Montessori School of Woodstock was opened in October 2000 by Mrs. Patricia Shahbazi. Mrs. Shahbazi is an AMI certified teacher with 27 years of experience. She has taught at various Montessori schools in the metro Atlanta area including well-respected Casa dei Bambini. In addition, Mrs. Shahbazi holds the following degrees and certifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education
- GA State teaching Certificate for K-5
- AMI Montessori Primary and Elementary Certification
Still excited about the Montessori Method after 27 years, Mrs. Shahbazi continues to teach Montessori because she loves to watch young minds absorb. She continues in the Montessori tradition of encouraging both self-confidence and a life-long love of learning in the children attending Montessori School of Woodstock.
The Montessori School of Woodstock Curriculum
Montessori School of Woodstock offers a rigorous and innovative academic program. The curriculum is organized into a spiral of integrated studies, rather than a traditional model in which the curriculum is compartmentalized into separate subjects, with given topics considered only once at a specific grade level.
In the early years, lessons are introduced simply and concretely and are reintroduced several times per succeeding years at increasing degrees of abstraction and complexity. The course of study uses an integrated thematic approach that ties the separate disciplines of the curriculum together into studies of the physical universe, the world of nature, and the human experience.
Literature, the arts, history, social issues, political science, economics, science, and the study of technology all complement one another. This integrated approach is one of Montessori’s great strengths.
All our teachers hold Bachelor Degrees plus training and certification in Montessori Method and have been guiding our students for several years.