Odyssey Montessori

125 Olde Greenwich Dr Ste 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22408-0540
Tel: (540)891-9080
Grades: NS-8 | 40 students
Odyssey Montessori follows an approach to education that has existed for more than 100 years, yet supports development of 21st century skills.
Montessori education, far from being limited to the younger child, offers students of all ages the opportunity to learn and express themselves in highly individualized and meaningful ways.
This learning environment allows for a deeper and richer experience, one in which creativity, spontaneity, responsibility, and a desire to learn are cultivated.
At Odyssey Montessori, our students open the door to the future by opening their minds.
We serve students from 3yo to 8th grade.
Our school is a non-sectarian, 501 (c) (3) organization and was founded in 2001.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
International Montessori Council (IMC)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 40 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 13 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(no uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,400
Tuition Notes Financial aid offered
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,000


Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports Cross CountryCross Country

School Notes

  • We currently serve children from pre-K to 8th grade.  We have three classes and students remain with those classes for three year cycles. Our classes are “learning environments” because they are carefully structured and designed to enhance our student’s educational experience. Our Early Childhood learning environment ranges in age from 3 years old to 6 years old. Typically, by age 6 students will join the Elementary I classroom learning environment and will remain there until they reach age 9. At age 9 students begin working in the Elementary II class or Upper Elementary. Once students enter the Elementary I they begin to have frequent outings (field trips) that build upon subjects they are studying in class. At the elementary level, Dr. Montessori envisioned that lessons and materials present in class would be a jumping off point for learning. It is expected that through these outings and being exposed to “real-world” experiences that students will gather additional information that enhances their learning experience. We offer students a multifaceted curriculum that includes subjects of biology, botany, geography, geology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, music, art, and physical fitness.

Profile last updated: 05/12/2015

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School Reviews

I have two children at Odyssey and they are very happy there, excited to go to school each day. They are given freedom within boundaries, the whole child is educated ( social, emotional and academically ). It is not about memorization and regurgitation...no repetitive worksheets, minimal if any homework . My 8 year old is inspired and learning is fun. Lots of great extras - Mad Science, Engineering for Kids, and Drama for Elementary students, lots of field trips, art, Spanish and music! I wish I could have gone to school there as a child!
- Posted by Parent, 01/31/13
I have 2 very different children. One child is socially outgoing and quick to pick up concepts while the other child is socially anxious and difficult to engage. OM has been a perfect solution for both our children. Our advanced child is leaping ahead and tackling new subjects every day. Our anxious child gets the nurturing environment needed to boost his confidence and approach his schoolwork with enthusiasm rather than fear. Both our kids love the school and the staff has been a blessing for our family.
- Posted by Parent, 01/31/13
Odyssey is a small school, but it offers so much. My daughter has attended since she was 3. She has learned so much and the school feels like a real community. They have music, art, drama, running club, there are 17 field trips planned for the 2012-13 school year (elementary students and secondary students). The teachers really care about the students.
- Posted by Parent, 10/27/12

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