The Montessori School of McLean is one of only a few Montessori schools in Virginia to be fully accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS), Cognia (formerly AdvancED), and to be certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Social Services.
Accreditation is a rigorous process that MSM first undertook in 1995, and is an indicator of the standards to which it is held in the educational community. It serves as a guarantee that MSM is what it says it is and does what it says it does, that all teachers are highly qualified, and that it is committed to continuous improvement. MSM comleted its most recent accreditation cycle in 2019.
Our AMS Certificate of Accreditation states that this achievement “… is affirmation that the school represents an authentic model of the educational philosophy and practices of Dr. Maria Montessori and demonstrates compliance with the rigorous, qualitative standards prescribed by the American Montessori Society. It is an assurance of the excellence of the school, including its goals, programs, services, facility, financial stability, and vision for the future, as well as its commitment to continued excellence through an ongoing program of self-examination, peer review, improvement, and growth.”