Abintra develops confident,
who creatively meet
the challenges of life.
Located on 10 wooded acres in West Nashville, Abintra Montessori School offers educational opportunities for children ages 3 through 14.
Founded by a small group of parents, Abintra opened Nashville's first Montessori elementary program to nine elementary students in 1981 as an independent, nonprofit, educational organization. Those parents envisioned a quality educational experience for their children through Dr. Maria Montessori's educational continuum: follow the child's lead, observe to know the child's needs, prepare the learning environment, support the child's efforts, respect the child's individuality, and trust in the child's inner workings.
Abintra has now expanded its program to serve 150 students from ages 3 through 14. Abintra continues to provide all children with a carefully prepared learning environment, a community of fellow learners, and a wide range of quality materials, including the advanced Montessori equipment.
Mission, Goals, and Classroom Structure
The mission of Abintra Montessori School is to assist in the development of the individual child and adolescent by providing a quality education based on Montessori principles and philosophy.
Activities promote the development of social skills, emotional growth, and physical coordination as well as cognitive preparation for future intellectual academic endeavors. The holistic curriculum, under the direction of a specifically prepared guide, allows the child to experience the joy of learning, the time to enjoy the process, and ensures the development of self-esteem. It provides the experiences from which children create their knowledge.
Our guides strive to meet each child at his or her own developmental levels - intellectually, physically, and socially. Integrated into our academic curriculum are the arts, Spanish, community service learning, and outdoor education.
Our multi-age classrooms are designed to:
Provide carefully prepared, age-specific learning environments with wide-ranging, quality materials
Provide community and enhance socialization, permitting development of a family spirit in the classroom
Allow students to teach and learn from each other.
Facilitate the guides' concentration on individual student development rather than on age or grade norms