Alpharetta International Academy - Montessori School in North Atlanta

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Why Alpharetta International Academy

2014 School Year

By Mrs. Lenore Meeks

Why did we decide to enroll our boys in a Montessori school? The answer is simple, we wanted the best for our boys, and we believe there is no better education than a Montessori-based education.

As parents, we believe their education is our responsibility - our boys are placing the responsibility of their education in our hands. We are the brokers of their future, and we wanted to make sure we enroll them in a place where they will yield the greatest return. We looked for an environment where our boys would be taught and nourished with excitement and encouragement. And, we wanted our boys to grow in an environment that offers them the freedom to actively explore the world around them while they learn. We wanted an environment where our boys would naturally become leaders and mentors. To naturally become leaders and mentors, we looked for a classroom that consisted of more than desks, chairs, and blackboards. We want more for our boys than a public education. Moreover, we wanted more than just a private education - we wanted a Montessori-based education.

Alpharetta International Academy embraces Maria Montessori's style of teaching. More importantly, the staff and teachers of AIA live and breathe the Montessori way of life. Because the AIA family believes wholeheartedly in what they are doing, the kids feed off the passion of the family. As a result, our boys have found a passion in learning and are thriving. In first grade, Joe was mentored by second and third graders in his class. Now that Joe is in second grade, he is growing into a leader and mentoring first graders. Currently in first grade, Charlie is mentoring his classmates in areas where he excels, while he is mentored by his classmates in areas where he needs improvement.

AIA offers such a wonderful and nurturing environment, and our boys literally look forward to school. Our boys look forward to learning, and they love to share their lessons with us. Our boys love their school, as much as we love their school.