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Lamplighter Montessori School provides an enriched, quality Montessori education for students 18 mo - 15 years of age. Spacious, well-lit classrooms, with child-sized furniture and art, showcase the full scope and sequence of Montessori materials. Montessori trained teachers, with a vast knowledge of child development, guide students along their learning path, staying attuned to their emerging gifts, and supplying the appropriate level of challenge to inspire a genuine love of learning.
We prioritize the education of the whole child through a comprehensive study in the following subject areas: Mathematics, Science, Geography and Culture, History, Language, Handwriting, Sensorial Refinement, Practical Life, Grace and Courtesy, Art, Spanish, Library, Orff Music, Physical Education, and MakerSpace.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 125 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,000
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

Lamplighter Montessori School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1967
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost
$225
Summer Program Cost Notes
Can sign up for 1 week at a time.

Student Body

Total Students
125 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
60%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Lamplighter Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size
24 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Ranges from $7,250 for part-time toddler to $15,210 for full time Middle School
% on Financial Aid
11%
Admissions Director
Sally Harville

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Chess Club, Nature Club, Physical Fitness Club, Science Lab, Soccer Shots

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Physical Education

School Notes

Memphis area families are fortunate to have a variety of education options. Here is what sets Lamplighter apart: 
  • We offer a high quality, person-centered Montessori education that supports the development of every child and celebrates individual strengths and gifts, with extended care and after-school enrichment opportunities to support the needs of modern families. 
  • We exceed the rigorous expectations required for accreditation by the American Montessori Society (AMS), the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and Cognia, and exceed compliance standards monitored by the Tennessee Department of Education. 
  • We employ a team of educators and administrators drawing upon decades of classroom experience, Montessori certification, and advanced degrees to demonstrate their passion for education. 
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 125 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,000
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / rolling

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