"The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn." - Maria Montessori
Our Montessori preschool in Bethesda is located on the border of Upper NW DC and MD on Western Avenue between River Road and Massachusetts Avenue. We offer a traditional Montessori education that focuses on helping to nurture the development of the whole child, while our small school size allows for individualized and caring attention. As Dr. Montessori once said, "The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences." We believe Crestview offers that rich environment, and invite you to come and see our unique classroom in action.
We believe our beautifully-appointed Montessori primary preschool gives young children a wonderful first school experience. Crestview strongly supports the fundamental Montessori principle that children teach themselves, with the teacher functioning as a guide. Our beautifully-appointed and well-organized classroom allows children to act with purpose.
In the Montessori classroom, students have the opportunity to take on a number of roles throughout their years with us. As a student grows from being the youngest to the middle and then to the oldest, they represent a distinctive and multifaceted part of the classroom dynamic. Children learn from one another through both interaction and observation.
In both our indoor and outdoor classroom environments, we are attentive to sustainability practices such as recycling, reusing, reducing, and composting. We care about the earth's sustainability, and we are dedicated to giving our children skills to care for our planet.