Montessori School of Herndon

840 Dranesville Rd Herndon, VA 20170

Your Child’s Bright Future Begins At Montessori School of Herndon

Montessori School of Herndon offers a quality education in a stimulating, nurturing environment for children between the ages of 12 months and 12 years old. Our educational programs do much more than teach your child. Montessori School of Herndon inspires excellence without stress by teaching our students to value their own strengths and to make the most of their potential. Our teachers know each child as a learning, growing individual and seek to promote growth for a bright future. As a parent, the choices you make for your child now will have a profound effect on their future development and success.

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A welcoming place that engages each child

The Montessori School of Herndon is more than a school for our students, it’s a second home.

Children flourish in comfortable, fun, and engaging environments. Our goal is to provide instruction that nourishes development rather than commands it so that every student learns to be the best version of themself.

The Montessori School of Herndon (MSH) was established in 1984 and is one of the oldest and best-recognized schools in Herndon, Reston, Sterling, Chantilly, and the Great Falls area.
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Sensorial Learning

Our Montessori Sensorial Materials helps teach children to distinguish, categorize, and relate new information to what they already know.

Extra-Curricular Activities

The Montessori School of Herndon offers the following extra-curricular activities that complement the curriculum at our school including soccer, dance, and Tae Kwon Do.

Foreign Languages

We teach Spanish and Chinese to the students in a method very similar to how a child learns their primary spoken language.

Nature Studies

The Montessori classroom aims to give the child a firsthand experience with the natural world and scientific materials through observation of the world around them.

Experience why our children are HAPPY to learn!

What Makes Us Special?

Our students have the opportunity to find out just who they are, on their own timetable, in a child-centered environment where their individuality is cherished.

Experienced Faculty

A warm and nurturing environment with a professional and well-trained, experienced faculty.

Optimal Environment

Kids learn best in spaces that promote friendly growth, not hyper-competitiveness

Worldwide Use

The Montessori method is utilized across the globe for its efficacy and results.

Established Curriculum

Curriculum is individualized to fully address the needs of every child.

Social-Emotional Skills

Studies show Montessori education encourages stronger social-emotional skills in many areas compared to traditional classrooms.

The Essentials

Our Goals

Our goal is to create a place that engages each child.

⭐ Comprehensive reporting on individual achievement
⭐ Gardening and outdoor activities
⭐ Individual attention in a small-class setting
⭐ Organized approaches to problem solving
⭐ Opportunities to carry out scientific investigations
⭐ Non-competative learning environment for your child
⭐ Delightful, friendly and welcoming place


We know it’s not easy to select the right school for your child. Our admission process makes it easier! The process begins with your visit to our school. Following your tour, if you decide to enroll your child, you’ll complete an application.

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Parent Testimonials

“Words cannot express our appreciation for the care, education, and kindness [MSH has] shown to Logan and our family over the past two years. We so value each and every one of the teachers and staff who have embraced Logan’s imagination and curiosity.”


“I am extremely grateful and thankful to the wonderful teachers here! My son graduated from MSH two years ago and now my daughter goes here. I couldn’t be more happier about the education and the care they have received being at this school. These curriculum is well rounded and provides a foundation for them to excel in the future.”

Deeptha R. (Parent)

“We had a wonderful experience at this school. Both of my children went to MSH from 2 years of age till 5. They learned so many valuable skills and they always felt safe. I especially loved the diversity of the students and felt that it prepared them for elementary school.”

Sz H. (Parent)

“We switched our daughter to MSH at 15 months and could not be happier. She loves running into school every day and waves bye and tells us to leave. At her previous daycare she did not want to be left. There is a warm and loving environment provided by the teachers. At the end of the day she wants to keep playing instead of coming home.”

Matt A. (Parent)