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Libertas School of Memphis

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: PK3 – 2
  • District: Achievement School District
  • 137 Students
  • 10 Students per Teacher
  • Methodology: Montessori
  • Languages Offered: Latin (beginning 2016)
  • School Day: 7:35am – 3:30pm
  • Extended Care: 3:30pm – 6pm
  • Extended Calendar: Follows Shelby County Schools schedule, plus one additional week of school and quarterly Saturday family enrichment events
  • Summer Programs: Summer reading and Montessori program for certain new and returning. Please contact the school for more information.
  • Opened in 2015
  • Uniform Required
  • Personalized, Montessori learning: Two teachers in most classes and individual work plans let students advance at their own pace; hands-on materials, peer learning in inclusive mixed-age groups.
  • Rich, core Knowledge curriculum studies world cultures, history, literature, poetry and the arts.
  • Pre-K (age 4) seats available tuition-free (publicly-funded or DHS) for early childhood development
  • Family involvement, wraparound supports, positive communication home, studying local history, investing in the neighborhood, and community service promote attachment and sense of citizenship
  • Incredibly qualified staff: Our lead teachers average 20 years of teaching experience in high-performing urban public schools in Memphis and in private Montessori schools across the country.
  • Extracurriculars: Literature & poetry, gardening and nature study, Vocal music (Kodaly concept / "First Steps in Music"), Suzuki piano
  • Gifted Education: Personalized work plans, curriculum extensions, and independent research allow children of different ability levels to advance at their own pace in the same, inclusive environment.
  • Special Education: The school has multiple certified special education teachers; several paraprofessional aides; hands-on resources, mixed-age groupings, and individualized work plans allow children of different ability levels to advance at their own pace in the same, inclusive environment. Almost 18% of students have classified disabilities.
  • Parent Involvement: Family resource room with computers and parenting classes; Quarterly family enrichment events (cookout, literacy, math, nutrition); Chaperoning trips (botanic garden, museums, colleges); Weekly progress reports; Other volunteer opportunities; Advocacy; Annual parent survey.
  • Tours: Reach out to the Family Coordinator at 609-3611 or sharon.fields@LibertasMemphis.org to schedule a visit. The best times to visit to see Montessori work is 8:30 to 10:30 AM or 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Families are encouraged to visit with their children, if possible.

Enrollment Info

  • Anyone can apply online for free. Students from the zone are guaranteed admission. Students from other zones are admitted through a lottery conducted in the spring. Open seats are filled through the summer on a rolling basis.
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Reviews (7)

  • Wonder, Work and Love Parent 03/09/2017
    As a parent of ADHD Pre-K child my wife and I struggled to find a daycare we trust or a person we trusted to keep him and give him the guidance and nurturing we provide. A church member Sharon Fields introduced us to Libertas and we are happy with this school, staff and the environment if provides. We... More
  • Quality Education, Dedicated Team!Parent 02/15/2017
    My daughter has attended school for the past two years at Libertas, and is currently in her 1st grade year. I have been amazed at the quality of education and individualized attention she receives at Libertas. The team, both in the classroom and in the office, deeply care about the children and families... More
  • Woner, Work and LoveParent 02/15/2017
    As a mom of child with ADHD I know its important to have structure, balance and patience in a childs life to the child can actually comprehend what is being said or learn the lesson being taught. Libertas gives my child the balance and structure he needs and each day he comes home and is excited to tell... More
  • Best Workplace EverTeacher/Staff 02/15/2017
    I've been a teacher for over 10 years and this school is by far the best I've ever worked at. Thank you for the opportunity to serve!
  • Gift to the communityParent 02/15/2017
    The teachers and other staff at Libertas School of Memphis are warm and welcoming. When my child is having an exciting day, his teachers often text pictures of his new feats at school. I love that he has the opportunity to work with beautiful Montessori materials. On the occasion that my son is having... More
  • Fantastic SchoolParent 02/15/2017
    It's a school where the teachers and staff genuinely care about the students and community of Frayser. The school is consonantly working to find the best, most holistically way to educate students while creating committed citizens and life long learners. You feel the love in the this place as soon ... More
  • Wonderful, supportive atmosphereParent 10/26/2015
    My child began kindergarten at Libertas this year and we have been very pleased so far. It is a true Montessori school filled with beautiful materials and enthusiastic teachers/learners. The teachers are very warm and respectful to all and seem to genuinely care for the neighborhood and families who ... More
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Diversity

  • Somewhat Diverse Economically90% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity

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  • 3777 Edenburg Dr, Memphis, TN 38127

  • Frayser Neighborhood
  • This school provides transportation
  • Bus transportation provided for zoned students living outside the 1.5-mile Parental Responsibility Zone.

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