About Us

History

The Montessori School of Holmes Run first opened in 1973, as a response to parent interest in a community-oriented, child centered learning opportunity. In 1995, the school purchased The Falls Church Children’s House, a nearby Montessori school, and moved its early childhood program to that site. The original site became the Upper School, which now serves students in first through eighth grade. Both sites are owned and operated by Designs for Early Learning, Inc. The two sites are a mile apart, and both are affiliated with the American Montessori Society.

The Montessori School of Holmes Run provides pre-school, kindergarten, lower elementary, upper elementary, and middle school classrooms in Falls Church, VA and serve families and their children from Vienna, Annandale, Springfield, Fairfax, Arlington, McLean, Alexandria and Reston.

Our Approach

Montessori Classroom

At the Montessori School of Holmes Run, we have created environments rich in materials and broad in curriculum. Our classrooms are led by certified Montessori teachers, whose goal is to help each child achieve his or her own potential. In keeping with the ideas of Dr. Montessori, our developmental approach allows each child to learn at his or her own pace. The wide variety of cognitive materials and a prepared environment foster learning in all areas, and with multi-age classrooms, children at various stages of development can learn from and with each other. We are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for your child.

Community School

Our schools focus on developing a supportive and dedicated community in which students can thrive and grow academically, socially, and physically. Students are given opportunities to share their special gifts and skills with the community at large, through presentations, parent nights, performances and fairs. MSHR students display a strong commitment to the larger community of which we are apart, raising money for various causes and donating their time and efforts towards helping those in need. Our students also expand their knowledge through the opportunities within the community. Our proximity to the diverse offerings of this area allows us to provide monthly field trips beginning in the kindergarten year. By exploring the museums, centers, and parks children are encouraged to apply their classroom lessons to the world around them.Play

We encourage you to visit us and learn more about the variety of opportunities available to your child at the Montessori School of Holmes Run!



“ The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth.”

Maria Montessori

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