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Welcome to Northwoods Montessori School

The Northwoods Montessori School is a nonprofit educational organization providing programs for children ages 3-12. From its inception, Northwoods has been affiliated with the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

Originally opened in Decatur, Georgia, in January 1972 as the Montessori World of Children, the school’s founders emphasized integrating students of diverse backgrounds. The first Elementary class was begun in 1975 and by 1980 the enrollment had outgrown the Decatur facility. A second campus was opened in Doraville and the school was re-named Northwoods Montessori. In the fall of 2012, Northwoods consolidates its operations at the Doraville campus.

An Alternative Learning School in the Atlanta Area

At Northwoods Montessori School, we provide Primary level programs and a Elementary program. The Montessori school also offers after-school programs. Each program is based upon Dr. Maria Montessori’s developmental approach to learning, and the school is dedicated to fostering an environment of cognitive and social development.

Our alternative school employs the use of unique learning materials in each of our age-level curriculums which support self-teaching, certified and experienced teachers who work with our students to guide instruction rather than lecture or control a classroom and mixed-age grouping in classrooms to support social and emotional development.

For information about our Atlanta- area Montessori school, our nonprofit educational organization, or information about enrolling your child in our alternative school, please call (770) 457-7261.

The Northwoods Montessori School enrolls students without regard to race, religion or national origin.

Northwoods Montessori Faculty, 2014-2015

When our daughter was 2 years old, we stumbled upon Northwoods Montessori in our search for a school that was more than just day-care.
After 7 years (and with two children enrolled in the school) we continue to be amazed by how instinctive the Montessori method is and how well it prepares children to be the future leaders and problem solvers of our society. Moreover, Northwoods Montessori has instilled in our children a love of learning, self-confidence, and leadership.

"The purpose of Northwoods Montessori is to provide a foundation for lifelong learning which enhances personal integration and understanding of interdependence."

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Northwoods, an Atlanta Montessori School, celebrates 40 years.