Montessori School Of Chevy Chase

The Montessori School of Chevy Chase strives to offer the best Montessori education in Washington, DC. We offer our program in English as well as French Immersion.
We offer a peaceful, safe, stimulating learning 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 culturally diverse faculty and student body.
The Director, 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.  Our school is accredited through AdvancED.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Students: 52 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Montessori School Of Chevy Chase places among the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Cost Notes
We are a year round school Tuition is for 12 months.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
52 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Montessori School Of Chevy Chase Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Polo shirt with school logo required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
We are a year round school. 12 Month Tuition varies according to the program selected and hours spent at school: Half Day, 8:30 - 1:00pm School Day, 8:30 - 3:30pm Full Day, 8:30-6:00 Early Arrival - 7:30 - 8:30
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Marlene Cherry
Admissions Associate
Karim Hafizov


Total Sports Offered
1 sport


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Soccer Club, Yoga Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Music and Movement

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Physical Education

School Notes

  • Montessori Programs in English and in French
  • Before Care & After Care
  • Year round school - August through August
  • Toddler Classes - 18 months through 3 years old with French Language Introduction
  • Primary Classes - 3 through 6 years old
  • French Immersion Class - 3 through 6 years old
  • Extra-Curricular activities including Yoga, Arts & Crafts, Soccer
  • Physical Education Program
  • Art Program
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School Reviews

MSCC has provided an excellent environment for our daughters to learn to be independent, organized and confident. We absolutely love the staff. They are dedicated, patient and amazing at giving the students the opportunity to flourish. I was not familiar with the montessori philosophy and now wish I had learned French, math, geography, and science in the same manner. My children even enjoy cleaning at home! I highly recommend this school to any parent looking to raise "good citizens" between 1.5 - 6 years old.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Students: 52 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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