Lee Montessori's East End Campus will be located at The Birney School at 2501 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE. We have just signed an agreement to lease the space for the 2019-2020 school year.
Tier 1 Charter School to serve 90 PreK students in Wards 7 and 8
Washington, DC (December 18, 2018) – The DC Public Charter School Board approved the expansion of Lee Montessori’s charter at its monthly board meeting last night, enabling the high-performing, Tier 1 school to establish the first standalone public Montessori school East of the Anacostia River. Located in Brookland in Ward 5, Lee Montessori PCS is one of only five public Montessori schools in the District and the only public elementary school in DC to earn Recognition-level accreditation from Association Montessori Internationale for the United States (AMI-USA) for ages 3-12. By 2023, combined enrollment at both campuses will exceed 650 students.
Hello Lee Families, Board, and Staff!
I thought you all might be interested in checking out the Walton Foundation's recent piece, entitled "Rooted in Opportunity: The Walton Family Foundation’s Approach to Starting and Growing High-Quality Schools." While it's overall good reading, Page 15 has a specific mention of our school and the great outcomes that we see in our children. Thanks to Kwiecia for working with the author, and to each and every one of you for helping to make Lee Montessori a wonderful place to support the children we serve.
On Friday, May 25, 2018, staff from the Association Montessori Internationale for the United States notified Lee Montessori Public Charter School that it officially meets the pedagogical standards of excellence that Maria Montessori envisioned. Not only is Lee Montessori one of the few public schools to earn Recognition-level accreditation nationally, it is also the only Public elementary school in Washington, DC to achieve this distinction for ages 3-12.
An interesting article that lays out the pros and cons of a Montessori education. Clearly, those of us at Lee Montessori PCS are biased, but we think that Montessori offers DC schoolchildren the best opportunity for a well-rounded education that will prepare them for college, career, and life. Favorite line from the article: “Montessori education fosters social and academic skills that are equal or superior to those fostered by a pool of other types of schools.”