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  1. How does the Montessori teacher discipline in the classroom?

    Montessori classrooms treat children with respect and kindness.  Grace and courtesy are huge components of the Practical life area in the classroom; the children learn how to care for their environment, care for themselves, and care for each other.  In a Montessori classroom, the children are trusted to learn from their mistakes that they make… Continue Reading »
  2. Do you teach a foreign language?

    We have teachers that speak Spanish as their native language that will speak and teach the students and our teachers daily.  It is incorporated throughout our programs.
  3. Villa Montessori Offers Reggio-Inspired Program

    Hands-on Projects are Creative, Collaborative and Arts and Music Focused  In addition to its authentic Montessori curriculum, Villa Montessori is proud to offer an enriching Reggio-inspired program to enrolled students who are preschool age through sixth grade. Reggio offers a more hands-on, exploratory approach to learning, and focusses on S.T.E.A.M., in particular art and music… Continue Reading »
  4. I heard children get to run around and do whatever they want. Is this true?

    Maria Montessori observed that children naturally tend to use self-selected, purposeful activities to develop themselves. Our classrooms and the use of materials is quite structured.  We have 5 areas of the class:  Sensorial, Math, Language Arts, Science/Geography, and Practical Life.  Students learn through hands-on experiences.  You will notice when you visit our school a “quiet buzz.”  During the work cycle,… Continue Reading »
  5. I heard children get to run around and do whatever they want. Is this true?

    Maria Montessori observed that children naturally tend to use self-selected, purposeful activities to develop themselves. Our classrooms and the use of materials is quite structured.  We have 5 areas of the class:  Sensorial, Math, Language Arts, Science/Geography, and Practical Life.  Students learn through hands-on experiences.  You will notice when you visit our school a “quiet buzz.”  During the work cycle,… Continue Reading »
  6. What is your discipline policy?

    We don’t use time- outs.  We guide your child in the right direction by modeling appropriate behavior, and showing your child how to be calm and respectful.  We will re-direct and teach them how to solve their issue independently by giving them the language to use or facilitate.
  7. Why do you have mixed-age classes?

    The philosophy behind mixed-aged groups is so children can learn the skills to be a leader.  Older children mentor younger children and the younger children have someone older to emulate.  Additionally, children who are an only child learn how it feels to have siblings.  Children learn to be warm and supportive communities. It also teaches them to be… Continue Reading »
  8. What are you doing in terms of COVID?

    Villa Montessori is in full compliance with Virginia’s Emergency Temporary Standards law.  As such, our teachers and staff have been extensively trained on signs and symptoms of COVID and what to do in a situation where someone exhibits symptoms while in the school.   Our top priority is safety.  To that end, we require anyone entering our school… Continue Reading »
  9. Villa Montessori Stone Ridge Uses Electrostatic Sprayer to Neutralize Germs and Keep Staff and Children Safe

    At Villa Montessori Stone Ridge, educating children using the unique, hands-on methods pioneered by our founder, Maria Montessori is our specialty. And providing this nurturing, immersive environment, while also keeping our students and faculty healthy and safe, is top priority.  Even before COVID-19, our school engaged in an aggressive daily cleaning policy using hospital-grade disinfectant… Continue Reading »