About Us

We believe that children are inherently good.

Located in the Evergreen Historic District of Midtown Memphis, Midtown Montessori School offers children an environment rich with opportunities to explore their community. Our lead teachers, holding internationally recognized accreditation through the Association Montessori International (AMI), and additional staff members support the vision of creating an environment that aids children's development in a way that is the product of the child's own intellectual, emotional and spiritual work.

Our greatest goal is that the children of our community go into the world knowing that we are all responsible for one another's welfare, for the stewardship of all that surrounds us and with a wisdom regarding how we are each tasked with the work of creating a world that will be more peaceful than we found it.

Learn more about the Montessori Method here.


Our Community's Mission

  • The Prepared Environment, Academic Excellence and Emotional Development: Through a carefully prepared environment, a multi-age classroom and a Montessori curriculum, we support children as they build intellectual and emotional skills needed to make meaningful contributions to society.

  • A Connected & Compassionate Community: Children experience well being, dignity and interconnectedness at Midtown Montessori. They are the center of a community that is connected, compassionate and collaborative in the support and development of one another's interest and development.

  • Freedom, Responsibility & Peace Education: A more peaceful world tomorrow rests upon the efforts we put forth today. At Midtown Montessori, we support children's natural inclinations toward kindness, friendship and justice. We offer the children opportunities to resolve conflicts peacefully with their peers. Through these opportunities, they observe the positive outcomes of the collaborative work of children and adults in their community.

Administrative Staff

Faiqa Khan, Head of School

Sarah Edwards, Director of Education

Marian Greene, Administrator and Director of Admissions

Teaching & Auxiliary Staff

Primary Environments

Sarah Edwards, Primary Directress of casa dogwood

Sarah is a co-founder of Midtown Montessori School and native of Midtown. She received her B.S. in Education with a focus on Early Childhood Education from the University of Memphis. Guided by one of her favorite quotes from Dr. Montessori, “Only the best for the smallest,” she has guided children in Montessori Casas since 2007. Sarah is an Association Montessori International (AMI) certified Primary Directress having trained at The Montessori Training Center of St. Louis.

Annie Hulett, primary directress of casa redbud

Annie has been a resident of Midtown for over a decade and currently resides just a few blocks from Midtown Montessori School. After receiving a B.S. in Social Work from the University of Memphis, she has spent her career working directly with young children and families. She served as an exemplary assistant to Midtown Montessori’s first primary environment beginning 2015, and is now an AMI certified Primary Directress with training completed at The Montessori Training Center of St. Louis.

Elementary Environment

Faiqa Khan, Lead Guide of Magnolia Community

Faiqa is a co-founder and administrator at Midtown Montessori. She received her B.S. in Computer Science with a focus on Mathematics and Communications from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has completed all coursework in History at the University of Central Florida. Her hobbies include music, traveling, art and writing. Using this wide breadth of interests and experience, she has had the opportunity to guide children in Montessori environments since 2012. Faiqa is an Association Montessori Internationale certified Elementary Guide having trained at Montessori Training Center of New England in Hartford, Connecticut.

Additional Staff

Ethan Taylor, Outdoor Guide

Cat Hazelton, Librarian and Media Specialist

Lina Testa, Assistant to Primary

Allie Helms, Auxiliary Assistant and Extended Day Director