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. 


● We invest in the Arts by providing our students a MakerSpace that champions the creative process, open-ended inquiry, and critical thinking skills. Lamplighter’s ties to the local and regional arts communities run deep, affording our students a Visiting Artists program unparalleled in the Memphis area. Bringing singer-songwriters, cultural dancers, sculptors, muralists, designers, writers, ceramicists, photographers, and illustrators into our classrooms provides the up close, in-person experiences that can most impact children’s creative minds.


● We build a community that embraces parents, welcomes feedback, supports open dialogue, and encourages participation to foster trust and transparency in our school.


● We believe that parents who are educated in the evidence-based practices of the Montessori method will recognize its potential for profound, positive impact on their children’s long-term success. As parents of Lamplighter Montessori alumni, many members of the Teacher-Administrator team see our adult children thriving professionally and personally, and it’s our mission to share this path with our families as we journey together and make memories that will last a lifetime.