About Us

We believe that children are inherently good.

Located in the beautiful 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. 


Sarah Edwards, Primary Directress & Head of School

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 taught in a Montessori classroom for eight years and has served the children of Midtown as a lead teacher for the past five years. Sarah is an Association Montessori International (AMI) certified Primary Directress having trained at The Montessori Training Center of St. Louis.

Faiqa Khan, Elementary Guide & School Administrator

Faiqa is a co-founder of Midtown Montessori School and a proud resident of Midtown. Starting as an assistant and then a lead guide in a Montessori environment, Faiqa has been learning and growing with children ranging in ages six to twelve since 2012. Having received AMI accreditation at the Montessori Training Center of New England in Hartford, Connecticut, she is grateful for the opportunity to offer the option of an elementary level Montessori education to families in Memphis. 

Annie Hulett, Assistant to Primary

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. While teaching in a traditional preschool for the past three years, she was inspired to explore a career in  Montessori education after watching her daughter, Ella, thrive in a Montessori Toddler Community and Primary Classroom.  Annie has commenced coursework at The Montessori Training Center of St. Louis and will complete an AMI Primary certification in the Summer of 2019. 

Marissa Kizer, assistant to elementary

Ethan Taylor, Guide to Outdoor Environment

Marian Greene, Administrative Assistant