Why Aidan?

Since 1961 Aidan has remained steadfast in its mission as a Montessori school. 

While many schools incorporate elements of the Montessori philosophy into their traditional programs, an authentic Montessori model is so comprehensive that it is quite distinct. Aidan is the oldest Montessori school in Washington, DC accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Aidan has been chosen by generations of families for its commitment to the best in Montessori education.

Aidan's Mission: to create and sustain an optimum Montessori educational environment to enable each child to realize his or her richest potential for learning and to become an independent, self-motivated and contributing member of the world community.

This is best accomplished by:

• Providing a curriculum adhering to rigorous Montessori standards, informed by current thinking and research on child development and learning;

• Fostering a love of learning;

• Embracing a diverse student body in 
which students experience and learn to respect ethnic, cultural, economic and other differences and to seek and identify common ground;

• Recognizing that personal growth involves responsibility toward others and toward the earth; 

• Facilitating the involvement of parents, teachers, students and the larger community.