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Welcome to the

Marietta Johnson School of Education, located in beautiful Fairhope, Alabama.

  "Where Learning is Living, and Living is Learning!"

We are a private school, founded in 1907 and still going strong! Check out our History page to learn more about how we got started.

Folks are often surprised that our school is so old. They think the Organic part of our name is a result of the back to nature movement of the 60's and 70's and are amazed when told that Mrs. Johnson chose the term to describe her philosophy of teaching.

Today's students learn concepts in much the same way as Mrs. Johnson's students did. We observe nature, record what we learn, and utilize reference materials to confirm our findings rather than study a textbook that describes nature. Our mornings are crammed with learning experiences so that we may spend our afternoons engaging in music, drama, art, ceramics, and dance. Check out our Classes!

We are now teaching third and fourth generations of local families. A recurring theme among current students and alumni alike is their enthusiasm for being at school. Many of our students arrive early and complain that they have to leave when the final bell rings. Summer vacations are viewed as an inconvenient pause in the learning process. I hope you will learn something new while visiting our website.

Contact us for more information, or stop by anytime to see our school!


Quick Notes -

Current &Upcoming Events

(check out our Events & Festivals pages for more info, as well as the 2013-14 School Calendar)
  February 2014 ART SHOW
Thanks to all the talented students who participated!
Click HERE for the list of winners!
Apr. 14 - 21, 2014
Young Rembrandt's Art Workshop
               Three Day Workshop
                 April 15, 16, and 17
           Call 251-210-6299 to enroll
         or enroll online at our website.
               9:30 AM - 12 NOON
         Parents must provide snack!
Benefit Yard Sale
for our School

Saturday April 26
8:00-3:00 at Duck's BarB Que
Music Festival and
Art Auction

Saturday May 17th 2:00-7:00 P.M.
This event will be held at the
Fairhope American Legion
700 S. Mobile St.
Earlier this year...

Oct. 25, 2013
- Our Annual Fall Festival

Check out our Gallery of pictures from our Photo Booth!


Our Concept:

1. We respect a child's individual learning style and pattern of growth.

     2. We encourage children to experience the world by trying new tasks and ideas, experimenting and experiencing with
         all their senses.

     3. Rather than requiring traditional tests, examinations and pressure to achieve an adult-designed goal, we allow freedom
         in approaching learning experiences according to the individual child's needs.

     4. We strive to create an atmosphere that promotes the desire to learn by offering a flexible, free-flowing structure, adaptable
        to each child's needs.

                                     In Organic Education it is possible - even natural - for a student to challenge assumptions
                                                                              in order to absorb new information.

Organic Education asserts that education is life.

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