Welcome to the Montessori School of McLean!

MSM: Authentic Montessori in the 21st Century

We hope you enjoy getting to know our school as you browse our website, and we look forward to sharing our unique program with you.  The Montessori School of McLean (MSM) is a great place to be, full of happy children who are on a fun filled journey, becoming life-long learners. 

The Montessori Method is now over 100 years old.  Does that mean that it is "old"?  Absolutely not!  The Montessori Method has thrived and grown over the years because it is so strong, is being proven by modern neuroscience, and is even more relevant today than it was at the turn of the 20th century.  MSM is unique because we are able to find the balance between an authentic Montessori program and life in the modern world.  We recognize that children live very different lives than they did 100 years ago, and strive to provide them with the skills that they need to succeed in the 21st century.  For example, our students are introduced to technology in Kindergarten, and become proficient with practical technology skills by 6th grade, although technology never replaces use of the Montessori materials.  We view technology as a Practical Life skill for the Elementary aged student.

We believe that children need a wide variety of experiences to help them become well-rounded adults. Their school day provides them with endless opportunities to work, play, learn, socialize, explore, discover, try and try again, lead, follow, and exercise their minds, bodies, and spirits!

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You can view photos of all program levels and enrichment classes on the Academics and Enrichment Programs tabs above. See our community service projects under the About Us tab. Please enjoy!



Martlet Issues



Society by Cohesion

A Workshop offered by the Northern Virginia Montessori Institute and the Montessori School of McLean
with a Keynote Address by Richard Ungerer, former Executive Director of AMS

Saturday October 14, 2017

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Montessori School of McLean, 1711 Kirby Road, McLean VA, 22101

Registration Fee: $100 per person.  $75 per person for 3 or more from the same school.  Includes lunch.

In a day-long presentation of Dr. Montessori's ideas, we hope to inspire in both new and experienced teachers, the importance of solidarity and togetherness.  "Goodness must come out of reciprocal helpfulness, from the unity derived from spiritual cohesion.  This society by cohesion, which children have revealed to us is at the root of all social organization." - from The Absorbent Mind

Click here for more information and to register: http://www.mcleanmontessori.org/nvmiworkshop