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Children's House Montessori School of Reston

Located in a peaceful wooded setting in Reston, Virginia, Children’s House Montessori School offers Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs for children aged 3 to 6. We are a small, family-oriented school with two classrooms and a beautiful natural playground. 

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Admissions

We are actively enrolling for the 2021-2022 school year. Call 703-481-6678 to secure your child’s space today!

Why Montessori?

Learn more about the Montessori Method and how your child can benefit from our approach.

Curriculum & Schedule

We offer an authentic Montessori experience with four programs to meet the needs of our families.

Children’s House Montessori

School of Reston

Children’s House Montessori School of Reston (CHMS) is a small, family-oriented school located in a peaceful wooded setting in Reston, Virginia. We believe that a child’s first school experience should be filled with curiosity, exploration and opportunities for  independence. We offer half-day and full-day Montessori programs for children 3 years of age through kindergarten.

Two children using Sensorial materials at Children's House Montessori School in Reston, Virginia

Virtual Tours Happening Daily

All tours remain virtual at this time. Use the button below to schedule your tour through our Facebook page or give us a call at 703-481-6678. We look forward to seeing you (virtually) and answering whatever questions you have about our program.

Our School Community

At Children’s House, trust and respect are at the heart of everything we do. We take our commitment to our families very seriously and strive to maintain open lines of communication and a service mindset. When you join Children’s House, you are joining a community that values diversity and respect for one another. We look forward to getting to know you and your family!

Boy holding Montessori globe.

General Information

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Hours

Monday – Friday

Part-Day 8:00 – 11:15

Part-Day with Lunch 8:00 – 12:30

School Day 8:00 – 3:00

Full Day 8:00-5:00

Tuition

Rates vary depending on the age of your child and the program selected. For current tuition rates, please call us at 703-481-6678.

School Year

Our school year runs from August to June. We are closed periodically for holidays and seasonal breaks and operate a 6 week summer program for enrolled students.

Location

We are located in Reston, Virginia, in the lower level of 1625 Wiehle Avenue at the intersection of Fairway Drive.

Child using opening and closing materials.

FAQs

Do you have space for the coming school year?

Please call us at 703-481-6678 for our current availability.

What’s the main difference between Montessori and a traditional preschool?

We answered this question in one of our most popular blog posts: What’s the Difference Between Montessori and Traditional Preschool?

Do you provide snack and lunch?

Depending on the program selected, parents are responsible for sending in up to two snacks and lunch. All children have an opportunity to eat their  morning snack and children who stay later will need lunch and an afternoon snack. Children will eat their afternoon snack before the 3:00 dismissal time.

My child has stopped napping. Do they still have to nap?

We are licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services and follow their guidelines regarding a rest period for children under the age of five. Children in our preschool age group rest together in the early afternoon and our pre-kindergarten children rest in a separate space. Children do not have to fall asleep, but they must stay with their group for the duration of the rest period. For more details, please call us at 703-481-6678 to discuss your child’s needs.

Do you have a 2 or 3 day program?

No, our program is five days a week. If your child needs an adjustment period of two or three days a week to build up to a full school week, please contact us at 703-481-6678 and we will be happy to discuss a transition plan that works for your family.

Does my child have to be completely potty trained to attend?

We ask that children be toilet trained prior to their start date,  however we understand that this expectation can cause added stress for both parent and child. Please talk to us about your child’s current potty training status during your tour. At a minimum we do not allow children to attend CHMS in diapers or pull-ups as we do not have diapering stations in place. We are happy to escort children to the restroom and assist as needed, but expect that the toilet training process is already underway and going well before a child joins our community.

Are you a nut-free facility? How do you deal with food allergies?

We are unable to guarantee a nut-free space at this time. Our landlord, the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston, uses our space for Sunday school classes and other weekend events, and we can not control what foods are brought in during that time. If your child has food allergies, please talk to us about their needs during your tour.

Do you have a diverse student body?

Children’s House Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation. We embrace the diversity we experience in our school, from both the staff and the student body, and welcome families from all backgrounds into our community. 

Are your teachers Montessori certified?

Children’s House Montessori School of Reston is licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services and is a full affiliate member school of the American Montessori Society (AMS).

All lead teachers are AMS certified and bring years of training, teaching, and experience to their classrooms. We maintain a ratio of one teacher to every ten students. 

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What Our Families are Saying

I highly recommend Children’s House Montessori School of Reston! The teachers are kind and supportive to each child, truly encouraging each to their strengths.

All the teachers are very kind, sweet, and patient to the children. Our child loves it there and looks forward to going every day.

My son felt safe and loved at CHMS and that was so obviously apparent in the way he blossomed and developed during his time at the school.

Schedule a Tour

All tours remain virtual at this time. Use the button below to schedule your tour through our Facebook page or give us a call at 703-481-6678. We look forward to seeing you (virtually) and answering whatever questions you have about our program.

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