Montessori Program

A Montessori student explores color.

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

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. The first month of tuition is prorated based on start date. 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 $97,040 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.

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

Montessori Fee Schedule: Tuition Rates 2020

Primary Montessori Application Timeline

Below is the new timeline that reflects the changes:
Application window reopens Monday, April 20, 2020 8:00 am
Application window closes Monday, April 27, 2020 4:00 pm
Lottery Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Notification to families Wednesday, May 13, 2020 after 4:00 pm
Families accept/decline by Friday, May 22, 2020 11:59 pm

 APS PRIMARY MONTESSORI PROGRAM LOCATIONS for School Year 2020-2021

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
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: