Now enrolling 2016-2017 school year!! Registration week is July 18-22.

First Class Montessori School is a private, tuition-based school with rolling admissions throughout the year and list special admission events below. Please call to schedule a tour or observation with your student. RSVPs are appreciated, drop-ins are welcome. Parents should contact directress Evelyn Hibbler or Erin Parish to schedule individual tours. 
How to Apply
  • Submit an application and $25 fee.
  • Schedule to observe our schools. Tours are given Monday - Friday at 9 a.m. Please call: 901-274-5622 to tour the Peabody campus or call 901-385-7425 to tour the Cordova campus. You also can request more information.


Enrollment Fees
New student fee: $350 (please see the tuition schedule below for monthly and annual tuition fees.)
Returning student fee: $250
* These are non-refundable fees for the school year that are due with the enrollment form at the time of enrollment. (Please see the tuition schedule below for monthly and annual tuition fees.)

Toddlers, Preschool, K-3

The most important years for learning are from birth to age six. 

Creativity Within the Child

1st Class Montessori prepares children for life and not just for the next academic level.

Respect for the Child

Dr. Maria Montessori believed that children learn best by doing. 

For more than 20 years, 1st Class Montessori School has led the way in understanding, respecting and teaching children of multiple ethnic backgrounds using the Montessori method. We believe that Montessori fulfills their need to be independent, creative and individuals, and we incorporate other best teaching strategies so students are prepared for any academic setting. Our students receive individual attention because our classroom sizes are small, allowing teachers the freedom to focus on what’s most important – making sure students receive a first-class education. First Class Montessori School was founded by Evelyn Thorpe-Hibbler, who believes that all children can learn when given the opportunity. We are certified as an American Montessori School, affiliated with the American Montessori Society and by the Tennessee Department of Education.