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PK-8
Private
Cumming, GA
Students enrolled: 260
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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2830 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041

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(770) 205-6277
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December 02, 2014
We are here for our first year. My son doesn't ever want to leave. I like to be involved in his school day volunteering. Mrs. Jennifer and his teachers ask us what we think about lunches, enrichments and listen to our suggestions. My suggestion is to have a high school.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2014
Love this school! Such a nice change to have them care about each child emotionally and academically!

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2014
After hearing about the changes being made in the school, we have have decided to return to MASS. We met with the director who welcomed us back with open arms, answered our questions, and shared with us the vision for the school. It is exactly what we always hoped for. After we met the teachers we were relieved and confident. My daughter was excited to see her friends again. MASS is where she belongs and where we want her to be.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2014
Can't begin to express what a wonderful school this is. We moved our oldest out of the public system last year to Montessori so this is our second year. We are also bringing our other child over this year. The faculty really cares about each students success. The learning enviornment is amazing and built for every child to succeed. The technology investments this year are going to be such an asset. The only thing I hope to see change is adding 10-12th grade soon. I would love to see both my kids graduate from this amazing school.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2014
We are new to the school but not new to the area. We are friends with other families in the school and they were glad to see the changes. We were told about the changes when we toured. Resignation letters are dated. Teachers move-teachers can choose not to teach anymore. I can't expect them to stay for our sake. We met the new teachers and WOW! They are highly educated and very friendly. We asked them all of our questions and knew this was the best place for our child.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
Our child went to the school for several years; however, there was significant turn over in the elementary programs so we decided not to reenroll our child. The school also has a lack of communication with parents. We thought certain teachers were going to teach certain classes and then the situation changed at the last minute. It seemed like this was planned and the parents were being kept in the dark once again.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2014
Great School. Very good Montessori program. Teachers are very involved with development and progress of the child. My son joined at age of 3 1/2 years. He adapted well from daycare setting to Montessori setting with help of the teacher. Within a year he started reading. Second year he started showing his leadership skills guiding other younger kids with their activities. The staff and all teachers are very loving and caring. My son now has a solid foundation for next phase of education.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
Hello. I am a parent who shopped around for a great pre-school before deciding on Montessori at Sharon Springs. I didn't know anything about Montessori, but decided to enroll my 3 year old. The reason I chose Sharon Springs was that I was not rushed to just sign-up. I felt a lot of pressure from other schools, but the director at Sharon Springs was patient with my thousands of questions and suggested I read about Montessori and have my husband take the tour, which we did on another time. I visited a lot of daycare's and two other Montessori schools, and when asked to just listen to the quiet while watching little children doing incredible things, it blew our minds. We are the parents that do our homework, and have long debates over education, and we are thrilled with Sharon Springs.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
I have two children at the school one in a primary class and on in the upper elementary classroom. I am very very happy with the teachers of both my sons, they are truly talented. There has been a change in ownership this school year and already the changes are apparent - more organized, more effective management, better communication. The school administration is extremely attentive, responsive & available.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
My four-year old son just started at Montessori Academy at Sharon Springs. We moved from another state where my son attended Montessori for one year, so I am familiar with the program. I am amazed at the dedication of the staff, and the warmth of the administration in making my family feel welcome to our new school. My son is a typical four year-old boy who at times can be a handful. For example, my son was having difficulty around the same time every day. The teacher and director tracked his behavior and found that he was not eating snack on days when they were serving vegetables or fruits my son does not like. (He's a picky eater!) Now we make sure he has a snack he will eat, and my son's grumpiness, while not 100% cured, is much less than before. This is one of the many examples I can give that demonstrates the professional way in which my child's "behavior" was addressed. Not only does the staff listen to what I say, they watch over him like guardian angels. I am so thankful for this school, and the care they take with my son, and my family as a whole. I cannot imagine a better school for children!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
Our children have attended Montessori Academy since 2008 and 2011 respectively, and are currently in the Lower Elementary and Primary programs. We are huge believers in the Montessori philosophy - respect of each child as an individual; encouragement to really experience and internalize learning vs. simply memorize facts; importance of community, responsibility, and care for others in every facet of the classroom environment; lessons that meet each child where he or she is developmentally - and the implementation of that philosophy at Montessori Academy is second to none. Each of our children's teachers and assistants is so committed to truly seeing and knowing each child that, though our son and daughter have VERY different personalities and approaches to academics, social interaction, and new experiences, they have both been guided in such a way that they fully thrive and grow. They are truly met, nurtured, and loved right where they are - respected for who they are, challenged to learn and grow, and really valued for their role and uniqueness in the classroom community. I could not ask for a better environment, or better individuals, to invest in & care for my children each day.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2013
Buyer Beware. There are other better run schools. The leadership seems to be making it up as they go along to the detriment of the students.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
I have seen embarrassing behavior as well. Take the owner out of the picture and this is a great school with great staff and great kids. I agree happy teachers = happy kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2013
I have seen and heard how the owner treats her staff and teachers. Horrible. That explains the high turnover. Happy teachers = happy children.

