Montessori School Of Chevy Chase

5312 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20015-0200
     Tel: (202)362-6212
Grades: NS - 1 | 114 students
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The Montessori School of Chevy Chase strives to be the foremost early childhood development school in Washington, DC.
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Our program is based on the philosophy and pedagogy of Dr. Maria Montessori.
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We offer a comfortable, safe, stimulating environment where young children grow intellectually, spiritually, physically, and socially.
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The Montessori School of Chevy Chase was founded in 1999. The school enjoys a reputation for its academic excellence and active parent involvement.
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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.
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All lead teachers are Montessori certified and take ongoing classes to further their education.
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The school has approximately 57 children from many diverse cultures and backgrounds.
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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.
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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.
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We work on fostering the child's natural desire to learn and assist the child in acquiring social skills and self-confidence.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
International Montessori Council (IMC)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 1
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 114 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 50%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 16 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(School Logo Polo Shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies according to the program selected and hours spent at school.
% on Financial Aid 10%
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Marlene Cherry
Admissions Associate Carol Rothman


Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports SoccerSoccer


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. music, dance, yoga, piano, soccer music, dance, yoga, piano, soccer,

School Notes:

  • Traditional Montessori Classes
  • French Immersion Class
  • Before Care & After Care
  • Year round school - September through August
  • Toddler Classes - 18 months through 2.5 years old
  • Primary Classes - 2.6 through 6 years old
  • Upcoming first grade Transitional Class for children who do not me the age criteria for MCPSor DCPS

Profile last updated: 01/17/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Johns College High School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Auguste Montessori (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Auguste Montessori (0.4 miles away)
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