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

Belle Meade Montessori School’s new Lower School for primary children ages 3-6 is now accepting applications for enrollment. 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.

“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.”

 “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