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The mission of Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School is to offer a quality Montessori education infused with culturally inclusive principles to guide children to develop to their fullest potential. The vision of the founders of Shining Stars Montessori Academy is one that seeks to alter the educational outcomes of children living in Washington, DC, thereby positioning them for future success. In keeping with our mission, we will strive to nurture the genius of all the children who come through our doors, guiding them in the principles of the Montessori approach.

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JOIN THE SSMA TEAM

The backbone of Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School students’ success is a team of exceptionally talented and diverse Teachers, Leaders, and Support Team. SSMA’s mission is to offer a quality Montessori education infused with culturally inclusive principles to guide children to develop to their fullest potential. We will love to have you join our team for the 2022 - 2023 School Year.
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Thank you for your interest in Shining Stars Montessori Academy! We look forward to sharing information about our Academy with you and learning more about your child and family throughout the application process.
For more information, please call (202) 723-1467 or email info@shiningstarspcs.org
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Giving Tuesday 2021

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Every contribution of every size adds up. Whatever you can give from your heart will be received with gratitude and earnest stewardship.

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How do Montessori Schools Prepare Children For Modern Life? Featured Photo

How do Montessori Schools Prepare Children For Modern Life?

When deciding what elementary school path to take, the choices are sometimes overwhelming. Many people think Montessori schools are only for preschool- and kindergarten-age children. However, there are many reasons to consider a Montessori school for your child’s formative years. Below are just a few of the most compelling arguments for Montessori education that tie into preparing your child for the future.
Montessori Works

WHY MONTESSORI WORKS

A growing body of research supports the effectiveness of Montessori education over a range of outcomes, including school readiness, academic achievement, executive function skills, and more. A recent large-scale study in South Carolina1 and an in-depth study in Connecticut2 have supported all of the findings below as well as showing gains across racial and income sub-groups.