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Aldie

LEPORT MONTESSORI ALDIE

“Continuing the Boyd Legacy, Now Part of the LePort Montessori Community”

24328 Marrwood Drive
Aldie, VA 20105

(703) 810-7160 www.leportschools.com

Grades: Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st – 3rd Grade

Description: Imagine your child being able to run on a wide grassy field, to creatively play with friends, and build with logs and branches under old-growth trees. Imagine her being able to choose where to work—to pick a spot on a rug or at a wooden table in classrooms with 10 foot windows, or to take work outside, in a private courtyard on a sunny day. Imagine her as a toddler, learning to button her own clothes, as a preschooler sewing a button onto an apron, as a kindergartener doing arithmetic into the thousands with beautiful math materials, as an elementary students who loves going to school.

At LePort School Aldie, children flourish in a beautiful Montessori environment for infants through elementary, with a Mandarin immersion option for preschool. Children love the freedom our 11-acre campus provides, and relish the opportunity to sing and perform for their parents on the stage of our multi-purpose room.

In our dual-accredited Montessori school, our certified teachers guide your child in his explorations, nurturing his spirit, and challenging him to learn just as fast and far as his mind and spirit will take him. Call to schedule your tour today.

Ashburn

ARRIS MONTESSORI ACADEMY

44675 Cape Court Suite 189

Ashburn, VA 20147  

(703) 858-2800  www.arrismontessori.com

Grades: 2.5 yrs-Kindergarten

About: Our deep belief in the Montessori philosophy commits us to provide limitless opportunities for the development of the whole child and allows us to experience the miraculous being in each child. A Montessori education concentrates on the development of the whole child by providing an individualized curriculum that first stimulates then challenges and strengthens the child’s intellectual, social, emotional, moral and physical growth. Our safe prepared Montessori environment enfolds the child in an enriching, nurturing, and encouraging atmosphere of limitless potential that builds confidence, self respect, independence, and security.  The accumulation of a Montessori education creates the foundation for the whole child to become a contributing citizen to the world.

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HA’PENNY MONTESSORI SCHOOL*

20854 Stubble Rd.

Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 729-5755 hapennyschool.com

Grades: 10 weeks-6 yrs.

About: At HMS, we believe in educating the ‘whole child.’ Starting with our infants, children are nurtured and educated in an environment that is designed to meet their physical, emotional, and educational needs. Our teachers assist students in learning personal responsibility through peaceful conflict resolution. Every child is encouraged to have a positive outlook on learning and oneself. Being a small school allows close involvement among employees, children and their families. This creates a sense of community and allows each child to feel valued for their individuality and, HMS parents become a crucial partner in their child’s education.

MONTESSORI ACADEMY AT BELMONT GREENE

20300 Bowfonds Street

Ashburn, Virginia 20147

(703) 729-7200 mabmontessori.com

Grades: 10 weeks-10 yrs.

About: Our purpose is to guide children as they pursue their lifelong work of building the adults they will one day become. Our faculty consists of caring, enthusiastic, master teachers, most of whom have been working with MAB for 10 years or more. The directors, Bart and Beth Theriot, are certified Montessori teachers with a combined 50 years of experience. Our faculty’s collective knowledge of Montessori and child development ensures an authentic and well-conceived program down to the finest detail. We are a full-member school of the American Montessori Society (AMS) offering an authentic Montessori framework, which utilizes hands-on learning, to children age 10 weeks through 10 years. Our Core Values are Confidence, Love of Learning, Independence, Community, and Peace.

MONTESSORI KIDS UNIVERSE OF ASHBURN

21740 Beaumeade Circle Suite 100-A

Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 724-1500 www.mkuashburn.com

Grades: 3 months- 6 yrs.

About: At the Montessori Kids Universe of Ashburn, we believe that learning is a journey. Our goal is to develop engaged and independent thinkers who embrace community responsibility and leadership. Our teachers strive to inspire a joy of learning, academic success, intellectual excitement, emotional well-being, and creativity in every student. It is with confidence, joy, compassion and leadership that Montessori Kids Universe students venture forth on their unique journeys to make a difference in the world.

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LEPORT MONTESSORI BROADLANDS

42945 Waxpool Road

Ashburn, VA 20148

(703) 723-3364 www.leportschools.com

Grades: Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st – 6th Grade

Description:  Since 2003, our school has been offering high-quality Montessori education with programs for children of toddler age extending through the elementary years.

Our expansive outdoor environment is not only a certified wildlife habitat but also an invitation for children to be active – to play on large, gated playgrounds with an expansive soccer field & track, and a basketball court. Our nature pond encourages children to observe wildlife and an outdoor stage area sparks spontaneous, creative play. During the summer, children enjoy water play in our on-site outdoor pool.

