Children's House Montessori School

Tel: (703)276-1360
Grades: PK-K | 96 students
Children's House Montessori School is a Montessori preschool serving children from 2 to 6 years of age.
It has a partial morning Toddler program for children 24 months to 33 months as well as a Preschool program serving children from 3 - 6 years of age.
It is licensed by Arlington County and the Commonwealth of Virginia and is a full member of the American Montessori Society.
CHMS offers both academic-year and summer-camp programs.
The academic-year program provides a progressive Montessori curriculum and special enrichment activities during morning classes, followed by an enrichment program during the afternoons.
The enrichment program features art, gross motor activities, music, recreation, and storytelling.
The summer program incorporates daily Montessori lessons as well as thematic sessions such as art, music, cooking, and nature studies.
The staff is comprised of highly-trained professionals who offer a caring, nurturing environment for your child.
The school's mission is to create the prepared environment and cultivate a love of learning.
CHMS nurtures each child's love of learning; respects each child's individual development; and encourages each child to undertake with confidence that which inspires him/her.
CHMS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, or political beliefs.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded 1987

Student Body

Total Students 96 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

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School Reviews

I am a former employee from Children''s House Montessori and I highly recommend it. I absolutely loved the 2.5 years I worked at CHMS. The emphasis on the Montessori method can be an adjustment for families who are unfamiliar, but you will find that the children thrive in the environment. The classrooms are warm and inviting. I worked closely with a majority of the educators are loved their enthusiasm and creative ideas. If you visit the school, you will notice the hallways are covered in their work assignments are decorative art works. The next thing you will notice is how quiet the school is. Other than an occasional upset child, the classrooms are fairly quiet. The children are engaged with their individual work. When I first visited CHMS for my interview, I was impressed by how quiet and thoughtful the children behaved. The daily schedule is accommodating to working families. There is early morning care and after school care available. Primarily, I worked in the after school care program. Every day, we offered a variety of activities such as: dance, art, music, structured play and games. Every week, each student would bring home a pile of art work from their activities. The after school program at CHMS is unique from others because the teacher to student ratios surpass the minimum requirement. there are lots of opportunities for small group activities and projects and the children have a chance to relax and become comfortable with the staff, their friends and their environment. I really enjoyed the fun, engaging program. I cannot praise CHMS without giving credit to the Director, Denise. She is considerate and professional. At the beginning of every school year, she and her husband coordinate a huge school cookout at a local park. It is the first time of the year to connect with the families and staff. Every year, there is too much food and lots of fun! If staff or parents have a question or concern, Denise is only an email away. She always was available to schedule a quick meeting. I never felt left in the dark because there was such an understanding of open communication. Denise''s efforts make CHMS a home away from home for the children and I know the parents appreciate it. I must add, I left CHMS because I relocated out of state. CHMS is like a little family and I would gladly return if I move back to Virginia.
- Posted by Teacher, 02/02/15

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