About Us

The Montessori School of Cedar Lane, The Montessori School at Goose Creek Preserve, Holly Brook Montessori School, and Hunter Mill Montessori School are sister Montessori preschools, which have been providing Northern Virginia's preschool children with quality education for the past 40 years.

All three preschools offer a complete educational and social environment and utilize the discoveries and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori to help the child develop more fully the potential within him. Each school provides a program specially suited to the needs of the child and offers individual attention to his whole development.

At each preschool we have fully equipped Montessori Primary classrooms, which stimulate each child’s natural intellectual development. Each class grouping is multi-age allowing for constant interaction and problem solving between children.  In the specially prepared environment, each child is challenged according to his interest and abilities. Children continue in the same classroom for all three years they are enrolled at our schools becoming a tight-knit group where the essential skills of community life can be learned and practiced. Each class grouping has a trained Montessori teacher and an assistant to introduce new lessons (individual, small group and whole class), encourage appropriate social interaction and to intervene when necessary. Within the Montessori Classroom, the child is able to develop independence and responsibility, confidence and the ability to direct his own learning, creativity, and the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed academically. All children enrolled at our schools participate in the Montessori Educational program.

The school year runs from September to the first week in June. An optional summer program is offered each summer at Montessori School of Cedar Lane.

When it came to choosing a preschool for my grandson, we could think of no more perfect place than the sylvan setting of Hunter Mill Montessori. At Hunter MIll Montessori, parents and grandparents alike can see students expand their horizons as they learn academics, social skills and independence. We couldn't be more pleased!

Pier Stock McGrath

Our family chose HMMS not only because it was recommended by all of our neighbors (and we have a lots of them) but once you step into the school, you can feel the warmth of the school community and its teachers. Our three sons attended HMMS and have far exceeded our expectations, socially, and educationally. 

The Woltz Family

Both of our kids went through the full program including Kindergarten and we could not have been happier with it. The kids loved school and Mrs. Cook and the rest of the teaching staff were engaged, responsive, and so clearly cared about all the kids. 

We chose [the school] nearly decade ago after touring many other local schools. We found its student/teacher ratio, cleanliness and educational program to be the best fit for our three children. As a working parent, I wanted a place where my child safe and cared for, while learning in an environment that met each of their different needs. 

Holly Brook Montessori School was an incredible experience for our son. He is ahead in math in elementary school, has great social skills, and is very respectful to his teachers. I give all of this credit to HB for helping to make him a well-rounded individual. Can't wait for our second to attend.

We were part of the Holly Brook family for 6 years. Our boys learned so many useful skills from math, reading, independence, and public speaking that set them up for success. One of the reasons we picked the school was due to how well they welcome international families and how open they are to learn about other cultures and traditions and incorporate them into their curriculum. We highly recommend this preschool, you will not regret it. - Sara