ABOUT US

welcome to mehp





TUITION FREE

MEHP is a tuition-free public charter school.

GRADES SERVED

MEHP serves students from Pre-K3 through 5th grade.

CO-EDUCATIONAL

MEHP operates as a co-educational school designed to feed CGLA and other schools.

OUR SCHOOL

BUILDING UPON HISTORY

Located on the site of the former Highland Park Grammar School, Montessori Elementary at Highland Park will be an anchor institution in one of Chattanooga’s most vibrant and diverse urban neighborhoods. Founded in 1889, Highland Park is a historic district that is experiencing explosive growth and redevelopment. Attention garnered through revitalization efforts have transformed Highland Park into an eclectic community defined by tree-lined residential streets, lush green spaces, outdoor recreational parks, local businesses, and outstanding schools.

THE MISSION

our mission

The mission of Montessori Elementary at Highland Park is to cultivate ambitious, fearless learners through intellectually-stimulating, interactive experiences that awaken curiosity, nurture advanced thinking, and promote independence.

MONTESSORI METHOD

montessori

Developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, the Montessori approach is an educational blueprint for cultivating confident, agile thinkers by allowing children to independently discover and problem-solve.

GOVERNANCE BOARD

COMMITTED TO EDUCATION

We are thankful to have a governance board committed to our mission. Visit the link below to view our members.

our board

our leadership

Our team of experienced leaders are dedicated to providing the best education possible for our students.

dr. sue anne wells

FOUNDER

DR. ELAINE SWAFFORD

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

GWEN HOWARD

PRINCIPAL

LISA CALLAHAN

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
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MONTESSORI Quote

"Education must begin at birth. Free a child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.”

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