Montessori School of Alexandria (MSA) was founded September 8, 1970 with the following mission in mind:
The purpose of MSA is to provide an early education program in which the foundation for a lifetime of creative learning is developed effectively and efficiently in the child. More specifically, MSA strives to develop a learning environment within the school to surround the child with maximum motivation and opportunity to learn and achieve in the direction that is consistent with their individual level of maturation.
MSA offers both Early Childhood and Elementary Montessori Education. In addition, we offer an Extended Care Program, Extracurricular Activities and a Summer Program for MSA students. Please explore our site to learn more about our Montessori school. We invite you to schedule a tour of MSA so we can meet you and your child.
Dear MSA Community,
What an incredible night you all made possible! Thanks to the generosity within and around our school we raised a healthy sum to further learning and opportunity in the coming year. Everyone came looking red-carpet fabulous and we had more than 60 people in attendance.
The class projects were gorgeous and, not surprisingly, garnered the most energetic bidding. Thank you to the parents who put those together with love and artistry. They will be treasured!
Special thanks to Melissa Wolpert who made us all feel like superstars by somehow getting PSAV Presentation Services to produce an AV extravaganza throughout the whole space (we're talking spotlights, a stage sized screen, incredible audio... the works) and to her husband for pro-level DJing that kept us moving all night.
Also a huge shout out to Rebecca Bryant who jumped in over the last month to secure a bunch of donations we've never had before. Persistence pays off!
We also had a lively and inspiring auctioneer in Lisa Landis who brought her 15-year-old daughter (an MSA graduate) to help out.
We're currently calculating our final numbers for the event and will share those at the upcoming PTO meeting so you definitely want to be there to hear the good news. But all signs suggest it's going to be really good news. We cut expenses this year and you attendees were breathtakingly generous. James and I were so moved by the ways in which the whole community came together to make this work.
Here is a link to the little video we showed that evening. I got a few quotes after it was complete but I have a plan for those. Stay tuned.
I can't close without a final thank you to the MSA staff. The outpouring of support on Saturday was a testament to what this school means to our children and to us as parents.
Your'e the best!
Early Childhood Program is for children 3 to 6 years of age. This roughly corresponds to one of the child’s natural stages of development. As the child works in a group of children of various ages, abilities, cultures, and interests, the child acquires emotional growth, as well as intellectual progress.More
Our Elementary Program is for children 6 to 12 years of age. The environment presented in the Montessori Elementary program helps build a strong mind, as well as good character, responsibility, respect toward others, and the freedom of learning.More
MSA provides its families with the opportunity to sign their children up for activities such as Private Piano Lessons, Gymnastics, Ballet and Karate! This gives your child the benefit of Montessori education and additional beneficial after school activities.More
As one of the first Montessori schools to provide after-school care, MSA has been offering extended care to our students for over 40 years. This enables us to offer the Montessori education to a diverse and varied student enrollment.More
Since we need to provide our young students with a continuum in their daily life, enrollment into the MSA summer camp is strictly open to MSA students. The program consists of a 10-week session, offered in 2-week increments.More
We have a commercial kitchen and prepare hot healthy lunches for children daily. We are the only Montessori school in the Northern Virginia area that has a commercial kitchen to prepare hot lunches.