Welcome to Northwoods Montessori School

“Come see why children love it here.”

Our Programs

It’s the kind of Montessori school children can’t wait to see in the morning. And that teachers are reluctant to leave at the end of the day. The kind of place that’s filled with warmth, and glee, and the joy of learning and growing. It’s the kind of place that you’ll want to bring your child, so that you can see the extraordinary Montessori School Approach unfold before your eyes. That’s why your child will love it here!

Toddler Community

12 months - 3 years

A unique preschool educational program that supports your child throughout a period of tremendous fundamental development.

Primary Program

3 - 6 Years

An early education program designed to support a child’s autonomy, allowing individual exploration and repetition. 

Elementary Program

6 - 12 years

A rich variety of teaching methods, materials, and resources support the child’s efforts to manipulate ideas and make connections.

"We can't say enough positive things about Northwoods Montessori! From the moment our son stepped into their nurturing environment, I knew we had made the right choice. The hands-on, child-centered approach has not only fostered my child's academic growth but also his independence and confidence."

Dawn M.

About Northwoods Montessori

Northwoods Montessori was one of the first Montessori schools in the greater Atlanta area, and originally opened in Decatur in 1972, as the Montessori World of Children. The first elementary class began 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 consolidated its operations at the Doraville campus. From the beginning, our founders have focused on integrating students of diverse backgrounds and on delivering a “pure” Montessori experience. We have always benefitted from our affiliation with the Association Montessori Internationale, the oldest Montessori organization in the world.

Our Mission is to provide communities of prepared environments that foster interdependence and a foundation for life-long learning.

Meet Our Staff

Beth Samples


Beth co-founded Northwoods Montessori in 1972. She serves as Executive Director and is on the Northwoods Advisory Board. 

Carey Logan

Director of School

With over thirty-five years of experience at the elementary and middle school levels as a teacher and administrator, she began her Montessori journey at Northwoods as the Physical Education teacher before taking the Montessori Elementary training. 

Contact Us

We are conveniently located inside the Perimeter in Doraville, just minutes from the intersection of I-85 and I-285.

Northwoods Montessori School
3340 Chestnut Drive
Atlanta, GA 30340

Office Hours: 8:00am – 3:30pm M – F

Northwoods Montessori School in Atlanta is an early education organization that provides toddler, preschool, elementary and after-school programs ages 12 mo to 14 yrs.

3340 Chestnut Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340

(770) 457-7261