Abintra Montessori School

Abintra Montessori School

Located on 10 wooded acres in West Nashville, Abintra Montessori School offers educational opportunities for children from early childhood through middle school. ​The primary goal of Abintra's Montessori program is to help each child reach his or her full potential in all areas of life. Activities promote the development of social skills, emotional growth, and physical coordination as well as cognitive preparation for future intellectual academic endeavors.

The curriculum and guiding philosophy of Abintra Montessori School is based on the work of Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician who dedicated her life to an educational philosophy based on years of observing children.  She wrote curriculum, adapted and created materials, built child-size furnishings, and designed special physical environments.  Her conclusion: Education must follow the universal laws of human development as revealed in the actual lives of children.

A Montessori community is a safe place where the dignity and unique possibilities of each member are respected and nurtured. At Abintra, we provide classroom environments where children connect with each other and their guides in the learning process in the classroom and during outside activities. Curriculum materials are designed to be self-correcting so that students may “discover” learning as opposed to having an adult tell them what something means.

There are numerous opportunities for children to make educated choices, learn from their mistakes, and repeat and practice activities using their various learning styles. At every opportunity children are empowered for life-long learning by having a sense of ownership of their own work. In the Upper School classrooms, guides (teachers) engage with the children in designing an educational plan that is unique to each child’s individual style and interests while adhering to national standards.

Classrooms are multi-age groupings where children learn from their guides, older mentors, their own individual explorations, and have opportunities to teach what they have learned. Montessori classrooms are dynamic and collaborative places where the whole child – mind, body, and spirit – is engaged in developing academic abilities by following personal interests and establishing respect for self and others.  This happens through exploration of the environment and relationships, and working within a community to create a better, more peaceful world.

Abintra's Admission Policy
Abintra's Montessori education is an approach to learning with no distinction of class, culture, or intelligence. Our admission policy gives equal consideration to all children, regardless of race, color, creed, sex, religious denomination, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
Furthermore, Abintra makes every effort to promote diversity as a value in its curriculum and within its student body and staff. Abintra seeks diversity, believing that a child benefits from learning with children of various backgrounds, learning styles, and inherent abilities.

Montessori's educational approach has changed the learning process throughout the world. There are approximately 22,000 Montessori schools worldwide. Montessori schools teach children from as early has birth to 18 years old when children become adults.

There are different levels of Montessori development. The schools we list provide different levels and practices of the Montessori educational system/approach. Call the phone number listed for more information and/or to set up an appointment to visit the school.

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