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.
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