Montessori Country School

For 47 years, Montessori Country School, a nonprofit organization, provides children (ages 16 months - 6 yrs) a Montessori education in Northern Virginia.

Operating as usual

11/13/2023

Happy Diwali to all our families past and present and all who celebrate!

08/31/2023

Happy Birthday Maria Montessori

Below is an article, a little about Maria's accomplishments.

Millions of people are walking the earth leading better lives of peace and fulfillment because you came along in 1870 and then later dared to pursue your dream to pierce the armor of a men only club that deprived women of the right to become medical doctors.1 Lesser humans might have stopped there, but you possessed the power of imagination. As we know, the power to imagine makes us infinite and you imagined a world at peace because you listened to what the child was telling you.

You started with women’s rights barely a month after graduating from medical school and you were lecturing the establishment about the inhumane conditions in which most women lived and attached to those conditions were the corollary condition of children. By elevating women to a higher status, you elevated the position of children. You stunned audiences in 1896 at an International Women’s Congress in Berlin2 that was convened to call attention to the condition of women and to call for reforms. You offered at that congress a proposal for all delegates to press their individual countries to obtain for women equal pay for equal work in 1896.

You plunged into your work as a doctor soon after and in 1897 you were given the responsibility to visit the Rome asylums for the insane in order to select suitable subjects for treatment at the psychiatric clinic of the University of Rome. It was here, in these insane asylums that your imagination could already see that the treatment for the “idiot children” belied their true potential.3

You did not rest until you discovered The Secret of Childhood. 4 That secret was no less that within each child there is an innate desire to learn and to perfect herself. That development proceeds universally among all humans in predictable and systematic fashion according to ages. Not resting there, you discovered and published those stages of development in numerous books and articles and then, in 1909, you stunned the world with the publication of Il Metodo della Pedagogia Scientifica applicato all’educazione infantile nelle Case dei Bambini (The Method of Scientific Education as Applied to Child Education in the Children’s Houses). It was published five times over forty one years, each time including some variations, and each time under a different title.

Your work unleashed a torrent of activity all over the world by those seeking a better life for children and families. As a result of your efforts, you left us with so many other books and articles and speeches to help us fully understand the meaning of your lifelong work and created so many infinitely brilliant concepts that include but are not limited to an innate love of learning, lifelong learning, the higher purpose of meaningful work, the importance of concrete learning experiences, normalization, cosmic education, the elimination of reward and punishment, and the dignity of all human beings.

Along the way you also gave voice to how education must change to serve the needs of the child at each stage and as a precious gift gave life to cosmic education, to form the basis of elementary education and a blueprint for the reform of secondary education and a special advance for adolescent education still bearing fruit in hundreds of Montessori schools worldwide under the special name of Erdkinder.5

Cosmic education carried with it the profound notion that all things in the universe are interconnected and interdependent and that all people are global citizens yearning for peace. We are all one in seeking a better life.6

In the process of all that you have accomplished, there are now no less than thousands of schools bearing your name worldwide and growing. Major national and international organizations have sprung up dedicated to preserving and disseminating your ideas and dedicated to ensuring your approach to education would be carried out and improved as you intended as we continually learn from the work of the child. And no less important, each of your most impressive contributions to the cause of the child have been confirmed by science as true and just approaches for children.

Thank you Maria Montessori for being a rule breaker from your earliest childhood and showing us the way to liberate children to perform at their highest potential.

Happy Birthday, Maria Montessori.

Make a difference today 01/01/2023

As you get ready to ring in the new year and think of your end of year donations, think of this awesome school and donating to Montessori Country School. We are a nonprofit school that gives back to the community.

Make a difference today Every dollar you give supports MCS in continuing our mission THE SPIRIT OF GIVING Your generosity has the potential to make a big difference. Your gift, in any amount, is priceless! BE PART OF SOMETHI

Photos from Montessori Country School's post 10/06/2022

Did not realize it was Happy National Teachers Day. A huge shout out to the amazing teachers we have at Montessori Country School, you are the best!!!!!!

09/15/2022

We are a little late getting this on facebook but the whole MCS community wanted to wish Maria Montessori a very happy birthday

08/19/2022

Today we kicked off the 2022-2023 school year, as we welcomed families to MCS's 51st year. It was so great to see all of the children, parents, grandparents, siblings, etc. We can't wait for the first day of school on Monday! Check out our new floors!!!!

03/16/2022

MCS turns 50, save the date!!!!! Come help us celebrate at our end of the year picnic!!! Saturday, June 11th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Current and past families and staff come and catch up with friends and staff! Enjoy food trucks, moon bounces, face painter, balloon artist and much more as we celebrate this incredible milestone. Join our new 50th Alumni Facebook group to keep on all MCS news! https://www.facebook.com/groups/mcsherndonalumni

Photos from Montessori Country School's post 05/30/2021

It was a very colorful celebration of MCS International Day! We celebrated the day by performing songs and dances from around the world. This showcases the unique differences of our cultural backgrounds and experiences, bringing us closer together as a community.

Can you guess the heritage represented by some of our MCS kids?
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04/18/2021

Spring has sprung!
And look at the creative work of our MCS kids inspired by the change of the season.

"Art is a way for our children to communicate their feelings. It is through art that children develop their fine motor skills. In the Montessori environment, we provide open ended art activities that children explore and use their creativity. When it comes to art, it is the process not the product that is important to the child."

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Herndon, VA
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