Montessori schools are small close-knit communities of children, teachers, and parents. Children become close and remain friends with their teachers and both younger and older classmates. Ideally, they grow up and study together for many years.
Students don't have to sit at a desk all day long. They work together most of the time, either helping one another master skills or information, or working together on group projects. Dr. Montessori was convinced that children are born curious, creative, and intelligent. In designing the elementary program, she was attempting to cultivate this human potential, nurture the spontaneous curiosity with which all children are born, and inspire a sense of wonder in their spirits.
At the elementary level, Montessori students learn to think for themselves. They are encouraged to do their own research, analyze what they have found, and come to their own conclusions. Montessori teaches students to think, not simply to memorize, feed back, and forget. They literally learn how to learn, discovering that the process of learning can, and should, be as natural as breathing! Students become fully engaged in the learning process.
Why choose Alpharetta International Academy for Elementary School?
- Low teacher to student ratio
- Individualized instruction
- Students master the material before moving on to the next lesson
- Students spend their days learning and not preparing for standardized tests
- Multi-age classrooms encourage mentoring
- Montessori is a self-paced method, allowing each child to work on his individual academic level
Elementary Program Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 3:15 pm