The Carolyn Barron Montessori School was founded in 1992 to foster a love of learning and to educate children to be caring, socially responsible citizens of their community and world. The educational programs at CBMS involve children from 1.5 years of age through 14 years of age in five different programs: Toddler, Primary, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary and Middle School. CBMS seeks to educate the whole child, applying the Montessori philosophy, in a family-oriented environment. The philosophy is based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori whose holistic vision of education focuses on the cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs of the child. For Dr. Montessori, and for CBMS, education is preparation for life.
We strive to create a peaceful, supportive, compassionate and welcoming community, where understanding and respect for differences lead to appreciation, self-reflection, confidence and personal growth.
Through our work with and support of the Coweta Samaritan Clinic our students put their newfound love of service in to real-world context with members of their own community.
Coweta Samaritan Clinic (CSC) arose from Dr. Kay Crosby’s calling to create a medical home for uninsured and medically underserved adults in Coweta County. After twenty years practicing internal medicine, Kay left her private practice in 2008 to bring a free clinic to her hometown of Newnan, Georgia. Generous support from the Coweta County Hospital Authority (building lease), Newnan Hospital Foundation (annual operating funds), and Piedmont Newnan Hospital (free lab and basic radiology services) provided a solid foundation on which to build.
Coweta Samaritan Clinic would not exist without volunteers. The majority of medical and dental care at the clinic is provided by volunteers, including physicians, dentists, NPs, PAs, nurses and other medical professionals. They are assisted by additional volunteers how work in the clinical office and serve as eligibility screeners. During 2014, volunteers provided 6,150 hours of service at the clinic. That total does not include the services provided by many kind and skilled specialists in the community who treat clinic patients without charge in their offices.