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Never Too Early

It is never too early to introduce your child to music! In our program the toddlers are introduced to rhythm through movement and song. They also explore rhythm instruments throughout the year..

 

 

Nappers and Enrichment

 

Our three and four-year-olds continue to explore instruments, movement, and song throughout the year. They are also introduced to the fundamentals of music theory – the musical alphabet, dynamics, and pitch – with Music Mind Games. Learning music theory has never been so fun!

Kindergartners

 

How does music make you feel? How can music tell a story? The children discover the answers to these questions by listening to – among other works – Tchaikovsky’s ballet Sleeping Beauty, Englebert Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel, and Prokofiev’s beloved Peter and the Wolf. The second half of the year is spent learning about instrument families and their place in the orchestra. Each forty-five-minute class also includes a Music Mins Games lesson to continue their music theory education.

Elementary

 

The elementary students delve much deeper into music theory as they continue with the Music Mind Games program. They learn about note values, rhythm, meters, key signatures, and composition. By the end of the year the Upper Elementary students compose and perform their very own original piece using the many Orff instruments in the classroom! In addition to music, they study music history and focus on one composer a month.

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Testimonials

What Parents are Saying

A review on greatschools.org

Rated 5 out of 5
January 14, 2017

I have been sending my toddler here and we absolutely love it! She’s thriving and learning so much. She had met every developmental milestone months early. The teachers are so caring, nurturing, and loving to all of the children. I can’t say enough good things about RMS.

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A review on greatschools.org

Rated 5 out of 5
May 9, 2016

My daughter is thriving beautifully at RMS – I couldn’t be more happy with her progress and we’ve only just begun. The teachers are kind, patient and incredibly supportive of her growth. I’m provided direct, specific and constructive feedback so I can echo the Montessori Method at home and help my baby girl continue to achieve the tasks she SO wants to master. The administrative staff is very helpful and they communicate consistently which is a nice change of pace from our last school. I know my daughter is learning and growing every day — she’s safe, happy, challenged and supported. So thrilled I made the move to RMS!!

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Lauren FoxLauren Fox
13:49 07 Mar 22
I can't say enough about the wonderful experience our family has had at Reston Montessori. Our oldest (now in second grade) has been at RMS since she was 18 months old and has continued to thrive at all levels. The staff provides a warm and nurturing environment, ensuring the children feel supported. I often tell people the Montessori curriculum makes teachers seem like magicians - teaching my children above all lifelong skills like independence, critical thinking, and striving for a more peaceful world. While the experience may differ somewhat from classroom to classroom, RMS does a wonderful job of matching students to teachers and learning environment for their personality, and the teachers are experts and understanding your child's unique personality traits and tailoring the environment to their needs. (This was particularly important for our younger child who joined the community during the pandemic having only been at home until she was 3).During the pandemic, we have watched as the staff has pivoted quickly, taken guidance from the medical community, and done everything they can to keep our vulnerable children safe. We are so grateful to have found this community and look forward to continuing for many more years as our children grow.
Terra BecharaTerra Bechara
18:40 03 Mar 22
My family couldn't be happier with our decision to attend Reston Montessori School (RMS) about 12 years ago. When I was touring schools, montessori and non-montessori schools, I immediately felt a warm, loving and caring atmosphere at RMS and knew this was the place to start my oldest son, at the time 15 months old. Now, I have 5 kids and all of them started out at RMS in the Pre-Primary Room, then Primary and finally Elementary (thru 3rd grade). The teachers and staff are exceptional, passionate and truly put my kids interest at heart. I love the one-on-one personalization, for example, when one of my children was in the Pre-Primary Room, the teacher noticed he was getting bored with the current math work in their room, so the very next day she was able to obtain more challenging math work from the Primary Room, so he can continue to grow. Now, this child loves Math and really excels in this subject. I love that the Montessori method is about growing with your child and its not just cookie cutter materials in each classroom for each grade.I did decide to keep all my boys at RMS through 3rd grade and the base/foundation they have received is amazing and highly recomend even just staying through Kindergarten for that foundation you cannot get anywhere else! I know this is an investment, but I look at it as the best investment you can give your child to start their education - their love for school will increase and help in all aspects of life.Thank you RMS for giving this beautiful, loving and peaceful foundation to my five boys and cannot wait to see them flourish as they continue to grow.
Raymond HardmanRaymond Hardman
13:33 27 Jul 17
Gyeong Han BaeGyeong Han Bae
13:49 06 Sep 16
Alex LozanoAlex Lozano
05:19 28 Jan 13
Can't say enough good things about RMS.
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