We consider applicants under a rolling admission policy. Qualified applicants display a desire to attend Belle Meade School and an understanding of the school’s unique program. We meet each student where he/she is and create an environment that fosters engaged, differentiated learning. We welcome students of all backgrounds with or without prior Montessori experience.

Interested families are invited to visit school either during the week or during one of our annual spring/fall open houses. Student applicants spend a day at school to experience Belle Meade.

Likewise, parents meet with the Head of School to discuss academic and individual expectations.

We encourage applicants to begin this process during the spring in preparation for the coming school year. When appropriate, applications will be considered for acceptance during the year. Previous academic performance will be considered.

Visits are available on Wednesdays. Please call to set up a visit to the school!

  • Upper School: (540) 987-8970
  • Lower School: (540) 987-0267

When ready to apply, a completed application form should be sent with a check made out to Belle Meade School for $50.

Apply online here!

*See Tuition page for more information

Belle Meade School is accredited by the Virginia Independent School Association (VISA).

Belle Meade School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, or national or ethnic origin when assessing applications.

Career Opportunity


available August 2022

Belle Meade School, a small, independent school, located on a working farm in Rappahannock County, Virginia, seeks a full-time upper school (Grades 6-12) teacher to teach History at high school and middle school levels, and middle school math and science classes. The successful applicant possesses intellectual depth and curiosity, enthusiasm and patience, innovative teaching skills, a strong work ethic, and a demonstrated ability to orchestrate outdoor and experiential learning activities. The candidate will be responsible to create an academic environment that motivates students of different skill levels to engage in student-centered learning. This person will join a collaborative team of educators and families in an innovative and mutually-respectful learning environment.
  • College or post graduate degree in at least one content area.
  • Experience creating and sustaining student-centered experiential learning opportunities with an emphasis on real-world applications.
  • Intrinsic motivation to maintain high standards and present instruction in a creative and inspiring fashion.
  • Content area technological skills.
  • Ability to provide individualized, developmentally-appropriate assessments of students’ classwork, assignments and projects.
  • Willingness to teach multiple grade levels.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must enjoy working with middle school and teenage students.
  • Exude boundless enthusiasm for time outdoors, day and night, in all weather.
  • Some overnight travel and camping required.
Preference given to applicants:
  • With outdoor (camping, canoeing, gardening, hiking, and/or livestock management) knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • With a sense of humor and boundless energy.
  • Build an engaging, interactive, and respectful classroom (and school) environment.
  • Create lessons, assignments, and learning opportunities aligned with the curriculum for multiple subjects/classes.
  • Incorporate technology-based resources to enhance student learning.
  • Guide students in a supportive manner, sensitive to individual learning styles, with appropriate boundaries, while promoting academic excellence.
  • Partner closely with other staff to coordinate instructional programs and school activities, including: academics, electives, farm work, and campouts.
  • Collaborate with staff on a daily basis as part of an innovative, supportive, and accomplished team.
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Application procedure:  Send resume to

Application: Link

Open House

“Success depends upon self-confidence, on the awareness of one’s talents, and of the many possibilities of their adaptation.” ~ Maria Montessori



Belle Meade Montessori School, a non-profit, independent school in Sperryville, VA is located on a holistic farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Serving students from Pre-K 3 through 12th grade, Belle Meade’s philosophy is grounded in the ideals of sustainable living. Educators create an atmosphere where students can discover their passions, express their creativity, develop responsibility, forge meaningful relationships, and learn to be contributing members of a community.

Now enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year! 




Middle School Literature Seminar :

We are finishing out the year with Aesop’s Fables. Students will illustrate their favorite character or fable.

Middle School English :

We are working on research papers in honor of Asian American History Month and our reading of Allen Say’s autobiography. Papers are due May 20th.

High School World Literature Seminar I :

We’ve completed The Alchemist and are reading The Little Prince. As their final assignment, students will write an essay, comparing the two books.

High School English I :

We are revising papers and adding abstracts.

High School World Literature Seminar II :

Author John Kiser visited our class on May 10th!

The Monks of Tibhirine
April 19 finish Chapter 2
April 21  Chapters 3 – 4
April 26  Chapters 5 – 6
April 28. Chapters 7 – 8
May 3  Chapters 9 – 12
May 10 Chapters 13 – 14
May 12 Chapters 15 – 16
May 17 Chapters 17 -18

High School English II :

We are revising papers and adding abstracts. Seniors are working on their senior project presentations.


Middle School (MS) Math & Pre-algebra

Exercises on simplifying expressions and growing patterns.

Algebra I:

Due Wednesday (1/26)


Please work on the inscribed angles worksheet handed out Wednesday. If you have not already, please complete up to problem 12 before class on Monday (1/31). Email me if you have any questions.


Due Friday (1/28)


MS Earth and Space

In Earth Science we are currently studying climate. Each student will choose a specific geographic location to investigate its climate.


 Due Next Tuesday (2/1)

Geology and Space Science

Nothing for Geology/ Space Science at the moment.

Social Sciences

MS American History

In American History we are discussing industrialization and America’s expanding role in the world.

World History I

In World History I we are looking at the empire of ancient Rome. Students’ research papers are due this week.

World History II

Two research papers are due this week.


MS Spanish

Cultural Report – Spain – outline due Tuesday 2/8

Spanish 1/2

Cultural Report – Spain – outline due Tuesday 2/8

Spanish 3/4

Cultural Report – Spain – outline due Tuesday 2/15


Graduation 2017

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