Counterpane adheres to the Montessori curriculum, the 3 hour uninterrupted morning work cycle, as well as a 2 hour afternoon work cycle. The classroom is bright and sunny with an extended garden area. Music, Spanish, art, outdoor play, and flower gardening are an integral part of the Primary child's experience. Focus on work and the sense of independence abound. Ideally, a child begins a Primary Montessori program at 3 years of age. These children are generally reading between 4 to 5 years.
Counterpane is dedicated to the purest Montessori education and engages only teachers trained by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) or the American Montessori Society (AMS) at the primary and elementary level. Counterpane is philosophically aligned with the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES), and is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC). Counterpane's campus is on 16 wooded acres with organic gardens and farm animals.