News & Announcements

Welcome Families! Back to School

I am delighted to welcome you to the Shining Stars Montessori community and to an exciting school year upcoming this fall. After a year of mostly virtual learning, it will be great to safely bring the whole school community back together again.


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.

SSMA Virtual Tour

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 [email protected]

Montessori Spirit Week @ Shining Stars (May 31st - June 3rd)

Each day the SSMA classrooms will complete an activity or lesson that embodies a different Montessori principle. The principles are as follows: Day of Peace - Tuesday, May 31st. Random Act of Kindness Day - Wednesday, June 1st. Discovery Day - Thursday, June 2nd. Day of Service - Friday, June 3rd.

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.

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.

Garden Build Day at Shining Stars Montessori Academy

We are asking for volunteers to join the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) to help Shining Stars Montessori Academy get ready for outdoor learning! We will build raised garden beds, spread mulch, create a stone pathway, and enhance the schoolyard for Shining Stars Montessori Academy students.
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meeting Location: Shining Stars Montessori Academy, 1240 Randolph Street NE, Washington, DC 2001


Join Shining Stars Montessori Academy's Family Market! SSMA has partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank to offer monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to members of the Shining Stars Montessori Academy community free of charge.
When: Monday, February 14, 2022, from 3 pm to 5 pm
Where: SSMA Campus (front and rear entrance(s) of the building)


Are you or other DC parents you know curious about why the Montessori model is one of the most popular educational approaches around the world? Come to an open house to learn more!

DC families from all neighborhoods are welcome and encouraged to learn more about how an authentic Montessori education cultivates creativity, curiosity, leadership, critical thinking and supports problem solvers who are also compassionate and kind to others. Interested parents can RSVP to reserve a space for any of our upcoming open houses.

My School DC Virtual EdFEST 2021

Join us at EdFEST 2021 and meet one-on-one with our dedicated staff to learn more about our school. SSMA offers a quality Montessori education infused with culturally inclusive principles to guide children to develop to their fullest potential. We have multi-aged classrooms, special Montessori materials, uninterrupted work cycles, integrated arts programming, world language, and individual and small group learning opportunities.
Join us on December 11, 2021 from 10:00am - 1:00pm
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