Grades: NS - 1 | 57 students
The Montessori School of Chevy Chase strives to be the foremost early childhood development school in Washington, DC. Our program is based on the philosophy and pedagogy of Dr. Maria Montessori. We offer a comfortable, safe, stimulating environment where young children grow intellectually, spiritually, physically, and socially. The Montessori School of Chevy Chase was founded in 1999. The school enjoys a reputation for its academic excellence and active parent involvement. The founder/director of the school, Marlene Cherry, holds an AMI Primary Montessori Diploma, a Masters Degree in Montessori Education and a BS in Education. All lead teachers are Montessori certified and take ongoing classes to further their education. The school has approximately 57 children from many diverse cultures and backgrounds. We are a culturally diverse community of life long learners, offering a strong academic curriculum based on the Montessori philosophy of fostering self-esteem, independence, empathy and social consciousness. Our curriculum is based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori which focus on the individuality of each child in respect to their needs and talents. We work on fostering the child's natural desire to learn and assist the child in acquiring social skills and self-confidence.