THE WOODS is a fully accredited school through the American Montessori Society (AMS). THE WOODS along with our sister school, THE SPRINGS, is one of only four Montessori schools in Northern Virginia with this prestigious recognition. THE WOODS is the only accredited Montessori school in Prince William County.





“The Accreditation begins with an intensive self-study, by the school, involving the school’s entire community—students, staff, faculty, administration, board members, and parents.

During the process, every aspect of the school is examined and documented, including governance, curriculum, fiscal and personnel policies, facilities, health and safety practices, teacher preparation, and learner outcomes. All AMS accredited schools must maintain compliance with school accreditation standards and be on a path of continuous improvement. Each accredited school submits a yearly report outlining progress toward the objectives in its strategic plan.”