CDSA is a Montessori Program serving students 14 mos - 1st Grade. Offering low student-teacher ratios, part-time, flexible schedules, extended hours, Spanish, Music, and PE. Accredited by SACS CASI,AMS Associate School,TISC.
Our mission is to educate the whole child; thus we endeavor to nurture every heart and challenge every mind through the experience of meaningful inquiry.
Established in 1959
Serves students 14 months through First Grade
Approximately 89-90 students
Small class ratios
Part-time schedules available
Extended Day available (7:00-8:00 am & 3:30-6:00 pm)
PE, Music and Spanish offered
Accredited by SACS CASI (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement)
86% of staff degreed
Students move at their own pace and are encouraged to be protectors of the environment, peacemakers and problem solvers
When interested, a child becomes self-motivated. Self motivation leads to becoming self-disciplined. We as a community of learners, seek to develop confident, independent and caring students with clear intellectual fortitude and a proclivity to question and explore change rather than avoid it.
One of the strengths of the school is in the diversity of the families that make up our community; CDSA families represent a wide range of cultures, beliefs, races and ethnicities. This diversity is celebrated through regular observance on our multicultural calendar.
CDSA is a non-profit institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees. The Head of School is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations including admissions, hiring and evaluation of staff, curriculum and financial administration.