Our Mission & Vision


The Montessori School of Chevy Chase is a culturally diverse community of life long learners, offering a strong academic curriculum based on the Montessori Philosophy fostering self-esteem, independence, empathy and social consciousness.


1. For our students to be:

  • Safe, happy, self-motivated and excited about learning
  • Kind and helpful to others
  • Respectful, responsible and tolerant of differences
  • Caring towards living things and the environment
  • Able to articulate their needs and meet their full academic potential
  • Independent, inquisitive and self-directed

2. For our teachers to be:

  • Caring, happy, loving and effective in their work with children, fellow staff and parents
  • Loyal to one another, our school and the Montessori Philosophy
  • Role models who are positive, energetic and excited to serve every day
  • Dedicated to their own personal and professional growth
  • Respectful, kind and able to clearly communicate their needs on behalf of the children
  • Contributing and creative members of the whole school team
  • Able to place the well-being of children first and function as strong advocates for children

3. For our parents to be:

  • Willing to believe in their child and show faith in their innate ability
  • Supportive of the Montessori Philosophy and committed to our staff and school community
  • Motivated to learn and grow as caregivers and open to feedback and recommendations
  • Involved in their child’s education and school
  • Able to communicate their needs on behalf of their child’s learning