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PK-6
Private
Cumming, GA
Students enrolled: 75
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1791 Kelly Mill Road
Cumming, GA 30040

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(770) 781-5586
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April 09, 2014
Ivy League Montessori provides an amazing atmosphere for students to learn. After a negative experience at another local Montessori, we moved our son to Ivey League a year and a half ago. He has simply blossomed at the school. His behavior has improved significantly and he is way above his grade level in his skill set. We love the teachers and staff. The Parents Group is very active and supportive of the school. While we always planned to move our son to public school, we are now staying at Ivy League Montessori next year!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
Ivy League has been an incredible experience for our son. He has thrived and made incredible strides not only educationally but in life lessons. The teachers and administrators are warm, caring, and loving to every child. Another unique aspect to the school is that the parents want to be involved in the school and have an incredible parent group. Parents are always well informed about there children and the school. I can not say enough about this school and everything about it. If I could give more than five stars I would.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2013
We are fans of Montessori education for our family but finding the right one with excellent teachers and students was tough in our area. We are on our 3rd Montessori school but have been a part of the Ivy League family the past 5 years. We started out at another AMI school in Roswell and then went to another in Cumming. I didn't pick Ivy League FIRST because of the outside structure being what looks like a small house. There is a lesson in remembering to never judge a book by it's cover because what is inside the school house is happy, intelligent, loving teachers and students that are kind, gracious and truly love to learn. I have 3 children that are in their fifth year at Ivy League and they love school, love the work and love to learn. I never even knew that was possible! I thought kids at that age thought of school as a "had to" and not a "want to". We have a happy home life so it says a lot that my children enjoy going to school AS MUCH as they enjoy being home on the weekends. The teachers, the materials, the parents, the clean environment, the cultural field trips- everything about ILMS is FIRST CLASS. Driving 22 miles so that my kids can attend ILMS is worth it.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2013
ILMS has a 4 week 'trial period.' On Day 29, they informed us that our child should see an occupational therapist, so we did. The OT, however, did not feel that treatment was necessary. We withdrew our child from ILMS. We had paid for 3 months of preschool; our son was only there for 1 month. The other two months tuition ($1186) was not refunded to us, accompanied by the statement "We are sorry that you chose to withdraw from our school." This money would have covered 6 months of pre-school at our son's new school (where he is thriving and doing very well).

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2013
Both of my sons have been at ILMS for three years and I couldn't be happier with their progress. We moved to Cumming from another state and another Montessori school that we thought was doing a great job. It was only by enrolling our boys at ILMS that allowed us to see what a huge difference there is between schools. Both of our boys started the Montessori way of learning when they were just three years old. I recommend that you get your children going as early as you possibly can, there is no better way for a child to learn and actually retain knowledge than the Montessori way! There is definitely a reason that ILMS has been in business for over twenty years, they are the best by far!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2013
My 3 boys attend this school and I cannot say enough good things about it. My oldest son has been there for 5 years now. The teachers take the time to get to know each individual child and meet their needs accordingly. It truly has become our home away from home. I am thankful everyday that my children are surrounded by such loving, intelligent and patient educators. I love ILMS!!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2013
Ivy League Montessori School is by far the best Montessori school in the area! There are few words that can adequately describe what this school means to our family. Our journey with Ivy League began over 5 years ago when my oldest daughter had just turned 3. When my husband and I toured the school we immediately felt a comfort that we had not felt before while looking at other schools. We now have two daughters in the primary level and one in the lower elementary. Each year ILMS continues to exceed our expectations. The teachers are absolutely phenomenal! Their desire is to provide the best Montessori education in a warm and caring environment. We are blown away by what are children have learned under their instruction. Academically, they are years ahead compared to peers outside their school. I can honestly say that each staff member cares deeply for my children and for my family as a whole. I consider my daughter's teachers and the director of the school to be the individuals that I turn to the most when I need guidance as a parent. ILMS is my children's home away from home. Needless to say, it will be a very sad day when our youngest graduates from this school!

