Arbor Montessori School

At Arbor Montessori School we prepare children to go anywhere. Anywhere their interests, dreams, and passions take them.
We teach them math, science, and language so they can thrive anywhere academically.
We encourage independence, self-direction and critical reasoning so they have the tools to make good decisions anywhere their life takes them.
We teach collaboration, cooperation, and peace because we know our children can be agents of change anywhere they go in the world.
Since 1970, Arbor Montessori has been the flagship of Montessori education in Atlanta.
We are one of the largest Montessori schools in the Southeast and regarded as a benchmark for Montessori education worldwide.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 499 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,325
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Arbor Montessori School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
499 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Arbor Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
44%
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition rates vary by level and program.
Admissions Director
Liticia Weissinger

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Drawing, TV Production

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Gymnastics Club, Soccer Classes

School Notes

  • "Arbor provides an authentic Montessori education," Luci David, an Arbor parent said, "The teachers are kind, patient, and passionate; the classrooms and play areas are beautiful and safe. Most importantly, my child is flourishing and is excited to go to school every day."
  • The flagship campus sits on a 4-acre wooded lot offering students opportunities to engage inside and outside.In addition to an outstanding academic program, Arbor offers art, music, Spanish, before and after-school care, a strong athletics program, extracurriculars, and a close-knit community.
  • Our second campus offers a conveniently-located, smaller community of toddler and 3-6-year-old primary classes. Children benefit from intentionally-designed materials and experienced teachers. Arbor`s teachers offer lessons promoting meaningful work, encouraging children to be the optimal version of themselves.
  • Arbor is one of only two Montessori schools in Georgia that are accredited by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), SACS and SAIS.
  • An Arbor Montessori education cultivates concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and love of learning in every child. Specially designed sensorial materials, multi-age classrooms, and teachers are specifically trained to put the child in touch with exactly what he or she needs at that very moment to learn.
  • In addition to an outstanding academic curriculum, Arbor offers art; music; spanish; a before and after-school program; clubs and teams; and a close-knit community of families.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Arbor Montessori School cost?
Arbor Montessori School's tuition is approximately $1,325 for private students.
What sports does Arbor Montessori School offer?
Arbor Montessori School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Track and Field and Ultimate Frisbee.
What is Arbor Montessori School's ranking?
Arbor Montessori School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Arbor Montessori School?
The application deadline for Arbor Montessori School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
Our youngest daughter attended Arbor in grades pre thru 8th grade. We have always thought of Arbor as a special place. It`s always been very accepting and welcoming. It was like an extension of our family. Now our daughter has moved on to a public magnet high school. She is thriving in her first experience outside of Arbor. I trace her early success to how well Arbor prepared her to meet the next round of academic challenges. I unequivocally recommend Arbor to any parent looking for a quality educational environment for their children.
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5  
Our children have been at Arbor going on four years, and we have had nothing but a wonderful school experience. Arbor has plenty of access to nature with space for lots of outdoor learning and lessons, which we love. We find the school to be very organized, and structured appropriately for Montessori learning and the administration has been very thoughtful over how the pandemic was handled. The school was able to stay masked, keeping the classrooms open all school year with the occasional class closure. They have been accommodating & thoughtful with each child and their needs. We are so happy we chose Arbor Montessori and plan to stay for many years!
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5  
This will be my son's final year at Arbor and I couldn't be more pleased with our experience overall. He started as a Primary student just before turning 3 and is now going on 14. Arbor has shaped him into a well-mannered, caring, and ambitious young man with a solid foundation for his next four years in high school and beyond. Arbor nourishes the love of learning and that is something you cannot get anywhere else. The adolescent program for the 7th and 8th-grade years does so much for their confidence and maturity, these wonderful kids feel as though they can conquer the world, and I know that they will!!
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5  
I am graduating from Arbor to go to another school this year. I've had a great time with this school and it has really helped me develop.
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5  
We have been so very pleased with our time at Arbor, both in Primary and now in Elementary. The teachers are passionate about what they do and work to instill real values in our children. They are learning so much more about the world than just facts and we could not be more grateful.
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5  
We have been so pleased with our Arbor experience since day one. We have felt appreciated and welcome. I truly couldn't think of a better school to send our children to.
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5  
It is easy to get wrapped up in the frenzy of standardized testing, volumes of homework and frequent quizzes as the indicator of whether a school is preparing your child properly. No one wants to get "left behind." Arbor kids "stand out" because they understand the underlying concepts and not the repetition (can you even remember the topics of the quiz your kid crammed for two weeks ago). Instead of giving a child a fish, it teaches them how to. It is a tortured use of an analogy but apt. And, they excel when they do test . . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 499 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,325
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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