Cardinal Montessori School

Cardinal Montessori School (CMS) is the oldest AMS affiliated Montessori school in Prince William County with roots back to 1959. Our school is committed to assist each child to reach his/her full potential in the areas of child development.
Our philosophy begins with a belief that a child comes to us with unlimited potential and must be treated with respect and dignity as the adult they are to become.
The most important qualities a child develops in our classes are self-confidence, self-esteem, independence, self-discipline, thinking skills, and a love of learning.
Each child is taught that they are capable of making decisions that influence them and that they are responsible for the decisions made.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1959
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesMust be former, current or enrolled in fall to attend
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students133 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Cardinal Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size28 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,000
Tuition NotesTuition Under Five $6,000 Tuition Over Five $8,500 Extended Day Care: Extra Under Five $5,300. Over Five $3,200.
Admissions DirectorErick V. Gallegos
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