Your Child’s Visit

We would like to meet your child and have him 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.

It would be best if your child could be with us without parents, but we know that sometimes this is difficult, especially with young ones. If you think your child can handle your leaving for a few minutes, please try to do so, but we ask that you remain in the building for safety reasons. If leaving the room is not feasible, please try to stay “out of the picture” as much as possible to allow the teacher to have some one-on-one time with your child. She will engage him in conversation, and offer some familiar activities to help him feel comfortable in the classroom. Depending on the age, she will also work with some of the math and language materials to determine readiness.

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 hold your child’s place in the classroom. Your child will be ready to start on the agreed date.

Your Visit: What to Expect

We believe that before prospective parents make a commitment to our school, they should understand not only the Montessori philosophy but what it will be like for their child to attend our school. To this end, we ask parents to take a tour of the school and observe the classroom as a part of the application process.

Click the picture below for a full explanation of what you can expect when you visit:

Children's House Montessori School of Reston tour information

The Admissions Procedure

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

  1. Call to make an appointment to tour the school. During the tour, you will become acquainted with our program, and observe the children at work in their environment. 
  2. Fill out an application. A $50 nonrefundable Application Fee will place your child’s name in the waiting pool. 
  3. After the receipt of your application, and if space is available, we will schedule a time for your child to visit the classroom. If there is no space for your child at that time, we will place him/her in the waiting pool. As soon as there is a space for your child, we will call to schedule a visit.
  4. After your child’s visit, if you think Children’s House Montessori School is the right place for your child, you will be given a contract, an enrollment packet, and a start date will be discussed. 
  5. Return the contract, signed by both parents, and other required paperwork, along with a non-refundable enrollment fee of $250 (click here for fees) to hold your child’s place in the classroom. Your child will be ready to start on the agreed date.