Established in 1981

Founded in 1981 by a small group of parents as Nashville's first Montessori elementary program, Abintra was built on the vision to bring the philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori to life: 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 now serves children ages 3 to 14 in our lower school and upper school communities.