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2013
Its a great business for the owner however not a so great school for kids. Its all about $$$ and the continue teachers turnover makes you think that something is going on there...

- submitted by a community member
October 26, 2012
The Montessori Academy at Sharon Springs has proven itself to be an excellent authentic Montessori school. The Montessori Academy at Sharon Springs earned both SACS and AMS accreditation. Both accrediting bodies rated the school as excellent. The Montessori Academy at Sharon Springs and Montessori at Vickery are the only fully accredited Montessori schools in North Georgia. It is unfortunate that individuals on this site post false and misleading information. I encourage you to come to the school and research the program; we are certain you will agree our school is one of the finest in the community.

- submitted by a teacher
October 19, 2012
I think this school is a lot of marketing. They this school has the appearance of a good school but it is not what it seems. I believe that their teachers are well prepared but everything is business 100%. The only thing they care about is money and not so much welfare or students or employees . I do not understand why they promote Montessori philosophy if they not practice as they should. Just Be careful!

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2012
I have 3 children that have attended MASS for the past four years. The 2 older ones are in MASS middle school. I'm not a fan of standardized testing, but I'm frequently asked if I'm concerned with how my kids will do in high school by not attending a traditional school in regard to testing. Well, with zero prep time put into ITBS testing, the class as a whole scored in the mid-90's percentile. Also, with the encouragement of the middle school teacher, several students took the SAT in their 7th grade year and mine were accepted to the Duke TIP summer studies program due to their scores. More importantly to me, they love to go to school every day and have thrived in this enviroment academically, emotionally and socially.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2012
Great school! The teachers are so dedicated to the children and their needs. They develop well rounded children in the end and I have been so pleased. Thank you Montessori Academy at Sharon Springs!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2012
Our family has been at this school for five years and we are so happy we found it! My oldest daughter started when she was 2 years old and is now in her first year of Lower Elementary. She is reading well above her grade level and loves going to school every day! My youngest daugther also started this past year and she always talks about how much she loves school! We love the caring teachers and the time they take to really bring out the best in our children. M.A.S.S. has amazing teachers and a strong curriculum that really teaches children to be active learners. We love it here!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2012
We love the Montessori curriculum, and we loved the primary and Lower Elementary which is quite good with fantastic teachers. However, there seems to always be regular staff turnover, which disappoints us about the leadership. The teachers (most) seem to be very devoted to its students and school. It's rumored that the Upper Elem. teacher is leaving and so is the middle/high school teacher. We really loved the facility when we first came here a few years ago, but our older child is pretty far behind. We would have been better off academically had we just kept our children in public school. But it is a really good school for the 3rd grade and below ages.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2012
Although the teachers are very good, and the curriculum impressive, the school management i agree with previous reviews is just there to scheming to get the max money out of your pockets ! if you can ignore that one thing then the school gets a good rating - primary and lower elementary that is!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2012
Per the other parent's review, I didn't realize that Montessori was not for ALL children, even those who may need special help. I don't think that excluding children with some special needs was in Maria Montessori's original vision of educating children. I for one am thankful that this school would not discriminate against children moving at a different pace. Montessori is suppose to follow the child. Clearly this parent is not well versed in this method of teaching.

