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Our Philosophy

Every school that you encounter will have its own education philosophy. Monarch Montessori's philosophy centers around the principle of individualism.  Students perceive themselves as capable of making their own choices, while in constant relationship with other students and guides in the classroom.

Community Impact

 

Monarch Montessori School pledges to leave our local community better than we found it. Here's how we can accomplish this goal:

  • Monarch Montessori School pledges to pay all employees a living wage.

  • Monarch Montessori School pledges to subsidize public transportation costs for all employees, reducing our carbon  footprint.

  • Monarch Montessori School pledges to encourage career advancement by offering paid training including a six-month  Management course for teachers interested in managing a childcare facility. 

  • Monarch Montessori School pledges to set aside at least 20% of all open slots for families who are eligible for the  subsidized child care/voucher program. 

What is the Montessori Method?

Montessori is an education philosophy and practice that fosters rigorous, self-motivated growth for children and adolescents in all areas of their development, with a goal of nurturing each child's natural desire for knowledge, understanding and respect (AMI, 2021).

Montessori for Preschool

Montessori preschool centers around the premise that a child learns through play. Each activity is carefully designed to use their experiences to teach concepts and ideas. The classroom engineers individual exploration.  

Montessori for Elementary School

What sets Montessori apart in the elementary years is the individually-paced curriculum that challenges children academically while safeguarding their sense of well-being.  Students are challenged to contribute as members of their community, think critically about the world around them and lean in to the learning process.  The classroom affords every opportunity for students to work individually or in small groups at tables or on the floor.  Spaces are uncluttered and promote mindfulness.

Each Classroom at Monarch Montessori Provides:

  • Individual learning plans for each student

  • At least 1 Montessori-certified teacher

  • A maximum of 15 students per-class (age-dependent)

  • Multi-age classroom activities

  • Hands-on materials

  • Flexible seating

  • A choice of work

  • Small group lessons

  • Personalized instruction

  • Peer mentoring

  • Freedom of movement

  • Time management skills

  • Outdoor activities

  • Language integration

Waitlist

Ready to be waitlisted? Please use the button below or give us a call to be added to our waitlist. Our waitlist fee is $50.

Please be advised that being waitlisted does not guarantee enrollment. Enrollment is based on available space. When space becomes available, our office manager will contact you directly to see if you're ready to register. Your child is officially enrolled in our program when you've paid the registration fee and one month's tuition.

 

Promotions

We are offering a 5% discount on tuition rates for military and law enforcement families. 

Welcome to Monarch Montessori! 

We are now enrolling children 6 weeks to 5 years of age for our new location in Del Ray (Alexandria, VA)! Email or call us today to schedule an enrollment appointment. Tour dates available in late fall!!!

 

We're glad that you're considering Monarch for your preschool and elementary school needs! We believe that each child has different gifts, challenges and styles of learning.  At Monarch Montessori, each child's individual path is recognized and celebrated. 

We are a private, non-sectarian Montessori school. Our hours of operation are from 8:00AM to 5:30PM, Monday through Friday. Our Montessori Program is approximately 7 hours and takes place between 8:00AM and 3:00PM.

 

Our Extended Day Program takes place between 3:30PM and 5:30PM. 

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