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The Boyd School

Centreville, VA 20120

(703) 631-8476


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We are a warm, welcoming community in which children and adults find friendship and support. We are a school born from a spirit and force of parents and teachers who believe in the Montessori principles and support a child/family-centered environment. We want our children to grow into autonomous, caring, responsible citizens, life-long learners and problem-solvers. Our school is a place where all are encouraged to ask questions, broaden their understanding of themselves, and the world around them.
As a statement of commitment to ourselves, and the children and families of our school, we have set the following goals for our school:
To provide a solid academic foundation in education employing the philosophy and materials developed by Dr. Maria Montessori.
To provide a child-centered environment which emphasizes the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of the child.
To assist the child in developing a positive self-image and fostering satisfying, personal relationships.
To provide a warm, secure, and rich environment in which curious young children have the opportunity to develop a favorable attitude toward learning.
To accept each child as he is and to assist him in the development of each of his potentialities, as fully as possible in keeping with his own pattern of development.
To assist the child in understanding the law of "sow and reap" as a way in which life expresses itself. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website