Oneness-Family School

For 30 years, Oneness-Family School (OFS) has served families who value student-centered learning and personal growth alongside a rigorous curriculum. We're the Washington, DC, area`s only innovative and diverse learning community nurturing academic excellence in the Montessori tradition for early childhood through high school. Our vision is a new generation of young leaders equipped, empowered, and energized to reach their full potential and contribute to a better world.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 148 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,250
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Oneness-Family School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1988
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
148 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Oneness-Family School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
17 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
The tuition ranges from $20,800 to $37,250. There are options for part-time and full-time attendance for students in nursery school through kindergarten.
Summer Program Cost Notes
We offer one-week, two-week and full summer program sessions. To view dates and prices, please visit www.onenessfamily.org
% on Financial Aid
29%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$13,500
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sylvia McLeod

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Earth Keepers, Peace Keepers

Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Italian, Lego Design & Engineering with DEILAB, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Creative Dance, Fine Arts, Flute Lessons, Modern Dance, Musical Theater, Recorder Lessons, Violin and Cello, Voice Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Karate, Soccer

School Notes

  • Oneness-Family School serves children age 2 through high school. Our three-part curriculum design supports academic and social-emotional development while allowing students to perform, exhibit their knowledge and serve their community.
  • Our holistic Montessori curriculum is a progressive model that supports each student`s creativity, happiness, and full engagement in learning - key ingredients for long-term success in school and life.
  • Our school focuses on self-care and community, building a sense of human connection in an age where we are all so preoccupied with our electronic devices. Our self-discovery program fosters personal reflection, artistic expression, communication, collaboration, and fitness, in the belief that the healthier and happier we are, the better we are going to learn.
  • Come see the difference -- Multi-age classrooms; challenging academics, world languages, art, music, yoga and physical fitness; Education in peace and mindfulness.
  • Our vision is to foster a new generation of leaders who become meaningful contributors to the society of the 21st century by expanding their consciousness, realizing their potential, and coming to feel and understand that the world is one family.
  • We welcome you to attend an Open House or schedule a tour. To schedule a tour please email admissions@onenessfamily.org or visit our website.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Oneness-Family School cost?
Oneness-Family School's tuition is approximately $28,250 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Oneness-Family School?
The acceptance rate of Oneness-Family School is 70%, which is lower than the national average of 82%. Oneness-Family School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Maryland with low acceptance rates.
Does Oneness-Family School offer a summer program?
Yes, Oneness-Family School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Oneness-Family School's ranking?
Oneness-Family School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Oneness-Family School?
The application deadline for Oneness-Family School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
Oneness is an excellent school. The adminstration and faculty are caring and they care about their students and their parents. They take their allergy protocol seriously. They regularly provide updates, photos, and individual feedback to parents. I highly recommend this school.
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5  
We are so grateful that we found Oneness-Family School for our son! We had never considered an independent school and had moved to this area specifically for the public schools, but when MCPS was unable to meet his needs, we were so happy to learn about OFS. Our son has been thriving at OFS, and he is genuinely thrilled to go to school every day. The teachers are phenomenal. They are so good at connecting with each child and tailoring the learning to fit that learner's needs. We moved primarily for academic reasons and to allow our son to go more at his own pace, but one of the biggest blessings has been social-emotional learning. He has made some great friends there and loves the caring community. I can't imagine a better environment for learning- I highly recommend it!
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5  
I can't say enough good things about Oneness. It's been an amazing place for my kids and for our whole family. We've been there 7 years and my kids are so much better for the experience. Not only are they getting fabulous hands on education, but they are making lifelong friends from all over the world. My favorite thing about Oneness is that it truly is a family and I cherish the people we have met through the years.
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5  
I thought it would be insightful to see how this school has reacted to our very changed world because of coronavirus. I just want to say how incredibly lucky I feel to be a part of the Oneness-Family Montessori School community. Yesterday, our founder, Andrew Kutt led our normally weekly community meeting over Zoom with a fantastic sing along of his great songs that all the kids love. He gave shout outs to tons of the kids watching and it was truly an amazing example of our wonderful community at OFS. In addition, our teachers have spent the week working incredibly hard and leading awesome online classes for the kids. My kids have been on Zoom with their classmates from 9 to 3 each day to help maintain some kind of normalcy. The teachers are adapting with what appears to be ease, and we are all taking this great learning curve one step at a time. https://www.onenessfamily.org
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5  
Our daughter joined OFS this Fall as a 9th grader and the experience has exceeded all her desires and ours as parents. An incredible sense of community welcomed us. The energetic and engaging learning environment that exists at the upper school is truly inspiring. It is unlike anything I could have ever imagined from my traditional prep school upbringing or the overcrowded public experience our daughter sought refuge from. She is thriving in a school that challenges her in such engaging ways not available in public education. In a learning environment committed to the Montessori traditions, students are being prepared to excel both in the classroom and as young citizens able to navigate their own blossoming lives. We are fortunate to join a small but growing upper school on the rise. It has a force of nature in a founder whose 30+ years of success in Montessori education has assembled an upper school team of educators committed to nourishing all aspects of student life.
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5  
My daughter has thrived at this school, which she has attended grades 1-3. Academically, she excels (geometry in third grade! And reading at a level far above her grade level), yet what impresses me most are the social skills she has learned - she is confident, articulate, empathetic, and loves learning. The teachers are dedicated, kind, intelligent, and encourage communication between themselves and the parents. My 4 year old started this year and, even after a few short months, I can see the same love of learning and creativity building in her. My advice- schedule a tour, observe the happy kids who are actively and happily engaged in their learning and the teachers who guide them with love and kindness. And, then, enroll your kids! It truly is a special school which brings out the best in every child
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 148 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,250
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Montgomery County, MD is $21,290 for elementary schools and $28,514 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Montgomery County, MD is 77% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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