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We believe there is no better way to understand the Montessori difference than to experience it yourself—even if you’re just curious. To this end, we invite you to join us for one of our Walk-In Wednesdays or to schedule a visit of our campus. Our students will give you a tour of the building and our teachers will invite you in to the classrooms for observation. For a preview, visit our "At a Glance" page.

Mornings work best for observing the children at work, but we’re flexible and happy to work around your schedule. Please contact Laura Martin, Assistant Head for School Advancement at lmartin@washingtonmontessori.org or 860-868-0551 to set up a visit.


Washington 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


montessori resources

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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Congratulations to all of our fall sports teams on another season of growth and teamwork. A special kudos to the girls' varsity soccer team for ending the season undefeated. See pictures and read recaps on all the fall teams' seasons.


We are excited about the progress on our facility enhancements. Grass on the new soccer field is beginning to grow, and the fence around the 4 new tennis courts is installed and painted. The YCC and Lower School Natural Playground is complete, and the students are loving it. These facility enhancements are part of our ambitious capital campaign in honor of our 50th Anniversary. We would like to thank all those who have so far made their gift to the capital campaign. Please visit the campaign page for more details and to make a gift to this important initiative.




Nicki, a lower school student in Myrna's class works on the Decimal Layout. In this work, she is developing her understanding of place value and comprehension of larger numbers. See more pictures and read more about the Decimal Layout work.


annual giving


Since our founding 51 years ago, WMS continues to gain momentum thanks to the consistent support of our loyal community. Each year, the WMS Annual Fund finances important programs and services unique to the WMS experience. Simply put, it is a critical part of the operating budget of our school. Tuition covers approximately 80% of the school’s annual budget; we, like all non-profit organizations, must rely on additional fundraising to bridge the gap. Read more.