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Preston Ridge Montessori

3800 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Phone:
(770) 751-9510

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Preston Ridge is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and is the oldest Montessori school in the Alpharetta area, having opened our doors in 1987. Our staff is long term, dedicated and incredibly talented. Our certified teachers have over 90 years of combined Montessori experience, and our assistant teachers have over 25 years. You won’t find a stronger team of Montessori professionals anywhere else. Additionally, Preston Ridge has partnered with GASSO to participate in the 2011 Georgia Student Scholarship Program. For more information on this exciting program, go to www.gascholarships.org.

Come by for a tour and learn more about a Montessori education for your family!

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

At Preston Ridge Montessori, we offer an authentic Montessori education, without labels or limits. Preston Ridge is committed to maximizing each child’s sensitive period by including weekly Music, Spanish and Chinese classes as part of our Montessori curriculum. Our goal is that our students will have the attention, curiosity, confidence and coordination to explore and appreciate their world. We are fortunate that the great diversity in our student body has taught our children to have respect and tolerance for new experiences. We strive to appreciate the uniqueness and beauty of all cultures as a means to a more peaceful planet. Our commitment to giving back to our community has provided our children the enriching experience of helping others, as well as the opportunity to develop a sense of responsibility to our Earth and each other.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

As an authentic Montessori school, we offer an education without labels or limits. Your children will be welcomed into a rich, warm environment that will allow them to develop at their own pace. Using the Montessori philosophy, children learn by doing and come to understand concepts instead of memorizing facts, while developing skills to investigate and appreciate the world around them. Each of our classroom communities is a carefully prepared environment with a complete set of Montessori materials. Because our classrooms encourage movement, exploration, socialization and manipulation, we provide a setting that accommodates all learning modalities: visual, auditory and tactile-kinetic. Augmenting our rich Montessori curriculum, Preston Ridge offers all students weekly music and Spanish class, as well as Chinese to our Kindergarteners. Give us a call to learn more about what we can offer your family today!

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Children in a Montessori environment receive their lessons individually and progress at their own rate. The curriculum then, is one for each child, not for an age group. A child will stay in the same class, with the same teacher until he completes Kindergarten. In this way, the teacher is aware of each child's strengths and weaknesses and can adapt the lesson to maximize the child's potential for success.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

To provide a safe nuturing environment that provides every child the opportunity to develop independence and a love of learning.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school