Cross Of Life Montessori School

1000 Hembree Rd
Roswell, GA 30076-0300
Tel: (770)475-3812
Grades: NS-K | 17 students
COLCMS offers not only an award winning learning environment to both toddlers and primary children (ages fifteen months through six years old) but also provides an unparalleled Montessori education.
Located in Roswell, our 13 acre wooded campus is certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a school yard habitat.
Here children develop a love of learning that lasts a life time, fostering a sense of community and the world beyond.
Diversity and cultural appreciation are celebrated, as the students learn to become global citizens, and caretakers of the earth.
We invite you to explore our website, visit our school, and meet the children, staff and families who continue to grow together in both spirit and intellect.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA)
Association Montessori International (AMI)
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
Georgia Accrediting Commission
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 17 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Cross Of Life Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. French, Music, Yoga French, Music, Yoga,

School Notes:

  • COLCMS offers not only an award winning learning environment to both toddlers and primary children ages fifteen months through six years old but an unparalleled Montessori education. Our school is located on thirteen wooded acres in Roswell with a school yard habitat certified by the National Wildlife Federation. We invite you to explore our website, visit our school, and meet the children, staff and families who continue to grow together in both spirit and intellect.  
  • Admissions are based upon spaces available and the potential for your child’s success at Cross of Life Christian Montessori. For children to experience optimum success in our program, the entire family must embrace the Montessori philosophy and methodology. Cross of Life Christian Montessori provides many opportunities for families to continue to learn and grow in this understanding.The admission process is designed for us to get to know each other. We are always here to assist you with any questions you may have. Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent, and we are honored you have considered COLCM for your child.
  • Spaces
  • There are limited spaces available for students. Acceptance of a child is based on a successful match between the family’s and the COLCM educational goals for the child.
  • Priority
  • Priority is given to children with Montessori experience and their siblings. Cross of Life Christian Montessori makes every effort to maintain a gender and age balance as new applicants are admitted into the remaining spaces.
  • Waiting Pool
  • When no openings are available, children will be placed in a pool of prospective students. In the event of an opening, children in this group will be considered for enrollment. We take into account age and gender in an effort to maintain a well balanced class. Once you are notified of an opening, acceptance must be confirmed within five business days. If acknowledgement is not received within the five business days, we will offer the space to the next applicant. 

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Atlanta Learning Concepts (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ilm Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Ilm Academy (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Roswell
    Ilm Academy
    Grades: PK-9 | 135 students
    0.7 miles
    1200 Grimes Bridge Road
    Roswell, GA 30075
  • Roswell
    Grades: 3-12 | 16 students
    0.8 miles
    700A Hembree Place
    Roswell, GA 30076
  • Roswell
    Chrysalis Experiential Academy
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 6-12 | 52 students
    1.5 miles
    10 Mansell Ct E Ste 500
    Roswell, GA 30076
  • Alpharetta
    Grades: PK-5 | 118 students
    1.5 miles
    1675 Hembree Rd
    Alpharetta, GA 30009
  • Alpharetta
    Grades: PK-10 | 383 students
    2 miles
    3035 Fanfare Way
    Alpharetta, GA 30009

School Reviews

I am so thrilled with how my children have grown under the loving guidance of the staff at COLM. COLM is a small, family oriented Montessori school located on a beautiful campus with a working garden and fully equipped classrooms, and one of the few schools in the Metro area to incorporate the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd curriculum. The teachers are always available to talk, and the camaraderie among the parents is wonderful. The whole school feels like an extension of our family - we are so glad we gave our children this great start to their school career.
- Posted by Parent, 05/01/12

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