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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 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.


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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Washington Montessori School is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Carney O’Brien as the Washington Montessori School’s next Head of School, effective July 1, 2018Read more about Carney.

Washington Montessori School was pleased to welcome seasoned elementary teacher Heather Twyeffort to our faculty this year. Though a new Montessori practitioner, Heather has years of teaching experience and an undeniable passion for teaching and for Montessori. Read more about Heather.

Upper Elementary students are kicking off their annual cultural study this week. Both classes are working together to prepare a theater performance, music and artwork reflecting the ancient Mayan, Incan and Aztec cultures. The UE Residency performance is tonight at 7 p.m. Read more about the UE Signature Experiences.

The Lower Elementary hallway is a flurry of activity as Third Years have taken over the space with their Timeline of Life work. Part of the Five Great Lessons of Montessori, the Timeline of Life delves into all plans and animals that have ever lived on our planet—from the tiniest of microorganisms to the largest of reptiles. Read more.