The Duluth Montessori School

Established 30 years ago, The Duluth Montessori School is fully accredited by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), the organization established to protect and maintain the integrity of the Montessori principles. We educate children 14 months to 15 years of age. Fully accredited by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)

  • We are Celebrating 30 Years in Duluth!

    We are Celebrating 30 Years in Duluth!

    In honor of our founders, Mr & Mrs. Overholser, we will be hosting an anniversary gala on May 2, 2015 on the Duluth Town Green, and we would like to invite all our family, friends, alumni, and current families to celebrate with us.

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  • DMS Coffee

    DMS Coffee

    You can now purchase fair trade, single source coffee from our DMS Adolescent Program! For more information visit our website at

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  • Surrounded by Nature

    Surrounded by Nature

    Our School includes two campuses located in the historic district of Duluth, Georgia, where children learn inside and outside on 11 acres of woodlands and rolling hills, flower and vegetable gardens, a soccer field, nature trail, and play areas.

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  • Back to Basics

    Back to Basics

    Children are a part of nature and nature is a part of them. As a part of all programs in the Montessori philosophy a key piece of learning stems from the world outside the walls of the classroom.

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  • "Help me to do it myself!"

    "Help me to do it myself!"

    The AMI Toddler Community provides a beautiful environment designed for children from 14 to 30 months of age. Practical life skills, including toileting, are learned in a peaceful, home-like setting.

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  • Cultivating a Love for Learning

    Cultivating a Love for Learning

    The first plane of development occurs from birth to age six. The child is our guide as we prepare an environment, which contains all the essential elements for his development.

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  • Nurturing Imagination and Reason

    Nurturing Imagination and Reason

    Having absorbed a huge amount of data, the elementary age child is now ready and interested in the whys and wherefores of things, in the past and future, and in other cultures and planets. Montessori’s curriculum takes advantage of the second plane child’s tremendous intellectual interest and capacity.

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  • Building on the Foundation

    Building on the Foundation

    The Montessori Adolescent Program, for the 12-15 year old, is built on the foundations of the elementary. The Montessori adolescent program is the culmination of the child’s experience as a Montessori student.

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For More Information

We welcome inquiring parents to visit our Gwinnett campuses and observe one of our classes firsthand. There’s nothing quite like it. You’ll see children of varying ages working together. You’ll see children concentrating on their own tasks, even though there’s activity around them. You’ll see children working independently, cleaning up their messes, handling materials with care, and putting their work away as they finish. You’ll see sharing, collaborating, helping, learning, and growing.

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Did Someone Say “Wine?!”

Amy Bragg

Yes!!! And we’re not talking about the kind that our children like to do when it’s time for bed. Please join us for our annual Apogee Scholarship Fund discussion and Wine and Cheese Social!! This exciting event not only provides an excellent opportunity to mingle with your fellow DMS parents and staff, but also brings […]

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