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School Calendar Events

Arbor’s Orientation Schedule for the 2017-18 School Year


January 22 @ 8:00 am


January 23 @ 8:00 am

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News and Stories

Reflections on Gratitude and Giving

By Cecilia Fernandez, Primary Teacher This time of year inspires many of us to reflect on how fortunate we are, on all of the things for which we are grateful.  [...]

Resources for Inspiring Giving and Gratitude in Children

By Cecilia Fernandez, Primary Teacher Children’s books can be a helpful resource when teaching children the importance of giving.  They can facilitate conversations, ideas and plans.  Some of the classic books [...]

The Benefits of Arbor’s Adolescent Program

By Kim Taylor, Adolescent Guide Dr. Montessori believed that during adolescence “the individual child is becoming a new born social being who did not exist before…in this sensitive period he [...]

Montessori: Education for Peace

by Cecilia Fernandez, Primary Teacher "If we are to teach real peace in this world... we shall have to begin with the children." -Mahatma Gandhi Have you ever wondered why [...]

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Primary and Elementary conferences are held in the fall and spring. Adolescent Program conferences are held in the fall, winter and spring. Sign-up for conferences is handled through our online scheduling service, Schoolicity™.

Before each conference time, teachers will send a “Getting Ready for Conferences” form for parents to fill out.  Please take this opportunity to communicate the items you would like to cover during the conference; this is very helpful to the teacher and provides a spring-board for effective discussions. You will receive a written report prior to conferences detailing your child’s progress.

During conferences, older students may sit quietly outside the classroom while their parents are in the conference if permission has been given by the teacher ahead of time. Adolescent Program conferences may be conducted on a different schedule and require the student’s participation.

School Closings

In the event of inclement weather, check your local listings for Dekalb County

In the event of inclement weather, please check your local listings for Dekalb County. We follow Dekalb County for school closings due to weather. If Arbor Montessori School is already in session, and Dekalb County schools are closing early or cancelling after-school activities, you will be notified by email (“Constant Contact”) and phone (“School Announcement”) about what we plan to do.We will do our best to keep you informed!

Arbor Store

Show your school spirit!  We have logo items for sale through our development office at the Lavista campus.  Contact Tracy Barry for sizes and availability.