“If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man’s future.”
— Maria Montessori

About Montessori in Town

It had long been a vision to establish a Montessori school to serve Atlanta’s intown neighborhoods. In 2005, this vision was realized and we opened the doors to Montessori In Town’s first Primary class serving children ages 2½ to 6+. As more families with children were seeking options for quality education, a second Primary class was established in 2007, and a third Primary class opening the following year.

In Fall 2011, the school expanded to include an Elementary program serving children ages 6 and up. The school’s central location in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood serves families from Morningside, Virginia-Highland, Poncey-Highland, Druid Hills, Midtown, West Atlanta, Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Lake Claire, Candler Park, Oakhurst, Decatur, Kirkwood, Edgewood, Downtown, Reynoldstown, Grant Park, East Lake, Ormewood, and East Atlanta.

Montessori In Town is fully recognized by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), an international organization founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to ensure the quality of her work. Criteria to be recognized as an AMI school include the training and ongoing professional development of teachers, fully equipped classrooms, class size, physical space (indoors and out), and student to teacher ratio. A triennial reaccreditation process ensures that AMI accredited adhere to the philosophy of Dr. Montessori's principles.