Waseca Learning Environment

615 Tallassee Rd
Athens, GA 30606-0306
Tel: (706)543-4473
Grades: NS-6 | 96 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, over 150 children ages one to twelve 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 96 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Waseca Learning Environment Student 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

Admissions Director Mariel Blake

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Athens Seventh Day Adventist E (2.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Joseph Catholic School (3.9 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Athens
    Grades: 9-12 | 125 students
    1.4 miles
    590 Lavender Road
    Athens, GA 30606
  • Athens
    Athens Seventh Day Adventist E
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: 1-7 | 6 students
    2.4 miles
    429 Epps Bridge Rd
    Athens, GA 30606
  • Athens
    Grades: PK-8 | 220 students
    3.9 miles
    958 Epps Bridge Parkway
    Athens, GA 30606
  • Athens
    Grades: PK-12 | 936 students
    4.1 miles
    1281 Spartan Lane, PO Box 6548
    Athens, GA 30604
  • Athens
    Living Hope Christian Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: NS-PK | 74 students
    6.3 miles
    2150 Lexington Road
    Athens, GA 30605

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