ADOLESCENT LEAD GUIDE & COORDINATOR
Adolescents are just as special as everyone else in the world, and it is essential for them to realize that. They are brimming with untapped potential and sometimes it takes just one person to bring that out - which is why we work with many professionals and specialists around the community. Our goal is for each student to feel that their voice matters and that having their say can make a difference.
There is so much to love about the elementary age, but I think their burgeoning imagination is my favorite aspect of their learning. As a guide, my work is to spark their sense of wonder about the world, and to guide their understanding of their place within it, all of which helps their imagination to grow. Having the opportunity to ignite their sense of wonder is my favorite part of teaching.
The work cycle is the foundation of each morning in the Montessori classroom, and it is no exception for the Adolescent program. Students work independently through various parts of the curriculum with one-on-one or small group lessons with a guide scheduled throughout the day.
Abintra's campus sits nestled atop a hill surrounded by 11 wooded acres in West Nashville. Students visit our multiple gardens and walk the labyrinth with care. Venture further into our woods and you'll find hiking trails shaded by tall trees and a fully-stocked archery range. Our apiary provides a hands-on beekeeping experience.
Music & The Arts
Music and the Arts are integrated into the Adolescent program. Students explore painting, clay, photography, and other mediums in our Arts studio. Students are exposed to multiple instruments, composition, and music appreciation in their music studies.
Located 20 minutes from campus, Emerson Farm provides a rich landscape for community building, outdoor skills, animal care, cooking, and more. In their extension of farm studies, students learn about the origins of food and how it gets to their tables. Produce, grown on the farm and harvested by students, is circulated back into the Abintra community and the wider Nashville community.
Students work with local organizations to support community efforts and partake in internships.