Welcome To Malayan International Academy

Located in North Druid Hills, Atlanta, Maylan International Academy is the very first pre-school in Atlanta to offer the Montessori teaching method with a Chinese and English dual-language immersion based curriculum. We offer comprehensive programs for both Pre-School (age 2 – 6 year old) and After-School Enrichment classes. By combining Montessori with dual language instruction, we strive to provide the very best learning environment to create enthusiastic life-long learners and global citizens of the world.

About Montissori


The Montessori method of education was developed by Italy’s first woman doctor, Maria Montessori. She developed a system of education that helps children grow into healthy, well-rounded adults. Montessori offers a sensible structured system that allows children to develop at their own pace, using their own abilities, with the guidance of a trained Montessori teacher and the use of specially-designed Montessori materials. The Montessori classroom is a child’s world, geared to the size, pace, and interests of the children. It is designed to put children at ease by giving them choices in an environment prepared with attractive materials within easy reach.

The specially designed Montessori materials can be divided into four main categories:

1. The “Practical Life” area teaches children to care for themselves and their environment while promoting concentration, independence, and coordination.
2. The “Sensorial” area develops and refines the senses to help the child distinguish, categorize, understand, and appreciate what is perceived.
3. The “Academic” area develops language, writing and reading, math, geography, and science.
4. The “Cultural and Artistic” area develops self-expression and the communication of ideas.

While using any of the materials, the child is developing inner knowledge and absorbing concrete concepts to use again and again when he meets them in the future abstract learning situations. The teacher gives individual and small group lessons amidst the working and social atmosphere in the classroom. She is a keen observer of the individual interests and needs of each child and watches their progress and keeps records of their work. She recognizes their periods of readiness; encourages their whole development; teaches the proper use of materials; and inspires love, order, and respect for what they and others are accomplishing. Thus, it is the unique blending of all of the above in the classroom that allows children to develop self-control, learn by choice, and gain independence and self-confidence as their skills increase.

The Montessori method is built on children’s natural love of learning and instills a life-long motivation for continuous learning.

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