Primary Community (ages 3yrs – Kindergarten)

“The child should love everything he learns.  Whatever is presented to him must be made beautiful and clear.  Once this love has been kindled, all problems confronting the educationalist will disappear.”
-Maria Montessori

Mt Juiet Montessori Academy (MJM) offers each child an individualized education; where ever your child is in current understanding and interest is where we start with your child each day.   Every child at MJM learns at their own pace and enjoys freedom of choice in a calm, friendly atmosphere. If you are looking for a preschool that teaches more than colors and shapes, Mt. Juliet Montessori is the place for you.

Our Montessori classrooms are bright, beautiful spaces which are prepared in such a way that children work freely and independently after the teacher gives them a formal lesson.  This is possible because our specialized Montessori materials are designed to keep teaching the child once the teacher has walked away.  The child has the sense that he/she is discovering information on his/her own through play and exploration as opposed to being “taught and trained” by an adult.   Fatigue-free learning and self confidence are natural bi-products of this beautiful process of discovery.

The mixed aged grouping in our classrooms encourages children to teach and learn from each other.  The teacher’s role is one of careful observer and guide as the children progress at their own pace.  MJM’s specially prepared environment is designed to draw a child toward a progression of skills. The uninterrupted “work cycle” also allows the child to focus on a task for as long as they would like and master each skill.

There are five major areas to MJM’s primary classroom environment:  Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, and Culture.  (Culture includes Science, Geography and Art.)  Each area creates proficiency in traditional studies through real life, hands on exercises.

Our Teachers are formally trained and certified in high quality Montessori training programs.   Mt Juliet Montessori Academy is a member school of the American Montessori Society which ensures this curriculum is authentic and of the highest quality.   We are accredited by the Tennessee Department of Education.