Summertime in Virginia

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On the winds of Spring, blows a glorious Virginia Summer. Hot and humid, perhaps, but also filled with splishity-splashity fun!  The children of Brooksfield Montessori school, as well as children from around the community, will be laughing and playing and swimming their way through the summer heat at Brooksfield Summer Camp , a 7-week summer program open to children ages 3 through 10 years. The summer camp boasts a well-qualified, well-trained staff that that plans age-appropriate activities including arts and crafts, water play, field-trips, outdoor adventures, cooking, swimming lessons and much more. Don't be left out in the cold...or should we say, the heat!  Spaces fill quickly, so contact Brooksfield Montessori School today to reserve your spot! For more information about the Brooksfield Summer Camp , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org

Spring Has Sprung at Brooksfield Montessori School!

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March 21st is the first day of Spring.  And, the children of Brooksfield Montessori School , located in McLean, Virginia, are making the most of the temperate weather. Children in the preschool Montessori program , the Kindergarten Montessori program and the elementary Montessori program spend time working not only inside the classroom, but outside on the five gorgeous, sprawling acres of the school campus.  The school grounds provide the perfect place for nature walks, soccer games, scavenger hunts, outdoor dance and movement, P.E., playground play, art and all kinds of exploration.  So, as the flowers bloom and the sun begins to warm the earth, take a page from Brooksfield's book...get outside with your children and explore the beauty and tranquility Mother Nature has to offer. For more information on Brooksfield Montessori School, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org

Hooray for Montessori Kindergarten!

Brooksfield Montessori School , located a few miles from Vienna, Virginia, offers a wonderful full day Montessori Kindergarten program . The children work in mixed-age groups in the morning and then with just their kindergartners in the afternoon, while their younger classmates are resting or napping.  Full day Kindergarten students work with hands-on Montessori materials, learning math, science, language & reading, writing, geography, history, art  & art history, music, dance, Spanish and theatre, among other things.  They also spend time in both small and large groups, exposing them to all types of teaching styles and classroom situations.  All of this industry is wrapped in a warm, laughter-filled, joyful setting.  Now THAT is something shout about! For more information about Brooksfield Montessori School's Kindergarten program , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org

Brooksfield Private Montessori is Reaching Out

Brooksfield Montessori School , located near Arlington, Virginia, includes outreach in their curriculum.  The children in the elementary Montessori program make sandwiches for a homeless shelter nearby, for instance. The school is also doing its part to help raise money for the people of Japan.  At the next school assembly, Brooksfield school will pass around a collection basket for families who choose to donate to the Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children’s Emergency Fund. in support of Save the Children's responses to children's ongoing and urgent needs.  Children in the Kindergarten and preschool Montessori program also get involved by donating used books and learning daily about respect and empathy for other people.  To learn more about Brooksfield Montessori School , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org

Addressing My Sliding Filing Mountain

Spring is in the air and many of us want to throw open the windows, let in the fresh air and start the organizing and cleaning frenzy. Before we can start, yes, I make it a family effort, we have to cull the clutter and get rid of lots of stuff. I know at our house, despite my best efforts to manage the paper clutter, it does pile up - unread magazines, newspapers, school projects (got to love those 3-dimensional projects), pictures, coupons and on and on. If we are all working the systems that are set up, the paper can be managed effectively. We have a homework zone for supplies and school papers to be kept for studying purposes. We don't keep memory type school work and art in the homework zone; that goes in each child's memory box in the top of their closet. We do have a hanging...
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Used Book Drive at Brooksfield !

Starting on Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 18th Brooksfield School, a Montessori School located in McLean, Virginia will be collecting gently used (or new) books to support Books for America. These books will be donated to local schools, shelters, community centers, and educational sites in need of resources. Please ensure all items are in excellent, almost AS NEW condition. Hope you can help us out with this community service project! Check out www.booksforamerica.org for more information!  

Used Book Drive at Brooksfield !

Starting on Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 18th Brooksfield School will be collecting gently used (or new) books to support Books for America. These books will be donated to local schools, shelters, community centers, and educational sites in need of resources. Please ensure all items are in excellent, almost AS NEW condition. Check out www.booksforamerica.org for more information!  

Summer Fun at Brooksfield Montessori

As the days get longer and the sun gets hotter...we are reminded that summer is a-comin'.  And, she's bringing all her warm weather fun with her!  Part of that fun...is Brooksfield Summer Camp , a seven- week program that begins mid-June and is open to children ages three through nine years.  The camp is held on the ground of Brooksfield Montessori School, which is located in McLean, Virginia , on five spectacular acres. The curriculum is centered around a weekly theme with carefully planned activities that are suited to each age group’s maturity and interest level.   Campers will enjoy playground time, snack, arts and crafts, swimming lessons, water play, cooking projects, friendship, fun, laughter and much more!  Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. For more information on Brooksfield Summer Camp , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org.

We've Got Spirit, Yes We Do!

Every Friday is Spirit Day at Brooksfield Montessori School , a private school located near Arlington, Virginia.  On Fridays, the children in the kindergarten Montessori , preschool Montessor i and elementary Montessori programs , along with the teachers, show their school spirit by sporting Brooksfield tee shirts and sweatshirts. What a fun way to show their school pride. Go team Brooksfield! To purchase your Brooksfield gear from the school office, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org and contact the office via e-mail or phone.

Boxed Cereal for Breakfast?

By Anita Capizzi, R.N., CHC What do your Brooksfield children eat for breakfast on school days? If you say cereal, I say give other foods a chance! We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day...why is that? Our bodies and particularly our brains need the proper fuel to set the pace for the upcoming day. Many processed cereals turn into sugar very quickly in our bodies because they are made from refined carbohydrates. There is nothing in the cereal to slow down the digestion process. That means that the fuel we have given our children to start their school day, is quickly used up and gone! That causes hunger pangs and distractibility early in the day. What could we feed our children that would digest slower and help to give them lasting energy throughout the morning?   Try out these different breakfast ideas for lasting...
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Update:  Tuesday, March 31, 2020:  Due to Covid-19, Brooksfield will be closed until further notice.   We wish our Brooksfield Community all the best during this time.  Stay healthy! We miss you already.  For all newcomers looking to tour the school, please be on the look out for a virtual tour tab on our website.  Feel free to contact Admissions Director, Sarah Krawchuk for more details.  Her email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.