Children from all over the DC metropolitan area come to tour Brooksfield private Montessori school, which is located in McLean, VA, not far from Oakton, Virginia. What they find is a warm, happy, industrious atmosphere where children and parents alike are welcomed with friendly greetings and the happy sounds of children. They peek into classrooms in the lower school to see children in the Montessori preschool program and the Montessori Kindergarten program spooning lentils, counting objects, washing windows, having snack, painting, doing multiplication with beads, learning to read using the movable alphabet, writing creative stories, classifying living and non-living objects, studying the continents of the world, for example. Or, they pop into the Montessori Elementary program to find students labeling parts of speech, working on "infinity street," writing poetry and studying iambic pentameter, studying respected artists, or making human element chains while learning the periodic table, for instance. Touring parents are able to see the magic and artistry that makes Brooksfield Montessori school one of the most respected private schools in the area, something you have to see to believe.