About CHMS

The joy of learning begins at CHMS.

Children’s House Montessori School (CHMS) is located in Arlington, VA and serves children and families in the Northern Virginia area. Our CHMS faculty has a range of experience learning, teaching, and growing together. The average tenure for our entire staff is 8 years, with several Montessori Guides teaching at CHMS for more than 15 years. All lead guides hold either an AMS or AMI Montessori credential. Our staff community is filled with supportive, passionate, and devoted guides who help your child flourish in our five Montessori classroom environments. 

Our History


Children’s House Montessori School opens a Montessori preschool program with three classrooms, named Sunflower, Cherry Blossom, and Dogwood. CHMS is thrilled to open in the Old Dominion neighborhood of Arlington.


CHMS adds an additional Montessori preschool classroom, named the Tulip classroom. CHMS expands to a total of four Montessori preschool classrooms.


CHMS opens a Montessori toddler program, with one Montessori toddler classroom, named Sweet Pea.


CHMS celebrates its 10 year anniversary! We are filled with joy to see our alumni blossom in Arlington and surrounding communities.


CHMS successfully navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic, while also celebrating its 20 year anniversary. We are grateful to continue to serve our community through Montessori education.


CHMS celebrates receiving "Best Preschool" and "Top Vote Getter" in the Best of Arlington Magazine 3 years in a row.

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