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At Springmont, we’re proud of our school and like to share the accomplishments of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Here you’ll find information about Springmont, including recent school news, articles about our curriculum, and other interesting items.  For additional press or media information, please contact Julie Strickland or 404.252.3910.

The Springmont Festival & Montessori Mile is less than 3 weeks away!

September 25, 2023
By Julie Strickland

The 28th annual Springmont Festival & Montessori Mile is on Saturday, October 14!! 

Even if you aren’t a runner, all families are invited to join us on campus for the fun! The day begins with a warm-up in the Pavilion at 8:30, followed by one-mile fun runs on Long Island Drive for adults and children 6-14 years and then dashes for younger students (6 and under) on the Field. Other activities, listed below, will take place after the races and dashes!

8:30 a.m. - Warm-Up
8:45 a.m. - Adult Mile on Long Island Dr. (15 yrs. and over)
9:00 a.m. - Children’s Mile on Long Island Dr. (6-14 yr. olds)
9:15 a.m. - Dashes on the Field for 3-6-year-olds; (6-year-olds may do the Dash, Children's Mile, or both). 
9:30 a.m. - Diaper Derby (2 and under)

Want to help out? Have questions? Email Tiffany Orem

Race Registration 

All fun run and dash participants, and anyone who wants one of the long-sleeved commemorative t-shirts, are encouraged to register! Registration is $25 per person and open through October 10 at 8 a.m. but t-shirt sizes may become limited. Click here to Register!

Enter the Chili Cook-Off!

Do you have a great chili recipe? Enter Springmont’s 11th annual Chili Cook-Off for a chance to prove your recipe is Golden Ladle-worthy. You could win a fabulous prize basket! Chili of all varieties—black bean, red bean, spicy, mild, chicken, beef, vegetarian, and others are welcome. 
Email Tiffany Orem to enter!

What else will be happening on campus?

Don't miss the Spirit Store, Class Markets, and Middle School Festival!

  • Ellen's Class will have homemade granola for sale!
  • Livia's Class is selling their famous pesto!  
  • Springmont's Middle School will be running a fall festival offering smoothies (dairy and non-dairy options), craft making, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and more!  They will also be hosting a Clothing Drive/Textile Recycling Opportunity!  All textiles are welcome - clothing that can be donated as well as sheets, towels, and other fabric items that can be recycled!  Look for more information in next week's newsletter!
  • Nathalie's Class will sell gourmet caramel apples, pumpkins made from vintage books, handmade jewelry, and homemade pumpkin butter!
  • Patricia & Brenda's Class will offer handmade bookmarks for just $1 each!

Calling All Alumni! 

All alumni are invited to the Alumni Brunch in the Liberal Arts building beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 14. Please spread the word! If you know alumni, invite them to enjoy the day with us or bring them along with you! You can also help us build our alumni database by sharing this link and asking alumni to complete our alumni contact form They can also email

THANK YOU to our Platinum Sponsor!


Director of Admission Andrea Restifo Co-Chairs AAAIS Equity Subcommittee

September 25, 2023
By Julie Strickland

Partnering with Andrew Mack from Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Andrea has been working with a committee of other Atlanta-area admission officers to create a toolkit schools can use to ensure a more equitable experience in independent school admissions and re-enrollment. After discussing existing processes and challenges, they identified flaws in current policies and procedures and began identifying possible corrections. Surprisingly, the challenges were shared by all the schools involved in the group, which included K-8, K-12, faith-based, pedagogy-specific, traditional, and more. While this work will continue throughout the 2023-24 school year, they have already made great progress. Currently, the toolkit includes anti-bias training links, suggestions regarding the interview process, and links to videos and articles. The final piece will be a rubric designed to avoid barriers in the admissions process. The committee looks forward to sharing their final toolkit at the spring AAAIS (Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools) Admissions meeting!

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 25, 2023
By Julie Strickland

Did you know that September 15 – October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month? Rather than selecting a calendar month, the dates encompass the anniversaries of national independence for several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua that all recognize September 15 as the date of their independence, while Mexico and Chile’s independence days are celebrated September 16 and September 18 respectively. Started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson, the observation was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.

Because food is a common language that brings us together, Middle School students led by Spanish Teacher Anabel Brcek cooked and enjoyed tacos, flan, and pay de limón con galletas María as part of their research and learning about the many Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. 

Click here to learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month. Click here for more photos!

Elementary Parent Education Series: Technology & Your Household

September 25, 2023
By Julie Strickland

We are excited to invite all parents/guardians to the second edition of our Elementary Parent Education Series: Technology & Your Household on Tuesday, September 26, beginning at 4:30. (Although this program is being hosted by our Elementary division, all parents are welcome to attend!)
Parenting in the digital age isn't easy, and we're here to help offer guidelines and suggestions for families as well as our entire school community. What are the effects of technology on a child's brain? Please join us as we host an event designed to help you think about best practices for you and your family.

• Light refreshments will be served.
• Complimentary childcare is available 4:30-5:30 for currently enrolled, preregistered students.
• Due to limited on-campus parking, we ask that each family bring just one vehicle to campus.

Kindly RSVP using the link in Springmont Weekly News!

Toddler & Middle School Observations

September 25, 2023
By Julie Strickland

Toddler Parents - Parent observations provide an authentic glimpse of your children’s day – their friends, teacher, environment, and learning – and are a great way for parents to prepare for Parent/Teacher Conferences and to learn more about Montessori. Because Toddlers are less able to maintain concentration when parents visit their classroom in person and may feel distressed when parents depart, observations for our youngest students are done via Zoom. (Links will be shared with parents the day before each event.)

Remzije’s Class
• Tuesday, October 3, 9:00 am
• Wednesday, October 4, 9:30 am

Toshia’s Class
• Tuesday, October 3, 9:30 am
• Thursday, October 5, 9:00 am

Zaiba’s Class
• Wednesday, October 4, 9:00 am
• Thursday, October 5, 9:30 am

Middle School parents who wish to observe may contact Marsha Fleming. 

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