Montessori School-holmes Run

  • "The Montessori School of Holmes Run opened in September of 1973 in its present location in the Friendship United Methodist Church on Gallows Road in Falls Church.
  • In the fall of 1995, the parent company, Designs for Early Learning, Inc., purchased the Falls Church Children.
  • Our developmental approach allows a child to learn at his or her own pace instead of making each child fit the program.
  • Dr. Montessori provided a wide variety of cognitive materials and prepared an environment that would foster learning in all areas.
  • Learning takes place in multi-age classrooms where children at various stages of development can learn from and with each other.
  • We are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for your child.
  • All Montessori teachers employed by the school have completed, at a minimum, a Bachelor's degree by an accredited institution; in addition they are certified Montessori teachers.
  • The staff consists of Montessori teachers and assistants, all of whom have several years of experience working with children.
  • Our goal is to provide a warm, supportive atmosphere in which each child can learn and develop at his or her own rate.
  • We are aware of the child's need and desire to be independent.
  • After a lesson, a child may explore and work with an exercise as often as desired.".

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Grades OfferedGrades 1-7

Student Body

Total Students43 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by GradeMontessori School-holmes Run Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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School Reviews

5  4/15/2016
My children have been attending MSHR since 2007. My youngest child started started at Children's House, the preschool campus of MSHR. It was such a huge improvement from his last preschool, it made me rethink the experience my older son was having in the Falls Church City Public school system. I decided to pull my older son from public school and start him at MSHR for first grade. It was one of the best decisions I have made for my children. I never intended to keep my children in private school as we live in a very good school district, but if you read my last review, you will see I found Montessori to be a very good fit for our family. Last year my oldest son graduated from the Middle School program. I had not planned on keeping him at MSHR for Middle School, as I thought it was too small and would limit his peer group. As he approached the difficult middle school (teen) years, I discovered that limiting his peer group was a advantage and helped him to mature. He had plenty of friends both in and out of school, but he was able to avoid some of the peer pressure and bullying that comes from a larger less controlled environment. He was able to get individual attention from his teacher, but at the same time was allowed to be independent. He is now a Freshman at Paul VI High School and is doing very well. His younger brother will graduate from MSHR middle school this year and join him at PVI. I am very proud of both my boys and I feel that MSHR has done a great job preparing them for the bigger world and the rest of their academic career.
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