About Us 2017-03-17T11:04:43+00:00

43 Years of Putting Children First

Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.” – Maria Montessori

At Arbor, we prepare children to go anywhere.  Anywhere their interests, dreams and passions take them.

  • We teach them math, science and language so they can thrive anywhere academically.
  • We encourage independence, self-direction and critical reasoning so they have the tools to make good decisions anywhere their life takes them.
  • We teach collaboration, cooperation and peace because we know our children can be agents of change anywhere they go in the world.

For 44 years Arbor Montessori has been the flagship of Montessori education in Atlanta.  We are one of the largest Montessori schools in the Southeast and regarded as a model studied by many other schools worldwide.

Our Top Facts

  • Founded in 1970
  • SACS/SAIS Accredited
  • AMI Certified
  • Toddler through Middle School

More About Us

History & Mission
History & MissionMaria

The mission of Arbor Montessori School is to develop the unique capabilities of each child through supportive relationships, joyful learning and meaningful work in a Montessori environment. We seek to foster independence in each child, preparing him or her to contribute with integrity to the community of the larger world. Learn more.

School Community
School Community

A school is more than just teachers, classrooms, and curriculums.  A school is also a home for our families.  At Arbor, we have chosen to be a true Montessori community. Learn more.

Fast Facts
Fast Facts
Location, programs, hours, tuition…a quick snapshot of Arbor facts. Learn more.
Faculty & Staff
Faculty & Staff

Arbor is a great place to work.  Therefore, we attract and retain the very best teachers.  Our average faculty tenure is 7.5 years with an average teaching experience of 14 years.  All of our faculty members have an AMI Diploma in addition to a B.A. or B.S. degree.  In addition, 57% of faculty members have advanced degrees (MA, MS or Ph.d. degrees). Learn more.

What People Are Saying about Montessori

“Let’s learn from Montessori: …we don’t have to reinvent the wheel…. The example of thousands of Montessori schools is before us. Montessori puts the student at the center. It is proven to work… it’s working on every inhabited continent, at every economic level. The approach is over 100 years old but the ideas are timeless.
Steven Denning, Forbes Magazine
“I see the thread of Montessori through my children’s life journeys.  They didn’t have to take time off to ‘find themselves.’ They had been discovering who they were since their first day of Primary. Montessori allowed them to flourish”.
Deidre Newfield, Arbor Alumni Parent
“Montessori is a brain-based developmental method that allows children to make creative choices in discovering people, places and knowledge of the world.”
Dr. Steven Hughes, President, American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology
“I do not believe there is a method better than Montessori for making children sensitive to the beauties of the world and awakening their curiosity regarding the secrets of life.”
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Laureate & Former Montessori Student
“I left Arbor with all the right buzz-word qualities in my back pocket: curiosity, independence, open-mindedness, etc. But it was in the times when these qualities were put to the test that I realized how truly prepared to take on the world I was after leaving Arbor.”
Kelly Perry, Arbor Class of 2004