Montessori Program

Update June 17, 2022:

Due to a high volume of applicants, APS is no longer accepting applications for the Primary Montessori and Community Peer Pre-K (CPP) Program for the 2022-2023 school year.  We encourage you to consider the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI)*, which still has availability, and/or other local options:

For questions about VPI, call 703.228.8000 (select option 3) or email schooloptions@apsva.us.

*FREE program for families that meet income eligibility requirements.


Montessori Information Night (Virtual)! – February 2, 2022, 6:30 pm.

Click here to view a recording of the event!

Arlington Public Schools celebrates 47 years of Montessori education. APS currently has 17 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 that 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.

APPLICATIONS   |  FEES  |  LOCATIONS  |  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information or questions, please contact the APS Early Childhood Office at 703- 228-8632, APS Welcome Center at 703-228-8000 (By Appointment Only )or schooloptions@apsva.us

APPLICATION

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

  1. A completed Montessori application online application portal!
    How to use the SchoolMint online application:
    https://youtu.be/uaVk1v0g0ew– English
    https://youtu.be/H9ds0DO0A98 – Mongolian
    https://youtu.be/e0uSSl3X6wM – Spanish
    https://youtu.be/4e1kz9sNQlo -Amharic
  2. Copy of original birth certificate
  3. Copy of Identification card of either parents/ guardian

Primary Montessori Application Timeline for 2022-23

  • Pre-K Registration : Feb 1, 2022 to April 15, 2022
  • Application window closes Monday, April 15, 2022 4:00 pm
  • NEW DATE! Pre-K and Montessori including Primary Montessori Lottery Friday, April 29, 2022
  • NEW DATE! Notification to families Thursday, May 5, 2022 after 4:00 pm
  • Families accept/decline by Friday, May 13, 2022 11:59 pm
  • Application window reopens Monday, May 16, 2022 8:00 am

FEES

All students in the 3-year-old year pay a fee for the program. All 3-year-olds are entered gradually so they can have an opportunity to adjust to the classroom at their own pace. Two weeks of tuition is charged for the first month of school for new students. Returning students will be charged tuition for the whole month. 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 $113,840 for the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023.

Montessori Fee Schedule for School Year 2022-23

LOCATIONS

 APS PRIMARY MONTESSORI PROGRAM LOCATIONS for School Year 2022-2023

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.

Please note county-wide transportation is provided to students attending Montessori Public School of Arlington and 4 year old students in the Primary satellite locations if they live in the neighborhood and live outside of the walk zone.

PRIMARY MONTESSORI LOCATIONS based on Neighborhood School Zone

 Feeder Schools

 

  

If you live in the Neighborhood
School Zones below:

Primary Montessori Location
Abingdon  Oakridge
Oakridge
 If you live in the Neighborhood
School Zones below:
Primary Montessori Location
Alice West Fleet Alice West Fleet
Dr. Charles R. Drew
Randolph
Long Branch
Hoffman-Boston
 If you live in the Neighborhood
School Zones below:
Primary Montessori Location
Arlington Science Focus

 Jamestown
Jamestown
Innovation
Taylor
Glebe
If you live in the Neighborhood
School Zones below:
     Primary Montessori Location
Discovery   Discovery
Tuckahoe
Nottingham
Cardinal

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 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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