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Welcome to John XXIII Montessori Children’s Center

“Help us, O God, to enter into the secret of childhood, so that we may know, love and serve the child ..."  – Dr. Maria Montessori
Founded in 2003, John XXIII Montessori Center in Front Royal, VA offers multiple programs and sessions for children ages 18 months to 12 years. We facilitate the intellectual and personal growth of the child while fostering a deeper relationship with the Good Shepherd through our:
  • Three-morning academic program for children ages 3-12, Tuesday -Thursday.
  • Full-day options for students ages 5-12 on those same days.
  • Once-a-week Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium program for toddlers through age 12. 
We invite you to learn more about our philosophy of education, vibrant Children’s Center and program offerings by exploring our website and scheduling a visit to meet our staff, children and families who grow and learn as a community.

SlowFoodVastWine™ Fundraiser Huge Success

on Sat, 05/07/2016 - 16:57

The John XXIII Montessori Children's Center and White Oaks School is grateful to the many sponsors, volunteers, attendees and donors who contributed to the resounding success of our annual fund-raising event, SlowFoodVastWine TM, held the final week in April.

The Farm-to-Fork Raffle committee was very happy to announce that they surpassed their $15,000 goal. Many Center families worked hard to sell their raffle tickets this year.  
Congratulations to the winners for this year's Farm-to-Fork Raffle:
1st Place:  #2495  Bev M., sold by K. and E. McMahon at Better Thymes
2nd Place:  #3943  R.

Annual SlowFoodVastWine Fundraiser April 30

on Wed, 04/20/2016 - 09:09

SlowFoodVastWine -- the main fundraising event for John XXIII Montessori School and the Shenandoah Valley's most important food and wine event -- is happening April 30th, 6:30 pm at Rappahannock Cellars in Huntly, Va.. 

Celebrating the efforts of area farmers and vintners to raise sustainable products through traditional methods, SlowFoodVastWine™ has become the region's premier occasion for supporting and enjoying local fare.  Guests will enjoy exquisitely made food together with an array of wines, all locally sourced and prepared.

Marian Consecration Day

on Tue, 04/05/2016 - 14:43

On Monday, April 4, after praying through the 33 Days to Morning Glory book for the weeks ahead of time in preparation, John XXIII Montessori Children's Center families gathered for a community Marian Consecration at the Center. John Janaro led the consecration prayers, which were followed by a cake reception outdoors.



2016 Open Houses

on Tue, 01/19/2016 - 09:10

OPEN HOUSE!  Come see the brand new 8+ acre farm campus of John XXIII Montessori Center at 1401 Linden Street in Front Royal, by attending one of our two upcoming Open Houses on February 7 and March 6, 1:30–3:00 p.m. each day.

 If you have not yet toured our 6 bright new environments, including Primary & Elementary classrooms, Toddler, Level I and Level II-III Atria, as well as our brand new White Oaks Middle School (grades 7-9), now is the time to visit.

Parish Priest Visits John XXIII

on Tue, 11/17/2015 - 13:16

John XXIII Montessori staff and children were happy to welcome Fr. Kevin Beres, parochial vicar at nearby St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Front Royal, VA, to the Center today for a visit and demonstration of the priest's vestments. 

Elementary students enjoyed his presentation of the traditional vestments, and were able to ask questions and discuss what they learned. 

We are very grateful to Fr. Beres for taking the time to come visit our Montessori center and for his wonderful rapport with the children.