We encourage parents interested in Georgetown Montessori to learn more about the school by scheduling a visit between October and February. To schedule a visit to the school, please call 202-337-8058, or 202-215-9533-cell phone or e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tours are given weekly during these months and they are for parents only without your child.
- Tours: October - February (by appointment only)
- Children's visits (Primary class only): February and March
- Applicants to the toddler class do not require a child's visit.
- Pre-registration forms: Due by January 31 (accepted through May 30, pending availability)
- Admissions decisions: Made by February 15
- Tuition contracts due: April 1
Testimonial of a former GMS parent:
“We chose Georgetown Montessori for our daughter when we were looking for a Montessori school for two year olds. We never regretted our decision. The toddler class was a warm and comforting environment where the generous teachers nurtured our daughter and instilled a love of learning. After moving to the primary class, we watched our daughter grow from being one of the youngest in the class where the older children supported and guided her to where she was one of the older students in the class guiding the younger children. At the same time, the primary class teachers provided hands on education that further strengthened our daughter's independence and continued desire to explore and learn. We have now moved on to the next stage of our daughter's education but will always look back with fondness and appreciation for GMS, its teachers, and its students. We recommend it highly to anyone considering a Montessori preschool education.”
12/17/2016-- Georgetown Montessori School review by an anonymous parent in WDC
This little school operates out of a 150 year old church on lower Wisconsin Avenue just a few steps from the C&O canal. We visited other preschools before and after our children enrolled in Georgetown Montessori School and we have seen nothing else like it. This school feels like a boutique, the bigger schools like factories. An iron fence surrounds a lovely yard and gardens in front of the church, and the church's bright red door and stone facade greet us each time we visit the school. Some days our children play in the church yard after class. Just outside the fence is the veteran-operated Dog Tag bakery, a nice spot for a coffee after dropping off the kids, and a few yards up the street is a Paul bakery. The very cool Baked & Wired coffee shop is two blocks away. Behind the church is a private fenced playground for the school.GMS has a toddler class with around 16 two year olds and a primary class of about 35 three to five year olds. You can attend from just three mornings a week to five full days, 9 to 3. The afternoons seem to be mostly lunch, naps and playtime. Drop offs are easy for the primary class. The teachers and Lee, the director, lead children from cars at curbside into the school. For toddlers you can park in one of the 10-minute spaces reserved for the school and walk your child in.We meet other parents at school events and birthday parties and they have all been nice. There are a number of international families.The teachers are pleasant, effective, and have been with the school at least several years. It was a delight to observe a class once from the director's hidden bird's nest office above the primary classroom. The kids really do proceed through their "work" with little direction. Our eldest child is midway through his third year at the school and we have been thrilled with how he has developed. The Montessori method encourages self-direction, and we can see it in his activities at home. Enrolling in the school is straightforward -- no supervised play dates or parent interviews or questionnaires. Sign up early enough and there should be a space for your child. Some of the children in the toddler class begin a few months shy of their second birthdays.Georgetown Montessori is a wonderful little preschool.
- Posted by Parent - InWDC