Montessori Academy

Note from Head of School

Montessori Academy is a unique school not just within the Nashville/ Brentwood community but also within the national Montessori community.  We are authentically Montessori as attested by our accreditation from the American Montessori Society (the only AMS accredited school in middle Tennessee) and academic verified by our accreditation by AdvancEd (SACS).  Starting at eighteen months and going through twelfth grade, the Montessori pedagogical framework means that our students thrive in an environment that develops intrinsic motivation, self-confidence, independence, and out-of-the-box thinking (executive function).  At the same time we have a solidly academic program which has our students prepared to thrive in whatever academic environment they chose when they move on from here after middle school.

While most public schools are cutting back on the Arts, we view them as a very important component of a solid education.  With specialists in all areas, we have strong programs in the visual arts, strings, band, choral music, and drama.  These areas are highlighted each year with art shows, a musical drama performance, and multiple concerts.

Please feel free to look through the website as it contains a wealth of information.  You can call the office to set up a time for a tour of the school or ask any questions you may have.

Jim Bernstorf, Ed.D.
Head of School/Executive Director