Welcome to Cross of Life Christian Montessori School. COLCMS was founded in 1994 as a ministry of Cross of Life Lutheran Church and began with seven students and one employee. In 2002 the school was expanded into the education building and now serves about 30 students from Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton, John's Creek, East Cobb and Sandy Springs.
Our school is located on thirteen wooded acres in Roswell with a school yard habitat certified by the National Wildlife Federation. We invite you to explore our website, visit our school, and meet the children, staff and families who continue to grow together in both spirit and intellect. Accreditation
Cross of Life Christian Montessori school is proud to be an associated AMI school. AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) was formed in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to insure that her philosophy and approach to education would be carried on as she intended. The name 'Montessori' is not trademarked, however, a school that carries the AMI name is continuing the tradition of quality first established by Dr. Montessori. This tradition incorporates standards based directly on Dr. Montessori’s work.
In addition, we are Accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. This ensures that our Pre-K and Kindergarten curriculum meet or exceed state standards.
Our teaching methods are based in traditional Montessori methods and teaching tools. Our values are based in the Christian foundations of faith, community, service, love and respect. Cross of Life Christian Montessori School is the only school in the area to integrate Catechesis of the Good Shepherd lessons into it's primary program.
Our staff fosters a strong sense of community and family atmosphere. We focus on interpersonal relationships as much as we do on academics. Cross of Life Christian Montessori school is more than just a school. We are a community of like minded people, working together to offer your child the best possible start in life.
We are proud to maintain an atmosphere that fosters exploration and a nurturing learning environment. Our goal is to develop children who can express themselves politely and confidently. We assist and teach them to solve problems and conflicts, so that eventually they can do so without the help of adults.
We maintain a small student body, so each child receives a lot of individual attention. The student to teacher ratio is approximately 4 to 1 in the Toddler Community and 10 to 1 in the Primary Class. Each staff member is carefully chosen for his or her skill, education, professionalism, and of course, kindness. All are certified Montessori teachers.
Come Visit Us! We encourage you to visit us. Experience our community and see for yourself why Cross of Life Christian Montessori is such a special place.