Tucked away in the heart of Lawrenceville, a unique educational experience is thriving. The Oak Meadow Montessori School, with its peaceful, natural surroundings, stands as a testament to the vision of two families who dared to redefine the educational landscape for their children and their community. In this special feature, we take a closer look at a local institution that embodies the entrepreneurial spirit flourishing in America.

It all began in 1993 when the Nehez and Sills families sought something more than the traditional school setting for their children. Their desire for a holistic approach to learning led to the creation of Oak Meadow Montessori School, which now serves as a beacon for parents seeking an alternative educational path for their young ones.

But what is a Montessori School?

The Montessori method is founded on several core beliefs. Firstly, it recognizes that children possess absorbent minds during their early years, absorbing information through their senses from their environment consciously and unconsciously. Secondly, it emphasizes the existence of sensitive periods in which children focus on specific aspects of development. Thirdly, it acknowledges children’s innate drive to learn and their preference for practical, hands-on activities. Additionally, the method delineates four distinct stages of human development: the absorbent mind (birth to six years), the conscious mind (six to 12), and adolescence (12 to 18 years), as well as the period of maturity (18-24 years). Lastly, the Montessori approach emphasizes the importance of fostering independence in children and allowing them to engage in purposeful activities to build self-esteem and a sense of interdependence within society.

OMMS isn’t just a school; it’s a nurturing community where the principles of Montessori education encourage not just academic excellence but the flourishing of the whole child. From the Toddler Community to the Elementary Program, each step of the journey is carefully crafted to foster individual development, self-expression, and self-discipline.

“The essence of Oak Meadow Montessori School lies in our dedication to nurturing not just the mind, but the heart and spirit of every child,” says Denise Harold, Head of School. “We see our role as not just educators but as guides on the path to independence, self-discovery, and community responsibility.”

This commitment to growth extends beyond the classroom. The school’s After School Enrichment programs offer a supportive atmosphere where children can explore their interests and passions. The All Year Montessori program ensures that learning is not confined to the academic year but is a continuous, engaging experience.

What stands out about Oak Meadow Montessori School is not just its academic rigor or its beautiful, earth-conscious campus, but its unwavering commitment to the well-being of each child. It’s a place where love, respect, freedom, accountability, and unity are not merely taught, but lived.

As we feature this gem in The Guide to Gwinnett, it’s evident that Oak Meadow Montessori School does not just educate; it cultivates the seeds of global citizenship in Gwinnett County’s youngest minds.

By embracing a vision that is as broad and dynamic as the Montessori method, Oak Meadow Montessori School is not just preparing students for the next grade, they are preparing them for life. They are making a meaningful imprint on the fabric of society—one child, one lesson, one discovery at a time.

For parents and children in Lawrenceville, Oak Meadow Montessori School represents more than a choice. It represents a journey towards a future where education and personal development go hand in hand, guided by the unwavering belief that every child has the potential to leave a mark on the world. And as Ms. Gwen, Director of Admissions, aptly puts it, “Our joy comes from watching each child blossom into their best selves, equipped with respect for the world and a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime.”

Explore, learn, grow—Oak Meadow Montessori School invites you to discover the Montessori “Magic” and be a part of a community where education is an adventure that never ends.

Contact: 770-963-8303

Email: info@oakmeadowmontessori.com

Website: https://www.oakmeadowmontessori.com/location/

Location: 2145 Collins Hill Road Lawrenceville, GA 30043