Montessori Country School

621 Alabama Drive/PO Box 272,
Herndon, VA, 20170-0201
Tel: (703)437-8285
Grades: NS - K | 64 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
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Kindergarten
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 64 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 25 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Extracurriculars

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 (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Temple Baptist School (1.1 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
  • Herndon Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program
    (Nonsectarians)
    722 Grant St., Suite J
    Herndon , VA , 20170
    (703)481-3080
    (Nonsectarians)
    0.6  mi  |  46  students  |  Gr.  4-8
  • Herndon
    Federal Childrens Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    530 Huntmar Park Dr 800b
    Herndon , VA , 20170
    (703)471-2821
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    0.7  mi  |  128  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Reston Lake Newport KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    11875 Lake Newport Road
    Reston , VA , 20194
    (703)742-0494
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.8  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Herndon Montessori School Of Herndon
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    840 Dranesville Rd
    Herndon , VA , 20170
    (703)437-8229
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    0.8  mi  |  98  students  |  Gr.  K-5
  • Reston Community Montessori School
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    1700 Reston Parkway
    Reston , VA , 20194
    (703)478-3656
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    1  mi  |  90  students  |  Gr.  NS-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!