- submitted by a community member
February 03, 2012
The Lower Elementary (6-9 year olds) has some very gifted guides and is a true Montessori environment. The Upper Elementary (9-12 year olds) however does not follow a traditional Montessori format, utilizing main stream public school teaching techniques such as the CRCT and Saxon Math.. Further, the Upper Elementary is taking in more children with special needs but does not have the propper staffing to handle them - resulting in a lowered quality of learning for all students. I highly recommend the Lower Elementary, but due to the issues with the Upper Elementary can not give this school a ratting any higher than 2 stars.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2012
Many of the teachers are truly wonderful. The campus is beautiful. Be aware that the school is a business that is run for profit..

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2011
At the Montessori Academy my child was given an excellent academic foundation. My daughter began to read at a very early age and she continues to love reading because of the positive techniques used at the school. I have seen my daughter blossom with confidence. The school provides a safe, loving, and fun environment. They encouraged the sense of community and incorporated character development through grace and courtesy lessons. The children visited an assisted living facility providing attention to the elderly which helped them to understand that they were part of a larger community. I highly recommend that you visit this school and speak with the director. She has been teaching for over 15 years and is truly dedicated. The school regularly conducts parenting classes on teaching you how to teach your own child using the many Montessori methods. The classroom environments are beautiful and fully equiped.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2011
This wonderful school has it all. Great leadership, vision and involvement from the headmistress and principal Every teacher( truthfully a school where you don't have to worry what teacher your child gets) in the school is devoted to helping your child reach their full potential, academically, socially, and emotionally. The children in the school are happy, well mannered, interested in learning and able to learn at a level far ahead of most programs for their age group. For instance, 2.5-3 year old children are reading 6-8 months into the program. The lessons are given on a 1:1 basis to each child. The academic success of each child speaks for itself. I read each week with the children in my daughter's class and nearly every child in 3-6 year class reads. I am blown away at the math abilties of these children as well. The children are taught geography ans science in this program. Life skills are taught and both my children have become even more polite, aware of how they treat their peers and help at home cleaning( with great enthusiam ). I also want to mention the parents are wonderful at this and are very involved. This school is a blessing to our family.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2011
Great school, with caring, nurturing teachers. We feel fortunate to have found it. The school has a great community of teachers, parents and students.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2011
Very beautiful school. The student/teacher ratio is too large for my satisfaction. Also, I would prefer that all lead teachers have college degrees in education since they are responsible for teaching every subject.

- submitted by a community member
November 29, 2010
I am proud to serve this world-class academy as an educator and as a parent. My son is challenged at his own pace in a safe and supported learning environment. Our family is so blessed to have found a home at MASS.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2010
We were new to the Montessori approach when we placed our third child at M.A.S.S. and find it to be an excellent school. We have tried many schools and programs and this one exceeds all others in their unique insight into the individual child and their needs. Wish all our children had started here!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2010
(YELLOW ROOM) Fantastic teachers, clean environment, home-like atmosphere, true Montessori, great administration-teacher-parent communication, good after-school program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 02, 2009
This is a wonderful school with small but beautiful campus. There is a lower and upper school that goes from pre-k through 8th grade. It connects with a public library for great access to books and other resources. Both schools have learning gardens and play areas. All the teachers very kind and caring. Our children are happy and well rounded.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2008
The Best Montessori school for miles!!! Trust me I've checked!! The Owner/Director is a loving and caring educator as well as a strategic and progressive thinker. The teachers are all Montessori Certified and wonderful with my children. The feeling of community throughout the school is a very important part of this schools success.

- submitted by a parent
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We serve children starting at 18 months through 15 years with a rich and rewarding Montessori experience. Montessori Academy at Sharon Springs provides a comprehensive method of education resulting from an integration of research on development, learning, curriculum, and teaching. Our curriculum offers children a carefully prepared environment, rich in learning materials and experiences. Through careful observation and guidance, children are directed toward meaningful activity.

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Montessori Academy at Sharon Springs
2830 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming, GA  30041
(770) 205-6277
Last modified Montessori Academy at Sharon Springs is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Montessori Academy at Sharon Springs Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top