Carlisle Montessori School located in Atlanta was founded in 2008 by Gina Ward, an AMI trained teacher and director with 26 years of experience in Montessori Education. This charming "Children's House" is located in the heart of Atlanta, in the Historic Neighborhood of Lindbergh Martin Manor.
The success of the two schools is attributed to highly trained staff members, hundreds of students who have blossomed under their direction and word of mouth from satisfied parents.
Our goal is to closely follow Dr. Maria Montessori’s educational methods and philosophies in guiding and nurturing the "whole child." This means teaching them academically, emotionally and spiritually. We also make it our aim to provide a beautiful, safe and challenging environment that inspires independence, creativity, social consciousness, personal responsibility and a love for learning. We keep our classrooms intimate and strive daily for excellence both in our environment and in our instruction so parents can be sure the Montessori education their children receive is of the very highest quality.
Carlisle Montessori School of Buckhead is very proud to be AMI accredited. This accreditation speaks to the accountability and quality of our programs. To learn more about this accredation please visit the AMI USA website provided below.
Maria Montessori graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Rome in 1896. She was the first female physician in Italy. Her educational background also included Anthropology, Psychiatry and Biology. Montessori was very interested in children and their development. She observed how the young children could easily construct themselves from the environment provided to them. How the child easily absorbed information and experiences. She as a scientist, created a learning method and designed special materials to meet the child's natural needs to adapt to and learn from their world.
In 1907 Maria Montessori opened "Casa Dei Bambini" in San Lorenzo, Italy for the poor children ages 3 - 6. The children flourished and word of the "Montessori Method" began to spread throughout the world. In 1929 Dr. Montessori founded Association Montessori International (AMI) to insure integrity of the principles of the Montessori Method. For a look a the vast journey of her work please enjoy the following links:
Anne Frank - World War II diarist
George Clooney - Famous actor
Jeff Bezos - Founder of Amazon.com
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis - Former U.S. First Lady
Katherine Graham - Owner/editor of The Washington Post
Chelsea Clinton - Daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton
Larry Page and Sergey Brin - Co-Founders of Google
Julia Child - World famous chef
Sean “P. Diddy” Combs - Ceo of Bad Boy Records, rapper
Prince William and Prince Harry - Sons of the late Princes Diana and Prince Charles
Alexander Graham Bell