THE SUZUKI SCHOOL is a preparatory preschool committed to providing the very young with the best in Early Childhood education. Our belief in the innate ability and talent of every child guides us in the creation of an environment rich in language, discovery, and stimulation.
The school is comprised of three campuses located in the Atlanta metro area: the Buckhead and Northside campuses in the heart of Buckhead and the Ponce campus in Midtown. All operate from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The hours of 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM constitute the academic portion of the day; the hours before and after this time incorporate times of child-centered learning and play.
For more information on Suzuki programs and tuition fees, click onto our Admissions tab.
EXPERIENCE SUZUKI WEEK
November 17 - 21
We have created the EXPERIENCE SUZUKI WEEK to allow parents, and their 2, 3 or 4 year-old child (if desired) to attend for a morning to see the school from 10 AM to 11:30 AM and to have the hands-on experience of being taught a Montessori Lesson, mastering the same lesson, and getting a realistic experience of a typical school day. The morning will end with a delicious lunch prepared by our chefs for you and for all of the school community.
When you leave at the end of the session, you will be given Montessori Materials with instructions on how to give this lesson to your child.
TEN IMPORTANT QUESTIONS WE WILL ANSWER IN EXPERIENCE SUZUKI WEEK include:
1. What exactly is Montessori?
2. How does the Suzuki education benefit my child?
3. Why does independence matter so much for a two, three and four year old?
4. What are executive functions and why does our curriculum develop these at such an early age?
5. Why memorization is a not effective way to learn and why do so many teachers use it in traditional preschools then?
6. How does learning the sounds for letters help children discover how to read?
7. What can Montessori children do that will surprise you?
8. Why are so many Suzuki children accepted into area independent schools?
9. How can Montessori lessons in the first 5 years affect young entrepreneurs in their 20s?
10. Why investment in the first five years has the biggest payoff in your child’s future success.
What does it take to learn? What is important to learn? And what’s the best way to deliver on this?
These are fundamental questions in education. Like any discovered truth, it’s often the case that different people come up with the same solution or idea because the truth is the truth- it’s there for anyone to discover. Suzuki’s model to learning is based on the work of Dr. Maria Montessori, but her fundamental ideas are being rediscovered all the time.
Suzuki’s developmental approach is based on some fundamental ideas: that each child learns in their own way and in their own time, and that learning is really discovering. We know that all children/people take different amounts of time to learn the same thing and that learning is NOT about merely remembering. Recently researchers have been finding this out too: in a 2011 study a researcher concluded, “The bottom line is... (read more)