The teachers do a fantastic job with teaching the students academics as well as accomplishing objectives independently. We are amazed at how calm the atmosphere always is in the classroom, and how productive the students are on their own.
The school director was extremely accommodating to my last minute appointment request and gave me a thorough tour of the school and answered all of my questions regarding curriculum, education and philosophy. This is a world-class facility, right outside of Atlanta!
My son is in the Elementary program at Montessori Scholars and, academically, he is studying material that is at least one or two grade-levels above the standard curriculum offered by private and public schools. The teachers have the best Montessori training and are AMI certified. Parental involvement is high, and the results are reflected in the quality of the school. They also offer many enrichment programs after school, as well as before and after care, which offers a complete solution for many families.
Montessori scholars features state of the art facilities and all certified Montessori teachers. A high-quality staff of teachers who truly care about the social and intellectual development of your child, the fully equipped, beautiful Montessori classrooms, the on-site kitchen and more. The school offers a unique learning experience that fosters your child’s social skills and provides a basis for life-long self-motivation and enthusiam for learning which form the basis for future success. In addition to a top-notch Montessori experience, your child will experience a homely atmosphere that gives you a good feeling every time you drop them off. My kids love it!
The prepared Montessori environment challenges and inspires our children to think critically, to be independent, to research and find the answers on their own, to be creative and to express their individuality. Children in their class are respectful and sociable, they love each other, and all of them display high self-esteem. For me, the positive development of their personalities is as important as their academic advancement.
The director is deeply devoted in providing a Montessori learning environment and making sure that her teachers and aides provide quality care and challenging curriculums to the children. The moment you walk in the school and you will find the children well behaved and learning. When we pick up our children, as well as the other parents, you will find the children run up to the parents, and most often go right back to finishing their work, or hearing the story that is being read, and picking up their work stations before they leave. This is a great sign that a child is happy-when they don’t want to leave. I would recommend Montessori Scholars in a heartbeat to any parent.
Great School! We’ve been on this school since it was opened. They have fully equipped classes, good teachers who love our kids and what they are doing. The facility is extremely clean. They have a lot of activities to involve parents to their kids lives. I have only one son and I want him to have everything the best!
We moved to the Alpharetta area within the last year and evaluated several schools in the area. After meeting and touring MSA we selected it among 5 other schools. The defining factors were the professionalism of the staff and its diversity. Since our — now 2 yrs old — son started attending we have not only noticed several positive behavioral changes but have also been provided with the tools and knowledge to be better parents. The care provided by the staff is unparalleled and the amount of love & compassion never ceases to amaze. I would highly recommend this school to any parents looking for an above-average experience for your kids.
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“Great school! The entire staff is wonderful; the atmosphere is very much like a family. My husband and I are amazed almost daily at how much our son has learned in the few months she has attended this school. Our expectations have been far exceeded by this school and its staff.”
“My son has been going to this school since Aug, 2015 and we absolutely love it. He has learnt a lot in this school especially when it comes to being creative and independent. My wife and I were once very surprised to see him make beautiful castles and houses all by himself with Magna-Tiles, which we bought for our 6 year old daughter. He loves his friends and his teachers.”
“Infant room – they do a remarkable job with my son. Ms Mayber is amazing and even the teachers who have come and gone were excellent. When I go pick up my son he is always having a book read to him, playing with toys, or doing a puzzle. When I drop by unannounced, they are welcoming and I can get on the floor and play with them.”
My son has been in the toddlers class at MSA since August 2014. Since he started attending MSA, his verbal skills have improved, along with his table manners and general courtesy. I have observed his classroom many times, and I saw caring teachers following the Montessori method with the students. I have spoken with his teachers, as well as the school administration and staff, and everyone that I talked to spoke perfect English and understood me perfectly. The parent-teacher conferences have been informative and helpful. My son is pretty much an only child- his brothers are 13 and 15 years old- and I wanted him to have the experience of being around other children his age in a safe, structured setting that would foster his natural curiosity. MSA was a great choice for us. He’s happy, he loves his teachers, and he comes out of his classroom smiling every day. The Spring Musical Revue was delightful, and my family and I could tell that each class worked hard on their parts. I have been very impressed with his lead teacher, Ms. Becky’s, competence and professionalism. When I take him to school in the morning, I feel confident that he is going to have a great school day and will come home engaged and happy.
