Montessori Program

A Montessori student explores color.

Montessori Information Night 2019
February 6, 2019
Drew Model School
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Parents will have the opportunity to learn about the primary and elementary Montessori programs, tour classrooms,  how to apply and where to get the application form for the primary programs.

To apply to the Montessori program, you must upload the following documents:

  1. A completed Montessori application online application portal!
  2. Copy of original birth certificate
  3. Copy of Identification card of either parents/ guardian

If you need assistance with the online application process  APS Welcome Center at 2110 Washington Blvd. Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22204 is available from 8:00-3:30 p.m. M-F.  You can also reach the Welcome Center by phone at  703-228-8000. The Syphax Education Center is located next to DHS off ART bus routes 45 & 42,“Sequoia DHS/2nd St” stop. All students in the 3 year old year pay a fee for the program. Fees are based on a sliding scale based on the family household income. Students in the 4 year old year whose household income is below $93,760 for the 2019-2020 school year, do not pay a fee for that year.
The 5 year old year is considered the kindergarten year. There is no fee for the kindergarten year 2019-2020.

Montessori Fee Schedule: Montessori Fee 2018-2019

Primary Montessori Application Timeline

Primary Montessori              Elementary Flyer

 APS PRIMARY MONTESSORI PROGRAM LOCATIONS for School Year 2019-20

Below is a list of all the Primary Montessori classroom locations in addition to the Montessori Public School of Arlington. All families can apply to the Montessori Public School of Arlington location regardless of where they live in Arlington.

PRIMARY MONTESSORI LOCATIONS based on Neighborhood School Zone

 Feeder Schools

 

  

If you live in the Neighborhood
School Zones below:

Primary Montessori Location
Abingdon  Oakridge
Drew
Oakridge
  Primary Montessori Location
If you live in the Neighborhood
School Zones below:
  Fleet
Fleet
Randolph
Long Branch
Hoffman-Boston
 If you live in the Neighborhood
School Zones below:
Primary Montessori Location
Arlington Science Focus  Jamestown
Jamestown
Taylor
Glebe
If you live in the Neighborhood
School Zones below:
     Primary Montessori Location
Discovery   Discovery
Tuckahoe
Nottingham
McKinley

If you live in the Neighborhood
School Zones below:

       Primary Montessori Location
Carlin Springs   Carlin Springs
Barcroft
If you live in the Neighborhood
School Zones below:
           Primary Montessori Location 
Barrett Barrett
Ashlawn 

Arlington Public Schools (APS) celebrates 47 years of Montessori education. APS currently has 18 Montessori primary classrooms in seven elementary schools. Gunston offers four Montessori classrooms for middle school students. Transportation is only provided to students enrolled in the Primary and Elementary Montessori Programs at the Montessori Public School of Arlington.

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.

For additional information regarding the Montessori program, visit the following links:

Take a glimpse into typical Montessori classrooms Primary thru Middle Years: Montessori Revealed
Check out this video created by one of our Montessori teachers, Mrs. Noemi Carmack: