Self-Discovery in The Plains
Nestled in the charming village of The Plains, Virginia, Grace Episcopal Church has been a spiritual and cultural hub of the community for more than a century.
In founding Grace Montessori School, we seek to provide love, support and exceptional education to all children and families who find their way to us. Our school’s mission is to educate students to their full potential in an academically stimulating and caring environment.
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The mission of Grace Montessori School is to educate students to their full potential in an academically challenging and caring environment, reflecting the traditional appreciation of cultural, racial, socio-economic and religious diversity. We use a child-directed Montessori approach, including Sofia Cavaletti’s Catechesis of the Good Sheperd, to nurture academic, spiritual and emotional development of the whole child, while fostering respect for self, others, the environment, and our Creator.
Whole Child Approach
The primary goal of a Montessori program is to help each child reach full potential in all areas of life. Activities promote the development of social skills, emotional growth, and physical coordination as well as cognitive preparation. The holistic curriculum, under the direction of a specially prepared teacher, allows the child to experience the joy of learning, time to enjoy the process and ensure the development of self-esteem, and provides the experiences from which children create their knowledge.
Montessori schools promote hands on, self paced, collaborative, joyful learning. Children in Montessori follow their interests, wherever that passion leads; giving them strong academics, leadership, self discipline, responsibility, independence, initiative and a lifelong love of learning.”
Children are innately interested in learning about the world around them and through their natural curiosity are able to develop themselves. By providing an environment that supports natural development, Montessori education enables children to develop the fundamental capacities that they need to become happy and fulfilled adults who contribute to society.
The process begins with your school tour to visit our school. Following your tour and meeting at our school we invite you to observe one of our classrooms to see how our teachers interact with our students. You’ll notice how well the children interact and self-direct their activities, sharing with others and learning at their own pace.
Now Accepting Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year. Space is limited!
“Amazing! So grateful we found this wonderful school for our daughter. She has learned so much and the sense of community at this school is unmatched! The staff and teachers have been wonderful and I am very appreciative of the excellent communication found here. We plan to be a part of this wonderful school for years to come.”
“We love this school!! The teachers and staff at this school have done such a great job helping our kids discover their talents and strengths, all while motivating them to learn and grow in areas that they’re not as great or interested. Needless to say, our kids love this school, their teachers, and their friends at this school.”