Welcome to Mountainside Montessori!
Our mission at Mountainside Montessori is to provide a beautiful, rural environment for children to develop their own joy of learning and self-confidence. We give children the time, the Guides, and the environment to develop at their own pace, in their own way. We follow the child in all that we do, and we depend on our community of families to support and uphold our ideals.
For the past 20 years, Mountainside has been providing Montessori education for children from Fauquier, Prince William, Culpeper, Loudoun, Warren, Clark, and Fairfax counties. In 2010, our mission expanded to include sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, and free play in nature. As our purpose grew, so did our school community. In 2015, we opened a 10-acre campus on Belvoir Road in Marshall, VA, which allows us to serve children from birth through ninth grade, as well as offer programs to the community at large.
Mountainside Montessori adheres to the high standards of AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) education and the level of excellence that Maria Montessori envisioned.
Montessori education is based on principles of independence, respect for self and others, and fostering the natural love of learning that all children inherently possess. The goal of the Montessori classroom is to create a nurturing environment that supports the whole child’s development into a responsible and engaged citizen of the world.
“The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.”