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Admission FAQs

 
Selecting the right school for your child and family is important, and Springmont is happy to answer all your questions.  Some of the most common are answered below, but we encourage you to complete an Inquiry Form and come visit. Our Admission team looks forward to meeting you and will answer any additional questions you may have.
Springmont graduates and alumni matriculate to their choice of Atlanta’s competitive public and private schools and beyond. The Admission Office works collaboratively with Middle School Teachers, parents and students in support of successful outplacement and matriculation to high school. 
 
After Springmont, our students attend The Galloway School, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Atlanta Girls’ School, Pace Academy, The Lovett School, Woodward Academy, The Paideia School, Westminster Schools, Riverwood International Charter School - IB program, Walton STEM Academy, Marist School, Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, Blessed Trinity Catholic High School and more.
 
Following high school graduation, our alumni have attended Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Bowdoin College, Vanderbilt University, Johns Hopkins University, Emory University, Furman University, Georgia Institute of Technology (GaTech), Howard University, Georgetown University, Elon University, University of Miami, Colgate University, University of the South, Appalachian State University, Purdue University, Southern Methodist University (SMU), and the University of Georgia (UGA), among others. Their choices are as unique and diverse as the students themselves.
Springmont employs 31 full-time classroom Teachers and Assistants. Faculty members are highly skilled with an average of more than 15 years' experience. Lead Teachers hold bachelor's degrees; over half also hold master's degrees. Toddler, Primary and Elementary Teachers have Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) diplomas; Middle School faculty maintain American Montessori Society and/or state certifications.

Springmont regularly opens its doors to teacher-trainees and observers from around the world. Our staff serves on statewide and Montessori committees furthering educational and leadership objectives. For our Teachers, Montessori education is more than a job – it is a way of life.
Tours are offered by appointment. Please complete the online Inquiry Form and a member of our Admission staff will contact you with available dates and times.
 
Open House dates for the 2019-2020 school year are as follows.
  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Kindly RSVP by emailing admission@springmont.com
 
Need more information? Have questions? - Please call 404-252-3910 or email admission@springmont.com.
School tours and Open Houses are designed for adults. In general, tours begin with the program for which you are seeking enrollment and also include those to which your child will progress.  Tours include brief observations in some classrooms when possible.  Additionally, our Director of Admission will introduce you to available faculty and staff. 

Depending on age, students may be invited to visit Springmont as part of the application process. Students applying to 1st-7th grades will have the opportunity to spend time in a classroom as part of the application process.
The following guidelines are used to determine student readiness at Springmont:
  • Toddler Program (18 months-3 years): Admittance is contingent upon walking and a minimum age of 18 months.
  • Primary Program (3-6+ years): Admittance is contingent upon the child being independent in the bathroom and upon school readiness as determined by academic professionals on Springmont's staff.
  • Elementary Program (1st-6th grades): Admittance is contingent upon transcript, academic, social and emotional readiness as determined by the academic professionals on Springmont's staff.
  • Middle School Program (7th-8th grades): Admittance is contingent upon transcript, academic, social and emotional readiness. Middle School is a two-year cycle and students are only admitted for 7th grade.
Class placements are made only after careful screening and deliberation by faculty and administration, and are final. New students are notified of class placement during the summer. New Toddler and new Primary students will be assigned a specific start date to ease transition into school. Please note that these start dates occur after the first day of school and are communicated during the summer along with class placement. Start dates beginning after September 15th result in a semi-monthly proration of tuition.
Snack is offered daily. Parents provide snacks for the classroom on a weekly rotation using a list prepared by the Teacher. The Teacher takes into account the vital role of good nutrition along with any food allergies present in the class.

There are several available lunch options.
  • Lunches may be brought from home (each class has a refrigerator and warming capabilities). 
  • Our Middle School students offer a lunch option on Mondays as part of their micro-economy. 
  • NEW! Apple Spice delivers pre-ordered boxed lunches Tuesday - Friday.
No. However, a dress code exists and age-appropriate guidlelines, including restrictions, are provided for each level. 

Ready for a Tour or Open House?

Tours
To schedule a tour, please call 404.252.3910 or complete our online Inquiry Form, and a member of our Admission staff will contact you with the next available dates and times. Tours are offered by appointment only.
 
Open House dates for the 2019-2020 school year are as follows:
  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
To RSVP for an Open House, please email admission@springmont.com
Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.

--Dr. Maria Montessori, educator, physician and anthropologist