Mission, Vision and Overview
Evergreen School is committed to developing the intellect, independence, confidence and compassion of each student through our Montessori-based approach to learning.
When your child graduates from Elementary, he/she will be:
- Academically prepared to succeed in any independent, public, religious 4th grade.
- A confident and enthusiastic learner
- A capable leader
- Caring and emotionally attuned to the feelings of others
Evergreen School is committed to be a learning community where everyone feels safe, where our essential humanity shines through, and where children can realize their fullest intellectual, emotional, and spiritual potentials. In our School, parents, teachers, and children work collaboratively for the benefit of all. We want our children to learn to think, to love peace, and have a passion for work done well. We want our children to respect and celebrate the spirit within all people, to value life, and to continue to love to learn.
Respect is at the core of Montessori philosophy: respect for each individual, respect for life, and respect for the environment. Such respect sets the stage for loving, trusting relationships.
Evergreen School strives to be a diverse community of families and students whose backgrounds, beliefs, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity reflects the whole world.
- Year Founded: 1964
- Average Teacher Experience: 13 years
- Average Class Size: 14 students
- Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1
- Percentage of Faculty of Color: 58%
- Percentage of Families of Color: 54%
- Percentage of Families from outside the US: 31%
- Toddlers (Ages 2 to 3)
- Primary (Ages 2½ to 6)
- Elementary (Grades 1-3)
- Toddler Classroom
- Four Primary Classrooms
- Elementary Classroom
- Library Room
- Music Room
- Art Room
- Rain Garden/Playground
- Evergreen School Bus for Field Trips
- Early Bird: 7:30 am – 8:30 am
- Half-Day Program: 8:25 am – Noon
- Full-Day Program: 8:25 am– 3:00 pm
- Extended Day: 3:00 pm – 4:00, 5:00 or 6:00 pm
Evergreen School is licensed by The Maryland State Department of Education to meet generally accepted standards of educational quality, operation, and staff competence. The Maryland Department of Human Resources oversees the auxiliary programs and summer camp. The Maryland Office of Childcare regulates our before and aftercare programs for children under Kindergarten age.
Evergreen School is accredited and/or affiliated with the following organizations:
- American Montessori Society (AMS)
- Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS)
- The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW)
- Montessori Schools of Maryland
- Wheaton-Kensington Chamber of Commerce
- Washington Small Schools Association (WSSA)
Evergreen admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion and national or ethnic origin. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs.
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