Little River Montessori School
Learning is a lifelong process, involving the whole person. Our students are inspired to grow in responsibility, tolerance, compassion, patience, organization, and motivation.
Children at Little River Montessori learn in an environment that supports the individual child’s social, emotional, intellectual, and moral development.
Utilizing children’s innate motivation and their natural sense of curiosity our environment allows children to participate in self-directed learning with multi-sensory, sequential, and self-correcting materials.
Little River Montessori School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
National avg.: 85%
- Nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Little River Montessori School has been inspiring students in the Greater Knoxville area to reach their full potential since 1978. Founded by Aleta and Carl Ledendecker, the school offers an authentic Montessori education to students ages 18 months-12 years. Our schoolhouse was built with a home-like feel, filled with lots of natural light and the grounds offer ample space for learning, gardening, and exploring outdoor activities.Little River Montessori is conveniently located for families across the Greater Knoxville area and Blount County (Walland, Maryville, Alcoa). This convenient location and our school’s reputation for excellence help Little River Montessori draw from a diverse population to create a vibrant school community for your child. Schedule a tour to see for yourself what makes Little River Montessori School a great choice for your child’s education.
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