The Carolyn Barron Montessori School

  • The Carolyn Barron Montessori School was founded in 1993 to foster a love of learning and to educate children to be caring, socially responsible citizens of their community and world.
  • The educational programs at CBMS involve children from 1.5 years of age through 14 years of age in five different programs: Toddler, Primary, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary and Middle School.
  • CBMS seeks to educate the whole child, applying the Montessori philosophy, in a family-oriented environment.
  • The philosophy is based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori whose holistic vision of education focuses on the cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs of the child.
  • For Dr. Montessori, and for CBMS, education is preparation for life.
  • MISSION: For the children we serve, we are committed to a prepared, stimulating environment nurturing a lifetime love of learning.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other Montessori association(s)
Georgia Accrediting Commission
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1993

Student Body

Total Students98 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade The Carolyn Barron Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Our children exude a love of learning in a setting that fosters independence and discovery of themselves and the world around them. Literature, mathematics, science, history, physical health, art, music, cooking, and nature studies are interwoven to supply ample hands-on learning opportunities. We promote a strong focus on community harmony and social responsibility which develops simultaneously with the children’s learning experience.  If you are seeking an excellent education for your child (from Pre-School/Toddler to Middle School), we invite you to observe one of our classrooms to discover how your child can realize his or her full potential.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newnan
    Grades: PK-12 | 436 students
    6.9 miles
    2093 Highway 29 N
    Newnan, GA 30263
    (770) 253-9898
    6.9 PK-12
  • Fayetteville
    Fayette Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-5 | 69 students
    21.7 miles
    190 Weatherly Drive
    Fayetteville, GA 30214
    (770) 460-6790
    21.7 PK-5
  • Fayetteville
    Grades: PK-12 | 80 students
    17.8 miles
    839 Highway 314
    Fayetteville, GA 30214
    (770) 461-2304
    17.8 PK-12
  • Fayetteville
    Grades: PK-12 | 193 students
    24.6 miles
    355 Mcdonough Rd
    Fayetteville, GA 30215
    (770) 461-0137
    24.6 PK-12
  • Peachtree City
    St Paul Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 223 students
    12.1 miles
    700 Ardenlee Pkwy
    Peachtree City, GA 30269
    (770) 486-3545
    12.1 PK-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
Great School! Going there since I was little.
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This school has given back my child's love of learning. After a year of Kindergarten elsewhere, my son came to CBMS in 1st Grade. He was full of anxiety about trying to learn to read. Within a matter of months, his spark was back - and now heading into 3rd year, he is reading at a 6th grade level. This school provides a safe, nurturing environment where my child loves to learn and is able to reach is full potential - It is really the best combination and I couldn't ask for anything more!
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What a wonderful way of learning! Both my daughter and son have flourished in this environment. It really is something that you must see! I''m amazed at how independent my children have become. It's always our job as parents, but it's wonderful that the school supports this. Laura, the director, has done a wonderful job of making the school warm and inviting. You will also never meet teachers such as Mrs. Nancy, Mrs. Mary, Mrs. Kelly, and Mrs. Courtney that love your children as if they were their own.
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This school season is our son's 3rd year at CBMS. We are very happy with the school and his progress. Everyone involved in the school is exceptional and has the children's best interest at heart. I recommend CBMS highly! Thank you.
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This is an exceptional school. It has a committed, highly educated, and very experienced board of directors at the helm. They are supported by a director with decades of experience and a proven track record. The staff and teachers are very experienced and passionate about the students. All these factors coupled with an intense focus on the Montessori method and the joy of learning promote an excellent learning environment. Our children, as well as their peers, are far ahead of their private and public school counterparts. While other private schools are struggling and have shrinking enrollment, CBMS is quickly growing because results speak for themselves.
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Amazing! So grateful we found this wonderful school for our daughter. She has learned so much and the sense of community at CBMS is unmatched! The staff and teachers have been wonderful and I am very appreciative of the excellent communication found here. We plan to be a part of this wonderful school for years to come.
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Our son has been attending CBMS for three years. We are continually amazed at the quality of education our son is receiving. His confidence and enthusiasm for learning is a tribute to the excellent program. His teachers are knowledgeable and caring - and highly qualified with certifications in both AMI and PAMS. Recently, our son has made huge strides in his math skills, with skills well above his grade level. I really can't say enough good things about the strength and quality of this program!
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The school is amazing. The staff is more than knowledgable in the Montessori philosophy. My son has really blossomed there.
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