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2013
My daughter has been at this school for three years now. This school and it's staff and teachers has been one of the greatest gifts to my daughter's life and our live's as parents. My daughter is reading on the 2nd grade level at the Kindergarden age 5.5. But, this is not all that is happening there at home our child has now began to do her own laundry, get herself dressed, make her own bed, clean up her own room, keep her play room clean, sweep the floor, and wash the windows to just name a few. This school provides as superior education but also my child's teacher heard about how at home my child was not handling her responsibilities so the teacher immediately called a meeting with myself and my child and she gave us parenting tools. Every time I have used these tools my child is excelling at home too. So as a result my relationship with my child continues to improve because we do not have power struggles at home because I have learned from the ILMS teacher how to empower my child in the home too !! This school demonsrates true love, harmony and compassion to every child and to every parent. You have to come and observe to understand what I am talking about.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
I give great respect to ILMS. The environment and teachers both have tremendous influence over my son becoming a well rounded child both educationally and from a character development standpoint. ILMS helps me to parent better while also making parenting a little easier.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
Do yourself (and your children) one of the biggest favors and tour this school before you commit to one. I searched for a year and visited countless schools and knew the second I met the teachers and tour the school. My children are receiving the best international education with legendary teachers that truly care about the development of your child.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
We have been part of Ivy League for about 7 years already, having our kids in this school has been one of the best decisions that we have made. The faculty is amazingly good, we have only good words to say about this school. If you are serious about the education of your kids, I cannot recommend a better place.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2012
ILMS has really great teachers and a wonderful group of parents. True Montessori education that adheres fully to its practices and curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
My daughter's friend's son goes there and they love it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2010
Great attention to the children

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 29, 2010
Because the kids love it and thats what counts

- submitted by a community member
October 29, 2010
Best school I've ever seen.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 27, 2010
ILMS has the best educational environment for students, parents and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 27, 2010
Because my friend's sons are BOTH enrolled in this school and they love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
It is a hands on learning center and it teaches above the public school system. all children should have a chance to learn this way

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
Caring teachers with happy students.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
This is our seventh year at ILMS. Our daughter started at 2 and a half in 2004. Our son started at the same age in 2007. We highly recommend ILMS as the PERFECT start in education for your child. Montessori education will foster the desire the learn and explore...and that is something that will stay with your child throughout their lives. It is truly the best foundation in education available. Ivy League Montessori feels much more like a family than a school. Earlier this year, our family faced cancer head on. Our son's teacher became part of our "team"...working with us to monitor the effects of his dad's diagnosis on his emotional well-being. She began sending emails if something seemed "off"... even if it was just that he was having a "different" kind of day. She became a true partner in raising our child. Getting through those months would have been much harder without her. That is only one example of the love that our children have felt since enrolling in ILMS...there are so many more. In addition to the comfort level we have with this school, we've been very pleased with the academics! Our 4th-grade daughter (who was at ILMS through "first grade" and is now in public school) has always enjoyed school. Long division and multiplication have come easy to her because of the hands-on manipulatives she worked with at ILMS. She makes straight As and always takes on any challenge offered at her school - writing competitions, academic bowl, choir, spelling bee - she is incredibly confident in herself academically. Further, she has a heart of gold and is always trying to work for the greater good. Our son (who will be 6 in December) loves to read and his latest accomplishment is writing stories. He writes about nature, friends, family. He loves math and has recently started working with the multiplication material. Montessori has also helped us, as parents, appreciate the different strengths of our children. We don't compare them with numbers, as you might be tempted to do with grades. Rather, we celebrate their individual successes. Here's a perfect example of a Montessori moment. We took our son to Disney last week as an early birthday surprise. We went to the Magic Kingdom, but he didn't seem really "engaged" so we decided to go to Epcot the next day. He LOVED it. Would have stayed on "Living with the Land" boat ride all day if we'd let him. It's a slow boat ride that teaches about different types of soils and climates, and growing food through hydroponics. His second favorite ride was "Soarin"... and he loved the international showcase. In fact, he said "I wish there were MORE countries!" If you only knew our son...he is ALL OUT, sports guy, cool dude to the extreme. Roller coasters would have been my default pick for his favorite thing to do. But the hands-on education at ILMS has given him a REAL appreciation for nature and the world around him... Again, we highly recommend ILMS...because of the family feel, hands-on learning, and solid foundation for future education. Schedule a visit to see just what we mean.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2010
Our 7 yr old grandson has developed his language, reading and reasoning skills well beyond his age and well beyond his male cousin of same age in public school. We can't wait for his 2 yr old sister to start this coming January as she is already demonstrating rapid skill development simply by interacting with her brother.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 23, 2010
I hear it is a great school :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
My Grandchildren love going to this school! They have learned so much about other cultures and I am so happy that they have this experience.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 22, 2010
What's not to like about our beloed school. We've been there for 4 years now and we love it more and more each day. The staff is extremely qualified but especially loving and nurturing and the families are just the kind of people you want to have around your children as they grow up. Definitely ILMS is our home away from home!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
Because the kids are the BEST in this School!!! That says it all...

- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2010
Ivy League Montessori School has a hands-on approach to education and life skills and thoroughly engages its students. The student I know that attends this school is bright, well rounded and very expressive for the age she is, not to mention very intelligent. This school appears to be helping this young child develop in ways that she probably wouldn't attending a public institution.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2010
Because my nephew goes there. It has been a wonderful experience for him.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 20, 2010
Great School. The teachers make learning so much fun sometimes children cry when it's time to go home.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 20, 2010
The teachers are exceptional!

- submitted by a community member
October 19, 2010
ILMS is a great school. Their environment is calm, relax, friendly, family. The staff is great and delicate. I love ILMS

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
The teachers encourage a sence of independence among the students--from the youngest to the oldest. The children advance not only in areas of intellect, but in life skills as well. The degree of compassion exhibited by the staff as well as the students is impressive--by helping one another, the students learn the lessons better and gain a sense of pride in knowing that they gave aided their classmates. The students are allowed to shine while at the same time learning to work in mire of a team setting.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
Best teachers and who really loves each kids and know what each kids needs are. Really thinks kids first on everything. I would highly recommend this school to anybody

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2010
Great staff and a true learning curriculum in place to better your child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
It was the best decision I have ever made. They are the most caring and loving teachers & staff any parent could ever ask for. I know my child is safe and is being taught the importance and meaning of life.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
My best friends son goes there, and she LOVES it. She tells me how wonderful the teachers are, and how Chase has learned so much already!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
because they teach my grandson how to deal with everyday life

- submitted by a community member
October 13, 2010
My friend's son attendss this school and he just loves. His mom can't say enough positive things about the school. She is very pleased all around.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Why do you love Ivy League Montessori School? My son attends there.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2010
Our 6 y.o. daughter started primary at Ivy League Montessori at the age of 2-1/2. Turn-over rate with the staff is very low they leave because they retire or have babies; not because they leave for other opportunities. All staff members are responsive to email and phone calls and take parent s input seriously. There are many opportunities to learn about what your child does every day: parent education nights, observing classes at any time, and participating in a Silent Journey when parents go to school as if they were the child going to ILMS. The school focuses on the whole child socially, emotionally, and academically. It attracts a diverse group of educationally focused families where parents are very involved. Our daughter loves going to school she is excited about learning which is just as much about the materials and the methods as it is about the people.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2010
Great teacher! Caring staff! Could not be a better first learning experience! We ARE very pleased. My daughter has thrived socially, academically, gaining self confidence and self esteem. What a great start!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2010
Ivy League is an amazing Montessori school. My children have only been there about a month and we have seen amazing progress in their writing and cognitive skills. We were at another Montessori school in TX, before moving to GA and this school is a much higher caliber school!!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2010
Being a traditional education, early childhood educator and self-proclaimed know-it-all, I thought I knew everything there was to know about education, methods and schools. Ivy League has completely opened my eyes to a different method of teaching that had proved to be extremely successful for my children. Every activity, every lesson is rooted in a time-tested method that is both educational and age-appropriate. The teachers are kind, dedicated, supportive and truly believe in the method of which they teach. Ivy League is a gem of a school. It has been a wonderful place for my children to spend their days learning, exploring, and developing the skills necessary to live independent and successful lives.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2010
Both of my children have attended Ivy League and we have been involved with this school for four years. In that four years, we have built very good relationships with the teachers and staff, because they remain constant. My children were 2 1/2 when they enrolled at ILMS, so it was very important to me that they not only have good educators but also have loving caregivers at such a young age. The teachers are very nurturing and compassionate about the their jobs as teachers. The school encourages creativity, self esteem and respect for classmates and their learning environment. My children have excelled well beyond the standard level of education for their ages, and more importantly to me, they are well rounded and balanced. I am thrilled that my children had this exceptional introduction to education through Montessori and Ivy League.

- submitted by a parent
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Our school is the first Montessori school in Cumming. We have outstanding teachers and amazing families. Our environment is set in a picturesque country setting with a home-like quality. We are accredited with Associate of Montessori Internationale and the Georgia Accrediting Commission for private schools.

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Ivy League Montessori School
1791 Kelly Mill Road, Cumming, GA  30040
(770) 781-5586
Last modified Ivy League Montessori School is a Private school that serves grades PK-6
Ivy League Montessori School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top