Hillside Montessori of LaGrange is a flourishing school located 60 miles South of Atlanta, GA.

Currently serving students in Toddler, Primary, Elementary, and Adolescent communities (18 months – 8th grade), the school is located within walking distance from LaGrange College and downtown.

Plans are underway for building a beautiful, new, sustainable Montessori campus on Hills and Dales Farm Road.

Hillside Montessori’s charm comes from its curious learners, authentic guides, and involved leadership.

We also have engaged parents, many who have supported the school since its founding as a 501(c)3 in 2011.

Current Hillside families live in LaGrange, Hogansville, Pine Mountain, Newnan, West Point, and Lanett.

Thanks to an abundance of local resources, our students’ experiences are filled with the arts, outdoor excursions, and dynamic speakers/demonstrators.

Guides and students work together to create a learning community that is, in the words of one volunteer, “an oasis of love and learning.”



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Our Mission

Hillside Montessori of LaGrange provides a nurturing environment in which children are encouraged to develop their intrinsic desire to explore and learn. We are driven to help children reach their full potential by cultivating independence, compassion, and integrity so they may contribute meaningfully to their community and world.

Our Vision

Hillside Montessori of LaGrange is an independent school in LaGrange, Georgia. We are committed to community, growth, and education. We believe a focus on individualized education will result in more thoughtful, conscientious, innovative leaders of tomorrow – children who will excel where ever their passions lead them.

A Montessori Message

The late Dr. Bob Copeland, local cardiologist, served as honorary chair of Hillside’s capital campaign. In this video, he explains why Hillside Montessori is a powerful asset, even a magnet, to our community. Dr. Copeland felt strongly that children should know the joy of learning.

“It’s an exciting opportunity for us to create an educational oasis where kids can know the joy of learning.” -Dr. Bob Copeland

Upcoming Events

There’s always something happening at Hillside Montessori!
Check out our Events Calendar for a full listing.

Classroom Visitation

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Adolescent Parent Orientation

August 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

Featured Alumni

Ryleigh McClanahan

June 6th, 2024|Alumni|

Ryleigh McClanahan is a Distinguished Honor Graduate at LaGrange High School. She credits her Montessori education with developing her passion for learning in addition to teaching her crucial time management and life skills that apply to all aspects of her life. Ryleigh plans to attend the University of Georgia next year as a member of the Honors College with a double major in Biology and History. She will be on the [...]

Coulter Nichols

June 6th, 2024|Alumni|

Coulter is a 2024 graduate at Lagrange High School. As an LHS student, Coulter competed with Lagrange High’s first Power Lifting Team. Coulter also has a gift and passion for helping and inspiring others to reach their own goals and he has aspirations of one day turning this passion into a career. He has plans to begin investing and working in real estate as well as taking his passion for [...]

Eli Glisman

June 6th, 2024|Alumni|

Eli a 2024 graduate from Lagrange High School. He received the AP History Academic Award, was a member of National Honor Society, completed two years of work based learning employed at Mare Sol, was a member of FBLA, and was active in the Teaching as a Profession program at LHS.His plans for the future are to go to Kennesaw State University and major in Exercise Science to then pursue becoming [...]

The school is an Associate member of the American Montessori Society (AMS) and is fully accredited by the Georgia Accreditation Commission (GAC) with early learning programs licensed by Bright from the Start (BFTS).