LEARNING THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME

SPECIAL FOR THE AJT

“The child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence,” said Dr. Maria Montessori. That spark has been lit in Atlanta’s children for more than 50 years at Springmont, where engaged learning such as this occurs. Springmont provides a learning environment where lessons are experienced, not just taught, by competent and engaging teachers.

Springmont has a long history of providing an educational experience that is crafted to fit each stage of a child’s development. Students’ intellectual abilities grow alongside their character in a warm and safe school community. When a safe environment is provided at school, curiosity thrives and great learning and exploration take place. Our dedicated and experienced faculty builds upon this and cultivates each student’s inner spark, fostering curiosity, initiative and engaged learning that will last a lifetime.

Located on a seven-acre wooded, park-like campus in the heart of Sandy Springs, Springmont uses materials and techniques, such as mixed-age classes and service learning that were developed by Dr. Montessori. Why? Because it works.development. Students’ intellectual abilities grow alongside their character in a warm and safe school community. When a safe environment is provided at school, curiosity thrives and great learning and exploration take place. Our dedicated and experienced faculty builds upon this and cultivates each student’s inner spark, fostering curiosity, initiative and engaged learning that will last a lifetime.

Springmont is the oldest Montessori school in the Southeast. The curriculum is accredited by The Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools™ (SACS) and is recognized by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Thirty-one full time teachers and assistants educate children from 18 months of age to 14 years of age. Springmont is non-sectarian, non-profit and is governed by a Board of Trustees.
Families joining the Springmont community come from all over the world. More than a dozen languages are spoken among Springmont’s families, hailing from countries from six different continents. While walking the campus, one may hear Hindi, Tamil, German, Portuguese or Arabic, among the other languages that are spoken on a daily basis. All major religions are represented as well. This rich, cultural and ethnic diversity is celebrated in our school community and woven into our classroom studies as well as our special events, which celebrate our school’s Mission, Core Values and the lives and cultures of people around the world.

Our curriculum is as individualized as development itself. To prepare for success in a world not yet envisioned, today’s students will need the tools and skills to adapt. At Springmont, students thrive by gaining confidence and a sense of self in conjunction with problem solving skills, social acumen, creativity, compassion and intellectual pursuits. As a result, graduates matriculate to their choice of Atlanta’s private and public schools.

Editor’s note: for more information please visit www.springmont.com