Montessori Public School of Arlington

monessori school logoAddress: 701 S Highland St, Arlington, VA 22204

Phone: 703-228-8871

Attendance: 703-979-2037

Principal: Catherina Genove, catharina.genove@apsva.us

School hours:
Full Day 9:00 a.m. – 3:41 p.m.
Early Release 9:00 a.m. – 1:26 p.m.

Office hours: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Web Site: montessori.apsva.us

The Montessori Public School of Arlington is a countywide option Montessori school with three grade levels of instruction – Primary (ages 3 to K), Lower Elementary (grades 1-3) and Upper Elementary (grades 4 and 5). The Montessori program provides an interdisciplinary, discovery-based approach to learning following the tenets of Dr. Maria Montessori. The program is based on a philosophy of learning that grows from the belief that children are natural learners, and that learning occurs best in a nurturing, prepared environment that promotes spontaneous cooperative inquiry. The teaching method that grew from this philosophy fosters a sense of security, self-confidence and independence in children, enabling them to develop into people who respect and care for themselves, others, the environment and all life.

All the teachers are Montessori trained, and the classroom assistants and specials teachers strongly support the Montessori pedagogy. Both the Principal, Ms. Catharina Genove, and Assistant Principal, Ms. Yolanda Nashid, hold a Montessori credential. The Montessori Program encourages and fosters relationships between the teachers, families and students to create an environment that is comfortable and conducive to learning.

This year the Montessori Program welcomed two co-taught Special Education Montessori primary classrooms in order to further support and foster an inclusive learning environment for our students.