Welcome to Montessori of Gainesville!

Montessori of Gainesville – Casa dei Bambini is a traditional, authentic Montessori preschool, proudly serving Prince William County since 2011.  We offer full and half day programs for children ages 10 weeks to 6 years old. 

Montessori of Gainesville is conveniently located on a wooded 2.5 acre lot right across from Glenkirk Elementary School, minutes from Virginia Gateway Shopping Center and the intersection of Rt. 29 and Linton Hall Road.  Our school serves communities from Gainesville, Haymarket, Bristow, Warrenton, Manassas and surrounding areas. 

Montessori of Gainesville is dedicated to the Montessori Method of education developed by Dr. Maria Montessori.  Dr. Montessori was an Italian Physician, educator and innovator, acclaimed for her educational method that builds on the way children naturally learn.  She opened her first Montessori School – Casa dei Bambini or the Children’s House – in Rome on January 6, 1907.  Subsequently she traveled the world and wrote extensively about her approach to education, attracting many devotees.  There are now more than 22,000 Montessori schools in at least 100 countries worldwide, including ours.

What Makes a School a true Montessori School?

  • Montessori Certified Lead Teachers
  • Mixed Age Classrooms
  • Use of Montessori Materials
  • Child Directed Work
  • Uninterrupted work periods

What Makes Montessori of Gainesville Unique?

  • Full Member of the American Montessori Society
  • Weekly Spanish, Music and Yoga Classes for all students
  • Mixed Age Classrooms
  • AMS/AMI Certified Teachers
  • Low student/Teacher ratios
  • Both Natural and Traditional Playgrounds
  • Outdoor Garden boxes and bird houses for every classroom
  • Designated as an Audubon Society and National Wildlife Federation backyard
  • Creative art, cooking projects and fun science experiments
  • Six to eight Kindergarten Field Trips during the school year
  • In-School Presentations featuring dancers, puppets, live reptiles/birds, etc.
  • Complimentary Parent Education Sessions featuring local favorite, Dr. Rene Hackney, among others
  • Highly Tenured Staff
  • Active & Engaged Parent Guild