Springmont is an inclusive school and welcomes families without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin.

 

Fast Facts about Springmont

List of 9 items.

  • Year Founded

    1963, the oldest Montessori school in the Southeast
  • Location

    Sandy Springs, Georgia, just inside Metro Atlanta’s I-285 “Perimeter,” in a quiet, residential area on seven wooded acres
  • Accreditations and Memberships

  • Structure

    Designated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, governed by a Board of Trustees and led by a Head of School, Springmont is tax exempt as described by Georgia statute and the Code of the Internal Revenue Service, and contributions to our programs are tax deductible as described by current tax law.
  • Faculty Distinctions

    Average of 15 years classroom experience; 50% hold master's degrees; all Primary and Elementary Teachers hold AMI teaching certificates in addition to bachelor’s degrees
  • Number of Students

    There are 280 students, with 41% coming from international/ethnic backgrounds; Springmont is non-Sectarian.
  • Number of Multi-Age Classrooms

    13 total
    • 2 Toddler (ages 1 ½ to 2 ½)
    • 4 Primary (ages 2 ½ to 6+)
    • 3 Lower Elementary (ages 6 to 9)
    • 2 Upper Elementary (ages 10-12)
    • 1 Middle School (ages 13-14, grades 7-8)
  • Teacher Training

    Atlanta is home to two AMI teacher training centers: Montessori Institute of Atlanta (offering Elementary level training) and International Montessori Training Institute (offering Primary level training). AMI training is rigorous and extensive and is internationally recognized for high standards and authenticity. AMI teachers have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of one year of AMI studies. The AMI diploma is recognized worldwide.
  • Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)

    AMI Recognition Standard
    Standards
    Springmont Status
     
     
    Toddler
     
    Primary
     
    Elementary
     
    AMI Trained Teacher
    Compliant
    Compliant
    Compliant
     
    Non-teaching Assistants
    Compliant
    Compliant
    Compliant
     
    Consultation visit at least once every three years
    Compliant
    2012/13
    Compliant
    2012/13
    Compliant
    2014/15
     
    Complete set of Montessori materials from
    AMI approved manufacturers
    Compliant
    Compliant
    Compliant
     
    Classes include children in mixed,
    well-balanced, three-year age groups.
     
    • Toddler (12/15 months* to 3 years) 
    *Springmont enrolls at 18 months
    • Primary (3 to 6 years)       
    • Elementary (6 to 9 and 9 to 12 years)
     
    Ages listed are approximate.
    Compliant
    Compliant
    Compliant
     
    Classes have an appropriate number of
    children to ensure social development.
    • Toddler (10-12 children)  
    • Primary (24-35 children)
    • Elementary (24-35 children)
    Compliant
    Compliant
    Compliant
     
    Morning work cycles 
    (uninterrupted)
    • Toddler (2 hours per day, 4 days per week)
    • Primary (3 hours per day, 5 days per week)
    • Elementary (prolonged work periods, 5 days per week**)
    Non-compliant
    (Springmont offers 3 hours per day, 3 or 5 days per week.)
    Compliant
    Compliant
     
    Afternoon work cycles
    (uninterrupted)
    • Primary (2-3 hours per day, 5 days per week)
    • Elementary (prolonged work periods, 4 days per week**)
    Not required
    Compliant
    Compliant
    **At the Elementary level, prolonged uninterrupted work periods are required every morning and afternoon, with an exception made for one afternoon per week which may be used to accommodate additional or special subjects such as music and art.

ACCREDITED BY:

SAIS, SACS

RECOGNIZED BY:

AMI

MEMBER OF:

AAAIS, GISA, NAIS

SPRINGMONT

5750 Long Island Drive, NW  | Atlanta, GA  30327
T: 404-252-3910  | F: 404-843-9815