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Admission Process

Aquinas and Old Town Montessori Schools use a rolling admission process that allows students to join our schools as spaces become available throughout the year and applications for our Primary classes (ages 3 to 6), Lower Elementary (ages 6 to 9) and Upper Elementary (ages 9 to 12) classes are now being accepted.

At Aquinas Montessori School we believe that the preschool and school years are a critical stage of cognitive, social, emotional and physical development, and we are dedicated and committed to the children and to the philosophy of Maria Montessori.
We strive to nurture each child's development by providing:

  • A warm, loving atmosphere where each child is respected and treated as an individual
  • Optimal class sizes where students work at their own pace and level
  • AMI certified teachers with Master's degrees
  • Opportunities to develop autonomy and creative thinking

Currently in our 50th year, we have consistently produced highly confident, self-motivated learners, who are well prepared for their middle school years and beyond. Our families attest that they have indeed found a unique environment in Montessori classrooms where lasting values are emphasized, where kids are truly happy.

To start the admissions process:

While we strongly suggest that parents schedule an observation or a tour before sending in their child's application, we do not require either. To schedule a tour or an observation please contact our wonderful registrar, Jean Gunderson (703 780-8484 or at the Aquinas campus, or Anastasia Ivanis (703 684-7323) at the Old Town campus, or use our online form, and then visit the Aquinas or the Old Town campus in person.
1. Complete and submit your application.  Once we receive an application, we will contact the family to schedule a first visit for the applicant.
2. Visit the campus for an in-depth tour, "First Visit".  During this visit an applicant will spend about 20 to 30 minutes in the classroom with a teacher having a few lessons. It is an opportunity for the child to spend time in the classroom environment while the parents discuss details and particulars of school.
3. Submit additional paperwork.

We are looking forward to the opportunity to meet you and to see which of our campuses will be the best fit for you and your child.

Application Forms

Primary (ages 3 to 6) Elementary (ages 6 to 12)

Supporting Information

Tuition Schedule

Waiting List

At times, it is impossible for Aquinas and Old Town Montessori Schools to accept every student who applies because of limitations of space. Our waitlist is organized on a first come basis and we offer preference to those students who already have siblings attending our schools. At Aquinas, priority is also given to students graduating from Old Town Montessori School.

The following guidelines are established to provide the admissions office with parameters for accepting students to Aquinas and Old Town Montessori Schools.
  • All guidelines should be consistent with the Aquinas and Old Town Montessori Schools' Mission.
  • A balanced student body of girls and boys and age distribution in every class is ideal.
  • Priority acceptance should be given to siblings of current and former students, children of alumni, and students transferring from another campus.

The Aquinas Staff is always available wither by phone or email to answer any questions about our school and Montessori Practices in general. Our FACEBOOK page is a wonderful resource to see up to the minute activities taking place during the regular school year as well as our popular Summer Camp.

Aquinas students with their alumni parents Aquinas students with their alumni parents

Dear Parents, thank you for your interest in the Aquinas and Old Town Montessori Schools.
Please visit us in person to get an inside perspective and to see if the school is the best fit for your child.

To observe one of the classes please contact the school for an appointment or schedule a visit through our online form.
During your visit our administrative staff will show you around the school and answer all your questions.
Looking forward to meeting you.

Sincerely yours,
David H. Futrell, Director

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