Campus Health & Safety



Little River Montessori School families and staff are always balancing the educational, social, emotional, economic, and other benefits of opening with the risks associated with the pandemic. Currently, our school is open with strict health and safety protocols that responsibly mitigate risk to the greatest extent possible.

We understand that there is an increased risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus by attending school, so this page explains the policies and procedures we are employing to mitigate the COVID-related risks at school. Our approach involves intensive new health monitoring and screening procedures, as well as new on-campus protocols and procedures including mask requirements for all staff and eligible children. In addition to mask procedures, all staff are vaccinated against COVID-19. These plans are designed to complement community and family mitigation strategies.

Little River Montessori School is following the guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Tennessee Department of Health, and the local county health departments to guide our policies in response to COVID-19. Where policies conflict, preferences will be given to the local governing body.

If you have questions or want more specific details, contact the administrative staff at

The information on this page in no way warrants that COVID-19 or other communicable disease infection will not occur through participation in our programs.

COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies

  • All Staff are vaccinated against COVID-19
  • All Staff are required to wear masks inside the buildings.
  • Children, who are able to, are asked to wear masks.
  • Each classroom is equipped with an independent HVAC and UV filtration system.
  • Lessons and high-touch surfaces are sanitized by support staff multiple times per day.

Why Montessori?

Overall, what makes this method of learning so different compared to the conventional form of education we have today, is that the teacher does not stand in front of the class and teach each child the same lesson all at once. Each child is allowed to learn at his/her own rhythm in a way where they feel as though they are in fact not learning or being taught.

Montessori called this way of teaching “preparing the child for success”. The teacher is there to guide your child through small Exercises in which your child will succeed. Through time, the Exercises rise in difficulty but because the progression is so well thought out, the child never feels as though learning is a struggle.