Stick City: A Story of Following the Child

The Start: True to Montessori, We Always Follow the Child.  At our previous campus on John Barton Payne Road, we were fortunate to have 7 acres of beautiful open space laden with a variety of  native  trees.  As the trees naturally dropped old limbs, the  children would eagerly collect them in large piles. Slowly, a […]

Together from a Distance

“From a distance there is harmony And it echoes through the land It’s the voice of hope It’s the voice of peace It’s the voice of every man” -Julie Gold In lieu of our traditional End of the Year picnic and soccer game, our Mountainside community came together in typical joyous fashion for a drive […]


We have been so touched by everyone’s support and enthusiasm to help us provide as much consistency and normalcy to the students’ education as possible during this time of distance and Learning from Home. We wanted to find a way to represent this unity and have all the students participate in creating something together. We […]

Earth Day 2020

There are ways to bring back balance to our Earth.  The measurable and photographic evidence during this time of pandemic and global slowdown is undeniable.  As humans slow their pace, decreasing harmful emissions and having less negative impact on the world’s resources, we are seeing positive changes. These changes give promise to the power and ability of […]

In This Together

During this time of COVID-19, our staff continues to work diligently on our ‘Learning from Home’ initiative. It has been truly heartwarming to receive so many positive comments and such supportive emails from our families over the past few weeks.  I know I speak for all the staff when I say a heartfelt, “Thank You!” It […]

Community Service

Our Adolescent students were busy last week volunteering at the Fauquier Food Bank and with Friends of Rectortown. At the Food Bank, they cleaned, organized, stocked shelves, and took out trash. They learned that the Food Bank provides for 1,000 families each month. With Friends of Rectortown, the students helped pack weekend food bags for 27 local […]