Frequently Asked Questions

 

Founded: 1973

Pre-Primary (toddler) Level (24-36 months):  2 classes

Primary Level (3-6 years):  5 classes

Lower Elementary Level (grades 1-3):  2 classes

Upper Elementary Level (grades 4-6):  1 class

Total Number of Students: average of 220

Faculty Members (Classroom and Enrichment Teachers): 21

Average number of total staff: 55

Teacher to Student Ratio: Toddler 1:4; all others 1:9

Governing Body: Board of Directors, Non-Profit 501(c)(3)

Accredited by: American Montessori Society and AdvancED/SACS

Regular School Day Hours: 8:30 – 3:30 (age 5 and older); 8:45-11:45 (2-4 year olds)

Extended Day and Aftercare options: until 5:30

School Year: Wednesday after Labor Day through mid-June

Summer Camp: 4 weeks in June-July

School Holidays: Winter and Spring Breaks, Thanksgiving Break, Federal Holidays, Teacher Workdays

Primary Level Field Trips: Local

Elementary Level Field Trips: Local, Regional, Overnight

School Buses: 3 bus runs within 5-mile Virginia radius, also used for field trips

Montessori Model United Nations: All Upper Elementary students go to NYC annually

School Nurse: Yes

Enrichment Classes (see Enrichment tab): Art, Chorus, Drama, Library, Music, Outdoor Classroom, Peace, Physical Education, Science, Spanish, Technology

Sports Facilities: Indoor Gymnasium, Outdoor Sports Court and Soccer Field

Greenhouse and Outdoor Classroom: Yes

After-school Activities may include: Chess, Soccer, Sports, Dance, Young Actors, Lego Robotics, Yoga,​ Minecraft Modding, Tennis

Optional Lunches: Smart Lunches, Pizza

Peanut and Nut-free: Yes

Online Tuition Payment: FACTS Management

Yearbook: Yes

Grounds: 3 acres