Lamplighter Montessori School

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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 (2024)

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

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
125 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Lamplighter Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

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
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Can sign up for 1 week at a time.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Sally Harville


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lamplighter Montessori School cost?
Lamplighter Montessori School's tuition is approximately $12,000 for private students and $225 for summer students.
When is the application deadline for Lamplighter Montessori School?
The application deadline for Lamplighter Montessori School is Mar. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Mar. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

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

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