LePort Montessori School Fairfax

An authentic, nurturing Montessori school, offering preschool and kindergarten in a charming two-room school house.

LePort Montessori Fairfax offers a small, home-like yet academically challenging and authentic Montessori experience for children ages three to six, for preschool and kindergarten. At our school, you’ll find a home away from home, a community of educators and fellow parents who believe in the goodness of the child, and the power of an individualized, respectful education. Our mission at LePort Montessori is to help children 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. By joining our school for the preschool and kindergarten years, you also have the option to continue in Montessori Elementary (1st – 6th grade) at our sister schools, LePort Montessori Aldie and LePort Montessori Chantilly, where our graduates have preferential admission.

Our two-room, intimate urban schoolhouse is conveniently located in the heart of Fairfax, right next to Paul VI Catholic High School, between Route 29 and Main Street. With just two classrooms and around 50 students, our school is a tight-knit community where every student is known by each of our staff, where you are greeted by name each morning, and where families form the community we so often long for in today’s busy world. Our classrooms are bright spaces full of engaging Montessori learning materials, with direct doors to the outside, so children can flow inside and out throughout the day. Our playground, shaded by large mature trees, invites children to slide, play in the sand, and garden during the warm months.

Our Head of School, Reina Shah, and her team look forward to welcoming you, 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. Ms. Shah brings to her role the dual experience of being a Montessori-certified classroom teacher with several years of teaching experience, as well as being the mother of two teenagers, one of whom benefitted from a Montessori experience as well. She’s happy to share her passion for Montessori, and help you understand what three years at our school could mean for your child and family.

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

LePort Montessori Fairfax
3909 Oak Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
Admissions: 703-810-7247
General Office: 703-934-0920
fairfax@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.

Programs Offered

Preschool and Kindergarten

LePort Montessori Fairfax School and Admissions Quick Facts

  • A small preschool/kindergarten community: a great place for children to have their first real school experience, and stay within a classroom community for up to three years
  • Parent & Child Montessori programs (four annual sessions, 6-8 weeks each) to try out Montessori with your older toddler or young preschool-aged child
  • Convenient hours: open 7 am – 6 pm, year-round, with half-day and 8:30 am – 3 pm options
  • Convenient location nestled in the heart of Fairfax next to Paul VI elementary school, between Main Street and Route 29
  • A charming, small two-room schoolhouse: two bright classrooms fully equipped with a wide range of Montessori materials
  • A fun play yard shaded by mature trees: the perfect place to run, play with balls, ride tricycles, garden in our family herb garden, and explore art in our side yard outside art studio
  • 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.

Reina Shaw
Head of School

Being a parent myself, I know how challenging it is to pick the right school for your children. My younger daughter had the benefits of Montessori, and even now, years later as she is in middle school, I notice the benefits of her Montessori preschool education in her can-do attitude, her organization skills, and her focus on doing things for the right reasons, not just to earn grades or perform for others.

In fact, I was a Montessori parent first, then a teacher: I volunteered in my daughter’s school, and the principal at the time told me, given my passion for Montessori, I might as well get trained. I loved my experience teaching at another LePort school for several years, helping students become the independent, can-do young people our world so urgently needs.

With my perspective as a parent and a certified Montessori educator, I am eager to help you understand whether a Montessori preschool and kindergarten experience is right for your child and family.

Please contact us: I look forward to meeting with you one-on-one, to help you make the best preschool decision for your child.

School Photo Gallery

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Staff Photos and Bios

Reina Shah
Head of School

Julia Dante
Head Montessori Teacher (Primary)

Stephanie Ma
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.