WMS Summer Camp
Head of School Search Updates
We are deeply committed to an inclusive search process to support the ongoing and future well-being of our School. Information and updates are available here.
Covid-19 Info & Updates
We are looking forward to being together on campus this fall. Of course, our return to in-person learning comes with a fair amount of procedural changes based on guidance from public health officials (including the CDC, the state DPH and the AAP). Our current School Reopening Plan is available on our Handbooks & Directories page, which is password protected. The password was provided in the Summer Email to parents.
In our minds there is no greater responsibility than to prepare our students for the future. See how we do it.
The WMS Experience
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.
We Are Here.
We believe that the mission of our school will unquestionably prepare our children to be the change we all wish to see in the world. We believe they will leave here with a deep understanding of who they are, with an awareness of others and intrinsic motivation to bring their unique value to the world. They will know they have a voice—and they will make their difference.
We hope this video, created with our incredible and resilient students (and with the help of some of our talented alumni and parent community), helps to remind all of us of why we are here. Watch it here.
Montessori. More than...
Montessori students learn more than facts and figures—Montessori education encourages independent thinking, favors discipline and focus and nurtures the innate curiosity in each child so that they may adapt to the challenges of a fast-changing world. We believe hard work produces great outcomes. We encourage tenacity and resilience in the face of obstacles and without fear of failure. We inspire young people to find the best in themselves, to develop their strengths and to use their gifts with energy and distinction to the world around them.
In order to guide Washington Montessori School through the next phase of our history, the Board of Trustees has begun the important work of strategic planning. Leveraging momentum from our recent 50th Anniversary celebration, re-accreditation work and search for a new Head, our goal is to define the path toward sustained growth and innovation while remaining true to our roots.
As a valued member of the WMS community, your input is integral to shaping our strategic vision. It is an incredible privilege to take part in the planning of WMS’s future, as well as an immense responsibility. We look forward to collaborating with the WMS community at large to build a shared vision for the school.
Building a Better World
In this TEDx talk, “Grace and Courtesy: Building a Better World,” Dr. Timothy Purnell poses the question “What would the world look like with Montessori?” As a seasoned educator, an innovative leader and the current CEO of the American Montessori Society, his answer was inspiring. Watch his talk here.