Bristow Montessori School. Bristow, VA 20136

Admissions of students without regard to race, color, gender, or religion

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703 468 1191

9050 Devlin Rd

Bristow, VA 20136

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Monday to Friday

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Contact Us

703 468 1191

9050 Devlin Rd

Bristow, VA 20136

6:30 am - 6:30 pm

Monday to Friday

Lunch Program

Respect

“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the […]

Concentration

“The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy.”

Natural Process

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by […]

Living Environment

“Plainly, the environment must be a living one, directed by a higher intelligence, arranged by an adult who is prepared for his mission.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“Plainly, the environment must be a living one, directed by a higher intelligence, arranged by an adult who is prepared […]

Education

“Education should no longer be mostly imparting knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentials.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“Education should no longer be mostly imparting knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentials.”

Growth

“Growth is not merely a harmonious increase in size, but a transformation.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“Growth is not merely a harmonious increase in size, but a transformation.”

Family

“BMS has been wonderful. BMS isn't just a school, they've also become like family. The staff genuinely cares about the children and we couldn't be happier with their services.”

- Parent of 4-year-old

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- Parent of 4-year-old

“BMS has been wonderful. BMS isn’t just a school, they’ve also become like family. The staff genuinely cares about the […]

Needs

“These words reveal the child’s inner needs; ‘Help me to do it alone’.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“These words reveal the child’s inner needs; ‘Help me to do it alone’.”

Love

“Of all things love is the most potent.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“Of all things love is the most potent.”

Smile

“We have two kids attending BMS and we all love it! We have been part of the BMS family for 3 years now. The staff is always available to answer questions and greet you at the door with a smile. Our kids are excelling in all categories, and way ahead of County school standards for their age. I highly recommend BMS to any parent who wants the best for their child.”

- Parent of 3 and 4 year-old

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- Parent of 3 and 4 year-old

“We have two kids attending BMS and we all love it! We have been part of the BMS family for […]

Work

“Such experiences is not just play…. It is work he must do in order to grow up.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“Such experiences is not just play…. It is work he must do in order to grow up.”

Guidance

“But an adult if he is to provide proper guidance, must always be calm and act slowly so that the child who is watching him can clearly see his actions in all their particulars.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“But an adult if he is to provide proper guidance, must always be calm and act slowly so that the […]

Kind

“My 2.5 year old started at BMS when she was only 4 months old, and I couldn't be happier with our decision to enroll her here. With every room my daughter transitions to the teachers are kind and truly care for her well-being. I would recommend this school to any parent without hesitation.”

- Parent of 5-year-old

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- Parent of 5-year-old

“My 2.5 year old started at BMS when she was only 4 months old, and I couldn’t be happier with […]

Independance

“Little children, from the moment they are weaned, are making their way toward independence.”
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Dr. Maria Montessori

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Dr. Maria Montessori

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“Little children, from the moment they are weaned, are making their way toward independence.”

BMS Food & Snacks

At this time, due to health and safety concerns relating to the pandemic, BMS will not be providing snacks or lunch for students. Parents will need to provide this from home. BMS admin is working on a plan to return to BMS provided snacks, the Pizza Friday fundraiser, Fruity Tuesday, BMS Hot-lunch program, and student culinary activities, and will inform parents via email with updates as they become available either prior or during the 2021-22 Academic School year. Thank you for allowing BMS the time to implement these programs carefully, with the utmost importance placed on health and safety first. Please read the 2021-22 updated Handbook (provided Summer of 2021) for Food and Snack guidelines.

As of right now, parents should plan to bring all food from home at the beginning of the child’s school day, which includes (1) LUNCH, (1) AM Snack, (1) PM Snack (1) water bottle (for children ages 15 months and up) and any accompanying milk/drinks. Please limit or omit juice/sugary drink products if possible. 

  • Please make sure your child eats breakfast at home. Parents who enroll their child in the extended day (morning/aftercare) may provide breakfast for their child to eat at school. 
  • Snacks should be provided by the parent – Snacks for all students, except infants, will be served in their homeroom at 9:30 am and 3:00 pm. Students ages 2 and under will need 1 additional snack if the child is enrolled in extended care.
  • Lunch should be provided by the parent – lunch for all students, except infants, will be served in their homeroom at 11:30 am. Please ensure your child has their lunch in a lunch box, labeled with the name and date in hand, no later than 11:00 am, so that the child may participate in their lunch routine. 
    • Please note for Pre-Primary, Primary and Elementary classes, lunch boxes are not able to be placed in the fridge and cannot be warmed in the microwave, due to the number of students enrolled. Please use ice-packs or thermos-type containers instead in order to keep lunches from home at the proper temperature prior to serving them to your child during lunch time.

Please follow these guidelines for lunch: 

  • All containers should be easy for the child to open and close themselves or with very little assistance from the teacher. 
  • Lunches AND water bottles must be labeled with the child’s name and date
  • Infant Program each container must be labeled
  • Toddler Program and older – Only the outside of the lunch box  and water bottle must be labeled. 
  • NO PEANUTS/TREE NUTS OR PRODUCTS made at plants where peanuts/tree nuts are manufactured are accepted at school. 
  • No candy or “fast food”- In the event fast food is necessary please pack it into a lunchbox without the soda and a toy. Please label the lunchbox with your child’s name and date. 

BMS is a Nut-sensitive facility.

  • NO PEANUTS/TREE NUTS OR PRODUCTS made at plants where peanuts/tree nuts are manufactured are accepted at school. 

Please DO NOT bring food items that contain nuts in your child’s lunch box (nuts, mixed nuts, cashews, almonds, almond butter/products, hazelnuts, Nutella, etc.). Try Sunflower butter or an alternate source for your child’s traditional ‘peanut’-butter sandwich!

Hot Lunch Feedback Form

BMS Foundation Fundraiser Pizza Friday!

BMS is currently pausing this program due to the pandemic. BMS will notify the parents once we start Pizza Friday’s again!

PIZZA FRIDAYS!

Pizza Fridays: Available to all BMS Students

When: Fridays at Lunch throughout the entire school year on days BMS is in session.

Cost: $150 one time tax deductible donation, per child to Bristow Montessori Foundation.

Payment: Please make a separate check payable to BMS Foundation and provide payment to the front desk before the start of your child’s school year Sept 5, 2017

Bristow Montessori School invites our students to participate in Pizza Friday, a BMS Foundation fundraiser. Proceeds from this fundraiser help fund long range development projects, teacher training, and assistance to families in need.  Every Friday, participants will enjoy a 1-2 warm slices of fresh pizza and side of fruit or vegetable while supporting the BMS Foundation!