- Aug 14, 2018 Slipups and Sillies: The Importance of Sharing our Authentic Selves with Children Aug 14, 2018
- Jun 27, 2018 The Suzuki Experience — Teacher Spotlight on Ms. Dorian Lumpkin Jun 27, 2018
- Jun 8, 2018 Hold the Applause: How to Avoid Raising Praise Seekers and Tame the Fear of Failure Jun 8, 2018
- May 7, 2018 Got Temper Tantrums? How to Tame Tantrums Without Breaking the Spirit May 7, 2018
- Apr 9, 2018 Magic of Montessori Demystified: No Rewards, Punishments, or Praise, Oh My! Apr 9, 2018
- Mar 6, 2018 The Magic of Montessori Demystified: The Environment Mar 6, 2018
- Nov 13, 2017 Look for the Ladybugs: The Best Thing About Being a Teacher Nov 13, 2017
- Nov 9, 2017 Fostering Independence & Curiosity in Children Since the ‘70s Nov 9, 2017
- Sep 19, 2017 Determined to Drive: How to Help Teachers Maintain Optimal Learning Conditions at School Sep 19, 2017
- Aug 21, 2017 The Light in Me: Harmony Between Yoga and Montessori Aug 21, 2017
- Aug 1, 2017 A Montessori Manor: How Incorporate a “Montessori-Mindset” at Home Aug 1, 2017
- June 2017
- May 20, 2017 Montessori In The Home: Pre-Primary Edition May 20, 2017
- May 1, 2017 On the Montessori Journey: When One Teaches, Two Learn (Part III) May 1, 2017
- Apr 24, 2017 On the Montessori Journey: When One Teaches, Two Learn (Part II) Apr 24, 2017
- Apr 20, 2017 Montessori in the Home: Toddler Edition Apr 20, 2017
- Apr 17, 2017 On the Montessori Journey: When One Teaches, Two Learn (Part I) Apr 17, 2017
- Mar 20, 2017 What Makes up a Montessori Parent? Mar 20, 2017
- Feb 20, 2017 Montessori: Education for Peace Feb 20, 2017
- Jan 19, 2017 Freedom Within Limits: The Structure of a Montessori Learning Environment Jan 19, 2017
Preparation for Elementary Schools
The majority of our students leave The Suzuki School in Primary (including the third year Primary/Kindergarten Program), often depending on the family's choice of either public or private elementary school. Of these, approximately 50 percent to 60 percent (dependent on area of town) enroll in Atlanta private schools; the rest attend public schools.
The Suzuki School staff is familiar with the expectations of many of the area independent schools and works with the children and parents to prepare the children for these schools.
As early childhood educators, our first priority at Suzuki is to develop in each and every child a sense of confidence and readiness for elementary school. We hear repeatedly from the independent schools that they seek students with sense of assurance, the ability to listen and follow directions, and children who can collaborate and interact with peers and teachers alike. Suzuki students excel in these areas.
Our students have tremendous success when they apply out to area Private Schools and thrive in their new school environments. We work closely with families to familiarize them with the Atlanta school options and offer assistance throughout the process.
Applying to Private Schools:
We work closely with our families during the Private School application and acceptance process. Each year the leadership staff meeting with Private School representative to get an update on their programs and expectations.
The private school education parent education process starts off each year with several informational sessions including:
- Private School Seminar – The Private School Seminar has been hosted for a decade and includes a description of the application process as well as a lively parent panel who will answer any questions!
- Private School Open House – area Private Schools attend the open house to meet Suzuki families
- Public School Seminar –the Public School Seminar is hosted after the Public School Open House and helps Suzuki families better understand the area public school expectations.
- Public School Open House – PTA representatives from area public schools attend the open house to inform parents about their the public school programs in the area neighborhoods.