1st Class Montessori - Shaping our children's future through a "first-class" education.

Enrollment is open for the 
2014-2015 school year!
More details coming soon about Open House! 

How to Apply
  • Submit an application and $25 fee.
  • Schedule  a time to observe our schools. Peabody location tours are given on Tuesdays and Thursdays - please call: 901-274-5622. Tours are given at the Cordova location on Mondays and Wednesdays - please call 901-385-7425. You also can request more information or check the Admissions link. 
New student fee: $350
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.

First Class Montessori School has rolling admissions throughout the year. 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. 

1CMS Uniform Policy
Students may wear 1st Class Montessori School uniform tops provided by Spikner with navy blue bottoms, including shorts, pants, skirts, skorts. Jeans may be worn on Friday only. To see the entire selection of 1CMS uniform pieces, including plaid jumpers, sweaters and school jacket, visit Spikner at 1210 Madison Avenue, contact Jetona Branch, 901-725-1757. *Please see the parent/student handbook for Acceptable Daily Uniform Attire

Upcoming School Calendar Events
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. 
*First Class Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in the administration of its admission or tuition policies.