About Us

In 1971, Montessori Country School was started by nine local families.  In the past 40+ years, the school has moved locations and expanded facilities. We have added additional program options and expanded our hours.  While the school has evolved, our mission and focus have remained steadfast:  MCS strives to deliver the best preschool and kindergarten experience possible.

Since its inception, the school has remained a non-profit with general oversight, fundraising, parent participation and budgeting handled by a board of directors. We have a professional, full-time Head of School (who oversees the daily operations) and a talented teaching staff totaling over 100 years of experience.

We strive to maintain a small, nurturing atmosphere with a maximum of approximately 85 to 90  students enrolled per year.  Following the example of the founding families, we emphasize the importance of family involvement and offer a variety of ways for parents to participate in their children’s “home away from home” and strengthen the school community.  Some of our social events include: Ice Cream Social, Oktoberfest, Family Movie Night, and the End of Year Picnic.


Montessori Country School 703-437-8285
621 Alabama Drive, Herndon, VA 20170

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