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

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News and Stories

In the Classroom We Learn We Are More Alike than We Are Different

Dear Parents,  The beginning of a new school year is my favorite time of the year. It is so full of hopes, dreams, and possibilities. It makes my heart so [...]

Arbor’s Role in the Global Montessori Community – Alison Sherrill, Elementary Coordinator

One of the things that we are most proud of at Arbor – aside from our students, families and staff – is that we have become a benchmark for Montessori [...]

How to Talk to Your Primary Child about Their Day – by Myesha Green, Primary Teacher

Each day, the children spend their days actively engaged in many activities.  They sing songs, have conversations, help roll rugs, prepare snack, set up for lunch, observe the work of [...]

Asking Your Primary Child “What Did You Do Today?” by Kari Ewert-Krocker, Primary Teacher

Oftentimes, when I get off of work, my husband Nate will ask "How was your day?" Sometimes, I particularly enjoy sharing how things went: an anecdote from the classroom, new [...]

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.