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.
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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