All of our classrooms are designed specifically to optimize Montessori learning opportunities for children. Our classrooms have large windows that offer bright, natural light and carefully designed layouts with a full complement of authentic Montessori materials invite each child to explore. Our warm, open library is a popular place to gather, and our great room enables students to put on stage performances and provides a wonderful space for our many school events and community gatherings. Call to schedule your tour today.

Chantilly

LEPORT MONTESSORI CHANTILLY

“Continuing the Boyd Legacy, Now Part of the LePort Montessori Community”

4550 Walney Road

Chantilly, VA 20151

(571) 321-0364  www.leportschools.com

Grades: Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st – 3rd Grade

Description:  For more than ten years now, since our opening in 2005, we have welcomed toddlers and preschoolers to our school—and watched them grow up with us through their elementary years.

Our large, beautiful school sits atop a hill, overlooking our soccer field, track, and outdoor basketball court, which all lead to a wooded nature area. Our toddlers and preschoolers enjoy playing in their own playground space right next to their classrooms: they love to slide, to swing, to dig in sand and go on imaginary journeys on our wooden train. Our elementary students feel grown up in their separate wing, where they can explore our music and science room, or read in our library overlooking the garden they maintain. They look forward to the upper grades, where older students work in a community space, cooking in their own kitchen, working in a large, bright classroom, and finding quiet places to collaborate in several break-out rooms. Our in-depth academic and practical-life curriculum prepares them well for both upper school and for life. Call to schedule your tour today. Ask about our Spanish immersion option for preschool.

Dunn Loring/McLean

HOLLY BROOK MONTESSORI SCHOOL

2455 Gallows Rd

Dunn Loring, VA 22027

(703) 573-7800 www.preschoolmontessori.com/about-us/about-holly-brook/

Grades: Preschool-Kindergarten

About: All three preschools offer a complete educational and social environment and utilize the discoveries and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori to help the child develop more fully the potential within him. Each school provides a program specially suited to the needs of the child and offers individual attention to his whole development. At each preschool we have fully equipped Montessori Primary classrooms, which stimulate each child’s natural intellectual development. Each class grouping is multi-age allowing for constant interaction and problem solving between children.  In the specially prepared environment, each child is challenged according to his interest and abilities. Children continue in the same classroom for all three years they are enrolled at our schools becoming a tight-knit group where the essential skills of community life can be learned and practiced. Each class grouping has a trained Montessori teacher and an assistant to introduce new lessons (individual, small group and whole class), encourage appropriate social interaction and to intervene when necessary. Within the Montessori Classroom, the child is able to develop independence and responsibility, confidence and the ability to direct his own learning, creativity, and the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed academically. All children enrolled at our schools participate in the Montessori Educational program.

MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF MCLEAN

1711 Kirby Road

McLean, VA 22101

(703) 790-1049 www.mcleanmontessori.org

Grades: Preschool-Elementary

About: Sensing the need for Montessori elementary education in the McLean area during the early 1970’s, Joan Marie Parasine, former headmistress, started a class for elementary students adhering to the curriculum developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Soon thereafter, the close of a nearby Montessori school necessitated adding a primary (preschool) class to the program. In 1973, the Montessori School of McLean opened with one primary and one elementary class. Since that time, four more primary classes have been added, the elementary class has been expanded to include the upper elementary level in addition to the lower elementary classes (first through sixth grade), and the toddler level for two year olds. Enrichment classes were added to the program throughout the years and now include Art, Spanish or French, Music, Drama, Chorus, Library, Science Lab, Technology Lab, and Physical Education. (The Enrichment program changes from time to time and some programs are limited to the elementary level.)  Now, after 42 wonderful years, the facilities have expanded to include a multi-purpose room (gymnasium, stage, gathering space), science and computer lab, upgraded playground space, and expanded classroom sizes. Even though our school has grown, we have a small school feel with a close community, and we are able to make sure that we meet the needs of each individual child, cultivating each child’s unique ability to flourish in mind, body, and spirit!

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CEDAR LANE MONTESSORI

3035 Cedar Lane

Fairfax, VA

(703) 560-4379 www.preschoolmontessori.com/about-us/about-cedar-lane/

Grades: Preschool-Kindergarten

About: All three preschools offer a complete educational and social environment and utilize the discoveries and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori to help the child develop more fully the potential within him. Each school provides a program specially suited to the needs of the child and offers individual attention to his whole development. At each preschool we have fully equipped Montessori Primary classrooms, which stimulate each child’s natural intellectual development. Each class grouping is multi-age allowing for constant interaction and problem solving between children.  In the specially prepared environment, each child is challenged according to his interest and abilities. Children continue in the same classroom for all three years they are enrolled at our schools becoming a tight-knit group where the essential skills of community life can be learned and practiced. Each class grouping has a trained Montessori teacher and an assistant to introduce new lessons (individual, small group and whole class), encourage appropriate social interaction and to intervene when necessary. Within the Montessori Classroom, the child is able to develop independence and responsibility, confidence and the ability to direct his own learning, creativity, and the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed academically. All children enrolled at our schools participate in the Montessori Educational program.

LEPORT MONTESSORI FAIRFAX

“Continuing the Boyd Legacy, Now Part of the LePort Montessori Community”

3909 Oak Street

Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 934-0920 www.leportschools.com

Grades: Preschool – Kindergarten

Description:  Sometimes, smaller is better. If you are looking for a cozy, family-like community for preschool, you’ve come to the right place! Our two-room, intimate urban schoolhouse is conveniently located in the heart of Fairfax. With just two classrooms, and around 50 students, ours is a tight-knit community where every student is known by each of our staff, where you are greeted by name in the morning, and where parents and families form the community we so often long for in today’s busy world.

Our classrooms are bright spaces full of engaging Montessori learning materials, with direct doors to the outside, so children can flow inside and out throughout the day. Our playground, shaded by large mature trees, invites children to slide, play in the sand and garden during the warm months. Call to schedule your tour today.

Herndon/Reston

LEPORT MONTESSORI HERNDON

“Continuing the Boyd Legacy, Now Part of the LePort Montessori Community”

13251 Woodland Park Rd

Herndon, VA 20171

(571) 222-4931 www.leportschools.com

Grades: Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten

Description:  Since 2002, our school has been offering high-quality Montessori programs for toddlers and preschool/kindergarten children.

Our school is nestled between residential neighborhoods and the many office and professional buildings conveniently located just south off the Centerville exit from the Dulles access road, near Woodland Park Crossing. Our purpose-built, intimate schoolhouse offers inviting spaces, with large windows through which sunlight brightens rooms filled with high-quality Montessori learning materials. Our large, fenced-in backyard playground invites children to run around, to slide, to swing, to climb on the wooden climbing structure shaded by mature trees. Call to schedule your tour today.

LEPORT MONTESSORI RESTON/GREAT FALLS

“Continuing the Boyd Legacy, Now Part of the LePort Montessori Community”

11579 Cedar Chase Road

Herndon, VA 20170

(703) 404-9733 www.leportschools.com

Grades: Preschool – Kindergarten

Description:  Since 2001, our school has been offering high-quality Montessori programs for toddlers and preschool/kindergarten children, with a Spanish immersion option.

Nestled in the Cedar Chase neighborhood, our school is in a spacious, freestanding building custom-built as a Montessori school. Each of our classrooms is a bright space, where natural light filters through large windows, and each room features an en suite bathroom for the children. Our Great Room with its central library serves as a gathering space for our community, where children come for in-house field trips and presentations, and where families gather in our tight-knit community to celebrate holidays, graduations and other special events. All of our classrooms are designed specifically to optimize Montessori learning opportunities for children. Call to schedule your tour today.

Leesburg

KINCAID MONTESSORI SCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

6 Cardinal Park Dr SE

Leesburg, VA 20175

(703) 777-1199 www.kincaidmontessori.com

Grades: Infants, Toddlers Kindergarten

About: Each child is valued as a unique individual. Our classrooms are not just play time. Children learn in a prepared environment. The classroom is setup to facilitate success and step by step growth of a child. Our Montessori based preschool offers programs for children ages 10 weeks through 6 years old. We are not a traditional day care. Rather our philosophy is centered around the children learning and growing and not just in a “daycare” environment. Our teachers have over 200 hours of early childhood education as well as over 200 hours of classroom experience. Our programs are based on the sensitive periods (sensitive periods should be a hyperlink) of a child’s development. The preschool programs we offer are Infant, Toddler, Primary (traditional preschool), Kindergarten, and Kindergarten Afterschool Program for Loudoun County Public School Kindergarten students needing aftercare.

MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF LEESBURG AND PURCELLVILLE

166 Fort Evans Road N.E.

Leesburg, VA 20176

(703) 779-7791 www.leesburgmontessori.com

Grades: Toddlers, Pre-K, Kindergarten

Montessori School of Leesburg and Purcellville offers a quality Montessori education in a stimulating, nurturing environment for preschool children ages 2-6. Our educational programs do much more than teach your child; they instill confidence, independent thought and a-long love of learning. As a parent, the choices you make for your child now will have a profound effect on their future development and success. Make the right choice for your child at Montessori of Leesburg.

