Montessori Academy at Belmont Greene

At MAB, we believe in preparing a child for life...

The Montessori Academy at Belmont Greene, known to our parents as “MAB” was founded by Beth and Bart Theriot (mother and son) in 2001. We remain the sole owners of the Academy and are devoted to maintaining an authentic Montessori environment for all of our students. We are a full member school of the American Montessori Society (AMS) offering a true Montessori environment to children age 10 weeks through 10 years. Beth and Bart also own and operate the Northern Virginia Montessori Institute, located on MAB’s campus, which is the only AMS affiliated Montessori early childhood teacher education program in Northern Virginia.

MAB is located just off Belmont Ridge Rd. with easy access to Ashburn, Leesburg, as well as surrounding communities via The Greenway and Route 7. Belmont Greene is the first Traditional Neighborhood Development in Loudoun County, designed for mixed generational neighborhoods. It incorporates small parks and village shops all connected by footpaths and sidewalks and is an ideal location for a school which utilizes hands-on learning for subjects such as science and nature.

Our facility was specifically designed by Beth Theriot using her 30 years of Montessori teaching experience. The school building is over 15,000 square feet of open, bright and spacious area and includes a gymnasium, 6 primary classrooms, 3 infant toddler rooms and an elementary wing. Our 3 acre wooded grounds offer two playgrounds, garden boxes and a nature trail, maintained by our elementary students.

At MAB, we offer all-day Montessori. This allows our students to develop their own timelines and strengthen their abilities to start and finish tasks. Spending the day in our children's house ensures they'll feel comfortable, independent, and confident.

“The teacher’s mission has for its aim something constant and exact, bearing in mind the words, “He must grow while I must diminish.” -- Maria Montessori


The unique Montessori classroom community enables each child to lead, follow and learn from each other. Want to learn more about Montessori? Contact us at (703) 270-0682 or visit us online at to schedule a visit!

Language is the cornerstone of emotional, social and academic development. From infant through elementary, we offer a rich, multi-sensory approach to language development, which includes Cursive, American Sign language and Mandarin Chinese.

What makes MAB stand out? Our facilities, specially designed for children by Beth Theriot, are over 15,000 square feet of bright, spacious area including classrooms, a gymnasium, library and elementary wing. Our 3 acre wooded grounds offer two playgrounds, garden boxes, outdoor classrooms and a nature trail, maintained by our elementary students.

In Early Montessori, language and independence are the two largest areas of concentration in this level. Children expand both their understanding of language through demonstration and materials in the classroom as well as their spoken language as they increase their vocabulary and practice communicating with those around them.

Looking for a way to elevate your child's education? Consider Montessori Academy at Belmont Greene! Schedule a visit with us today and see why we are the best. Give us a call at (703) 270-0682 or schedule online at


Why choose MAB? All head teachers are Montessori certified and have at least 10 years of teaching experience with the Montessori Academy. Many have been with us since we opened in 2001. We are experts in the fields of Montessori and child development.

During the first 18 months of life, what is going on inside your child is nothing short of miraculous. Our Nido mirrors the home environment, offering space for movement, engaging materials and the constant opportunity for independent growth and exploration.

“We, and our children, can’t thank the school and staff enough for the lessons they learned while there, both academically and socially…Our 3 kids were very different types of students/learners but they each took away the maximum possible from the Montessori method, and learned to challenge themselves…If we had it to do all over again, we wouldn’t change a thing about our MAB experience, except to make it longer.” Read more testimonies about the success of MAB and consider scheduling a visit today!


A goal of the Montessori teacher is that as the child grows, the teacher’s importance diminishes. However, as with any pedagogy, the teacher’s ability to apply the philosophy has a significant impact on the quality of the program and the outcomes for the children.

Children learn the importance of peace through their work and social interactions. They are taught that peace often comes from within, but it must be practiced. Peace is also far easier to destroy than to create.

Children are given choices and responsibility and they have significant ownership in their classrooms. Each child learns to lead, follow and how to choose between the two.

[10/24/18]   Just a friendly reminder:
We will be donating lost and found items on Friday. Feel free to stop in and take a look if you think your child may be missing something :)

Have a great day!

[10/23/18]   Picture Day is Tuesday, October 30th. We will start promptly at 8:45am. Please have your child (and their smiles) here on time :) Thanks


In the Montessori environment, teachers look to step back as often as they step forward. Indeed, a goal of the Montessori teacher is that the child is working as if the teacher is not in the room.

In Montessori, from the earliest ages, children learn how their actions affect others. Through planned and unplanned social interactions as well as modeling by the teachers, children learn lessons of grace and courtesy.

At MAB, we encourage mistakes. We even plan for them in every lesson. Mistakes will shape your child’s development more than anything else. So when they happen, we make sure each one is an opportunity for the child to grow and learn. Embrace and encourage mistakes at home.


Home is the place where we feel most comfortable, supported and confident. It is where we do our best thinking and our best work. That's why MAB is not just a school. It is a children's house where every child can feel at home.

We believe in a school without worksheets, come visit us and find out why. Call us at (703) 270-0682 or schedule a visit at


Video screens provide instant gratification in return for passive engagement. As a result, the child’s patience suffers. #MABProTip

[09/19/18]   Just a friendly reminder that Social Services requires an updated immunization record in your child's file each school year. We do get audited several times a year. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks :)

We empower our students with independence, compassion and a sense of purpose, because these are the attributes they need when they walk out the door. Come visit and see what makes us different. Contact us today: or (703) 270-0682

Children can and will help from an early age, give them tasks that they can complete. It will help you and help them feel accomplished and responsible. From packing lunch to making breakfast, make them a meaningful part of the morning routine.

Wonderful to see Montessori in full bloom with our friends at the American Montessori Leadership Academy, Sierra Leone, West Africa

Our refurbished and equipped classrooms ready for the new school year.

Individualization, freedom and a hands-on approach is what makes the Montessori education a unique experience. Call us today at 703-270-0682 to schedule your tour of MAB!

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Wishing all of our students a happy first day of school! Make this year the best yet by continuing to seek knowledge and independence.

At Montessori Academy at Belmont Greene, we offer opportunities to help your child develop confidence and skills that will help them become engaged, competent and independent l. Call us today to see how we can help your child achieve more! 703-729-7200.

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Summer is winding down. Get your child back into the school schedule by sticking to a routine, whether it's a morning/evening or mealtime routine. Children are more comfortable when they know what to expect!

Some things are innate. Others are learned. Montessori covers it all. Contact the Montessori Academy at Belmont Greene to learn about whole-child education!


Engage your child in simple tasks at home. Give a clear, brief demonstration first and then step back to let them find independent success. You'll know you did it right from the little smile on her face after a job well done.

Summer is in full swing! At the Montessori Academy at Belmont Greene we know that children are the stewards of the enviornment and will become the caretakers of the planet. Call us today to schedule your tour of MAB!

Independence means as much for our country as it does for our children. Let's celebrate the gift of independence!

Knowledge is power! Make sure your child is getting the right education with the Montessori Academy at Belmont Greene! Call us at 703-270-0682 to learn about our how our methods transform children into the confident leaders of tomorrow!


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20300 Bowfonds St
Ashburn, VA

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