"“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”” 
 Dr. Maria Montessori 
Our Program
          At Montesshare our commitment to the Montessori method, originally dubbed The Scientific Method of Education, is the foundation of our program. Our priority is to offer a high quality, bilingual environment where your child’s sense of order will be as nurtured as his sense of wonder. We create an environment where concentration and coordination are more valued than her compliance. Learning begins with relationship; our children’s house offers the best of intimacy and individualization.


          So, what exactly is the children’s house? Casa de bambini was the name of Maria Montessori’s first school in Rome. It’s hard to imagine today, but a hundred years ago the idea of child size materials or child centered activities was revolutionary! One of the greatest contributions Dr. Montessori made to civilization was this very idea of a sacred space for children. The children’s house, a place where furnishings, routines, opportunities and expectations were based on the developmental needs of humans. She was nominated six times over three years for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with women and children around the world. We continue that legacy of science and service to the human potential and the family unit by providing a beautiful home environment, hands on learning and thoughtful guidance. We honor the self-directed, uninterrupted work cycle of best practice Montessori and employ a skillful balance of space and support that comes from informed observation.

          What kind of science from a century ago is going to prepare my child for the world of tomorrow? Dr. Montessori was trained as an anthropologist, engineer and medical doctor. She brought a transdisciplinary awareness to her experiments in education and her theories on child development. As modern medicine, psychology and technology advance, research continues to emerge from the fields of biology and business supporting her developmental theories and educational methodology. “We see that the development of the hand is connected with the development of the intelligence of man and if we look at history, it is connected with the development of civilization...the child who has been able to work with his hands shows also a development and firmness of character.” Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind, Intelligence and the Hand, one of her first publications, is validated by our current understanding of neurology, as Steve Hughes explains “motivated, effortful, repeated trial and error experimental interactions with the environment” matter in learning environments!”

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Snack and 
Lunch
Lunch at our Montessori School
Children are to come with their own lunches daily.  As is typical in a Montessori program, snack is provided by the families based on a weekly rotation.   For example, if we have 10 children enrolled for the school year, then each family provides the snack for one week every ten weeks.

We provide a list of allergies to avoid, follow basic USDA guidelines and keep it healthy and simple. 

Children must label all of their belongings, especially cups and lunchboxes. We recommend Mabel's Labels which a portion of every purchase supports Montesshare. We provide a list of allergies to avoid, follow basic USDA guidelines and keep it healthy and simple.
Holidays and 
Weather Cancellations
Montessori Outdoor Play
We do NOT follow Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) calendar, but DO parallel FCPS Winter and Spring Break.  We follow the Federal government for weather cancellations and are closed on the 10 major, Federal holidays. 

  •  First day of school: Monday, September 4, 2018
  •   Last day of school: Friday, June 14, 2019 
Click here to see our 2018-19 calendar.

  •  First day of school: Monday, September 4, 2018
  •   Last day of school: Friday, June 14, 2019 
Coffee Fridays:
Coffee Fridays at Montesshare
“Always welcome, never obligated!” Current parents are welcome to join us for this unique and treasured time on Fridays from 8:30 - 9:00 AM. The children enjoy free flow play and work time while parents enjoy face to face connections with teachers and other parents and even receive some lessons from their own kiddos.  

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