Arlington Public Schools (APS) celebrates forty years of Montessori education. APS currently has 19 primary classrooms in eight elementary schools. In addition, Drew Model offers six lower elementary and three upper elementary classes. Gunston offers one Montessori class for middle school students.
Montessori education, based on the work of Maria Montessori, is an interdisciplinary, multi-age approach to learning. Students work independently and cooperatively in a prepared environment which allows students to work at their own pace.
Montessori teaching materials are designed to promote habits of concentration, initiative, persistence, and discovery, while the Montessori philosophy and community emphasizes respect for others, peace, and creativity.
Take a glimpse into a typical Montessori classrooms Primary thru Middle Years:
Primary Montessori Application
* 2016-2017 Montessori Applications will be posted on Feb. 1st. They will be accepted at schools from Feb. 1st to April 15th. Admission is not on a first come, first serve basis. Lotteries will be conducted after April 15th.
Primary Montessori Application 2016-2017 in English
Families complete the Early Childhood Income Verification form (below) only if the child has been offered a slot in the Primary Montessori Program as a three or four year old student.
Our dedicated Arlington Montessori teachers
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