Our two-room, intimate urban schoolhouse is conveniently located in the heart of Fairfax, right kindergarten or preschool to Paul VI Catholic High School, between Route 29 and Main Street. With just two classrooms and around 50 students, our school is a tight-knit community where every student is known by each of our staff, where you are greeted by name each morning, and where families form the community we so often long for in today’s busy world. Our Head of School, Reina Shah, and her team look forward to welcoming you, and helping you discover the life-changing value of a great Montessori education.
As Montessori is not a trademarked term, Montessori schools vary widely in quality: some daycares and preschools use the name for marketing, without delivering on the promise of a great education. Our school is dual-accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Virginia Council of Private Education. Read our staff bios and parent reviews. Then schedule a tour: seeing is believing!
Dual accreditation, from the American Montessori Society, and the Virginia Council of Private Education, allowing children who graduate from Kindergarten to enter grade one in the public school system. Being a parent myself, I know how challenging it is to pick the right school for your children. In fact, I was a Montessori parent first, then a teacher: I volunteered in my daughter’s school, and the principal at the time told me, given my passion for Montessori, I might as well get trained. With my perspective as a parent and a certified Montessori educator, I am eager to help you understand whether a Montessori preschool and kindergarten experience is right for your child and family.
Please contact us: I look forward to meeting with you one-on-one, to help you make the best preschool decision for your child. If you share your phone number, our admissions team will call to answer your questions or set up a tour. Please note: Your consent is not required as a condition of enrollment. The best way to learn is by doing. We provide experiences where children learn on all levels and value play as the essence of learning for children.
We have been part of this community since 1980! We have a play-based curriculum, where our students learn by doing, playing and exploring. Our Dragonfly, Butterfly and Busy Bee Afternoon classes will be offered for the 2017-18 school year! Dragonfly PM class students need to be 3 by September 1. Butterfly PM class students need to be 4 by September 1 and Busy Bee PM class 5 by September 1.