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Look at this article.   This is my kid! And I am absolutely sure that he developed his interest in science and his sensitivity to humanity right here at Aquinas. Thank you for all you did to help him become the man he is today. Really proud parent,
- Sharon Kuester, Alexandria VA
  August 28, 2014


It's a gem of a school--fabulous staff and overall educational program. True Montessori learning, both of our children attend and adore school. We cannot say enough great things about Aquinas. We changed military assignments simply due to this excellent school! Two thumbs up!!
- Submitted by a parent

I was very impressed with the experiences my children had at Aquinas. The academic curricula went far beyond what was offered at the local public schools. My children were invested with a strong sense of learning which they still carry today. They are self motivated and have developed superior abilities to focus. The Montessori method of education supported each of their individual learning styles as well as their rates of development. The teachers were well trained with work experience prior to teaching, Bachelors of Arts, Bachelors of Science, Masters of Education and AMI degrees. I hope my grandchildren reside in this area so that they may take advantage of this wonderful school!
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I can't say enough good things about this little school house which has become part of our family.
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Aquinas is a fantastic school! Our son has been there for 3 years and I just can't say enough about the positive and nurturing environment
- Submitted by a parent

The quality of academic programs are great. They teach the kids music, art, and sports... The level of parent involvement is very high. The academic program is great. They teach the kids how to use their hands, mind, intelligence, my son has been going to this school for past two years and he's six and has a second grade reading level and his math level too.
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Aquinas Montessori is one of those rare gems that truly does traditional Montessori education. The teachers are highly trained and wonderful with children. One of the advantages of Aquinas Montessori is that each child essentially has their own educational plan based on their needs and academic strengths. I have seen young children 7 years of age doing algebraic equations with variables because the teachers were able to follow the child rather than have all the children working on the same thing. Aquinas in many ways is like an advanced academic program, but also adeptly works to support those children with learning disabilities who need extra repetition. The Montessori curriculum and materials are amazing because their design enables all ages a deeper understanding of all subjects. Children I have seen graduate Aquinas with a love of learning and are thoroughly prepared for the next step into middle school. Many Aquinas graduates go on to Advanced and Gifted programs!
- Submitted by a parent

My 4 year old son loves Aquinas Montessori! He has achieved so much in just the semester he has been there, far more than he would in a traditional classroom set up. Every interaction we have had with the staff has been pleasant and helpful. I can't say enough about how positive our experience has been with this school. I always felt like my child was in excellent hands and he was always eager to go to school with wonderful stories at the end of the day.
- Submitted by a parent

I enrolled my children at Aquinas when they were 3 years old. They all had such wonderful experiences! Reading at age 3.5! Learning Algebra in 3rd grade-they all developed a strong foundation in mathematics, language, history, science and the arts! I highly recommend this school.
- Submitted by a parent

The teachers at Aquinas all have Bachelors, Masters of Education and AMI degrees. Most of them have had other work experiences that add to the richness of the classrooms. The Arts are a large part of the class curriculum; there is a musical produced every year as well as several concerts. The PE program follows the Presidential Physical Education Program. Yoga, piano and cello are offered after school. It was a very well rounded experience for my family. However, the high caliber of academics throughout the school was what attracted us and we were not disappointed.
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I attended Aquinas from age 4-12. It was a very well rounded experience with opportunities for academic enrichment and creative learning. A school is what you are willing to put into it - and this group of people was willing to go the extra mile to make sure that every child met their potential. Most of my peers went to upper level Universities like V-Tech, UVA, Yale and William/Mary.
- Submitted by a former student

As a child who went through the whole program I have to say it was amazing. I have the best memories from this place. Academically I was always, and still am so far ahead of my peers. The things I learned even at the primary level have truly helped me not only learn in any type of environment but also understand what was going on.
- Submitted by a former student

My son now only 3 years old has had a remarkable progress. I feel very fortunate to have such an outstanding school so close to our home. My son will definitely continue his education at Montessori... Great job by the teachers and a better education than any public or day care in the area... has to be a number one choice for parents...
- Submitted by a parent

I have three children who all attended The Aquinas Montessori School from age 3-12. The experience was wonderful. The child-directed curriculum offered all of them the opportunity to develop a love of learning as well as strengthening their self awareness and self confidence. As graduates, they excelled in a traditional classroom and are very successful academically and personally. They are independent young adults who all hold jobs in addition to attending school and manage their finances and spending. It is a very special place and my children each had a unique experience.
- Submitted by a parent

The teachers here are committed to teaching the whole child. Both my children flourished here both socially and academically. They both graduated from Aquinas and are doing extremely well at a classical high school with a demanding curriculum. At Aquinas they were instilled with a love for learning and the inner discipline to achieve success. The environment here gave them just enough structure and freedom to build their own self confidence without relying on arbitrary praise from the outside. Their strength was built from within. Not to mention the friendships they established. If I had to do it over again I wouldn't change a thing.
- Submitted by a parent

I was a student at Aquinas from preschool all the way through the elementary program. I loved every minute of it! I am still in contact with most of my teachers. It is a place where amazing memories are created and cherished for all time!
- Submitted by a former student

Since my children just started, it's too early to give a full review. Thus far, it's been a great experience and I adore the Montessori method (AMI), the teachers, and the staff. My children are excited to go to school and appear to be learning a great deal.
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