Sunset Hills Montessori School

11180 Ridge Heights Rd
Reston, VA 20191
Tel: (703)476-7477
  • At SHMS we are committed to recognizing and cultivating the uniqueness of each individual child.
  • We have a community of educators, and wonderful families, that have chosen SHMS because of a shared vision for early childhood and elementary education.
  • This community, fostered through high teacher retention and involved families, supports each child during this critical time of development in a dynamic Montessori environment.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other school association(s)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1994

Student Body

Total Students172 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeSunset Hills Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size25 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuitions range between 9,300-12,900 dependent on the program
% on Financial Aid
5%
Admissions DirectorKatherine Talamantes
Admissions AssociateKristie Meixner

School Notes

  • Building on the foundation laid by Maria Montessori, our goals are:
  • To provide a safe, nurturing, academically stimulating environment where exploration and discovery are an everyday experience,
  • To offer a staff that is dedicated to inspiring each student to realize his or her potential,
  • To foster independence of thought, and a tolerance for the ideas, beliefs and cultures of other peoples,
  • To assist in the development of a sense of responsibility and awareness of the individual and the community,
  • To give children a joy of learning that will last a lifetime, and
  • To work in partnership with parents to create a caring school community where the child comes first, education is celebrated, and each student gains the skills and knowledge that will lead to a productive, creative, satisfying life.
  • Sunset Hills Montessori School celebrates its 22nd anniversary this fall.  The school founder, Eileen Minarik, continues to be a strong voice for early childhood and elementary education in the Washington region.  Please contact us for details about our programs and to explore Montessori education for your child. 

Profile last updated: 06/13/2016

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