Community

The strong sense of community amongst our school families extends beyond the actual years our students attend here, as the friendships formed last for many years to come.  Throughout the years, it has been our joy to nurture confident, independent, self-motivated learners who are not only prepared for further schooling, but who are – most importantly – prepared for life.   Armed with a strong sense of character and purpose, our students approach learning with genuine joy.  Our students learn to think critically, problem solve and identify outside the box solutions.  Moreover, our students learn the importance of character, grace and courtesy along the way.

Giving back to the community is an important element of our curriculum at MCDBC.  Dr. Montessori often stressed the importance of recognizing the human connection we all have with each other.  Not only do our students give back to the community in which we live, play and go to school, they look beyond those boundaries to help others in need around the globe.   As Montessori children, our students work collaboratively and cooperatively, with a strong desire to change the world through their generosity and helpful spirit.


Engage

Family STEAM Day
‘80’s Day – Back to the Basics
Lego /Building Engineering Day
Trunk & Treat Halloween Celebration
Holidays around the World
Annual International Day Celebration


Support

Parent Guild Organization
Parents & Grandparents sharing Holidays/Traditions/Travels
Parents sharing Careers (dentist, doctor, etc)
Parent Education Sessions
Back to School Night/ Conferences/Progress Reports
Introduction to Montessori Language, Math & Practical Life Sessions led by Lead Teachers
Parent Education Sessions featuring guests speakers with professional expertise, such as, Dr. Rene Hackney, on topics like:
Technology & Your Child
Raising a Respectful Child
Sibling Rivalry
Positive Discipline


Celebrate

Back to School Picnic: Ticonderoga Farm
End of School Year Bash – Parent Guild sponsored party celebrating the end of another great school year.
End of Summer Camp Celebration: Bull Run Waterpark
Ten Year Anniversary Party – Ticonderoga Farm – Over 700 people spanning over ten years. Our families were drawn back to the community where their children received their educational foundation.


Give Back

Art Auction to benefit Fairfax County’s Shop with Sheriff Program
Café Ray Bake Sale to benefit our Sponsor Child from Bolivia named Ray
KG Craft/Economics Project to support Heifer International
Used clothing drive to benefit BARN
Canned Food Drive to benefit Dulles South Pantry
Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Cole’s Closet