Transitions and Graduation 2017-03-17T11:04:42+00:00

Transitions and Graduation – Life after Arbor

 You are an extraordinary group of educators and your graduates are very well prepared for the next step in their lives. Our teachers are constantly telling me, ‘We love the kids from Arbor. Get more of them.’ –Chuck Byrd. Director of Admissions at St. Pius X

One of the most often-asked questions we receive is “How is the transition for Arbor grads to traditional schools?”  The answer, quite simply, is “seamless.”
Arbor graduates leave with at least two critically important assets that we believe will sustain them throughout their lifetime: the ability to adapt and a love of learning.

Montessori’s real-world learning environment prepares a child remarkably well for any environment—not only for high school and college, but for the fast-changing demands and unlimited possibilities our 21st century world has waiting for them beyond college.

By the time our graduates are in the work force, it is estimated that they will have to change careers at least two or three times during their lifetimes. Improvements in technology will increase the pace of life significantly.

How do you prepare children for such a world?

At Arbor we try by enhancing their ability to think logically, to cope with change, to cooperate with others, to pose creative solutions to problems; to defend their right to their own opinions and values, and to respect the rights of others. These are the skills that will allow them to open any door of opportunity.

Here are few real-world examples that show how Arbor students have developed the foundation to flourish wherever they go.

The number of Arbor alumni who have attended these high schools over the past 10 years:

  • Academe of the Oaks – 5
  • Arabia Mountain –  1
  • Atlanta International School – 3
  • Baylor School – 1
  • Bellevue High School (Seattle, WA) – 1
  • Ben Franklin Academy – 1
  • Brookwood High School – 1
  • Chamblee High School – 3
  • Cherokee High School – 1
  • Decatur High School – 21
  • DeKalb School of the Arts – 5
  • Druid Hills High School – 8
  • The Galloway School – 8
  • Grady High School – 9
  • Greater Atlanta Christian High School – 4
  • Holy Spirit Preparatory School – 1
  • Lake Forest High School – 1
  • Lakeside High School – 32
  • Lithonia High School – 1
  • Marist School – 2
  • MLK High School – 1
  • Mount Vernon Presbyterian School – 1
  • North Cobb High School – 1
  • Norcross High School – 1
  • Pace Academy – 5
  • The Paideia School – 31
  • Parkview High School – 2
  • Peachtree Ridge High School – 1
  • St. Pius X Catholic High School – 24
  • The New School – 4
  • Woodward Academy – 8
  • Yeshiva Atlanta High School – 1

52% attend private school

48% attend public school

Arbor alumni have attended these colleges and universities

  • Agnes Scott College
  • American University
  • Amherst College
  • Auburn University
  • Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music
  • Bennington College
  • Brown University
  • Carleton College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Clark University
  • College of Charleston
  • Connecticut College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Davidson College
  • Duke University
  • Earlham College
  • Elon University
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emory University
  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
  • Florida State University
  • French Culinary Institute
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia State University
  • Hampshire College
  • Harvard University
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • High Point University
  • Howard University
  • Humboldt State University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Kenyan College
  • Lawrence University
  • Loyola University at New Orleans
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • McGill University
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oberlin College
  • Occidental College
  • Piedmont College
  • Pratt Institute
  • Presbyterian College
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • Rhodes College
  • Rice University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Skidmore College
  • Thomas Jefferson Medical College
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Denver
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Virginia
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College
  • Wellesley College
  • Yale University