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It’s finally beginning to feel like autumn around here, and we love seeing our students put on their hats and gloves before heading out to the woods to play. Led by Tim Walsh, an outdoor educator with decades of experience developing and leading adventure-based programs for children and adults, the Morning Outdoor Program at Washington Montessori School is an extremely popular ritual here. Read more about our Morning Outdoor Program.


Students in Betsy’s classroom surprised Pat this morning, inviting her to join them for a stroll around campus. Along the path were golden beads the students had made for her—43 in total. Pat strung each bead onto a necklace and proudly slipped it around her neck. (Be sure to compliment her beautiful jewelry when you see her wearing it.) Then they all enjoyed a lovely fruit kebab picnic together. See more pictures from the surprise.


Washington Montessori School is an engaging and substantive academic environment supported by a deeply-rooted and diverse community of families and educators. Our students learn to recognize their individual and collective potential, develop thoughtful approaches to learning, and choose paths to responsible and fulfilling lives. Read our entire Statement of Purpose



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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The Girls’ Varsity team started off their season strong with a 4-3 win over Sherman Middle School. Read more and see pictures from this game by visiting our Sports Update page.


Kerry Dorton is our Assistant Head of School for Education. Feel free to stop by her office or shoot her an email if you need anything, or if you’d just like to introduce yourself. Trust us, she’s worth getting to know. Get to know more about Kerry.


We know our students will become adults in a world radically different from the one in which many of us grew up. Their lives will be full of surprises, demanding dexterity and perseverance. In our minds, there is no greater responsibility to our children than to prepare them for this unpredictable future. That is exactly what Washington Montessori School has been doing for more than a half a century. Read more.