Montessori Country School

621 Alabama Drive/PO Box 272
Herndon, VA 20170-0201
Tel: (703)437-8285
Grades: NS-K | 52 students
Montessori Country School strives to deliver the best preschool and kindergarten experience possible.
Since its inception in 1971, the school has remained a non-profit with oversight from a parent-run board of directors.
Our classrooms are busy, productive places.
Each child is allowed to move about freely and choose his/her own work, carrying it out to completion with great concentration and enthusiasm.
 Our curriculum emphasizes the development of the whole child within a helpful, respectful, and cooperative community.
 We help each child achieve his/her full potential by following the key premises of Montessori education:  Children are to be respected as individuals who differ from each other. Children possess unusual sensitivity and mental powers for absorbing and learning from their environment. The most important years of growth are the first six years of life when unconscious learning is gradually brought to the conscious level. MCS has set the standard for Montessori education.  We have also recently added a small Aftercare program with care options until 4:30 or 5:30 pm.  Please call for a tour, we would love to show you our program.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 52 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Montessori Country School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 25 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
Admission Deadline None / Rolling


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. French Class once or twice a week., Music Class twice a week. French Class once or twice a week.,
Music Class twice a week.,

School Notes:

Tours for fall enrollment begin every January.  The first application deadline for fall enrollment is February 15th.  Applications submitted by this date will be included in the first round of acceptance considerations.  After this date, applications are accepted and processed on a space available basis.  MCS offers a rolling enrollment through the school year as space allows. 

Application process:

  • Call to schedule a school tour or attend one of our open house events,
  • Submit a completed application and child background form,
  • Schedule a "child visit"

Enrollment process:

  • Submit a signed contract and pay required deposit,
  • Complete all paperwork including required medical and immunization forms,
  • Provide proof of identification for your child as required by VA state law

Profile last updated: 06/28/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Temple Baptist School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori School Of Herndon (0.8 miles away)
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    Herndon, VA 20170
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    Herndon, VA 20170
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    Grades: NS-K | 60 students
    1 miles
    1700 Reston Parkway
    Reston, VA 20194

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