Oneness Family School

  • For 30 years Oneness-Family School (OFS) has served families who value student-centered learning and personal growth alongside 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.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other Montessori association(s)
State or regional independent school association
National Independent Private Schools Association
International Montessori Council (IMC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1988
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students146 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Oneness Family School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size17 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesThe tuition ranges from $16,370 to $31,500. There are options for part-time and full-time attendance from 2 years-old through Kindergarten.
% on Financial Aid
24%
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,000
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSylvia McLeod

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBasketball, Dance, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballDance,
Field HockeyFlag Football,
FootballGymnastics,
Indoor SoccerSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Earth Keepers, Peace Keepers

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

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Creative Dance, Flute Lessons, Modern Dance, Piano Lessons, Recorder Lessons, Voice Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Karate, Soccer

School Notes

  • Oneness-Family School serves children age 2 through high school. 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.
  • Oneness-Family School's trade-marked three part curriculum design supports academic and social emotional development, while also 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.
  • Come see the difference -- Multi-age classrooms; Challenging academics, foreign 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 rsvp@onenessfamily.org or visit www.onenessfamily.org
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Silver Spring
    Grades: NS-12 | 283 students
    7.3 miles
    13500 Layhill Road
    Silver Spring, MD 20906
    (301) 576-2800
    7.3 NS-12
    283
  • Chevy Chase
    Grades: NS-3 | 92 students
    0.5 miles
    6050 Wisconsin Avenue
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    (301) 654-2626
    0.5 NS-3
    92
  • Bethesda
    Grades: PK-8 | 456 students
    5 miles
    8821 River Road
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (301) 365-2595
    5 PK-8
    456
  • Bethesda
    Walden Montessori Academy
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-1 | 52 students
    4.4 miles
    7730 Bradley Blvd
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (301) 469-8123
    4.4 PK-1
    52
  • Bethesda
    Washington Waldorf School
    Washington Waldorf School Photo - At Washington Waldorf, we encourage the connections that broaden students` experiences and help them grow in new directions. Our teachers incorporate academic, artistic, and practical elements into every subject, creating memorable lessons, successful scholars, and strong individuals.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-12 | 263 students
    2.5 miles
    4800 Sangamore Road
    Bethesda, MD 20816
    (301) 229-6107
    2.5 PK-12
    263

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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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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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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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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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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