News & Announcements

Kids Ride Free

The Kids Ride Free (KRF) program allows students to ride for free on Metrobus, Metrorail, and the DC Circulator while traveling within the District.
To be eligible for participation in the KRF program, each student must be:
A resident of the District of Columbia, and
Age 5 through 21, and
Enrolled in an elementary or secondary public, charter, a private or parochial school located within the District or youth in the care of the District.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application

Please check your child’s backpack. Meal application letters were sent home on Friday. If you would like to see if you qualify for free and reduced meals, applications are available in the main lobby.
Have questions? We have answers. Please call the Front Desk at 202-724-1467.

SSMA Rock the Stars Webstore Open

Check out SSMA’s Rock the Stars apparel and Welcome the Fall online spirit wear store open for a limited time only! Purchase all kinds of gear from T-shirts and sweatshirts to beanies! Each item is made to order and ships directly to your home! Our Web Store is open for one week only therefore all purchases must be made before Sunday, October 9th

SSMA School Supply Lists

Where has the summer gone? While you will be receiving this year’s Family Handbook
(2022-2023) we know that the time is approaching to go back to school supply shopping. Please
see the curated supply lists for all levels:
Children’s House - PK3, Pk4, and Kindergarten
Lower Elementary - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades
Upper Elementary - 4th, 5th, and 6th Grades

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.
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