What Happened to Peachtree Corners Preschool & Academy?

One parent went to drop off her daughter at the school one day and everything was gone inside.

In March, reader Alda Manning wrote to Patch saying that her granddaughter's preschool appeared to have closed out of the blue.

Manning explained that her granddaughter's father intended to drop her off March 6 at , a Montessori-style institution in the city of Norcross that taught children ages 2 through 5.

When they arrived at the school, everything inside was gone. The phone number was inactive, and there was no sign on the outside to tell parents what happened.

Did your child go to the school? Do you know what happened to it? Let us know in the comments.

Manning expressed how disappointed she was, especially since the school had been one of the best preschools she's dealt with.

"As far as experience with them, it was more than positive," wrote Manning. "Everything about the center was absolutely perfect: the ratio, the teachers, the curriculum, everything. It is just hard for [the father] to suddenly have to find another place that fits her so well in such a short time. He took such care and time finding this one."

On Monday, May 7, Peachtree Corners Patch Editor Judy Putnam drove by the preschool and saw that something new had been added to the abandoned building--a sign that read it was for sale and bank-owned.

Because of the sign and the fact that they cleaned out the place at the beginning of the March month, we're assuming that the school may have been evicted from the property.

We still wonder, though: How could a school close it's doors without warning all the parents, especially if a child's education is paid in advance? Tell us what you think in the comments box below.

Ruthy Lachman Paul May 09, 2012 at 02:02 PM
It's not so pleasant to see a Locked Kindergarten. The real victims here are the children. Situations like this do not occur overnight somebody should have warned the parents so that they could not only make other arrangements but also prepare the children for the change. This may be a dramatic change for the children. . I wonder who will make up an explanation or words to the children who are affected?
Ms Fitness May 24, 2012 at 03:20 AM
I am a parent of a student that was there as they were being evicted. My husband went to pick my daughter up as the men were moving the things out. I was told that the owner was a secretive man and would not tell anyone if the school was experiencing difficulty. The phone had been out of service for about a month before this happened.


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