Commencement will take place on Thursday, June 8, at St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church. We look forward to celebrating our seven graduates as their Aidan journey comes to a close.
Aidan and the Montessori curriculum prepare students to thrive wherever they go next—and our students go on to succeed at the most prestigious independent middle and high schools in the area.
We understand the importance of this transition and we support our families through each step. Using our knowledge of each student and the regional school landscape, we help guide each family as they determine the school their child will attend following Aidan. Our Head of School plays a central role in offering guidance and advice in the following ways:
6th grade parents meet with the Head of School to learn about available school options, admission dates, SSAT preparation, forms, teacher support, additional resources,
Our Head of School also meets individually with 6th grade parents to discuss an initial list of school choices.
As parents and students begin school visits, they may opt to meet with our Head of School again to discuss revisions to their lists.
After parents and students determine the list of schools to which they will apply, Aidan prepares and sends to those schools a packet that includes teacher recommendations, transcripts, and progress reports.
In January and February, the Head of School meets with the admissions officers in each school to promote Aidan students as candidates for admission. Our graduates have an outstanding record of achievement in the area’s leading independent private and public schools.
Schools that have
Admitted Aidan Students
Georgetown Day School
National Cathedral School
Queen Anne School
Sandy Spring Friends
Sidwell Friends School
St. Alban’s School
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
St. Anselm’s Abbey School
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School
Washington International School
Whittle School and Studios
Transitioning from a Montessori to a Traditional School
The older the child, the easier the transition. Most Aidan students report that they settled quickly into the routine of regular classrooms and periods. We attribute this to the self-confidence and problem solving skills that Montessori children develop. See our “Montessori vs Traditional” chart for more information.
Preparation has officially begun for our Spring Musical: The Lion King! Be sure to save the date and join us at UDC's Theater of the Arts on Friday, April 14.
Some of our Sweet Gum students explain and reflect on this year's Elementary Charter process. Click the link above to watch the video!