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Sugarloaf Montessori

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Open: M-F, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 12 Months - 9 Years
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Coronavirus Update

As always, we’re proud to support our community. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

Welcome to Our School

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. In addition to our authentic Montessori curriculum, we provide superior child care/daycare to the local community.

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!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
I love the Montessori ideals our sons teacher teaches. I can tell at home that he is growing and becoming more independent.
I have had a great experience. The fact that my child loves her school, teachers, and friends makes me feel so much more at ease with leaving her in the care of others.
All the teachers have been amazing. And Michelle the Director is very professional, caring and kind.
Sugarloaf Montessori is truly a wonderful school. The care, love, education my daughter is receiving is priceless. The staff genuinely care about the children's well being. They want your child to succeed academically and in practical life skills. I am so happy and proud that my daughter is learning to be independent and creative. The staff is always willing to provide guidance for your child when
you hit a road block with him or her at home. They are very personable and professional.
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School is great, teachers are great and we ara happy with the environment provided for our child.
Sugarloaf Monstessori has provided a generally positive experience not just for our daughter but for our entire family. We greatly appreciate how organized staff members are, the care they provide for our child and the cleanliness of the school. I look forward to enrolling our second child based on this experience. This is our family's first time learning about the Montessori way. We are impressed
with the changes we have seen in our daughter in just one month.
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​Montessori Programs at Our School

Electives Offered

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:

Soccer, Music

Make. Do. Tinker. Think.

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.

  • Science lab equipment will include items such as salt, vinegar, popsicle sticks, glue, clay, straws, etc., for children to perform simple experiments
  • Technology learning experiences will be highlighted by tablets and educational apps
  • Art studio activities will incorporate natural elements (such as leaves) and will feature various modes of art; for example, pendulum painting

Ask the school director for additional details.

Open a window to your child's day.

WatchMeGrow: Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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Meet Our Staff

Michelle Whaley, Director

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.

Meet Our Staff

Melanie Mkwayi, Assistant Director

Education: BA - Business / MA - Early Childhood Education

Certifications: TCC

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.

Visit Us Today

Experience Montessori for yourself. Find your local school and plan a visit to find out if the authentic Montessori Method is right for your child.

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Local School Phone Number: 678.473.0079678.473.0079 License #: CCLC-2519