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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 jstrickland@springmont.com or 404.252.3910.

As We Conclude our 60th Year...

May 20, 2024
By Elizabeth Lener, Head of School

Dear Families,

The end of our 60th school year is almost upon us. Before we ride off into the summer sunset, I want to thank all of you for entrusting your child(ren) to us. We have enjoyed seeing them make discoveries, establish new friendships, take risks, and grow. Your children inspire and enlighten us. “In the child is much knowledge, much wisdom. If we do not profit from it, it is only because of neglect on our part to become humble and to see the wonder of this soul and learn what the child can teach.” — Maria Montessori

I also want to thank our faculty and staff who support our students throughout the year. We saw a fabulous example of their teamwork and spirit at last Friday’s Fun Day. Everyone pitched in to make it a great day under Tiffany’s inspired leadership.  I’m sorry that parent volunteers couldn’t take part because of the weather, but our Middle Schoolers did a great job supporting and cheering on our Toddler and Primary children. 

All families are invited to attend our graduation ceremony this Thursday at 6:30 pm in the Pavilion. Each graduate gives a speech, and it is through their words, poise, and confidence that one sees the fruition of the Springmont journey.

I will write again in June with the results of our parent survey (which has been reopened through Friday), hiring updates, and news of summer campus projects made possible in part because of your generous Springmont Fund (it’s never too late to give!) and Auction participation (the photo is from the live auction item, Hiking with the Head). 

For those who are leaving us, we hope you’ll stay in touch - you will always have a place at Springmont. We look forward to seeing some of you at camp and the rest of you in August. We wish all of you a wonderful summer!

Warm regards,
Elizabeth
 

Yay for Fun Day!

May 20, 2024
By Julie Strickland

Although the rainy forecast forced us to pivot from an outdoor Field Day to an indoor Fun Day on Friday, students still had TONS of FUN! Toddler and Primary children enjoyed art and music activities, active games, tasty treats, and, best of all, permission to run indoors! Thank you to our Middle School students for helping the teachers guide the groups and supervise the stations. Lower Elementary students enjoyed indoor minute-to-win-it activities, jumbo yard games, face painting, popsicles, and more, while Upper Elementary and Middle School students went to Main Event for bowling, arcade games, a gravity ropes course, and laser tag! Thank you to Tiffany for organizing the day and to all those who helped make this a great end-of-year experience for our students!
Click here for more photos on Facebook!
 

Will Johnson selected as Springmont's new Board Chair

May 20, 2024
By Julie Strickland

Springmont’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Will Johnson will be their new Chair! Will joined the Board in 2022 and has served on the Facilities committee and, more recently, as the chair of the Board’s Strategic Planning and Marketing Committee. Currently a Director with financial advisory firm Johnson Sterling, his prior work history includes management consulting with North Highland and IBM Global Business Services, focusing on human capital and change management for various Fortune 500 enterprises. He earned an AB in History and Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA at Emory’s Goizueta Business School. Aside from work and school activities, Will leads the investment committee of a family foundation and loves spending time outdoors, playing tennis, taking in cultural events and live music shows, or cheering on ATL's pro sports teams. Will attended a Montessori preschool, and both of his children are current Springmont students.

Welcoming Marianna Wildes as our new Upper Elementary Teacher

May 20, 2024
By Julie Strickland

We are pleased to announce that Marianna Wildes will be our new Upper Elementary Teacher! In addition to being a parent of two adult children who attended Montessori schools and having worked in various roles in Montessori schools since 2008, Marianna has been assisting and co-teaching in Livia's Lower Elementary class this year. She will finish her AMI Elementary certification course this summer and has recently begun observing and teaching some lessons in Ellen's Upper Elementary class. Of course, she will already know some of the children moving up from Lower Elementary next August and has previously worked with the classroom Assistant, Haideny Xonthe, at another school.

All parents are invited to join us for Coffee with Marianna on May 21st, at 8:45 am in the Media Center. This is a chance to ask questions and get to know Marianna. 
 

Middle School Summer Assignments

May 20, 2024
By Julie Strickland

Students who will be in Springmont’s Middle School for the 2024-25 school year have Summer Math Work and a Summer Reading Assignment. Please help your rising 7th and 8th-grade students access the documents below.

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