Welcome!

Come Learn and Grow With Us!

East Lake Montessori (ELM) is a non-profit, part-time preschool nestled in the heart of East Lake, Chattanooga.

East Lake Montessori strives to educate the children of East Lake to love learning, love work, and love one another.  As we recognize the image of God in each child and adult, we strive to be a racially and economically diverse community fostering integrity, creativity, independence, and grace-filled interactions.

Feel free to contact us for more information or to schedule a tour! We look forward to hearing from you!


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Giving Tuesday 2022

We are currently fundraising for Giving Tuesday, November 29, 2022. Your donation on Giving Tuesday goes directly to our Legacy Scholarship Fund. This fund helps East Lake residents attend our program so that children of all backgrounds can flourish in Montessori education. Thank you for your generosity!

East Lake Montessori (ELM) is a ministry partner with New City East Lake Church (PCA). We believe that every child deserves a strong foundational education that ignites creativity and a lifelong love of learning. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, ability, or sex. We believe that God has created everyone in His unique image, and as such deserves compassion, dignity, and a sense of place and purpose. ELM is designed to communicate these things to every child that walks through our doors.

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