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The Montessori School of Alexandria

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Montessori School of Alexandria

The Montessori School of Alexandria follows the teaching of Dr. Maria Montessori. Maria Montessori was a pioneer in education and in child psychology.

Education is an aid to life. Maria Montessori created an environment where the natural love of learning is cultivated. The environment is scientifically designed to fullfil the basic needs of the child according to their sensitive periods. The child is supported in his own process of self construction by adults who care and who have received special training to enable them to observe, guide, and direct their students in this natural process of growth and development.

In 1970, a group of interested citizens felt the need to have a Montessori School within the Alexandria city limits. In September of the same year, the Montessori School of Alexandria, Inc (MSA) was established as a nonprofit, nonsectarian, private school run by a small Board of Directors. The doors of the school were opened with two primary classes in the rented facilities of a church. In January of 1971, a third primary class was established. By then, the need to provide continuity by opening an elementary class was also foreseen.

Believing that all children should have the opportunity to have a Montessori education, MSA was the first Montessori school to offer an extended day care program, making the school available to children of two-career families and single parents who were able to look at MSA as a second “home away from home” for their children.

In 1986, MSA moved to its current location at 6300 Florence Lane and, in 1988, the school was expanded with an addition of three classrooms and a modern kitchen.

Thanks to the faith and trust parents put into the school, and the tenacity and determination of the founders, MSA celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2010.

Basic Facts

    Age Range:
    Age 3 - Kindergarten

    Years Established: 1970

    Enrollment: 98

    Average Class Size: Student:Teacher Ratio - 9:1

    Tuition: $9,100 - $11,500

    Who you serve:
    Co-ed, Elementary, Montessori, Preschool

    Mission/Philosophy
    To nurture the child's natural love for learning, work, and order through self-discipline, mastering positive attitudes toward learning,and achieving ever increasing levels of independence. We invite you to learn more about us.

    Available Hours:
    7:30am - 6:00pm

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