The school has reached a critical point in our history where there is a need for improved physical space for our Toddler and Primary classrooms to ensure the programs’ continued quality and, ultimately, the sustainability of our entire school.
We rely on our Toddler and Primary students to feed our Elementary and Adolescent programs. Unlike other Atlanta Montessori Elementary programs, our Elementary programs are full so the students can experience the benefits of a large, mixed-age classroom and flourish at every level. We need to ensure that this remains true for the future.
By purchasing the building on Scott Boulevard, we have taken the first step towards creating a purpose-built incubator for our school. The difference in control that we will have by owning and not renting is immeasurable. Arbor can plan more effectively, react more quickly and overall be more responsive to the needs of our families and staff when we have the power to decide issues such as maintenance, renovations, security, parking, gardens and playgrounds.
A critical piece of brand strength is consistency of offerings and experience. Prospective parents will experience the beauty of a custom-made “prepared environment” where everything in the classroom is designed and laid out for the specific developmental needs of the children. When the Scott Blvd. building is complete, there will be a seamless experience for prospective parents who visit both that campus and the LaVista campus.
Arbor Montessori has an excellent reputation for academic excellence. Our graduates thrive at Atlanta’s top private schools and public schools and flourish at colleges and universities’ nationwide. By investing in Arbor’s Capital Campaign, donors are investing in that reputation and in the future of the school.
This campaign will challenge the school community to envision what could be, both now and in the future, while always keeping an overriding focus on enhancing the education of the children of Arbor.
The success of this campaign impacts all of the children and families at Arbor.