Admissions Procedure

The admissions procedure is a two-fold process. It is designed to give parents an opportunity to learn about the school, its philosophy and policies, and to meet our administration and faculty. It also gives us an opportunity to assess each child’s situation and determine whether we are able to meet the needs and expectations of the parents. Our goal is to enroll families who will both benefit from and contribute to what the school has to offer.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in Reston Montessori School:

Parents schedule a tour with the Reston Montessori School (RMS) office. Please call the school office at (703) 481-2922 to make an appointment.

If distance does not permit you to visit, we ask that you call and discuss your needs and any questions with the Admission Director.

 To start the admissions procedure, complete the application and return it with the fee to the RMS Office. In addition, parents of prospective elementary students must sign a records release form that RMS sends to the student’s previous school

RMS schedules an appointment for the parents and student to meet with the Director/ Admission Coordinator.

RMS administrators review the application and make a decision regarding the acceptance of the applicant.

A Montessori classroom feels very different from traditional classrooms. Rather than placing a teacher at the center, here you’ll find students directing their own activities and learning from one another. The Montessori teacher relies on her observations of the children to determine which new materials she will introduce to an individual or small group of children.

From an early age, Montessori students develop the self-discipline to work alone, with peers, or with the entire class. While one student reads about Renaissance painters, another works at a computer and another dissects a flower with a friend. Aided by the rich curriculum and hands-on learning materials, the child develops excellent skills in reading, writing and mathematics.

As part of a mixed-age class the Montessori student enjoys relationships with younger and older children. Mixed-age classes promote collaborative learning and encourage the development of strong community.

The Montessori Method has been successful around the world for more than 100 years.

Kathleen Lanfear
Kathleen Lanfear
Founder / Owner