Aidan Montessori School

The most established Montessori school in DC, serving children from 18 months to grade 6.

Aidan is accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale and AIMS.

Operating as usual

Photos from Aidan Montessori School's post 02/07/2024

Sandwich Drive Success 🥪🎉 Our community dropped off over 300 sandwiches this morning! Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s drive.

All sandwiches will be delivered to where they will be distributed by McKenna’s Wagon this evening.

Photos from Aidan Montessori School's post 02/01/2024

In honor of , check out some of the featured reads in Aidan’s library this month 📚📖❤️

🟢 “A Place To Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation” by Barry Wittenstein & Jerry Pinkney
🟤 “From the Desk of Zoe Washington” by Janae Marks
🔴 “A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin” by Jen Bryant
🔵 “Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation” by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney
🟡 “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March” by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
🟣 “The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver” by Gene Barretta
🟠 “Freewater” by Amina Luqman-Dawson
🟢 “New Kid” by Jerry Craft
🟤 “Leaving Lymon” by Lesa Cline-Ransome
🔴 “Steamboat School” by Deborah Hopkinson
🔵 “Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter” by Veronica Chambers

Photos from Aidan Montessori School's post 01/30/2024

Engaging the senses 👂🏽👁️👅👃🏻🖐🏿

Sensorial materials found in the Montessori classroom help children acquire information, understand, and connect with their environment through the refinement and isolation of various senses.

Photos from Aidan Montessori School's post 01/26/2024

What goes best with pancakes? Penguins, of course!

This week, our creative writing after school discovery program celebrated National Penguin Day 🐧 with prose 📝and pancakes 🥞


“Gradually, we came to recognize the child’s love for order and witnessed its surprising memory of of the exact position of each object” - Dr. Maria Montessori


The iconic Pink Tower!

A young primary student begins the important work of constructing and understanding the Pink Tower. Through this exploration the child discovers differences among three dimensional objects and learns to visually discriminate between different-sized objects. This work will be repeated until she has gained mastery and is able to assemble the Pink Tower in the correct order.


What’s cooler than a snow fort!? Check out efforts by our upper elementary students after last week’s snow before it melts away ❄️⛄️

Photos from Aidan Montessori School's post 01/12/2024

We had a great time at this morning’s Mid-Year Mingle! Special thanks to all of our families who made it out 💙☕️💛

Photos from Aidan Montessori School's post 01/10/2024

We love when lessons move beyond the classroom—especially with so many amazing resources in our own backyard 💙🗺️ Our Sweet Gum Upper Elementary students planned a “Going Out” to to continue their exploration of a recent grammar lesson on word origins.

Going Outs are an essential part of the Montessori Elementary experience. These student-driven trips allow children to follow their interests outside of the classroom while building important life skills!


Come see what has to offer your family! Don’t miss our final Open House of the year—registration link in bio.


Several members of Aidan’s faculty and staff recently attended the 2023 NAIS People of Color Conference in St. Louis! This year’s theme was “Gateways to Freedom: A Confluence of Truth, Knowledge, Joy, and Power”.

Our Aidan team returned inspired and energized, and shared reflections on their conference experiences with fellow faculty and staff.


Hot off the press 📰🔥 After months of work, our Upper Elementary students are excited to turn in their position papers for Montessori Model United Nations. 🇺🇳 🌏

In February, our 5th & 6th years will head to NYC to join hundreds of other schools and students participating in the MMUN Conference. Our students will be representing the countries of Haiti, São Tomé & Príncipe, North Macedonia, Andorra, Samoa and Monaco!

Photos from Aidan Montessori School's post 12/03/2023

We had a blast at this morning’s Card-Making event! 🎨💌🖍️ Special thanks to our families who made it out and for our amazing Art Teacher Ms. Skor!

Don’t forget, tomorrow is the collection deadline for Cards for Hospitalized Kids 💛 details in bio.

