The History of CASA

CASA's Celebrating Our 41 Years of Excellence!

After working as an assistant in her son's Montessori classroom, Mrs. Florence Johnson joined the second group of Montessori teachers to be trained in the Atlanta Area. After teaching for a few years, Mrs. Johnson was asked by several parents to open her own school in the Marietta area. In 1974, after recruiting additional students, securing a temporary location, and gaining Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) accreditation, CASA dei Bambini Montessori School was established with one primary classroom of 28 children. One year later, the school - named after Dr. Maria Montessori's original school founded in 1906 in Italy - moved to its permanent home on Powers Ferry Road.

By 1987, CASA had grown to include four primary classrooms and interest in an elementary Montessori program had risen steadily among CASA's parents. There was sufficient demand to support a lower elementary program for 6-9 year olds. The upper elementary program for 9-12 year olds followed in 1990.

In 2011, Mrs. Johnson's daughter, Suzanne Johnson, stepped into her mother's shoes as Directress after obtaining her Master's Degree in Education from the University of Loyola, Baltimore. Suzanne carries on Florence's vision of a multi-cultural, Montessori community that continues to nurture and grow. In 2014, Suzanne expanded CASA's program to include before and after school activities. And in 2015, CASA began its first Toddler program and offered an extended day Primary class for children under 5 years old.

"CASA Montessori flourishes today because of the combined efforts of all who love the school - its exceptional teachers, dedicated staff, supportive parents and its nurturing."

- Directress, Ms. Suzanne Johnson

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Directress: Suzanne Johnson
CASA Montessori School opened in 1974. It serves students from 18 months to 12 years of age. It operates under a chartered, non-profit corporation. All our teachers are accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). We admit students of any race, color, nationality or ethnic origin. Meet Our Staff and Teachers.

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(770) 973-2731

150 Powers Ferry Rd. Marietta GA 30067