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Why Children Thrive at Crabapple Montessori School

What makes a school an excellent place for a child to learn, grow, create and play? It’s a magical mix of many things. The following are highlights of the people, programs and environment at Crabapple Montessori School that set the scene for a child’s delight at an aha! moment… or offering a helping hand to another… or just feeling the joy of learning and belonging to a nurturing community.

Curriculum for Continuous Learning: Our programs are tailored for children at each stage of their intellectual, emotional and social development, from infancy through Elementary school.

Learn more details about our programs: Toddler, Primary, and Elementary

Faculty Credentials: Our teachers hold college, and often post-graduate, degrees. They have also earned certification from the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) based on their completion of a rigorous training program. The Montessori Institute of Atlanta is a valuable local resource for Crabapple Montessori School. Our teachers receive training there and they provide a link to the Association Montessori Internationale community.

Read profiles of our teachers

AMI and SACS Certification: Crabapple Montessori School is certified by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Though not all Montessori schools have this certification, this endorsement is important to us because it confirms that our programs are fulfilling all the dimensions of the Montessori educational standards. Crabapple Montessori School is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) which validates that we are on the path of continued excellence.

Learn more about our certification and standards

Active Parent Association: The Crabapple Montessori Parent Association (CMPA) enriches the community immeasurably. They help to coordinate a year-round calendar of fun and educational activities for Crabapple Montessori School families, and CMPA gives parents a chance to form supportive friendships with one another.

After-School Enrichment: From Latin dance to drawing, ballet to gardening, the opportunities for children to develop a well-rounded pattern of interests is a central part of the Crabapple Montessori School program.

School Designed for Montessori Learning: Crabapple Montessori School founders built the private school in 2002 to support Montessori methods of experiential learning. The classrooms are bright and spacious. Every class has a children’s garden, and the protected playground has modern play equipment and a gazebo – all reflecting Montessori principles of beauty and functionality. Our school serves north metro Atlanta including the cities of Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, Canton, Woodstock and Cumming.

Owner Involvement: Mrs. Maria Haider and Dr. Wali Haider are owners of the private school, which they founded in 2002 because of their passion for making a difference in the community. They believe that giving children a Montessori education is one of the best ways to make a positive contribution to society and see the school as their personal legacy. That’s why it’s especially important to them to be accessible for conversation with students, parents, faculty, and staff.