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Arlington Montessori House

3809 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201-4514

(703) 524-2511


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Children are to be respected
Children possess unusual sensitivity for absorbing knowledge from their environment.
The most important years of growth are the first 6 years of life when unconscious learning is gradually brought to a conscious level.
Children have a deep love and need for purposeful work. They work not for profit or compliments as adults do but for the sake of the activity alone. When they accomplish an activity, they achieve a very important goal: their own development of mental, physical and psychological powers. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"The Morning Program (8:30 am to 12:00 pm)
A typical day involves a three-hour “work cycle” which includes arrival, greeting and setting in for the day, lessons with the various Montessori materials (we included an example of a child’s metal inset work on the folder cover), periodic spontaneous group activity if it naturally arises out of the needs of the children (this may include gathering to hear a story or a walk about the neighborhood), snack that the children often help prepare, serve and clean up, and outdoor time on the school’s beautiful shaded playground. Practical life skills, sensorial materials, language, math, music, botany, biology, art and cultural awareness are part of the Montessori curriculum and such activities are built into the classroom.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school