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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 within the school, a learning environment which surrounds the child with maximum motivation and opportunities to learn and achieve in directions consistent with his or her individual level of maturation.

 

MSA offers both Early Childhood and Elementary Montessori Education. In addition, we offer an Extended Care 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!

Jenna Fournel

MSA Parent

OUR MONTESSORI SCHOOL

OUR MONTESSORI SCHOOL IS DESIGNED TO BENEFIT YOUR CHILD

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Early Childhood Program are 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.

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ELEMENTARY

Our Elementary Program are 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.

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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

MSA provides its families with the opportunity to sign up their children 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.

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EXTENDED CARE

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.

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SUMMER CAMP

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.

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HOT LUNCHES

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.

OUR EVENTS

DON'T MISS OUR EVENTS

New Parent Orientation

6300 Florence Lane Alexandria, VA 22310
10:00AM - 1:00 PM
08/27/2016

Please join us for New Parent Orientation at Montessori School of Alexandria. We look forward to meeting all of our new parents.

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Popsicles in the Park

Alexandria, VA 22303
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
08/28/2016

Come and taste popsicles with us in Jefferson Manor Park from 11AM - 1PM. It will be fun!

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School begins for New and Elementary Students

6300 Florence Lane Alexandria, VA 22310
09/06/2016

We are happy to welcome back all of our students for the 2016 - 2017 school year are Montessori School of Alexandria. This is an exiting time for and parents!

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School begins for Returning Students

6300 Florence Lane Alexandria, VA 22310
09/12/2016

Please note that Returning students begin their classes from September 12.

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Back To School Night: Elementary

6300 Florence Lane Alexandria, VA 22310
7:00 PM
09/13/2016

Back To School Night for Elementary starts tonight at 7:00 pm.

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Back To School Night: Early Childhood

6300 Florence Lane Alexandria, VA 22310
7:00 PM
09/15/2016

Back To School Night for Early Childhood starts tonight at 7:00 PM.

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International Day of Peace

6300 Florence Lane Alexandria, VA 22310
11:00 AM
09/21/2016

Starting at 11:00 AM we will be honoring the International Day of Peace.

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Beautification Day

6300 Florence Lane Alexandria, VA 22310
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
09/24/2016

From 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM come help with the beautification of our grounds. This is a PTO sponsored event.

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MSA: The Neurology of Montessori

The Neurology of Montessori   Everything below has been quoted from a “A Montessori Tidbit”.   Did you know that pediatric neuropsychologist and Montessori parent, Dr. Steve Hughes believes that the Montessori curriculum triggers specific brain functions that greatly aid cognitive development. In fact, he refers to Montessori as “the original brain based method of learning”. ...

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