Montessori School Of McLean

1711 Kirby Road
Mc Lean, VA 22101-0221
Tel: (703)790-1049
Grades: PK-6 | 239 students
The Montessori School of McLean is a fully accredited school that is dedicated to the principles of the Montessori Method. As Dr. Montessori found that children learn better in multi-age groupings, all classrooms have students of mixed ages: Pre-Primary (toddler) (24-36 months); Primary (age 3-6); Lower Elementary (age 6-9); and Upper Elementary (age 9-12). MSM has 1 Pre-Primary (toddler) class; 5 Primary classes, 2 Lower Elementary classes, and 1 Upper Elementary class. The Montessori Method is concerned with the development of the whole child, and allows children to develop at their own pace, and discover their innate love of learning.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
AdvancED
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 239 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Montessori School Of McLean Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Average Class Size 25 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / Dec. 12
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,792
Tuition Notes Toddler half day $14894 Primary half day $13792 Primary full day $16768 Elementary $18046 Elementary $15,390
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Leslie Montague

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Class, Chess Club, Dance Classes, Robotics Club, Science, Soccer, Yoga, Young Actors Workshop Chess Class, Chess Club, Dance Classes, Robotics Club, Science, Soccer, Yoga, Young Actors Workshop,

School Notes

  • 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 based on the curriculum developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Soon thereafter, the close of a nearby Montessori preschool necessitated adding a preschool class to the program. In 1973, the Montessori School of McLean opened with one preschool and one elementary class. Since that time, one toddler and four more preschool classes have been added and the elementary class has been expanded to include the upper elementary level in addition to the lower elementary classes (first through sixth grade.) Cultural enrichment classes were added to the program throughout the years and now include Art, Spanish or French, Music, Drama, Science Lab, Technology Lab, and Physical Education.  The cultural program changes from time to time and some programs are limited to the elementary level. In 1998, a grand celebration was held to commemorate our 25th year. Now, after 44 wonderful years, the facilities have expanded to include a multi-purpose room (gymnasium, stage, gathering space), science and computer lab, and expanded classroom sizes.

Profile last updated: 04/14/2016

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