Lee Montessori — East End


Lee Montessori — East End is the first full public Montessori school East of the Anacostia River. In Fall 2019, we will welcome our first 88 PK-3 and PK-4 students to the joy of a Montessori education. Our goal is to create an environment where children and families have the tools necessary to empower themselves and their community and begin to reverse decades of structural racism. We provide a high-quality, high-fidelity Montessori experience for a racially and socioeconomically diverse community with the goal of empowering each child we serve to transform society.

The school aims to add an infant-toddler program in 2020, and will grow with one new grade level each year. By 2026, it will serve 400 children up to Grade 6.



2501 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE

We are currently co-located with Excel Academy in the Birney School building. We are in the process of securing a long-term location that can accommodate the school’s growth to 400 students.

Public Transportation

Metrorail: Anacostia (Green Line)

Metrobus: A2, A4, A6, A7, A8,  W2, W3, 90


Before Care: 7:00am - 8:30am

School Day (PK3-4): 8:30am - 3:45pm (optional 1:00pm dismissal)

After Care: 4:00pm - 6:00 pm


Before and After Care

Lee Montessori provides before care for students from 7:00 am - 8:30 am, and aftercare from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Questions? Contact care@leemontessori.org and put East End Before/After Care in the subject line.


Family Teacher Association

The East End’s Family-Teacher Association wants you! Please contact EastEndFTA@leemontessori.org to learn how to get involved.



Lee Montessori is proud to provide nutritious and tasty meals through our school breakfast and school lunch program. Lunch is served in the classroom where staff and students gather around, much like a family would at meal time.


Student & Family Handbook

The Student & Family Handbook includes policies, procedures, and general expectations and information for Lee Montessori.