Belle Meade Montessori School provides an exceptional educational experience that includes individual responsibility, social and environmental consciousness through experiential learning.
Belle Meade Montessori School serves children from preschool through high school. Our approach provides a solid academic program of humanities, mathematics, foreign language, science, art, and music while taking a unique approach to academics and real-world learning. The expansion of Belle Meade Montessori School’s new Lower School for primary children ages 3-5 and elementary ages 6-11 offers families an alternative educational option in Rappahannock County and the surrounding areas. Belle Meade's natural learning environment strives to connect students with nature, plants, animals, and the world around them. Our student centered program prepares students for college and life through experiential learning and incorporates sustainable living, social responsibility, and working to create harmony with the land. Learning flourishes through the mentor relationship of adults and students in the classroom and on the farm. Students learn about life and themselves through practical experience. Belle Meade Montessori encourages individual responsibility and contribution to the community. This tenet is conveyed by the entire organization to each student. Young people develop self-confidence and self-direction through challenging intellectual and physical activities in an atmosphere where their work is valued and respected. Accredited by Virginia Independent School Association (VISA).
"Belle Meade School is to be commended for their hard work and dedication to making their school a nurturing community with a family atmosphere. "
(Accreditation Committee Virginia Independent Schools Association)
"Belle Meade is an oasis in the desert of educational opportunities. From the open, sun-filled classrooms to the beautiful landscape, Belle Meade offers education for the entire individual student. It is truly a home away from home in that our son has teachers who are educating him, advising him, and truly care about him as an individual. He is receiving excellent academic instruction, but also life instruction. The education at Belle Meade extends so far beyond academics: he is learning how to be a good citizen, a good leader, a responsible adult, and a good friend." - (Parent of an 11th grader)
"At Belle Meade School, my daughter has found acceptance of her strengths, her weaknesses, her personality, and her growth. It has been an invaluable part of her education in life." - (Parent of an 8th grader)
"An idyllic educational community built on a strong foundation of respect and exploration." - (Parent of a 12th grader)
"Belle Meade epitomizes kindness, community, and friendship." - (Parent of an 8th grader)