Giving Tuesday 2021

Show your love for SSMA and be a part of a global community that believes in giving back and supporting the people, places and things that are most important.

Your tax-deductible donation will strengthen the delivery of our online program, and multiply our support of families that are experiencing challenging times.
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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Mission And Vision

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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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday 2021

Show your love for SSMA and be a part of a global community that believes in giving back and supporting the people, places and things that are most important. Your tax-deductible donation will strengthen the delivery of our online program, and multiply our support of families that are experiencing challenging times. 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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Shining Stars Virtual Open House Schedule

SSMA Virtual Open House: Thank you for your interest in Shining Stars Montessori Academy! We look forward to sharing information about the 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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SSMA Community Fund- COVID 19

Now, more than ever, a strong community is what will give us strength. Many of our families and friends will soon be facing financial and emotional hardship. Our Board of Directors is leading this campaign so that we can support as many families as possible. In the coming months, some might need help with groceries, medical expenses, rent, and other bills. The fund will support us during the 2020-2021 years and beyond. Help us make this fund strong to support as many as possible.

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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.
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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.