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History and Alumni

Evergreen School has been a leader in Montessori education in the DC region for over fifty-four years.

We trace our origins to the early 1960's when the Washington Montessori Institute (WMI) was founded. At that time Sybil Deveraux, Connie Corbet and Robert T. Green started Cor Jesu Montessori School in Temple Shalom on Grubb Rd. in Chevy Chase.

In the early 1970's, Sybil and Connie departed to start a Montessori school in Florida.  Lynn Pellaton became Headmistress and taught primary and elementary classes.  The school flourished under the name Montessori Children's House.

In 1994 the school incorporated as a non profit and was renamed Evergreen School.  A nine member Board of Trustees was formed including President Mary Jane Lagomarchino.  At this point, Evergreen had two locations including Temple Emanuel on Connecticut Avenue in Kensington.

Lydia Moser served as Head of School from 1995 to 2002. Evergreen moved to its current location in the historic Hughes Methodist Church in 2002. Marcia Jacques served as Head from 2002-2010.  Current Head of School, John DeMarchi,  began his tenure in 2011.

Our alumni community is an important part of our school culture.  We encourage all alumni to stay in touch and keep their contact information up to date.  Update your alumni information, and join our Alumni Facebook Group, too.