The Jan Deason Adolescent Program Scholarship

Dedicated to the founding and continuation of the Adolescent Program

About the Scholarship

In honor of Jan’s dedication to the founding and continuation of the Adolescent Program, Arbor Montessori established the Jan Deason Adolescent Program Scholarship Fund to help students continue their Montessori education through their 8th year.

Jan Deason retired in 2017 after more than 30 years of service to Arbor Montessori School. She served as Head of School from 2008 to 2017. Jan’s many accomplishments during her tenure at Arbor include founding the Adolescent Program, establishing a permanent home on Scott Boulevard for our second campus (formerly located at the Emory Presbyterian Church) and guiding the opening of Arbor’s first Toddler Program. Jan came to Arbor as a parent in 1984 and was initially hired as a Primary assistant. She taught in Lower Elementary from 1986-1991 and then opened Arbor’s second Upper Elementary class. In 1997, she founded Arbor’s Adolescent Program (AP), which has thrived over the past two decades and is known nationwide as a model Montessori middle school.