LePort Montessori School Aldie

An authentic, nurturing Montessori school, offering infant and toddler daycare, preschool/kindergarten and elementary school, with a Mandarin immersion option for preschool / kindergarten, on a 10+ acre campus

LePort Montessori Aldie offers high-quality Montessori in a farm-school setting, for the entire family.
With programs from infants (as young as 3 months) through elementary school, your children can thrive at our school for many years. We would like to help your child gain what we call Knowledge for Life: the essential knowledge, thinking skills and strength of character needed to flourish as joyous children today, and as successful adults tomorrow. Many families choose our school, because we are known for being a great preschool—and stay through the elementary years, because they have discovered that the individualized, joyful learning experiences in Montessori are worth investing in.

LePort Aldie is conveniently located right off Route 50, near the Stone Springs Village Center. Many of our families come from the surrounding neighborhoods—Chantilly, Lenah Mills, Willowsford, Brambleton and Stone Ridge. We offer a real school experience to our students: our classrooms feature huge windows, and most rooms have direct access to a secure, walled-in courtyard where children can play and work. Our elementary courtyard features a greenhouse, and is home to the chickens our elementary students care for. The school building adjoins to multi-acre grounds, where children can run, play, and explore our nature areas as well as basketball courts and spacious play grounds.

Ms. Melissa Kemendo, Head of School, and her team look forward to showing you around your child’s future school, and helping you discover the life-changing value of a great Montessori education. As Montessori is not a trademarked term, Montessori schools vary widely in quality: some daycares and preschools use the name for marketing, without delivering on the promise of a great education. Our school is dual-accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Virginia Council of Private Education. With experienced, Montessori trained teachers, true mixed-age classrooms, and extended, uninterrupted work periods, we offer Montessori education at its best.

Explore our programs. Look at our photo gallery. Read our staff bios and parent reviews.
Then schedule a tour: seeing is believing!

LePort Montessori Aldie
24328 Marrwood Drive
Aldie, VA 20105
Admissions: 703-810-7160
General Office: 703-542-5522
aldie@leportschools.com

Schedule a Tour

Contact us today to request a tour and to receive information about our programs and special offers.

By providing us with your phone number, you consent to being contacted by LePort Montessori and/or its affiliated schools regarding their educational programs, whether such contact is by phone, autodialer, recorded message, or text. Please note: Your consent is not required as a condition of enrollment.

Give the Gift of Bilingualism

Mandarin Chinese immersion for Preschool / Kindergarten

Toddlers and preschoolers have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn a second language almost effortlessly. In the Mandarin Chinese immersion Montessori classrooms for toddler and preschool, both the Montessori-trained head teacher and the assistant teacher are native or bilingual Mandarin Chinese speakers, and speak solely in Chinese with the children from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm everyday.

Students receive Montessori lessons in Chinese, sing songs in Chinese, and (in preschool) learn to write and read in Chinese, using both phonetics and Chinese characters. The mixed-age Montessori communities are rich environments for natural language acquisition. You can give your child the gift of being bilingual—just by enrolling them in our Mandarin Chinese immersion preschool!

See Chinese immersion in action and listen to why parents are thrilled with their children’s Mandarin Chinese immersion experiences at LePort Montessori.

LePort Montessori Aldie School and Admissions Quick Facts

  • One school through elementary: authentic Montessori from infant & toddler daycare through elementary
  • Parent & Child Montessori programs (four annual sessions, 6-8 weeks each) to try out Montessori with your infant or toddler.
  • Convenient hours: open 7 am – 6 pm, year-round, with half-day and 8:30 am – 3 pm options, as well as on-site, seasonal after-school activities.
  • Convenient location near Stone Ridge Village Center: right off Route 50, just west of Stone Ridge and Stone Springs Hospital Center
  • Mandarin Chinese immersion option for preschool/kindergarten. Give your child the gift of bilingualism in Chinese
  • A real schools experience: a spacious school building, recently renovated to create large classrooms with big windows, with toilets and direct outside access from most rooms
  • 10+ acres = plenty of varied outdoor experiences for students of all ages. Infants and toddlers can safely explore and garden in securely-walled in courtyards adjacent to classrooms, while bigger kids can run, play ball, climb and even sled on the multi-acre open space behind the school
  • Accepting enrollments year-round (space permitting); tour now and enroll immediately or join the waitlist to secure enrollment for the next school year
  • Limited needs-based financial aid available
  • Montessori-trained head teachers in each classroom
  • Dual accreditation, from the American Montessori Society, and the Virginia Council of Private Education, allowing children who graduate from Kindergarten to enter grade one in the public school system.

Melissa Kemendo
Head of School

Welcome! I’d love to show you around our school!

I’ve been a Montessori teacher for many years, and my three children attend LePort, one in each of our programs. I’m passionate about Montessori, and eager to share my experience as both a teacher and a fellow parent.

You can read more about my background on our staff bios page, if you’re curious, along with bios of our experienced and highly qualified teachers.

Whether you’re looking for a Montessori school specifically, or just a warm, nurturing, convenient home-away-from-home for your child, I hope to meet you soon!

School Photo Gallery

Staff Photos and Bios

Melissa Komodo
Head of School

Katherine Nguyen
Head Montessori Teacher (Infant)

Lucie Ji
Head Montessori Teacher (Primary), Mandarin Immersion

Melissa Kelly
Head Montessori Teacher (Elementary)

Alicia Cooley
Head Montessori Teacher (Primary)

Schedule a Tour

Contact us today to request a tour and to receive information about our programs and special offers.

By providing us with your phone number, you consent to being contacted by LePort Montessori and/or its affiliated schools regarding their educational programs, whether such contact is by phone, autodialer, recorded message, or text. Please note: Your consent is not required as a condition of enrollment.

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By providing us with your phone number, you consent to being contacted by LePort Montessori and/or its affiliated schools regarding their educational programs, whether such contact is by phone, autodialer, recorded message, or text. Please note: Your consent is not required as a condition of enrollment.