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Montessori Country School was founded in in 1971 by nine local families in the Herndon area. Their goal was to establish a non-profit school which offered young children the opportunity of a Montessori education.

Over the 49 years that have passed since then, we have served our broader community by providing thousands of young children with the unique experience of a Montessori education.

​Our students enjoy a quiet, green oasis in their two-acre campus, with shaded play areas behind our building.  The school offers a variety of programs including preschool and Kindergarten programs, Music and French enrichment, Before and After care as well as Summer and Winter camps.  The school hosts various events throughout the year including  an Ice Cream Social, Oktoberfest, and End of Year Picnic.

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From our Director:

Welcome to Montessori Country School.  Our goal is to foster a love of learning and nurture each child’s development through well-rounded, individual education that is based on the Montessori Method and philosophy.  Early childhood lessons and experiences are important for building confidence, a strong educational foundation and readiness for the future.

The Montessori Method focuses on allowing a child to learn in a hands-on setting, which is designed to cater to each child’s individual needs and unique personality.  We believe that children in their earliest years have tremendous curiosity and capacity to learn.   

As Dr. Maria Montessori said, “The essential thing is to arouse such an interest that it engages the child’s whole personality.”   

Please explore our webpage to learn more and visit our Facebook page as well to see all the fun and exciting things happening every day at Montessori Country School.

We invite you to take a tour of our school and meet our extraordinary staff.  We look forward to getting to know each and every one of you and welcoming you to our family.



Karen Graziano


Our Philosophy

Since its inception, MCS has remained a nonprofit with general oversight, fundraising, parent participation, and budgeting handled by a parent-run board of directors, elected each year by the parents.

Our Committment

We are committed to serving our community to the fullest extent possible. We restrict our maximum enrollment to about 80 students, in order to ensure we maintain a small, nurturing atmosphere with very low student-to-staff ratios.

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