What We do
Our child-centered framework will recognize students and their boundless capabailities in and out of the classroom.
Opened in August 2021, Montessori Elementary at Highland Park is a co-educational, public charter school that offers an educational program for children, PreK 3 through 5th grade.
Located in the heart of the Highland Park community, the school serves families from all backgrounds and provides a dynamic, participatory environment that integrates Montessori childhood education with STEAM experiential learning.
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Quotes from Dr. Maria Montessori
Montessori Elementary at Highland Park is important.
...the first five years of life are fundamentally the most formative. Healthy development during this critical time forges a foundation for educational achievement, economic productively, emotional and physical wellbeing, and responsible citizenship.
A majority of students are not academically prepared for the rigor of the 6th grade classroom. When new 6th grade students enter CGLA, 86% of them are three grade levels behind in reading and math. This multi-year deficiency not only creates significant academic challenges for both the faculty and students but also depletes the school’s social, emotional, and financial capital.
Research proves that an investment in a comprehensive quality learning program will reduce and, often, eliminate achievement gaps and is a cost-effective strategy that improves the quality of a life in a community. Montessori Elementary at Highland Park will be the gateway for transforming lives in Chattanooga
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