Our History

In the beginning

Aidan’s beginning can be traced to a women’s study group in Northwest Washington DC, in the early 1960’s. The group began learning about Dr. Maria Montessori and the education methods she developed in Italy in 1907. Their interest in this progressive alternative to traditional education grew into a commitment to establish a Montessori school in the DC area.

Aidan has inspired a love of learning in generations of children for more than 50 years and we continue to thrive. We remain true to our Montessori mission. Aidan continues to provide a safe and welcoming place where children are nurtured and encouraged to follow their curiosity and creativity, and where parents find support in the welcoming Aidan community.

Follow the timeline below to learn about Aidan’s history.