Rising Star Montessori began its quest of inspiring the lives of children in August of 2001. Certified Montessori Teachers Nancy Dutton and Debi Montgomery founded Rising Star Montessori with one Primary Class, consisting of 16 students. Within one year, the school added an Elementary Program and moved their home base to a 1920’s historical house on two acres of land in the heart of Fayetteville, Georgia. This land provides the children with many opportunities to run and explore God’s nature. There are numerous outdoor activities built into the curriculum for the children, including gardening, nature walks, caring for chickens, farm trips, tetherball, soccer and much more.
To meet the demands of its continuing growth, Rising Star completed an addition to the main building in 2005, which currently houses the Junior Elementary Program. In 2006, adjoining land was purchased, and a second structure was built that now houses the Senior Elementary Program.
In 2015, Rising Star expanded with a Toddler Program to add to the two Primary Classes, a Junior Elementary Class and Senior Elementary Class. The Toddler Class consists of a teacher-child ratio of 1:6 or better. All other classrooms consist of a teacher-child ratio of 1:10 or better.
Along with fifteen other staff members, Nancy and Debi have dedicated their lives to giving quality education to children in a Christian Montessori environment.