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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. So, just what skills will be most valuable to future employers and professions? Turns out, WMS has been teaching them for the past 50+ years. Click here to read more.




We once again thank you all of you who were able to participate in our November Matching Challenge. Your generosity—and that of our Board of Trustees—has moved us $140,000 closer to our Annual Fund 2016-17 goal of $250,000.

Some of you have asked if it’s too late to give. You will be delighted to hear that it’s *not* too late to give! In fact, our fiscal year ends on June 30, 2017, so there’s plenty of time. However, for those of you who prefer to get a tax benefit for 2016 this would be great time to make your gift, which is 100% tax deductible. You may even make your gift online.


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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Our 5th annual Polar Plunge for Partnership was another fun and successful event. It was one of the coldest and windiest plunge days we’ve had so far! We’d like to thank everyone who showed their support for this event, all of the volunteers who made it happen and all of our generous sponsors. See more pictures.



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.



The most recent edition of On Circle is available online. Click here.