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Preschool Open House Guide

This guide is sponsored by the amazing area schools featured in this guide.

Thinking about preschool but not sure where to begin? There are tons of online resources available (including our Comprehensive Preschool Guide!), which are a great start. 

But, you’ll never really know for sure if a school is the best fit for your family until you visit it in person. So, we’ve complied a list of some local open houses! 


The Goddard School is more than a typical childcare; they are committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children in the community. Goddard’s nurturing approach will give children the opportunity to develop into a joyful, confident learner who is prepared for success in school and in life. We are now open and enrolling!

Please inquire for more information on the program and how you can enroll your child! We are conveniently located 1/2 mile from two metro locations; L’Enfant Plaza and Waterfront-SEU.

Open House Dates:
October 12, 2019

910 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024



Aidan Montessori School is a co-ed, independent private school for children ages 18 months through grade 6. Founded in 1961, Aidan is the only school in DC that holds accreditation from the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools and American Montessori Internationale (AMI).

Aidan follows the highest standards of Montessori pedagogy to prepare children for successful and fulfilling lives. Everything at Aidan revolves around how children learn best. Aidan students grow into independent thinkers, confident learners, effective collaborators, and responsible citizens.

Schedule your visit to see Aidan in action today!

Open House Dates:
October 4, 2019
November 6, 2019
December 6, 2019
January 10, 2020

2700 27th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008



At Aspen Hill Cooperative Nursery School, caregivers and teachers work together in a warm and friendly atmosphere to raise each child’s educational and personal abilities through positive reinforcement, rewarding learning activities, and the friendly interaction of peers. As a consequence, pupils learn cooperation, creativity, and caring for others. In the true spirit of a cooperative, we, the participating families, give of ourselves and of our time so that our school will be what we want it to be for our children.

Our school is a non-profit organization that is parent-owned and operated and professionally staffed. We are licensed by the Maryland Department of Human Resources and Childcare Administration.

We also offer a Parent Helper Program for our members. It is a nursery designed to provide babysitting for the younger, non-enrolled children of co-oping parents while the parents are assisting in the classroom.

Open House Dates:
February 3-7, 2020

1001 Twinbrook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20851



Believe, Achieve, and Inspire. These three words embody the guiding principles of Saint Ann Catholic School where they develop students who follow the example of Christ in learning, leading, and caring.

Saint Ann Catholic School is located in Arlington, VA and enrolls approximately 250 students in preschool through 8th Grade. The small size means that each student receives more personal attention as well as the individualized educational and spiritual guidance that promotes strong academic and leadership skills.

Open House Dates:
November 3, 2019
November 19, 2019
January 26, 2020

980 North Frederick Street
Arlington, VA 22205



The award-winning Nysmith School serves 550 students.  The daily curriculum includes diversified reading and math classes, hands on science, technology, foreign language, social studies, logic, and much more. Reading and math classes are diversified up to four grade levels above level. 1:9 ratio. The Nysmith School minimizes repetition in school as well as homework.

The Nysmith School is committed to nurture each student’s love of learning and help students develop their potential.

Open House Dates:
September 26, 2019
October 24, 2019

13625 EDS Drive
Herndon, VA 20171



Holy Trinity offers a transformative education so every student becomes “The Best You.” Holy Trinity encourages inquiring minds, faith, individuality, inclusion, and service.

As an Episcopal school, we respect the dignity of all. Our students learn more about more: STEM initiative; core academics, Spanish; sacred studies; poetry; technology; coding; music, and outdoor education.

Open House Dates:
October 18, 2019, 9:30-11:00AM
November 11, 2019, 9:30-11:00AM
January 10, 2020, 9:30-11:00AM
February 9, 2020, 1:00-3:00PM 
April 24, 2020, 9:30-11:00AM

11902 Daisy Ln
Glenn Dale, MD 20769



Our Lady of Victory is a dynamic and diverse Catholic school located in the heart of Washington, DC, with 220 students in PK3 through 8th grade.

OLV is well known for its academic excellence, superior staff, small student/teacher ratio, well-rounded graduates and its recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

Open House Dates:
October 2, 2019
November 6, 2019
December 4, 2019
January 8, 2020
February 5, 2020
March 4, 2020
April 1, 2020
May 6, 2020

4755 Whitehaven Pkwy NW
Washington, DC 20007



The River School’s innovative program provides children with a premier, personalized education and challenges them to work collaboratively, to think critically, and to develop the confidence to take risks, embrace their curiosity and find their voice.

River’s researched-based, one-of-a-kind inclusion model pairs a master’s level educator with a speech-language pathologist in every classroom. Classroom practice emphasizes experiential, collaborative learning and social development. A play-based, thematic curriculum seamlessly integrates literacy, math, science, visual arts, drama, PE and yoga.

River offers morning parent tours on school days and hosts a series of Parent & Child Open House events during the admission season.

Open Houses:
October 1, 2019
November 2, 2019
December 6, 2019
January 8, 2020

4880 MacArthur Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007



A leader in early childhood education since 1965, Concord Hill School nurtures and inspires children to embrace and enjoy learning during the early childhood years. Our Five Core Values guide our dynamic academic and social curriculum, anchoring our teachers, students, and parents in an inclusive and joyful community.

Open Houses:
October 25, 2019
January 24, 2020

6050 Wisconsin Avenue 
Chevy Chase, MD 20815



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