Oakton

HUNTER MILL MONTESSORI SCHOOL

2709 Hunter Mill Road,

Oakton, VA 22124

(703) 938-7755 www.preschoolmontessori.com/about-us/about-hunter-mill/

Grades: Preschool-Kindergarten

About: All three preschools offer a complete educational and social environment and utilize the discoveries and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori to help the child develop more fully the potential within him. Each school provides a program specially suited to the needs of the child and offers individual attention to his whole development. At each preschool we have fully equipped Montessori Primary classrooms, which stimulate each child’s natural intellectual development. Each class grouping is multi-age allowing for constant interaction and problem solving between children.  In the specially prepared environment, each child is challenged according to his interest and abilities. Children continue in the same classroom for all three years they are enrolled at our schools becoming a tight-knit group where the essential skills of community life can be learned and practiced. Each class grouping has a trained Montessori teacher and an assistant to introduce new lessons (individual, small group and whole class), encourage appropriate social interaction and to intervene when necessary. Within the Montessori Classroom, the child is able to develop independence and responsibility, confidence and the ability to direct his own learning, creativity, and the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed academically. All children enrolled at our schools participate in the Montessori Educational program.

MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF OAKTON

12113 Vale Road

Oakton, VA 22124

(703) 715-0611 www.oaktonmontessori.com

Grades: Primary School (ages 3-6) – Elementary School (ages 6-12)

About: We are a family-oriented Montessori school, situated in the small community of Oakton, on six wooded acres of property owned by the Alliance Church Centre. The school occupies five classrooms and has a playground, garden and nature areas adjacent to the building. We strive to provide beautiful environments, a challenging program and a supportive school community to serve children from three to twelve years of age. Since its founding in 1981, the Montessori School of Oakton has offered a unique program in which skilled professionals, sensitive and responsive to the learning patterns and needs of each child, help the child to grow in confidence, independence and knowledge. At MSO there is a special blending of freedom and responsibility, choice and structure, creativity and discipline, individual interest and group cooperation. Today the Montessori School of Oakton has an enrollment of about 100 students, ranging from age three through the sixth grade. We have three Primary Classes (3 – 6+) and one Elementary Class (6 – 12). We serve a diverse population of students and families. MSO is a non-profit, non-sectarian school, which admits all children regardless of race, creed, color or origin.

Purcellville

MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF LEESBURG AND PURCELLVILLE

280 North Hatcher Avenue

Purceville, VA 20132

(540) 751-1065 www.leesburgmontessori.com

Grades: Toddlers, Pre-K, Kindergarten

Montessori School of Leesburg and Purcellville offers a quality Montessori education in a stimulating, nurturing environment for preschool children ages 2-6. Our educational programs do much more than teach your child; they instill confidence, independent thought and a-long love of learning. As a parent, the choices you make for your child now will have a profound effect on their future development and success. Make the right choice for your child at Montessori of Leesburg.

ALLDER MONTESSORI

37682 Allder School Rd

Purcellville, VA 20132 

Grades: Age 3-Grade 12

About: Allder Montessori offers both a primary program (ages 3-6, half and full day) and an elementary program (ages 6-12). Classes are five days per week and each program incorporates an atrium and follows the teachings and principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. The school is located on a beautiful rural property with access to nature, fields, and woods. Our Montessori classroom is filled with simple yet beautiful materials scientifically developed by Maria Montessori. This method builds a high degree of self-confidence, love of learning, well-developed social skills, and an overall joyful disposition. Primary instruction will include presentations in math, language, sensorial skills, and practical life. The comprehensive elementary program will incorporate the ‘Great Lessons’ to inspire the child’s wonder and awe in the Universe and the Earth, Life, Humans, Language, and Numbers. Classes will seamlessly incorporate the beautiful school property into teaching methods, complementing classroom lessons by exploring nature. This will include outdoor classes and investigating the creek and gardens, as well as the broader available natural resources resident within Loudoun County. Our program follows the ‘homeschool co-op model,’ fulfilling all educational requirements in Virginia.

VILLAGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL AT BLUEMONT

33874 Snickersville Turnpike,

Bluemont, VA 20135

(540) 554-2284 www.villagemontessori.org

Grades: Toddlers-Elementary School

About: Village Montessori School at Bluemont (VMS) was established in a peaceful and nurturing place in Northern Virginia, lovingly prepared for the toddlers, preschool and elementary school children of Loudoun and Clarke Counties. Located in a quiet and pastoral setting – an ideal learning place for children and their parents. Our facility is new, but our Method has stood the test of time. Our established and dedicated team of certified Montessori teachers has over 40 years of experience. Village Montessori School at Bluemont is dedicated to a deep respect for the individuality of each child’s development.

Vienna

EVERGREEN MONTESSORI SCHOOL

608 Thelma Ct. SW

Vienna, VA 22181

(703) 825-8218 www.evergreenmontessorischool.com

Grades: Ages 2.5-6

About:  Evergreen Montessori School was founded by Afsaneh Shahbazi. Shahbazi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and a Masters Degree in Social Communication, the passion for nurturing children led Afsaneh to obtaining the American Montessori Society (AMS) primary teaching certificate from Northern Virginia Montessori Institute. “I love working with children and I believe each child embodies a unique and wonderful spirit.  My aspiration is to see children grow into adults who are independent, responsible, and compassionate innovators.” Afsaneh’s vision & philosophy for Evergreen Montessori School is to provide an interesting, challenging, and learning environment where students flourish socially and academically.

Using the Montessori approach, we help children develop their inherent joy in learning, a sense of responsibility for their actions, and respect for themselves, others, and their environment. Our mission is to provide children the tools they need to succeed not only in the classroom, but in life.

FIORE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

1629 Beulah Road

Vienna, VA 22182

(703) 319-2069 fioremontessori.com

Grades: Birth-Age 12

About: Montessori education is based on heart-felt respect for the ‘work’ of the child to develop into as complete a human being as possible. The Montessori Method is based on decades of careful observations by Dr. Montessori and her meticulous experimentation providing environments and materials to which children were intrinsically drawn. Fiore Montessori School offers a thoughtful response to the natural unfolding of the development of the child, so that in each case, the child can become as successful and complete as possible. Our goal for the child is that he development into a self-confident human being who is respectful and caring toward others, enjoys learning above all things, and is full of joy and enthusiasm for life.

GREEN HEDGES

415 Windover Avenue, N.W.

Vienna, VA 22180

(703) 938-8323 www.greenhedges.org

Grades: Montessori Preschool-Kindergarten, Preparatory Grades 1-8

About: Welcome to Green Hedges School, home to 175 students, ages 3-5 (our Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten Program) through Preparatory Grades 1–8. The moment you step on to our 5-acre campus nestled in the Historic Windover Heights residential neighborhood of Vienna, Virginia, you will feel the energy and warmth found in a diverse community of children and adults. For nearly 75 years, our School has remained true to the founding principles of our founders, Frances and Kenton Kilmer, to provide a school experience that emphasizes core academic subjects, world languages, the arts and athletics, while supporting the healthy intellectual, social, and emotional growth of our students. The result is a dynamic school environment in which preschool, elementary and middle school children thrive. Our robust academic curriculum and outstanding faculty prepare children for success at the next level of schooling and teach them to be lifelong learners, ask questions, take risks, respect others, and be resilient in an increasingly complex world.

JOLLYS PLACE MONTESSORI

8530 Amanda Place

Vienna, VA 22180

(703) 992-9924 www.jollyplace.com

Grades: Ages 3-6

About: JollyPlace Montessori School provides a great educational experience for 3-6 years old children in state of the art environment. We offer a very nurturing environment to help your children receive the best possible care as well as gain the experience and head start for future learning. We strongly believe that every child deserves to be surrounded by loving and tender care. Quality care can be achieved by a combination of education, experience, learning attitude and love for children. These aspects play an important role in making our school the best choice for your youngster. Our daily schedule is packed with many fun activities, which provide a great learning experience for your child.

KIDSDOM DAYCARE AND MONTESSORI

2201 Hunter Mill Rd

Vienna, VA 22181

(703) 281-7860 www.kidsdommontessori.com

Grades: Preschool and Kindergarten

About: The foundation of the Montessori philosophy is based upon the idea that children should work at their own pace, according to their own strengths in surroundings that help to develop their intelligence, as well as social and physical abilities. A key concept in a Montessori school is the idea that a child is an individual with an acute sensitivity with regards to the environment around them; so much so that much of how and what they learn in their early years comes from this perceptive stimulation. As a result, the child should have a reasonable amount of freedom to do as they please, while at the same time being wholly immersed in an environment which stimulates their senses as well as exercising their creativity. Literally their classroom is their world, providing exposure to materials and experiences that foster greater intellectual growth.

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