“And so we discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being. It is not acquired by listening to words, but in virtue of experiences in which the child acts on his environment. The teacher’s task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child.” ~Maria Montessori (The Absorbent Mind)
Welcome to Springmont!
Our school has a rich history as Atlanta's First Montessori School. A school built by parents in search of a better option for educating their children. My family came to Springmont 10 years ago when we were searching for a Montessori environment for our not-quite 2-year-old daughter. Though I had read about Montessori principles and attempted to implement them in our home, I had never seen a prepared Montessori environment. In addition to the beautiful outdoor campus, I was struck by how the space was intentionally designed for the child to inspire discovery, creativity, care for their environment, and instill a love of learning. The use of specially designed, real materials stimulates the child's senses and learning through real-life experiences and encourages independence. Further, our AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) trained guides have a unique understanding of how children learn in each plane of development and adapt the environment to the unique needs of each child. Our guides are true partners in the education of our children.
I have been especially grateful to be a member of the Springmont community during this past year. Montessori's holistic approach to education ensured a balanced approach to meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of our children during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are a diverse community that is striving to ensure we are honoring our core values in an inclusive environment.
I have seen my children grow and thrive at Springmont. For that reason, I am honored to serve as Acting Head of School during this time of transition. I hope you will schedule a time to learn more about Montessori and this special environment made for your child.
Interim Head of School