Career Opportunity

Teaching – Primary (ages 3-6) & Elementary (ages 6-12) Positions
Belle Meade Montessori School is seeking versatile and dynamic primary teacher to start our primary program for the 2019-2020 year. Ability to teach multiple ages is necessary and willingness to pursue Montessori Training is desired.
Belle Meade is located in rural VA on a large farm situated at the base of the Shenandoah Mountains. The area is known for hiking, artists, music, and theatre. We are 45 minutes from Charlottesville and 1.5 hours from Washington, D.C.
Please send resume to
353 F.T. Valley Rd, Sperryville, VA 22740-2325, United States

Give Local Piedmont

Thank you to all of our donors for your generosity.

The Give Local Piedmont 2017 campaign was a huge success!

Graduation 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 graduates Clifford, Jasper, Elliott, and James!


Grease Musical

Coming March 8-9 2019!


Primary and Elementary School


Montessori Primary (ages 3-6) and Elementary (ages 6-11)

School Open House

August 7, 2019  4-6 p.m.

Looking for an exciting, innovative, caring, and individualized preschool or elementary experience?

Check out Belle Meade! For more information, please contact elementary@bellemeadeschool. 
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to the words but by the experiences in the environment.” ~ Maria Montessori

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Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, Belle Meade Montessori School will expand services to primary and elementary students. This expansion provides families an alternative option to public and charter schools in Rappahannock County and the surrounding areas and adds to the robust educational options already available to middle and high school students.

“We look forward to having new students and families grow with us through this expansion to primary- and elementary-level education,” says school owner Susan Hoffman. “Our students not only benefit from highly experienced teachers but also spend time with animals, gardens and nature. We are dedicated to providing children with hands-on learning experiences where students can work, play, grow and form lasting relationships.”

The primary level offers services for children ages 3-6. Young children spend the day developing their imaginations and spatial awareness. Physical activities are preferably held outdoors, and students engage in self-guided work. The classroom is a colorful, tactile experience where young minds engage in art, building and linguistic development. Students cultivate independence, coordination, responsibility and positive work habits.

The elementary level offers services for children ages 6-11. Older children spend the day developing their social skills and academic interests. Physical activities are preferably held outdoors, including swimming, hiking, field sports, gardening and animal husbandry. Short group instructions introduce students to academic concepts while still offering time to pursue personal interests with one-on-one guidance from teachers.

“Belle Meade has completely changed our son’s educational experience for the better,” says parent Kathryn Hughes. “Every day my son comes home from school excited to share what he learned and the projects he’s working on. He has gained so much confidence in his abilities.”

Belle Meade first opened its doors in 2007 to upper grades and received full accreditation in 2014. School owner Susan Hoffman has an A.B from Smith College, and Ed. M. Harvard, and an Ed. D. Johns Hopkins University. Head of school John Glass has a B.S. degree from Brigham Young University in Education and completed AMI/NAMTA Adolescent Orientation at Hershey, Ohio, in 2018.


Skitstory of the World – Spring Performance

Belle Meade Montessori School presents

Skitstory of the World

Join us for a comic rendition of key moments in history.

Dress Rehearsal, March 8th, 6 p.m.

General Seating, March 9th, 7 p.m.

Adults: $15, Students: $10

March 10th, Soup & Bread Theater 1:15 p.m.   Show: 2 p.m.

Adults: $20, Students: $15

STEAM Workshop

For Families with 5-11th graders

You are invited to

Belle Meade Montessori

STEAM Workshop

                                                                                     Monday, February 19th

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

90 minute design challenge

90 minute performance workshop

bring bag lunch

RSVP to or 540-987-8970

Visit Belle Meade School!

Visitors are welcome on Monday and Friday

Call (540) 987-8970, email, or contact us to schedule.