Holly Brook Montessori

About Holly Brook


Holly Brook Montessori School is a private, non-sectarian, co-educational school for children three to six years old. It was co-founded by Scott and Elizabeth Smith in September 1999. Mr. and Mrs. Smith received their teaching certificates from the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Elizabeth Smith’s mother and father, Joyce and Lance Gilbert, cofounded the Montessori School of Cedar Lane in 1971, and Hunter Mill Montessori School in 1990. Holly Brook Montessori School follows in the same rich tradition that Cedar Lane and Hunter Mill have established in Northern Virginia.


Holly Brook Montessori School is located at 2455 Gallows Road in Dunn Loring, Virginia.  We are conveniently located ¾ mile north of the Dunn Loring Metro Station and approximately 2 ½ miles south of Tysons Corner Center. Our school serves families in the Dunn Loring, Vienna, Falls Church, and McLean communities.

Programs and Hours of Operation

Holly Brook Montessori School has three fully equipped Montessori primary classrooms and a large playground to create an environment that will satisfy and stimulate each child’s natural intellectual development. Each class has a trained Montessori teacher and an assistant to guide the children’s learning, model social behavior and nurture the whole development of the child. Additional staff provides further support throughout our Full Day program where children engage in group games, exercise, dramatic play, music, arts and crafts, and creative free play, which are all a part of a busy happy day at our school.

The Montessori School hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Kindergarten hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Fridays. The Montessori Extended Day Program hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and includes the Montessori School. The Montessori Full Day Program hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and includes the Montessori School. The school year runs from September through the first week in June. An optional summer program is offered at our sister school, Montessori School of Cedar Lane.

We welcome you to tour Holly Brook Montessori School to experience firsthand the exciting learning environment inspired by Maria Montessori that helps children thrive and reach their greatest potential. Please call 703-573-7800 for more information about tours.