The Montessori School located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is committed to offering a unique educational method designed to nurture creativity, compassion, and confidence in children. This school caters to the learning needs of children from infancy all the way up to sixth grade. The Head of School, Allison Driver, stresses the institution’s dedication to promoting independent learning, emotional development, and a genuine respect for diversity.
The Montessori philosophy came to Chattanooga in 1973 when Roberta (Bobbe) Spink started The Montessori World of Children in a small house on Signal Mountain. In 1981, Bobbe and her husband moved the school to a leased building downtown, a location that would allow children from all parts of Chattanooga and the surrounding areas to attend.
The Montessori World of Children became The Montessori School in 2004, when staff and parents worked together to form a non-profit board for the growing school. TMS now includes one infant/tweener class, three toddler classes, four preschool classes, and a full elementary (grades 1-6), with a total enrollment of 200.
Over the years, the school has come to represent the best of educational innovation with goals that are firmly rooted in a Montessori curriculum and high moral standards, and encompassing visionary branches that reach into our children’s 21st century world. A true sense of community – Head of School, Allison Driver, parents, students, and staff as supporting members of the same team – completes the picture, offering a unique learning experience for all involved.
The Montessori School provides the best and most current education to the Chattanooga community using the Montessori methods.
Over the years, The Montessori School has come to symbolize the epitome of educational innovation. Our goals, deeply rooted in the Montessori curriculum and high moral standards, extend into visionary branches that reach into our children’s 21st-century world. Our school is a true community with the Head of School, parents, students, and staff functioning as supporting members of the same team. This sense of community provides a unique and enriching learning experience for everyone involved.
For a more detailed overview of our philosophy, please visit our philosophy page.