For more than 40 years, AIA has been blessed with teachers, assistants, students, and administrators from many different countries and cultures. This combination of educational and cultural diversity has brought a special richness and value to our school.
Montessori education focuses on the individual needs and aptitudes of each child. Children progress at their own rate, as they are encouraged to choose appropriate lessons during uninterrupted blocks of work time. Students work with specialized materials developed by Maria Montessori, learning concepts from hands on exploration rather than by group instruction. Various evaluation and testing tools highlight the success of a complete Montessori educational program.
At Alpharetta International Academy, mixed-age classrooms include Pre-Primary (18 month – 3 years), Primary (3 years – 6 years/Kindergarten) and Elementary (6–12 years/1st-8th Grade).
“There is no school around that compares to AIA! Our two children are learning invaluable lessons in everything from academics to integrity and social responsibility, and what‘s more, they’re loving every second of it! The Montessori method is beautifully adhered to, which allows for an intense and independent love of learning to be fostered. We couldn‘t imagine entrusting any other school with preparing our children for their futures. AIA is truly our children’s home away from home and we happily plan on attending from 18 months all the way through 5th grade.”