Private School-Reston MontessoriRead.Write.Play.Learn
We welcome children of all races, religion and national origin in our private school.
An Amazing Journey Begins For You and Your Child…
As you begin this journey for your family, we invite you to discover why for 30 years families continue to choose Reston Montessori School for their child’s early and elementary education.
About Reston Montessori
From the moment you arrive at our private school-Reston Montessori, you will feel the warmth and energy of our community. Our classrooms, beginning with infants and moving on to the sixth grade, are exciting learning environments where independence, self-esteem, integrity, and personal responsibility are fostered. Faculty and staff are enthusiastic and engaged as they lay the foundation for motivating a child to love learning. Families are supportive and involved as they partner with us in their child’s education.
We at RMS work diligently to achieve the goal of comprehensive development of the child.
Reston Montessori School
There are many opportunities for you to get to know us. Though our website has a wealth of information, we would like to invite you to schedule a visit of our school and observe our students and teachers at work or join us for an in-depth discussion of Montessori with our faculty and staff members at one of our Open Houses.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing with you in our private school-Reston Montessori School.
Reston Montessori School
1765 Business Center Dr,
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: +1 (703) 481-2922
Infant (3 months – 18 months age)
Reston Montessori School is pleased to be one of the few Montessori schools offering an Infant/Young Toddler program. We refer to this program as The Nido. In Italian Nido means “nest”. Our Nido is designed to be comfortable and welcoming, so that you and your child will feel at home here.
Pre-Primary (18 – 36 Months age)
Our uniquely prepared toddler environment meets the young child’s many physical and emotional needs. The classroom is beautifully designed to appeal to the child’s curiosity. Furniture is custom-sized to allow for maximum exploration and development of the senses.
Primary (3 – 6 Years age)
During this time, the child literally absorbs everything in his environment through sensorial exploration. By sensorially absorbing the surroundings, a child forms his personality and himself. He constructs his mind: his memory, power to understand, and ability to think through impressions gained from the environment.
The core of the Montessori Primary Curriculum is made up of Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, Science, Geography and Art. This includes daily living tasks, such as pouring juice, polishing shoes, sweeping, and buttoning a shirt. To the child, these are meaningful activities that involve caring for himself, other people, and the environment. They also help the child concentrate, expand his attention span, and improve hand-eye coordination.
Lower Elementary (6 -9 years)
At age six, the child moves to what Montessori calls the Second Plane of Development, which encompasses the years from 6 to 12.
“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.”
– Maria Montessori
Upper Primary (9 – 12 Years)
Upper Elementary students transition toward more abstract thinking as they begin to rely more on books and traditional resource materials as they build upon the work done with materials in the Lower Elementary.Upper Elementary students transition toward more abstract thinking as they begin to rely more on books and traditional resource materials as they build upon the work done with materials in the Lower Elementary. The goal of the Montessori Upper Elementary program is to prepare the child for what lies ahead academically, while addressing the child’s needs as a whole.
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What Parents are Saying
Parent /Gaurdian on Greatschools.org
We’ve been part of the RMS community for the past 8 years, and both my children have absolutely thrived at the school (one is in kindergarten there now, and the other was there through third grade). The teachers are dedicated and caring, the schoolwork is interesting and challenging, and the specials offered are excellent (French, art, music, etc). The school truly feels like one big family, and it’s a really nurturing environment for kids of all ages and backgrounds. I especially like the cultural diversity of the school, and the fact that the teachers and staff do such a good job honoring and teaching about a wide variety of holidays and cultural practices. In reading some of the other reviews, I have to clarify that the school *has* had quite an effective COVID mitigation strategy in place. What the previous poster neglected to say is that the teacher/student COVID cases mentioned in that post were literally the only two COVID cases in the school all year. The school *did* indeed communicate those cases to the entire school via email. RMS went to great lengths, in fact, to minimize class size and create new teaching pods in favor of smaller groups when COVID first started. They also have hand sanitizer everywhere, kids wash their hands often, and all staff and students wear masks indoors. Overall, we truly love the school and feel that it’s been a great, supportive environment that’s helped both our kids become the best version of themselves from an academic, social and emotional perspective.
A review by parent on greatschool.org
My children have been at Reston Montessori (RMS) since they were only a few months old. After touring many schools in the area, from the moment we walked into RMS it was nurturing, kind, welcoming, adaptable, and have gone above and beyond for our children. The RMS teachers and staff are not only excellent and nurturing teachers but the curriculum and structure is far and above others. We have also experiencing some issues with the owner, but my children are not learning from the owner, they are learning and with teachers and their peers everyday. I would also add in the five years we have been at RMS my children have not experienced any turnover in teachers or aides in the classroom.