Hull Jackson Montessori School

By time, precept and excellence

By time, precept and excellence

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 4
  • Pearl Cohn Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare

Welcome to Our School

Marti Phillips  Principal

Marti Phillips

I would like to take just a moment to welcome you to Hull Jackson Montessori Magnet. For all of us here, we consider it a huge honor that you have chosen or are considering Hull Jackson as the foundation for your child’s education. 

Just as you are, we are invested in your child and want them to achieve. We have high expectations and help develop challenging but attainable goals for each student. To help them achieve those goals, we hope you’ll partner with us in growing the students both academically and developmentally.  

We look forward to your being here and actively participating in your child's education.


Contact Information

1015 Kellow Street
Nashville, TN 37208 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Marti Cantrell-Phillips
Secretary: Diana Peterson
Counselor: Sonya Johnson
Attendance: Johnnie Parson
School Board Representative: Sharon Gentry



School Description

As Nashville’s first public Montessori school, Hull Jackson Montessori School encourages students in our primary and elementary programs to engage and learn through an individualized learning format based on the Montessori philosophy. As part of this philosophy, teachers guide students through differentiated instruction tailored to meet the strengths and challenges of their students, all while meeting district and state academic standards.  

In addition, students are given the opportunity to participate in various activities outside of the regular school day, such as the Disney productions, strings programs, tutoring, various clubs, alongside community building projects.

Hull Jackson is a place where children are valued and invested in.  There is a sense of family and teamwork that is unprecedented, and the joy and enthusiasm for learning as we prepare students for their next steps are unmatched. Students and parents also feel welcome and valued at Hull Jackson. They know that through the process, whether easy or difficult, they will have a voice and solutions will be developed to meet all needs.

School Hours

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • All students engage in the core academic subjects along with related arts classes. 
  • Students work individually, in small groups and whole group on their individualized work plan. Each class has large blocks of time allocated for the work to be completed.  
  • Students are given time to develop social skills during non-instructional times throughout the day.

School Details & Links


Bottoms: Navy; girls can wear navy plaid. 
Tights should be solid color, preferably navy or white.

Tops: Navy or white; 4th grade only can wear pale yellow; tie optional for boys.

All students K-4 should have a belt if there are belt loops.

Sweaters/jackets: Solid color; no writing.

No hats


  • Before and aftercare
    YMCA Fun Co
  • Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
  • Tutoring
  • Clothing closet
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Anti-bullying training/clubs

  • Chess Club
  • Choir
  • Creative Writing
  • Disney Musicals
  • Garden Club
  • Girls on the Run
  • Intramural Sports
  • Math Club
  • Recycling
  • Bike Club
  • Leadership Development

  • Roger’s Group
  • Watkins Art Institute
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity