School Details

Carolyn Barron Montessori School

195 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263
(770) 253-2135

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 155 students 9 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

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About this school

Carolyn Barron Montessori School is a private middle school in Newnan. 155 students go to Carolyn Barron Montessori School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The ratio of students to teachers at Carolyn Barron Montessori School is 9:1. Evans Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% %
Black, non-Hispanic 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Asian 13% %
Hispanic 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    My daughter attends this school and loves it. The school has excellent classrooms with excellent Montessori materials. The classrooms are bright and inviting. The teachers are great. The director is well versed in Montessori methods and the school holds and follows that method well. The school offers many chances for the parents to be involved durning the school year. Great school community to be a part of.

  • (1 year ago)

    CBMS is celebrating their 20th year this year which shows they are still strong as ever. Both of my children attended this school and are now in high school and Middle school. The nurturing and love from their teachers the freedom to explore their classroom/materials at their own pace the freedom to socialize and engage adults ask questions gave them a love for learning. CBMS and the Montessori Method educate the WHOLE child. It's not just about academics. My children are so smart mature and independent. I am so thankful I trusted Montessori education. I look at my children and am so proud. They have transitioned well into their other schools and will be just fine when they go off to college. Thank you CBMS!

  • (1 year ago)

    The program at Carolyn Barron Montessori School is excellent. We love our teacher. Our son has learned and developed so much in the few short months he has been enrolled. We are very happy!

  • (1 year ago)

    Went to Open House this week at CBMS!!! FABULOUS!!!! Beautiful grounds and buildings. I was so impressed with the professionalism of the staff Director and even board members were there. We left this school because it was completely mismanaged by the previous director. She was unfair uncaring practiced favoritism and sought revenge on anyone who did not share her opinions. Her power trip is over and we can now retuen to this school we have loved for so long. Everything is bright clean and well cared for and well managed. We are so happy and look forward to being back at CBMS. Out with the old!!! In with the new and an even better next 20 years for CBMS!!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Our son's first exposure to school was in Pre-K level here at CBMS. We are so pleased with the way he has developed and blossomed under the loving care of the teachers and staff at CBMS. We couldn't be happier and plan on enrolling him for upcoming years.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is an exceptional school. It has a committed highly educated and very experienced board of directors at the helm. They are supported by a director with decades of experience and a proven track record. The staff and teachers are very experienced and passionate about the students. All these factors coupled with an intense focus on the Montessori method and the joy of learning promote an excellent learning environment. Our children as well as their peers are far ahead of their private and public school counterparts. While other private schools are struggling and have shrinking enrollment CBMS is quickly growing because results speak for themselves.

  • (2 years ago)

    CBMS reignited my child s love of learning. He attended Kindergarten at another private school and became full of anxiety over all the things he couldn't do. He was easily frustrated when trying to read and inconsolable when trying to write. Rather than looking forward to 1st grade he was terrified. We did summer camp at CBMS and then enrolled. It didn t even take a week for the light in his eyes to return. It was the most amazing and wonderful thing to see. He was excited to go to school! Within a couple months he was reading and writing with greater ease and confidence. Now as a 2nd year he is reading at a 5th grade level but what is more important he just loves to learn. He is interested and engaged. In addition he understands that being part of a family and part of a community means everyone contributes for mutual benefit chores are done because they need to be done. Socially he is able to work through disagreements with his friends and devise solutions with little to no adult involvement needed. There are many other positive things to say about this little school but first and foremost I credit this school with saving my child s educational career.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is an amazing school that is filled with new learning opportunities for my son on a daily basis. He enjoys every day and I love hearing the excitement in his voice when he tells me about his day.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son has attended CBMS since he was 21 months old and he is now almost 7 and in the Elementary classroom. There has indeed been a good deal of staff turnover in the last several years but I feel confident that a lot of the change has been for the best and that there is an excellent group of staff established now. If you have never observed a Montessori classroom I would urge you to do so. When you see the calm focused environment for the preschool age children you will know that some of the stereotypes you have heard about Montessori ("the kids just run around and do whatever they want!") are totally false. As far as the Elementary environment picture your child being able to alternate between doing individual work participating in a group lesson and working in pairs with kids who are older or younger all in an environment that is cozy soothing and structured with the child's needs in mind. The learning is totally individualized to your child and the focus is on helping the child be a self-motivated independent and excited learner.

  • (2 years ago)

    We are only 1 week in to the new school year and my husband and I are confident that we made the correct decision to move my son out of public school. He always made good grades but was bored and not challenged and now he has come home every day and tells me about all of the new things he has learned and that he is happy.

  • (2 years ago)

    It is sad to hear that the administrator has left. I understand however that her reassons were to continue her children's Montessori experience. That of course speaks volumes to her commitment to Montessorri. I have seen unfortunately first hand the treatment she has received and I personally wish others would not have treated her with such hateful hearts. I am hopeful that her passion and dedication will remain the thread of the current parents and staff. Best wishes to her and her families future.

  • (2 years ago)

    The director has devoted her life to the school. It's sad to see a personal vendetta come to this.

  • (2 years ago)

    Oh my! I just saw the post about our administration change. I am a staff member at CBMS and am very sad to lose our current director. She has been a great influence and support to me professionally. This is a very stable working environment and the vision of the school is always about the children. I see thriving children all around me and I am so grateful to be a part of their lives. Change is hard but the structure and culture established here will carry us through finding a new director. I can speak as a parent as well; this is where you want your child! CBMS is a true gem in Newnan.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son has been attending CBMS for the last two years. I am constantly amazed by what he has learned and continues to learn. There have been several changes to the administration and staff throughout our time here. Change is always hard but I know that this school is for the CHILDREN. Everything CBMS does is to ensure that the children have the best education possible. I can't imagine my son attending school anywhere else.

  • (2 years ago)

    I agree with the statement previous to this one.. That Montessori works best for children who can "structure themselves" but those who need alittle direction surely will not receive it at CBMS of Newnan. The teachers can't even communicate well with the parents. Effective communication is not their strong point at all. My only regret was that we did not pull him from this school after toddler class. We let him move up into a class when we should of taken him out. With little or no assistance from the teachers themselves your child will not strive well at this school unless he/she is already structured driven. They offer no assistance for children who need alittle structure help. The teachers like I said before can't even communicate with parents so how then are they teaching our kids?

  • (2 years ago)

    Montessori works best with children that have the drive focus and discipline to organize their daily activities themselves. Montessori did not work well for my son because he likes structure prefers routine and a predictable schedule. And after a full year at Montessori the teachers failed miserably in teaching him to effectively organize his own time. There were some internal personality conflicts among the teachers that were all too evident. They desperately attempted to show everyone what a special warm community Montessori was but to me it came across as very fake... I liked most of the parents who like myself were seeking the best for their children; they did an excellent job volunteering and helping out and that experience did seem genuine...! Academically my son learned more at his next school in one month than after a full year at Montessori. This despite some excellent hands-on teaching tools which I would imagine are great when used by the right teachers. I felt the greatest asset that school had was their Science teacher who unfortunately taught only older children. It was a pleasure to meet her.

  • (3 years ago)

    I had a horrible experience where the teacher yelled at my daughter to the point my daughter was afraid to ask to go to the restroom. She sat in her own urine for God knows how long only to be buckled into my car by her teacher who didn't noticed my child was wet!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is so amazing. Both my children attend and are learning to be intelligent compassionate independent and resourceful people. The entire staff cares so deeply for my kids I would never consider anywhere else. Please go visit and see how amazing it is for yourself.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a FANTASTIC school! We have been a part of this school through good times and tough times as well. It never seems to surprise me that when people don't get their way they choose to attack and bring down others in attempts to make people upset. The negative comments clearly are coming from people that are challenged to see what greatness has become of this school. Our administration and current teaching staff are exceptional and I am thankful each of these individuals have a place in my child's life. Having come from a public traditional school I am amazed at the care and commitment the director of the school has for the families and especially the children. Seeing how she has handled adversity by losing staff and how she managed to select such wonderful replacements speaks volumes of her passion for this program. Be smart and go see for yourself. You would wise to select this community for your child.

  • (3 years ago)

    NO LONGER A GOOD SCHOOL. this school was absolutely amazing 5 yrs ago. both of my children started in the toddler program and flourished under the supervision of an extraordinary primary teacher who was forced out during the middle of the year. low enrollment and horrible admin. will leave this school as a failure.

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