Our Programs


CHILDREN'S HOUSE                                             

McDonald Montessori offers a primary program for children age three to six.  The classroom is a single, multi-age classroom.  The Morning Children are generally ages three to four.   Extended Day children, also known as Kindergarten aged children, are generally ages five and six.  Morning children attend school from 8:30 to 12:00 daily while the Extended Day children attend from 8:30 to 3:00 .  Children may enter this level between three and four years of age.  Although, to experience the full Montessori work cycle and tap into the sensitive periods, it is encouraged that enrollment be before the fourth birthday.                                                                                                                               



LOWER ELEMENTARY                                                    McDonald Montessori offers an elementary program for children age six to nine.  The Lower Elementary program is similar to a first, second, and third grade program. The classroom is also a single, multi-age classroom, and  children attend school from 8:30 to 3:00.  While having previous Montessori experience is helpful, it is not required to enroll in the Lower Elementary Program.                                                                                                                                                                      




McDonald Montessori offers before school care for both Children's House and Lower Elementary students. Before care is available between 7:30am-8:30am for any child currently enrolled at McDonald Montessori. Before care is available on a first come, first served basis. Parents are encouraged to pre-schedule use of before care to ensure space is available. Only children who have been officially signed into the before care classroom are allowed in the building before 8:30am. At 8:30am the regular school arrival process begins.



AFTER CARE                                                           

McDonald Montessori offers an after school care program for both Children's House and Lower Elementary students.  After care is  available between 12pm and 5pm for any child currently enrolled at McDonald Montessori.  After care is also available on a first come, first served basis.  Parents may either schedule aftercare in advance or on an as needed basis space contingent.  Children who are currently enrolled in the Morning Program and who attend After Care are required to nap from 1:15-2:45.   School aged children are welcome to enter After Care at 3:00.

McDonald Montessori


"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"                                
~Dr. Maria Montessori

Call Us: 757-423-1800   /   office@mcdonaldmontessori.com  /   4200 Granby Street Norfolk, VA. 23504