1. I heard children get to run around and do whatever they want. Is this true?

    Maria Montessori observed that children naturally tend to use self-selected, purposeful activities to develop themselves. Our classrooms and the use of materials is quite structured.  We have 5 areas of the class:  Sensorial, Math, Language Arts, Science/Geography, and Practical Life.  Students learn through hands-on experiences.  You will notice when you visit our school a “quiet buzz.”  During the work cycle,… Continue Reading »
  2. What is your discipline policy?

    We don’t use time- outs.  We guide your child in the right direction by modeling appropriate behavior, and showing your child how to be calm and respectful.  We will re-direct and teach them how to solve their issue independently by giving them the language to use or facilitate.
  3. Why do you have mixed-age classes?

    The philosophy behind mixed-aged groups is so children can learn the skills to be a leader.  Older children mentor younger children and the younger children have someone older to emulate.  Additionally, children who are an only child learn how it feels to have siblings.  Children learn to be warm and supportive communities. It also teaches them to be… Continue Reading »
  4. What are you doing in terms of COVID?

      Villa Montessori is in full compliance with Virginia’s Emergency Temporary Standards law.  As such, our teachers and staff have been extensively trained on signs and symptoms of COVID and what to do in a situation where someone exhibits symptoms while in the school.   Our top priority is safety.  To that end, we require anyone entering our… Continue Reading »
  5. Villa Montessori Leesburg Uses Electrostatic Sprayer to Neutralize Germs and Keep Staff and Children Safe

    At Villa Montessori Leesburg, educating children using the unique, hands-on methods pioneered by our founder, Maria Montessori is our specialty. And providing this nurturing, immersive environment, while also keeping our students and faculty healthy and safe, is top priority.  Even before COVID-19, our school engaged in an aggressive daily cleaning policy using hospital-grade disinfectant that… Continue Reading »
  6. Building Preschool Writing Skills, the Montessori Way

    Many parents don’t know where to start when it comes to the education of their pre-school aged children. Learning early writing skills is often not at the top of the list of things to teach, but is a fundamental skill that is best started early. Montessori educators are great at helping children be their best,… Continue Reading »
  7. Life of a Montessori Teacher

    If you have an interest in becoming an educator, then you might consider teaching at a Montessori School. Montessori style learning is much different than other forms of education. The environment is more child-centered, and each child is given individualized attention. A typical day for a Montessori teacher is also very different when compared to… Continue Reading »
  8. How to Help Your Toddler Communicate

    It’s hard being a toddler. During these precious months, your little one is in full-swing, learning, growing, and gaining some independence. You’ve probably heard that children learn the most during their first three years of life. We call that extraordinary period of time the phase of “the absorbent mind.” The Montessori method of education takes… Continue Reading »