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Admissions

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.

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“Is it too late to enroll?” and other FAQs about Mid-Year Enrollment

The start to the school year may have been unlike any other, but we hit our stride and had a great fall! Together we enjoyed many of our favorite fall activities and are looking forward to lots more fun in the coming months. The good news is, it’s not too late to...

Five Benefits of Montessori Education

Choosing a preschool for your child can feel like a daunting task. Depending on where you live, your options might be limited or seem endless. If there is a Montessori school option in your area, consider these five benefits of Montessori education and see if...

Preparing to Return to School: 3 Steps for Independence

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How to Find a Good Preschool: Questions, Observations, and Red Flags

It’s almost springtime here in Northern Virginia, and many folks are looking ahead to summer and then to the upcoming school year. If you have a two-and-a-half to three-year old you might have already started mulling over the big P-question. No, not the “pee” question...

Eat the CAKE! The Importance of the Montessori Kindergarten Experience.

So you made the hard decision: you found a Montessori program that you love! You're happy, your child is happy, everyone can settle down and enjoy the ride, right? Not so fast! There’s a big decision coming up. It seems far away at first, because -- c’mon -- one...

Why are Montessori Classrooms Mixed Age?

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Is Your Child Ready for More? Three Key Signs of Preschool Readiness

It can be a tough call. For many families with young children, knowing when a child is "ready for more" can come with a lot of doubt and uncertainty. Maybe your child has been in an at-home daycare since they were a baby, and the idea of putting them into a larger...

The First Weeks of School at Children’s House

It's finally fall! It seems like it's been a long time coming this year, but here in Reston, Virginia we are ready for all the beautiful changes that are coming our way! As we prepare for colorful leaves and cooler weather, we thought we'd share a few highlights from...

What’s the Difference Between Montessori and Traditional Preschool?

Some of the most common questions parents have when looking for an early childhood program focus on the difference between Montessori and traditional preschool. Parents want to understand how Montessori differs from other programs, why those differences matter, and...

What to Look for in a Montessori Preschool

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How to Apply to Children's House

If you are interested in enrolling your child in Children’s House Montessori School, please follow the steps below:

1. Make an appointment to tour the school

We are currently conducting all tours virtually. Call 703-481-6678 to schedule your tour or use the Admissions Inquiry form to contact us. You can also use the "Schedule Your Tour" buttons on our website to book a tour through our Facebook page.

2. Fill out an application and pay the $50, non-refundable, Application Fee

You can download a copy of the application in the Parents section of our website. We can also email you a copy, if you prefer. Please return your completed application and $50 application fee to:

Children's House Montessori School

1625 Wiehle Ave

Reston, VA 20191

3. We will schedule a time for your child to visit the classroom

We would like to meet your child and have them work in the classroom before a final decision about attendance is made. Children’s visits should last about 30 minutes. This will give your child a chance to experience working in the classroom with the teacher and other students. 

4. You will receive an enrollment packet and a start date

After the visit, if you think Children’s House Montessori School is the right place for your child, we will give you a contract and an enrollment packet, and discuss a start date with you. Return the contract, signed by both parents, and other required paperwork, along with a non-refundable enrollment fee of $250 to secure your child’s place in the classroom. 

5. Return your signed contract and $250 Registration Fee

Once we have received your signed contract and Registration Fee of $250, your child's place at Children's House will be confirmed! Remaining enrollment paperwork is due prior to your child’s start date.

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Tuition, Fees & Discounts

  • Tuition- 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. 
  • Tuition Payments – Contracts are signed and payments are based on a ten-month school year, from September through June. For the convenience of our families, payments can be made in the Annual Payment Plan (1 payment), or a Monthly Payment Plan (10 installments).
  • Application Fee – $50 non-refundable – is required to complete the application process.
  • Reapplication Fee (Annual)– $50 non-refundable – will be assessed when new contracts are signed by current parents for the next year.
  • Enrollment Fee (Annual)– a non-refundable fee of $250 will be assessed for each student each year to save a place in the classroom.
  • Staying Late Fee – Children who are normally picked up at 11:15, 12:30 or 3:00 can stay an additional hour for $10. This is generally to accommodate occasional changes in a child or parents’ schedule.
  • Returned Check Fee – $25 fee for each returned check.
  • Late Pick-up Fee – $1 a minute, calculated by the clock in the office, for each minute past 11:30AM, 12:45PM, 3:15PM, or 5:00PM that you are late picking up your child.
  • Sibling Discount – When more than one child attends from the same family, a 5% discount is applied to the lesser tuition(s).
  • Berthold Academy Discount – We offer a 5% discount for the first year of enrollment to students that are referred to us by our sister school, Berthold Academy. In return, they will give a 5% discount for the first year of enrollment to students that come from our school to theirs.

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.

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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