Now enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year!!

First Class Montessori School is a private, tuition-based school with rolling admissions throughout the year. If you are interested in learning more about us, please call the preferred location to schedule a tour. 

How to Apply
  • Schedule to observe our school environments. Tours are given Mondays- Fridays at 9 a.m. or 9:30 a.m.
Please call: 901-274-5622 to tour the Peabody campus with Mrs. Erin Parish  or call 901-385-7425 to tour the Cordova campus with Mrs. Evelyn Hibbler.
You also can request more information.
  • Submit the application and non-refundable $25 fee. 



Creativity Within the Child

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

Toddlers, Preschool, K-3

Dr. Maria Montessori believed that children learn best .

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.