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

Local cardiologist, Dr. Bob Copeland serves 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 feels 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.

Holiday Program

December 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Christmas Holidays

December 16, 2023 - January 2, 2024

Parent Lesson Days

January 23 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am EST

Featured Alumnus

Lucas Wilson

August 15th, 2023|Alumni|

The transition from Montessori to LaGrange High School was very smooth. I felt confident I could find my classes and interact with teachers and other students (despite it being fall of 2020). While I prefer the Montessori style of learning, I have had no problems being successful in a traditional school. I am participating in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Lagrange, so my school work is definitely a challenge, but I am excited for the volunteer opportunities I will be able to participate in. I am a part of the Future Business Leaders of America, Foreign Language Club, Academic Bowl Team, and the LHS Soccer Team. I was named Defensive MVP of the JV team [...]

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