Montessori School of Alexandria

We are a Montessori School located in Alexandria, VA. We offer Montessori School for 3-12 year olds. MSA offers both Primary and Elementary Montessori Education.


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 env

Operating as usual


Thank you so much to all of our amazing parents for the beautiful flowers. 🌸🌼We are definitely being spoiled this week.

Photos from Montessori School of Alexandria's post 04/19/2023

Author Denise Lawson and her beautiful sled dogs came to MSA today. The children loved learning all about sled dogs and Alaska!


"Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and, when the grass of the meadows is damp with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning as it wakes every living creature that divides its day between waking and sleeping."

Maria Montessori | Discovery of the Child |


Please come out and support MSA TONIGHT 😊

Photos from Montessori School of Alexandria's post 04/05/2023

Spring has sprung at MSA! Come check out our open house on April 27th from 5-7pm!

Photos from Montessori School of Alexandria's post 03/18/2023

Your staff at the AMS Event in Boston

Photos from American Montessori Society's post 03/18/2023

AMS Montessori event 2023


Just stunning!

Photos from Montessori School of Alexandria's post 03/09/2023

Today we are focused on small motor activities.


Lots of extra shelves!! First come first serve

Photos from Maria Montessori Institute's post 03/02/2023
Photos from Montessori Peace by Piece's post 03/02/2023
Photos from Association Montessori International of the United States (AMI/USA)'s post 03/02/2023

"There are MANY moving pieces when it comes to using, manipulating, and maintaining a functional pencil grasp in handwriting! These fine motor skills are so important for functioning and completing every day tasks."

Love this visual!


So many beautiful things going on here. Look at the small motor practice, the focus, the love of order. I could go on and on.....


A lesson in history: Kindergarten field trip to Gadsby's Tavern, Old Town Alexandria


Tri-nominal cube perfection!


Our Art Supply Drive could use a little love ❤️
Please drop off supplies to help children in our community who don’t have the means for these supplies at home.
Thank you!


Dr. Montessori called her early childhood classroom ‘Casa dei Bambini’ or ‘Children’s House’ because it was a home away from home.
A nurturing and loving environment supports not only learning but also emotional wellness.

Did you know this year’s Montessori Experience will focus on spiritual preparation?

Join us:

Photos from Montessori School of Alexandria's post 01/27/2023

Our Elementary students, hard at work


Make your plans for summer. More information to be sent on Friday!

Photos from Montessori School of Alexandria's post 01/07/2023

What a great day today at the winter party. Thank you PTO and everyone for making this a wonderful way for us all to get together

Photos from Montessori School of Alexandria's post 01/06/2023

Hard at work on the number rods and movable alphabet


Save the Date for our second Family Dinner Night!


Anyone looking for uniforms?


This is what makes MSA such a special place. When alum come by to see their old school pre school. 💙


This is very true, and I would say our teachers and staff all have abnormally large hearts! :) ❤️ ♥️ 💜


The floor is lava and tooth brushing races!!!

Playfulness is a wonderful way to connect with our kiddos. Which is a powerful way to minimize power struggles and meltdowns. Our little ones are wired for connection with us, so when we're attuned to their emotional needs and take time to strategize ways to connect while guiding them, it helps them through transitions (like bedtime or leaving the park), new experiences (like starting school or a new baby), and other tricky moments.

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Please contact us if you are interested in a tour! We still have space in our Early Childhood classrooms for 3 year olds and 4 year olds for the rapidly approaching 2022-2023 Academic Year!!! You can message us or call Cindy or Suzy directly at MSA: 703-960-3498 or 703-960-3499

An Open Letter to Maria Montessori on Her 150th Birthday 09/01/2020

An Open Letter to Maria Montessori on Her 150th Birthday AUGUST 31, 2020—On Dr. Maria Montessori’s sesquicentennial birthday, we pause to recognize, honor, and celebrate her influence on our world. This letter to her serves as a thank you note on behalf of the entire Montessori community and all those who have been impacted by the transformative natur...

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6300 Florence Lane
Alexandria, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
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