Fast Facts about Springmont

List of 7 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
  • 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.

Accreditation and Memberships

Springmont is recognized by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) as an accredited school. Every three years, the school is reevaluated by AMI, which was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori.

We also are accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SAIS/SACS). SAIS /SACS schools meet the highest standard in education for independent elementary and secondary schools. Springmont is reviewed by these accrediting organizations every five years.

Springmont is a member of Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS).

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

Accreditations:
 

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