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Meadowbrook Montessori School is a family owned and operated school dedicated to providing the highest standard of Montessori education. Founded in 2003 by mother-of-three Barbara Muir and her mother, Johnnie Carney, Meadowbrook Montessori offers Primary and Pre-primary classes for ages 12 months (walking) through six years. Both classes are overseen by seasoned AMI-trained guides (teachers). The school is located on a secluded 1.5 acre-plot, with a play area, an outdoor classroom and gardens for the children to tend to, on the historic and leafy North Road in Snellville, Georgia. Dr. Maria Montessori, through her studies and observation of the young child, concluded that the period from birth to age six was the most absorbent time of the human mind. During this period, all people, irrespective of their economic background or breeding, have a unique opportunity to learn easily.
In keeping with Dr. Montessori’s principles, at Meadowbrook Montessori we have created a specially prepared environment in which tables and chairs are child sized and where arithmetic, writing, languages, learning about the world, and art comes alive. Real activities are also offered such as clothes washing, sewing, preparing snacks, and gardening. Each classroom is a “child community,” with teachers as guides leading the child to new concepts, advanced social skills and greater independence.
We utilize materials specifically designed and crafted by Dr. Montessori that offer an extremely rich learning experience for the child. Through the exploration of the prepared environment and mentorship of the older students, children learn advanced concepts of their world. They become independent thinkers and problem solvers.
As parents and educators, we appreciate you taking your time to research schools in order to make the best choice for your child. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about Meadowbrook School and the Montessori curriculum, and hope you will contact us by email or phone with any questions. We welcome the opportunity to help you in the process of reaching this important decision regarding your child’s early educational foundation.
Barbara Muir & Johnnie Carney
Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952)
Scientific observation has established that education is not what the teacher gives; education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words but by experiences upon the environment. The task of the teacher becomes that of preparing a series of motives of cultural activity, spread over a specially prepared environment, and then refraining from obtrusive interference. Human teachers can only help the great work that is being done, as servants help the master. Doing so, they will be witnesses to the unfolding of the human soul and to the rising of a New Man who will not be a victim of events, but will have the clarity of vision to direct and shape the future of human society.
- Maria Montessori, Education for a New World