Montessori School Of Mclean

1711 Kirby Road,
Mc Lean, VA, 22101-0221
     Tel: (703)790-1049
Grades: PK - 6 | 125 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: Primary (age 3-6); Lower Elementary (age 6-9); and Upper Elementary (age 9-12).  MSM has 7 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
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 6
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 125 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Montessori School Of Mclean Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 25 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khakis and collard shirt or polo or jumper and tights)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,000
Tuition Notes Primary half day $11,900 Primary full day $14,445 Elementary $15,390
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Montague

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After School Physical Education, Chess Club, Latin Club, Robotics Club, Science, Soccer, Yoga, Young Actors Workshop Chess Club, Latin Club, Robotics Club, Science, Soccer, Yoga, After School Physical Education,
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, six 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 classes were added to the program throughout the years and now include Art, Spanish or French, Music, Drama, Science Lab, Technology Lab, Physical Education, and Writing Workshop. (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 35 wonderful years, the facilities have expanded to include a multi-purpose room (gymnasium, stage, gathering space), science and computer lab, and expanded classroom sizes.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Potomac School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brooksfield School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Brooksfield School (0.5 miles away)
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  • Mc LeanBrooksfield School
    Montessori School
    1830 Kirby Road
    Mc LeanVA22101
    (703)356-5437
    Montessori School
    0.5 mi | 39 students | Gr. PK-4                      
  • McleanHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award St John Academy
      (Roman Catholic)
    6422 Linway Ter
    McleanVA22101
    (703)356-7554
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.5 mi | 236 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Mc LeanThe Potomac School
    1301 Potomac School Rd
    Mc LeanVA22101
    (703)749-6391
    1.1 mi | 1024 students | Gr. K-12                      
  • ArlingtonChesterbrook Montessori School
    Montessori School
    3455 N Glebe Rd
    ArlingtonVA22207
    (703)241-8271
    Montessori School
    1.1 mi | 14 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • McleanDiscovery Woods Learning Community
    Alternative School
    Po Box 1114
    McleanVA22101
    (703)725-1823
    Alternative School
    1.5 mi | 8 students | Gr. PK-2                      

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