"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world."
-- Maria Montessori
Lee Montessori was founded in 2014 to challenge inequity and close the opportunity gap in Washington DC. Today, we are a high-performing public charter school in a racially and socioeconomically diverse community, empowering each child we serve to transform society.
The Lee Montessori Difference
Lee Montessori’s highly trained instructors provide individualized instruction to each child in an inclusive environment. Our student outcomes exceed national averages because every student is empowered to reach their fullest potential. As one of 5 public Montessori schools in Washington, DC, we closely follow Dr. Montessori’s original principles and vision to create a peaceful learning environment.
High-Quality Teacher Training
Extended Work Periods
Larger classes (28-34)
Montessori Response to Intervention
Social Emotional Support and Development
Family Care & Support
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Anti-Bias/AntiRacist Training & Practice
Family & Community Engagement
Commitment to Staff Diversity
Offering a highly personalized education for a diverse community of 240 students (preK - Grade 6) in the former St. Paul’s Seminary campus in Ward 5.
Opening in August! The 1st full Montessori school East of the Anacostia River will welcome our first 88 PreK-3 and PreK-4 students in Fall 2019.