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We have openings for the upcoming school year starting in August 2024. Please Schedule a Tour by filling in the form on the menu. 


Tree of Life Montessori is a home-based Montessori school with a maximum space for 6 children. It is a small but cozy environment where children can form a close-knit community and receive lots of one-on-one personalized instruction.  

  • Authentic Montessori Education

  • Small Class size

  • One-on-one guidance

  • Mixed age group

  • Personalized Instruction

  • Multidimensional curriculum for the whole child

  • Highly trained teacher with 12+ years experience

Visit our Facebook page as well as Marla's Montessori Blog

Marla Nargundkar


Marla is the owner and lead teacher at Tree of Life Montessori. Marla earned her AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) certificate to teach Primary Montessori in the summer of 2005 from the Montessori Institute of Atlanta. She has been a Montessori parent and has been a lead teacher for 12+ years. She also has experience as a substitute assistant at various Montessori schools in the Atlanta area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas and a Master of Science in Mathematics from Clemson University in South Carolina. She is married to Dr. Satish Nargundkar who is a professor in the College of Business at Georgia State University and has an adult son, Nikhil, who works in Kennesaw



Who was Montessori?


Maria Montessori was Italy’s first woman medical doctor. Through careful observations, she devised materials that help the child learn through hands-on experience. Her approach to education is a holistic one, designed to meet the physical, mental and emotional needs of the child. She created a complete program of education for children, taking into account the very different educational needs throughout a child's growth and development.

Our mission is to provide education for the whole child in accord with the principles and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori. Quality and integrity are important to us and we strive to provide authentic Montessori learning. See this video by Trevor Eissler on how Montessori ignites the flame of desire to learn.

Our Values


  • Independence

  • Responsibility

  • Social Skills

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Restorative Justice 

  • Eco-friendly practices

  • Outdoor play

  • Cultural Studies

  • Mindfulness




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