Arlington Public Schools (APS) celebrates forty years of Montessori education. APS currently has 17 primary classrooms in ten 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.
Primary Montessori Application
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.
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