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Welcome to Sugarloaf Montessori School in Duluth, GA. We were established in 1999 and are committed to the principles and philosophies of the Montessori Method.
My name is Michelle Whaley. As the director of Sugarloaf Montessori School, I am proud to say that we are highly respected in the Duluth area. I started my Montessori journey 29 years ago and joined this school in 2004.
We strongly encourage parent participation and host family events throughout the year. This school is very much a second home for everyone. The children have a sense of belonging and purpose and are respected and loved.
I invite you to come in and learn about Montessori and how it can benefit your child. The best time to tour is between 9-11 a.m. so you can see the classroom community in full swing. I look forward to seeing you soon!
Discover the calm, peaceful environment of a Montessori classroom, where children work together to explore, learn, and grow. See daily experiences of life at our schools, as the authentic Montessori Method guides children through self-direction and self-discipline toward self-discovery, as they prepare for the future.
Elective programs allow Montessori students to learn by exploring creative outlets that will help them advance in the future—while giving your family more free time on evenings and weekends. We offer:
Our authentic Montessori experience is enhanced by a STEAM Studio.
Featuring hands-on learning stations for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math, the studio is available to Primary program students at least once a week.
Ask the school director for additional details.
Education: AMI Montessori Diploma
I received my AMI Montessori Diploma in 1991 and began my Montessori teaching career. Being a part of the Montessori community and watching the children’s development throughout the years has been one of my greatest joys. I feel honored to be a part of their Montessori experience.
Education: BA - Business / MA - Early Childhood Education
My name is Melanie Mkwayi. I joined Sugarloaf Montessori as the assistant director in 2019. I live in the Lawrenceville area with my husband and three children. I enjoy reading, swimming, and am quite the movie buff! I look forward to being at Sugarloaf Montessori for years to come.