About This School
In 2013, Springmont had 8 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Georgia average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Students Per Teacher (2013)
This has been an excellent choice for our son. We're finishing five years and have only seen good things across the board -- self-motivation, love of learning, social development, enthusiastic teachers and a strong parent community that is also welcoming to new students/parents, etc. For those who are wondering how academics in this environment stack up against those in more conventional schools, we have seen exciting brain power emerge. And recent standardized tests bore this out, with testing in the mid 90th percentile. Unless we're transferred, I have every expectation of being here through the Middle School program.
This school is excellent! My son began in the Toddler Class and is now starting his second year in Primary. It is amazing to watch him grow into such an independent young child. FMSA is a caring community that provides an excellent education for him socially, emotionally, academically and environmentally. I mean, my not-quite-four-year-old is constantly reminding me what needs to go into recycling at home! My biggest motivation for my child’s education is to be his best self and to have a true love for learning and for the people and world around him, not a motivation based on what the Jones’s kids are doing. You must do your research, visit the schools, and make a decision based on what works for your family.
FMSA is an excellent school - my child is challenged and responds well to the opportunities to choose her work, work collaboratively and push herself for excellence. The faculty is skilled and experienced, the arts program offers excellent opportunity unlike any other school Pre-k to 8 school, the governance is strong and the leadership is committed - even willing to make the tough choices that are in the best interest of all students. I have added confidence in FMSA as my because the school holds 3 accreditations with little faculty turn-over. I highly recommend FMSA.
This is an excellent 21st century school with enthusiastic teachers, 3 accreditations, strong governance and leadership committed to making tough choices in the best interest of students and the whole school. As a result, my child is developing more than skills - she's started a small business, made more oral presentations that her peers in other schools and interacts excellently with adults. Joe and Theresa, fine arts faculty, are tremendous. The landschool offers unique opportunities for academic application, team work, social development, independence and a sense of self. I highly recommend FMSA.