Northern Virginia – and especially Reston – has grown so rapidly over recent years! It can be hard to feel connected when we all live such busy lives. Having a small school community can be the bridge for many families who are looking to build relationships and establish connections with others in a similar stage of life.

Children’s House Montessori School of Reston was founded in 2003 by Keturah Collins. We are about to start our 17th year serving the Reston community and its families and are looking forward to another wonderful year together! As a Children’s House family you, too, can experience the sense of connection that comes from being part of a small community of like-minded individuals:

  • We are teachers and parents who believe that childhood is a precious time of curiosity and growth.
  • We respect nature and understand the value of spending time outside exploring our natural surroundings.
  • We understand that digital media can not replace hands-on learning in the early childhood classroom.
  • We value smaller class sizes, low student to teacher ratios, and the cozy atmosphere of a small school.
  • We adhere to the Montessori philosophy by respecting the individuality of our students, encouraging independence, and providing a classroom environment that is focused on personalized growth.
Child using a magnifying glass Montessori school reston
Hands on experience with real objects is a key component of the Montessori classroom.

We offer a fall and spring gardening program, weekly Spanish classes, and — new this year — Musical Yoga! We can’t wait to see how much the children love this new addition to our curriculum! We are especially proud of our implementation of The Virtues Project™ and invite you to read more about this character development program and download your free copy of our parenting resource: The Virtues 101

Our authentic Montessori program runs Monday through Friday, with three program times and spaces available for preschool, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten-aged children. Our two classrooms are both mixed-aged, meaning that three, four, and five year olds work together, learn together, and play together! In the afternoon, children are grouped by age for various activities: nap, rest / work time, and kindergarten lessons. You can read more about a typical day at Children’s House here.

Our families enjoy being involved in the school and it is not uncommon for parents to form lifelong friendships during the time that their children are in our care. Returning year after year, child after child – many parents have trusted us with 3 or more children and have been with us for 5-8 years or more. Our teachers are dedicated, educated, experienced with children, and our lead teachers are Montessori trained.

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We love it when families share their cultural heritage with us!

Our family community is strong because we have wonderful families, of course, but we also believe in offering opportunities to spend time getting to know one another through events such as the Ice Cream Social, Parent Coffee, and family picnic at the beginning of each year, our fall and spring festivals, the eagerly awaited Parent Day, and an end-of-year picnic.

New this year, we are offering a monthly Playground Open House! Join us on the first Friday of each month to play on our amazing natural playground! We have a beautiful natural play space and want to share it with the community. Everyone is welcome.

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Enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal together at our annual Thanksgiving Pot-Luck.

If you are looking for a small community of young families, you’ve found us! But you need to act quickly! The 2019-2020 school year is starting and spaces are filling up! Send us a brief message and tell us a little about your family and then join us for a personalized tour to see what sets Children’s House apart from the other schools in the area. Meet with us and you’ll see that we truly are the hidden gem 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.

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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