Photos from Aidan Montessori School's post 11/27/2023

On a rainy evening prior to the break, Aidan families, faculty, and friends participated our first JEDI Potluck of the year. What a wonderful opportunity to come together, catch up, and enjoy delicious food. We can’t wait for our next community potluck and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for better weather!

Photos from Aidan Montessori School's post 11/21/2023

💙💛 Despite the dreary weather, we are all smiles heading into Thanksgiving Break 💛💙

Photos from Aidan Montessori School's post 11/17/2023

Botany bonanza 🍊🍐🍅 Yesterday, our Sweet Gum students explored the characteristics of dry and succulent fruits. Before the lesson began, a couple Upper Elementary students went on a going out to a local grocery store to retrieve a variety of fruits. Upon their return, the students cut and explored the differences and similarities among various types of fruit 🍌 🍎 🥝

Photos from Aidan Montessori School's post 11/15/2023

Last Friday, our Lower Elementary classes enjoyed a special Diwali presentation from one of our Aidan families. Red Oak and Magnolia children painted their own Diyas, small oil lamps used on Diwali meant to represent triumph of light over dark. They also designed their own rangoli art to celebrate the occasion.

Photos from Aidan Montessori School's post 11/13/2023

Aidan’s faculty and staff participated in our annual fall gratitude potluck today 🥧💗

Staff provided and enjoyed a wonderful array of delicious dishes, and shared notes of gratitude with one another. What a joyful (and yummy) way to start the week!

Special thanks to our faculty and staff Sunshine Committee for organizing this awesome event 💛☀️💙


There’s still time to register for our upcoming Virtual Open House on Thursday, November 16 at 7:30 PM!

Sign up using the registration link in our bio, and discover why Aidan Montessori School could be a great fit for your family.


Is there anything better than a hot cup of coffee on a rainy fall day? ☕️🍁

Here a Primary child presents our receptionist with a cup of coffee. The drink was prepared by the student with deliberate care; the coffee beans ground by hand, the hot water carefully poured, and finally served to a grateful recipient.

The simple act of preparing tea or coffee provides students with a chance to show care for others. These little moments blend Practical Life activities with opportunities to demonstrate Grace & Courtesy each and every day. 💞

Photos from Aidan Montessori School's post 11/07/2023

“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.”

- Dr. Maria Montessori


Fridays are for fractions! Our Sweet Gum students use Montessori fraction materials to measure and study angles.


Help us share the warmth🧤🩵 Aidan’s Coat & Winter Item Drive for and officially kicks off today!

We are collecting *new* & *gently used*:
❄️ Coats
❄️ Hats
❄️ Scarves
❄️ Mittens & Gloves

We are also collecting *new*:
❄️ Socks
❄️ Thermals
❄️ Underwear & Boxers

All sizes are welcome. Please ensure that gently used items are clean and in good condition before donating. Check the link in our bio for additional info!


🔔There’s still time to sign up for Aidan’s upcoming Open House 🔔 Join us this Friday, November 3, and learn why Aidan is a great fit for your family! Open House registration link in bio.

Photos from Aidan Montessori School's post 10/27/2023

Look how focused our YCC children are as they help prepare the classroom snack! 

🍎 Concentration
🌽 Refinement of Movement
🥬 Hand-Eye Coordination

These are just three of the many beautiful benefits children get from food preparation.  

Prepping a meal with young children is the perfect opportunity to cultivate their sense of belonging, foster independence, and enrich vocabulary. 

Whether it is cutting a cucumber, making bread, or washing kale, our communities are prepared with many lessons that emphasize the development of important skills while nurturing a child's relationship with food. 🍏❤️

Photos from Aidan Montessori School's post 10/25/2023

Our library is growing! Special thanks to everyone who attended this year’s Book Fair and donated books to Aidan. We cannot wait to add these new reads to our library shelves 📖❤️📚

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2700 27th Street NW
Washington D.C., DC

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
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