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 Ms. Ward has founded and directed, 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.
Carlisle Montessori School of Buckhead is AMI accredited. 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.
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