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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 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. You are bound to have lots of questions—our Director of Enrollment will gladly answer them all. Mornings work best for observing the children at work, but we’re flexible and happy to work around your schedule. Please contact Laura Martin, Director of Enrollment at lmartin@washingtonmontessori.org or 860-868-0551 to set up a visit.

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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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We are now accepting registrations for summer camp. Read More.




Our geography curriculum includes a parallel study of both physical and cultural geography. Students learn the various features of the earth and also the cultures that have developed across different environments. Students come to understand that the needs of humans are universal – physical needs: food, shelter, clothing, defense – and spiritual needs: art, music, religion, social acceptance and communication. These needs are met differently based on the time and place that people live. Across time and place, the study of cultural geography emphasizes that human beings are more the same than they are different. Read More.


annual giving


Since its founding 50 extraordinary years ago, WMS has grown and flourished thanks to the consistent support of its community. Each year, the Washington Montessori Fund (WMF) 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.