students develop a love of learning in a space where intrinsic motivation is encouraged. Students learn to read and write, expand their understanding of mathematics, science, social studies and the arts as they plan projects, implement their ideas and work together in school and on the farm. Students explore the world around them doing real work.

Key components of Belle Meade Elementary:

  • Mixed-age groups
  • Extended, uninterrupted work periods
  • Small group, or one-on-one lessons
  • A carefully prepared, inviting, beautiful environment
  • Freedom within limits