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Montessori School in Falls Church, VA

The Montessori School of Holmes Run (MSHR) is a private Montessori school in Falls Church, VA and was established in 1973. MSHR serves families in northern Virginia — including Vienna, Annandale, Burke, Springfield, Fairfax, Arlington, McLean, and Alexandria. Our school offers a comprehensive Montessori education for children between the ages of 2 1/2 – 6 (incl. Kindergarten).

The Montessori curriculum is based on three-year cycles that provide consistent peers and mentors through each developmental period.  New students are offered the support and example of returning students, and returning students grow from the chance to model and lead newer students. Our Montessori school in Falls Church, VA provides a quality Montessori program that is strong in academics while emphasizing tangible life-skills like collaboration, problem solving, self-expression and time management. The results are highly motivated, socially-adjusted, and academically inspired children who quickly develop a love of learning that will last for a lifetime.

Students, parents, and staff form an interactive and caring base, working together to create a community which encourages and facilitates the academic, social, and emotional growth of the whole child. Begun as a co-op, parents help with preparing materials, chaperoning, and presenting aspects of their world to students throughout the year.  This emphasis on parental involvement is a key component of our program.  In addition, our active PTO offers opportunities for gatherings outside school hours.

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Early Childhood (Preschool & Kindergarten)
(ages 2 ½ – 6)



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Why Choose Montessori?

Why Montessori?


Children are valued as unique individuals, learning and advancing at their own pace, guided by teachers.  


Beginning at early ages, Montessori nurtures independence through self-regulation through routines and intentional classroom settings.


Multi-age Montessori classrooms foster a family-like community where older students nurture and mentor younger students. Teachers model kindness and respect in a loving environment.


Working within parameters and classroom routines, students are able to choose what they work on and become active participants and advocates for their own education.

Social Emotional

Montessori's 100-year-old method supports and encourages social-emotional development through support of independence, self-regulation, kindness, and respect.

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