Montessori School Of Mclean

1711 Kirby Road,
Mc Lean, VA, 22101-0221
Tel: (703)790-1049
Grades: PK - 6 | 225 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
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 6
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 225 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 24%
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)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  |Preschools Preschools  |Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Mc Lean Brooksfield School
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    1830 Kirby Road
    Mc Lean , VA , 22101
    (703)356-5437
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    0.5  mi  |  84  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Mc Lean
    Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award St. John Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    6422 Linway Ter
    Mc Lean , VA , 22101
    (703)356-7554
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  262  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Mc Lean
    The Potomac School
    (Nonsectarians)
    1301 Potomac School Rd
    Mc Lean , VA , 22101
    (703)749-6391
    (Nonsectarians)
    1.1  mi  |  1024  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Arlington Chesterbrook Montessori School
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    3455 N Glebe Rd
    Arlington , VA , 22207
    (703)241-8271
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    1.1  mi  |  54  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Mc Lean Country Day School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    6418 Georgetown Pike
    Mc Lean , VA , 22101
    (703)356-4282
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    1.8  mi  |  265  students  |  Gr.  K

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
Rankings or Comparisons?
Rankings or Comparisons?
Choosing the right private school for your child involves comparing schools as opposed to ranking them.
7 Ways Kids Can Avoid Summer Brain Drain
The summer "Brain Drain," also known as the "Summer Slide" is a term commonly used by educators and parents alike to describe the learning loss that takes place for many students during summer months. We polled the experts and found the 7 best ways parents and kids can combat the problem head on.
Marketing the Small Private School: Communicating with Your Community
The foundation of any successful small private school marketing program is having clear, consistent and authoritative in-house communications. We take a look at what is involved in this second article on marketing the small private school.
Request Information
I am a: Parent   Student  
Email:
Parent or guardian name:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Male   Female  
Currently grade:
Seeking entry grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Public   Private   Parochial  
Applying for financial aid?:
Yes   No   Don't Know  

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!