Private schools come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and teaching methods. The Montessori Academy of Virginia (MAV) offers a solid curriculum, academic opportunities and structure within a calm, peaceful, family-like atmosphere, together with well-qualified and trained staff members. Our teachers do their utmost to tailor the curriculum toward specific interests and talents of each student–making it a “gifted” program on a daily basis.
We strive to develop and implement an educational and activity package that caters to the overall development of each child, their interests, capabilities and talents. The tuition package includes the daily academics of Montessori as well as enhanced activities listed below.
All classroom offer Self-Care/Self Independence/Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Sensory and Discovery Activities, Language Arts, Math and Science
To complement our academic framework Botany, Zoology and Gardening activities are conducted at Montessori Acres in conjunction with the classroom curriculum
Even History, Geography are taught from a very young
Throughout the week Music, Creative Movement , Art/Crafts, Gym, Culinary Arts and S.T.E.M activities are offered as well
The program is aligned to surpass Virginia State Standards of Learning
We understand how important Early Childhood Education of Preschool and Elementary years are therefore, strive to keep tuition costs competitive to that of other private schools, day care and childcare centers.
We realize that many families have not planned to fund their child's education prior to that of college years. However, without a strong educational foundation in Preschool and Elementary years most children lack the necessary skills required to prepare themselves for Middle and High school years in their teens, and even college thereafter.
The Montessori Academy calculates tuition for the entire academic year; yet provide convenient payment plans to parents. Tuition costs differ for various age groups; at the time of your tour, costs and payments plans will be explained in detail. Please call the location of your interest to arrange a tour.
As a service and convenience to parents an extended day from 7:00-8:00 am and 3:30 - 6:00 pm is offered as well. Charges for these hours are pro-rated hourly according to use.
MAV participates with NAACCRA programs for military families.
We encourage all prospective parents to read our web site thoroughly, as most questions are answered in our detailed descriptions. Thereafter, either apply online for a tour or call the location of your interest for an appointment .
The tour allows parents to gain first-hand experience of how classrooms work. Keep in mind there are no programs that exclusively fit one type of student! After the tour, parents are given an Initial Parent Application package for pending enrollment (to be completed and submitted to the office). The tour and completing paper work will take approximately 30-40 minutes.
The admission decisions are based on vacancies of existing classes including balance of age, gender, school transcripts
(if applicable), visit to the school etc. The school will make every effort to inform the parents as soon as possible regarding the status of a child’s application.
Please understand that the school does not entertain phone calls regarding submitted applications.
The Montessori Academy has an environment that is motivating and supportive with mixed- ages (basing it realistically similar to any community)
The hands on, practical enrichment program offered at Montessori Acres Farm increase learning opportunities
An atmosphere that allows for close student supervision, academic growth and progress
Small adult student ratio, helping students have close relationships with their teachers
A high level of academic performance that includes self-independence, structure, self -reliance, tolerance, understanding and calm
Individual help towards students’ weak areas and advancement of their strengths
Promotes high standards of respect for each other
Encourages students to be accountable from a very young age
The school places a strong focus on a well-rounded education and encourages participation in extracurricular activities such as daily recess (weather permitting), gym, music, art, cooking and gardening. This involvement helps stimulate students in their academics and provides a break from studies, while developing interactive social skills and engaging in valuable problem solving abilities
Extended day is offered only to the registered students of The Montessori Academy and not the general public, which ensures routine and structure
Extra activities of Soccer, Yoga, Martial Arts are available by professionals contracted by the school at an additional charge to them
A number of great minds in the scientific field and entrepreneurs such as Larry Page and Sergey Brin, co-founders of Google, as well as Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, attended Montessori schools. The Wikipedia page founder, Jimmy Wales says his childhood schooling of Montessori influenced his philosophy on education. The huge impact these innovators have had on current society, can be traced to skills and thinking philosophies developed in learning environments of Dr. Montessori; a woman of science herself, a medical doctor, engineer and educator!