Primary enrollment (ages 2.9-6) is open to children age 3 by December 31st of their incoming year who are toilet trained. We usually do not accept children over age 4 unless they have previous Montessori experience, but exceptions may sometimes be made. To attend full day primary, the child must be five years of age, have had at least a full year of Montessori education, and be recommended by the teacher. We do not offer an After Care program.
Elementary enrollment (ages 6-12) is open to children at least 5 3/4 years old who have had at least two years of Montessori primary education and possess the following skills:
- Can read phonetic stories fluently
- Know some phonograms and sight words
- Have been introduced to the base 10 number system through the golden beads
The Montessori School of McLean admits students of any race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other administered programs.