A School In Your Community
Montessori School of Leesburg Founded in 1997, Montessori School of Leesburg is an independent private school for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Our school serves the growing needs of Loudoun County, including Leesburg, Ashburn, Purcellville, Hamilton, Round Hill and Lovettsville for quality preschool education.
Our second location, The Montessori School of Purcellville opened in 2014 in Purcellville, VA
Cultural Activities are a specific extension of the language curriculum where children begin to acquire a sense of historical fact, classification of physical geography and an appreciation of cultural differences.
Practical Life is the study of self-help skills and focuses on the four major areas, Care of Self, Care of Environment, Grace and Courtesy, and Movement.
Sensorial uses a multi-sensory approach to education. Children are encouraged to learn by processing information gathered through the sen.
Math continues the cognitive math development that began in the Practical Life Skills and Sensorial curriculum, taking an acute focus and more abstract thinking process with concrete materials.
What Makes Us Special?
Our students have the opportunity to find out just who they are, on their own timetable, in a child-centered environment where their individuality is cherished.
A warm and nurturing environment with a professional and well-trained, experienced faculty.
An innovative learning environment that fosters deeper thought and stimulates questioning and student-led research.
Opportunities for parent involvement in the school’s culture.
Natural Play Areas
Natural play areas and gardens that the children assist in caring for, promoting responsibility and independence.
Love & Care
Home-like learning environments that the children assist in caring for, promoting responsibility and independence.
Our Language Lessons are incorporated into all curriculum areas to assist with vocabulary development, progression into reading, spelling , development of writing skills and composition. Language in Montessori starts with individual letter sounds. Sandpaper Letters provide children with a multisensory experience that helps them imprint the letter shapes into their memory.
Kindergarten children master skills such as, dictionary skills, poetry, penmanship and parts of speech and grammar. Each skill builds to another and forms a solid base which leads to smooth integration with other subjects.
How we differ from a traditional daycare and kindergarten
Parents of our students will tell you that the biggest difference between our school and a traditional daycare or kindergarten can be found in the light they see in their child’s eyes each day. This light is their child’s drive to learn and develop; it represents the key contrast between Montessori schools and traditional schools.
Both Montessori and traditional preschools have the same goal: to provide learning experiences for the child. The differences lie in the types of learning experiences each school provides and the methods they use to accomplish this goal. We believe these differences are crucial because they help shape how a child learns, whether they enjoy learning, and their future attitude towards themselves and the world around them.
The process begins with your phone call or email to come and visit our school. Following your tour and meeting at our school we invite you to observe one of our classrooms for 30 minutes to see how our certified Montessori instructors interact with our students. You’ll notice how well the children interact and self-direct their activities, sharing with others and learning at their own pace.
“I have two children at the Montessori School of Purcellville and I am incredibly grateful to all of the teachers and staff at MSP! Both of my children love it there and I know that it is because of the amazing care and attention that they receive from their amazing teachers and staff. The education that they receive has set them up to be ahead academically, while the practical life skills help them every day to achieve new things.”
“We love this school!! The teachers and staff at this school have done such a great job helping our kids discover their talents and strengths, all while motivating them to learn and grow in areas that they’re not as great or interested. Needless to say, our kids love this school, their teachers, and their friends at this school.”
“Montessori school of Leesburg has that warm welcoming feel when you go in . All the teachers are wonderful and work so well with the children. The children are happy and it’s clear they feel safe ,loved and valued,by the ringing of of songs , finger plays ,laughter and the words spoken during work time . They have an amazing playground that the children can run, play and explore on . It’s just so comfortable there.i always want to stay and watch my grandchildren in this awesome learning environment just a little longer 😊”
“Words cannot express what Montessori School of Leesburg & Purcellville (MLP) has meant to us over the years. Our son started with the Montessori Program when he was 2 and continued through kindergarten. I will never forget the night before his first day of 1st grade, his Montessori teacher, Ms. Sandra called us to let us know she was thinking about Ryan and wanted to wish him a great first day! I tear up just thinking about how special that was! Ryan is still best friends with a boy he met while at Montessori! They’re in middle school now! The care, compassion, and educational foundation is beyond compare! Our daughter is 7 months old and recently started with MLP and LOVES it! Her teacher, Ms. Diandra is kind, patient and incredible with the kids! We know our baby is in the best hands! My daughter is all smiles when we drop her off in the morning, and when we pick her up in the afternoon. We are so grateful every day to be a part of the MLP family.”