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Lee Montessori - East End
2501 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE,
Friday, March 6, 2020
Lee Montessori PCS-East End opened its doors in August 2019, becoming the first Montessori school located east of the Anacostia River. By providing a high-quality, high-fidelity Montessori experience for a racially and socioeconomically diverse community—and embedding Anti-Bias/AntiRacist work into its model—Lee East End seeks to empower its students and families to transform their communities and society.
For more than a century, Montessori schools have delivered highly individualized instruction for every child, fostering autonomy and student-driven learning (within children’s zone of proximal development) and emphasizing practical life learning. Lee East End is making the model, which has historically served largely affluent, white families, more widely available to diverse and marginalized communities.
Currently serving an inaugural class of ~75 three and-four-year olds, Lee East End will expand by growing both up and down: The school will add one new grade level each year and also plans to create an infant-toddler program for children age 0-3. By 2027, Lee East End will reach full enrollment and serve 400 children through grade 6.