Waseca Learning Environment

580 Tallassee Rd,
Athens, GA, 30606-0306
     Tel: (706)543-4473
Grades: NS - 6 | 27 students
Waseca School is offering a Montessori education to a diverse community for over a decade.
Waseca School seeks to create a peaceful and diverse educational community serving as a link to a solution for the children of the earth.
Presently, seventy children ages one to six benefit from the unique educational environment Waseca has to offer.
Children are oriented at an early age to function independently in the classroom, choosing their own work, taking responsibility for putting it away and cleaning up after themselves.
At Waseca, freedom and responsibility go hand-in-hand and children are encouraged to make choices.
Lead teachers are Montessori trained and prepare the environment on an ongoing basis so that children are drawn to the work and meaningful activity.
After an initial lesson by the teacher, the child has the opportunity to practice on their own and learn by doing.
Using this method, teachers act as facilitators and children learn to learn.
Skill and knowledge acquired in this way enhances the child’s self-esteem and stimulates his or her natural love of learning.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other Montessori association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 6
Year Founded 1993

Student Body

Total Students 27 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Waseca Learning Environment Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Mariel Blake

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Joseph Catholic School (3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Joseph Catholic School (3 miles away)
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  • AthensMonsignor Donovan Catholic High School
      (Roman Catholic)
    590 Lavender Road
    AthensGA30606
    (706)433-0223
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.9 mi | 125 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • AthensHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award St. Joseph Catholic School
      (Roman Catholic)
    958 Epps Bridge Parkway
    AthensGA30606
    (706)543-1621
      (Roman Catholic)
    3 mi | 213 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • AthensAthens Academy
    1281 Spartan Lane, PO Box 6548
    AthensGA30604
    (706)549-9225
    3.2 mi | 850 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • AthensLiving Hope Christian Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool  (Christian)
    2150 Lexington Road
    AthensGA30605
    (706)549-0019
    Daycare / Preschool  (Christian)
    5.5 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • AthensAthens Christian School
      (Christian)
    1270 Highway 29 N
    AthensGA30601
    (706)549-7586
      (Christian)
    6.7 mi | 749 students | Gr. PK-12                      

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