In 1970, a group of teachers met around a kitchen table to discuss what an ideal Montessori program in Atlanta would look like. Almost 50 years later, Arbor Montessori School continues to serve the Atlanta area.
Our students become lifelong learners, creative problem-solvers, collaborators, and global citizens who want to make a difference in the world. Today, Arbor is one of the largest Montessori schools in the Southeast, yet in Arbor`s community, children receive individualized attention from understanding, knowledgeable, experienced faculty.
Arbor serves children ages 18 months to 8th grade with developmentally-appropriate environments and curricula at each stage. Our founders` vision has become a reality.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 250 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,850
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
250 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


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

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Digital Photography, Drama, Drawing, Film Making, Improv Comedy

Recreational Athletic Programs:
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

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
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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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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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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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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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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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 (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 250 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,850
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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