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Welcome to a new school year! We are looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces next week for phase-in. Phase-in is an important foundation of Montessori education during which students and teachers get to know one another and become acquainted or re-acquainted with the classrooms, materials and peers. Please review the 2014 Phase In Schedule carefully to determine your child’s schedule. If you have any questions regarding the Phase-In schedule or need additional childcare during the Phase-In period, please contact Director of Enrollment, Laura Martin.


wms experienceWashington Montessori School is an independent, coeducational, elementary day school serving students from 18 months through 8th grade, in mixed age classes, and offering programs to children and adults of all ages. The School has a special focus on developing each child’s unique capabilities. This is accomplished through a commitment to the development of self-esteem, responsibility, and independence based on Montessori philosophy, common sense, and current educational research. Read our entire Statement of Purpose



innovatorsMontessori students learn more than facts and figures—Montessori education encourages independent thinking, favors discipline and focus and nurtures the innate curiosity in each child so that they may adapt to the challenges of a fast-changing world. Some of the world's most famous innovators were Montessori students. Read More.




We’ve compiled this list of Montessori-related media as a resource for both current and prospective families seeking to learn more about the Montessori Method. See the list.

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Summertime reading is the perfect opportunity for students to explore their interests and to expand their curiosity. We encourage summer reading at all ages, but it is required at the older levels. Please visit the Summer Reading page for more.




The end of the year often means “big” work for elementary aged children, putting to use all drafting skills, and progression through work of the hand.  Read More.



Last week's final matches at Rumsey and Chase were an exclamation point at the end of an incredibly successful season for the WMS tennis team and each and every player should be commended for their efforts. Read more about the tennis team.

The running team had a meet at Sherman this week.

See photos from the meet and from the season.

Read the Running Team's blog.



As we settle into our 49th academic year at WMS, we are proud of how far we''ve come as a school—from our modest beginnings in a church basement to a modern facility on a spacious campus, from a small nursery school to an accomplished program for children up to 8th grade. It''s a changing world, and we''ve embraced it. Read More