THE SPRINGS was founded in 1966 as a private school to provide Montessori classes for children in the Northern Virginia area. In 1984, THE SPRINGS expanded to include a licensed Full Day Program and in September 2014 expanded to include an Infant and Toddler Montessori program. Most recently, The Springs opened a Lower Elementary (Grades 1-3) Montessori classroom. The school is independent and classes are secular.
Our goal is to provide a secure, inviting, challenging and stimulating environment for the intellectual and social development of each child in accordance with the Montessori philosophy.THE SPRINGS offers both a Full Day Montessori Program and a Half Day Montessori Program.
Our classrooms provide traditional Montessori education with mixed age groups where children are encouraged to learn and develop at his or her own rate in accordance with his or her own needs, interests, and abilities.
We are devoted to helping children acquire a love of learning, intellectual curiosity, respect for others and self discipline.
THE SPRINGS provides a mixed age Infant classroom (6 wks-18 months), Toddler classrooms (18 months-3 years), Primary classrooms (3-6 years) as well as an Elementary School (grades 1-6) for children in Springfield, Lorton, Fairfax Station, Ft Belvoir, Mt Vernon, Kingstowne, Annandale, Burke, and Woodbridge, Virginia.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-3
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
277 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
The Springs A Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
25 students
Classroom Dress Code
(Uniform required for Elementary School)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Engineering for Kids

Arts and Music Programs:
Music Kids (Piano or Violin), Spanish Class

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Jump Bunch (Sports Program)

School Reviews

My son has attended The Springs for the past four months and I am very impressed with the school admin, teachers, and overall programs. My son came from a traditional preschool prior to attending The Springs and he was having major difficulty at being independent, transitioning between new activities, and expressing himself when frustrated, sad, etc. Within a month of the new environment he has overcome these fundamental skills and has demonstrated a joy/curiosity in learning about the different animals in the continents, spelling, and explains simple number concepts. I can not express my gratitude enough to the school and I look forward to the next two years. I only wish I would have started earlier. The school provides several family events (sometimes monthly) to allow the parents and families to meet. The community has really been good for my family. On a side note, the school seems to be going through a transition. Many teachers are new to The Springs but their credentials are well vetted and explained to the families. From my perspective, we haven't seen any bumps in the road.
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