It's the kind of Montessori school kids can't wait to see in the morning.

Come See What We Mean

“Northwoods Montessori has been the best start to our son’s education. The environment was warm and friendly from start to finish" - Vicki Johnson

We encourage your toddler's natural drive to be independent.

The Northwoods Montessori Toddler Community (ages 12 months - 3 years) provides a nurturing environment for toddlers to experience their first contact with other children, learning to participate in a cooperative group. We focus on the things that make up a child's long-term intelligence, culture, language, and social interaction.

Let us show you what we're talking about!

"Northwoods Montessori is one of the best things that has happened to my life. The positive impact of the teachers, administration, and overall learning environment has helped to shape me into the person I am today. If one wanted to experience the sensation of true community love, one need only step foot into Northwoods Montessori School.”

Zanetta Harris, class of 1998

Over 45 Years of History

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. 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.

Pamela Baumbarger

Lead Toddler Guide

Pamela Baumbarger founded the first AMI Montessori Toddler Community in Atlanta at Northwoods. With thirteen years experience in Infant and Toddler programs and much work in Professional Development, Pamela guides the Northwoods Toddler Community. 

No school in Atlanta provides a greater educational value. 

At Northwoods, we are neither the most expensive school, nor the least. But we really believe — as do decades of very satisfied parents — that no school in Atlanta provides a greater educational value. Talk to our parents, teachers, and alumni and you’ll see what we mean.

2019 - 20 Tuition Schedule

Base Tuition

2 Payment Plan

10 Payment Plan

Toddler Level

Half Day (8:00 - 11:30)




School Day (8:00 - 3:00)




School Day w/ Extended Program (8:00 - 5:30)




Primary Level

Morning Only (8:30 - 11:30)




School Day (8:30 - 3:00)




School Day w/ Extended Program (8:30 - 5:45)




One Hour Options

Early Arrival (7:30 - 8:00 a.m.)




One Hour Extended Program (3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)




Conveniently Located

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

Come see what we're teaching and learning.

We believe that thoughtful observation in a class will give you the best opportunity to see what your child will learn in this environment. We're excited about showing you what we're teaching and we can't wait to answer any questions you may have!