Montessori School of South Riding is now a Certified AMI/USA School. Read more


MSSR seeks and celebrates cultural diversity. Our school does not discriminate in any manner with regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability. We strive to achieve a balance of ages, sexes, skill levels, talents, and personalities for our classroom community.

Before enrollment we encourage families to consider some prior steps:


Families are welcome to visit our classroom during operating hours (9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.). In order to be available to discuss our program, and answer any questions you may have please call ahead to schedule an appointment.


We request that parents observe our class in session as they consider our school. It is necessary to make appointments for observations. You may call us at 703-953-3771 in order to schedule an observation for weekday morning hours.


After careful consideration of our program, parents may fill out an application form for their chil­dren. An application fee of $50.00 is due at the time of application. If the class is full, the child’s name will be entered on the waiting list.


Student/teacher/parent interviews are required prior to all admissions. Teachers spend time with the child in the classroom, talking and presenting short lessons. Interviews are not only opportunities for teachers to meet prospective students, but also for parents to talk with us about our school and the Montessori principles we follow. We encourage families to consider carefully how our curriculum might support their values and goals for their children. Application forms must be completed prior to the interview.


When students are offered a place at MSSR, parents and teachers will discuss enrollment dates. Children may be enrolled at any time during the school year. Registration forms, registration fees (equal to $250 per child) and enrollment forms (medical, emergency, etc.) are due at enrollment.