Our children are about to begin their third year at MSA. We knew we would be Montessori parents before we even had kids – it was the only option as far as educating our children. We are very active in both the elementary and primary classes. Volunteering at the school has been important to us and has also afforded us the opportunity to get to know each member of the staff. I might also add that BOTH my husband I have worked as Fulton Country teachers, myself for almost ten years. There is no other school I would rather be a part of. I could write on and on about how much my children are learning and fill the entire review. That’s not why we are Montessori parents, though. I don’t care if my kids “get ahead”. I care about the fact that they LOVE TO LEARN. My kids enjoy going to school each day. My daughter gets ready hurriedly each morning so she can get to school to begin her work plan. If your objective is for your students to “get ahead” academically, then sure. Come to this school. It WILL happen. But, do yourself a favor. Truly take the time to study the Montessori philosophy and understand what it’s really about. MSA is not just a school for us. It’s our family, our community. We are all working together to raise confident, independent children who are passionate about their ever-changing interests. Don’t make judgements based solely on online reviews, though. Do the legwork and connect with parents from the school. You can ask for my number at the front desk, and I will gladly convey my experience further to anyone who would like to take the time to ask.
Our son has been enrolled in MSA since mid 2014 and we are so happy we decided to go with this particular school. While many schools offer the Montessori experience, it is the staff that truly makes a difference. The staff at MSA is like no other; warm, loving, and very professional. Our son has been doing very well on all fronts thanks to MSA. Highly recommended.
If a child can’t learn the way we teach, we will quickly move to teaching
the way they learn best because we know mistakes are meant for learning, not repeating!
Why Parents Recommend MSA?
I recommend this amazing school for you and your kids.My son is having a great experience.Everyday he wakes up with a smile in his face excited to go to school .Also this school offers many interesting activities everyday. Ms.Rebecca my child’s teacher has a lot of patients with the kids she also encourages them to do their best all the time.One of the best schools around Alpharetta.
My son has been attending MSA. From education point of view and care of my child perspective, this is one of the best environment for our child educational, activity, and health. I am very satisfied and happy to be a part of this fantastic Educational organization – Terrific Educational Management, Teacher lined up, and excellent child health and diet concern.
Best Montessori School in the Milton/Alpharetta area My son was enrolled with a different Montessori school for about 1.5 year, before starting at Montessori Scholars Academy since Jan 2015. In just these 6 months, we have seen great deal of changes in the way he interacts with his peers and others socially…as well as we noticed tremendous improvements in him academically. He is already way ahead in reading and Math skills which are the basics for the elementary level…Certainly the full credit goes to the MSA staff and the wonderful & caring teachers. I am not a kind of person who writes frequent online reviews, but I stumbled upon these negative reviews while googling MSA to refer a friend, and was sad to learn about others’ experiences. My suggestions to any parent who is looking at these reviews is, if the location is convenient for you, please DO NOT just go by positive/negative reviews, please visit the school and experience it yourself before deciding 🙂
Our children have been at the school for 3 years. This is a school that lives diversity and learning. They don’t need a diversity program they are diverse; culturally, economically and ability. If the ‘proof of the pudding’ is in the eating, attend international day at the school, you will see cultural dress and food from all over the world brought by parents of the children; the most tasty Latin, Indian, European food. The guy in the Lederhosen is me. Our children have learned as if by magic, all of a sudden they are reading and doing math. The MS method works and the teachers at the school know how to apply it. The children are ahead of their peers. It is a safe and caring environment such that they are able to accommodate children with autism. How many school environments can do that? My child now knows that not everyone is equally able, has experienced it and has learned to help. What our children learned at the school will be with them all their lives and I’m grateful for that.