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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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runningSPRING SPORTS 2014
We are excited to start the spring sports season at WMS.  This spring we are offering a tennis team and running team.  Both teams have large numbers of participants and the coaches look forward to working with all experience levels.  Our philosophy supports individual progress while sharing a team experience of support and camaraderie.  Players set personal goals to stretch themselves, which are supported by coaches and teammates to stretch and reach them.  We look forward to a terrific spring season both on the court and trails. The Running Team has started its own blog to track their progress.


ls languageChildren work on their phonetic awareness with a variety of materials in a Montessori classroom. Read More.


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