School Profile

GMS School Profile


  • Mission Statement: We nurture children to be creative, eager learners as they discover their full potential and become responsible, global citizens.
  • Established: 1974
  • Governance: Non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees that is largely current parents: 11 members on the Board, plus Head of School
  • Accredited by American Montessori Society (AMS) with non-traditional Montessori age groupings
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (now known as AdvancED)
  • Ages Served: Toddlers (18 months old) through Middle School (8th level, age 14)
  • Enrollment: Approximately 250 students
  • Faculty and Staff: 41 full time & 13 part-time
  • School hours:

Early Care: 7:30am

Toddlers: 8:15am - 12:00pm, 8:15am--3:00pm or 7:30am-6:00pm

Primary: 8:15am - 12:00pm or 8:15am-3:00pm, before & after school care available

Lower Elementary: 8:00am - 3:15pm, before & after school care available

Upper Elementary and Middle School: 8:00am - 3:30pm, before & after school care available

After School Care: 3:00-6:00pm

Office hours: 7:30am-6:00pm

  • Tuition: ranges from $8,232 - $15,900
  • Financial Assistance: $206,000 awarded in financial assistance; 18% of the student population received financial assistance (2015-16)
  • Cultural Education Programs: Spanish, Environmental Education and Gardening, World Music, Visual Arts, Performance and Production (Middle School), and Physical Education
  • Summer Programs: 9 week all inclusive summer program offered for Toddlers through Elementary (Montessori Al Fresco); plus a variety of themed weekly camps also available
  • Technology:  80+ iPads for student use; Upper School has three Smart Boards for classroom use and group presentations; teaching faculty and admin support staff use MacBook computers
  • Athletics:  Soccer, Flag Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country. Middle School students compete in local independent school league.