Preschool Open House Guide

This guide is sponsored by the amazing area schools featured in this guide.

Thinking about preschool but not sure where to begin? There are tons of online resources available (including our Comprehensive Preschool Guide!), which are a great start.

But, you’ll never really know for sure if a school is the best fit for your family until you visit it in person. So, we’ve complied a list of some local open houses! 


2700 27th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008


Aidan Montessori School is a co-ed, independent private school for children ages 18 months through grade 6. Founded in 1961, Aidan is the only school in DC that holds accreditation from the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools and American Montessori Internationale. Aidan follows the highest standards of Montessori pedagogy to prepare children for successful and fulfilling lives.

Everything at Aidan revolves around how children learn best. Aidan students grow into independent thinkers, confident learners, effective collaborators, and responsible citizens.

Virtual Open Houses

November 6 at 9:00 AM
November 18 at 7:30 PM
December 4 at 9:00 AM
December 17 at 7:30 PM
January 8 at 9:00 AM


13500 Layhill Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906


Barrie School inspires excellence, intrinsic motivation, and responsibility through innovation in learning. Serving a diverse and inclusive student body, our intentional educational throughline—from Montessori (12 months to Grade 5) to Project-Based Learning (Grades 6-12) —cultivates learning that lasts.

Our extraordinary learning environment on 45 acres also houses the world-renowned Barrie Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, and Barrie Camp, a D.C. area tradition since the 1950s.

Virtual Open Houses

November 11
January 9

Discover Montessori Virtual Event

December 4


9600 Forest Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814


Starting at 2 years old and continuing through 12th grade, students at Rochambeau receive instruction in both English and French, and can start a third language as early as elementary school (Arabic, Spanish). Students represent more than 80 nationalities and communicate in over 25 different languages.

As the only accredited French school in the Washington, DC, area, Rochambeau proudly enrolls children without any knowledge of French until the 4th grade. Graduates of Rochambeau go on to study at top universities in the US, Canada, UK, France, and all around the world.

Virtual Open Houses

November 7 (Pre-school Open House)
November 11 (Elementary Open House)

Browne Academy Virtual Open Houses: November 11, December 6, January 13, January 30, February 27, March 9, April 15, and May 29

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School  Virtual Open House: November 8

Concord Hill School  Virtual Open Houses: December 11 and January 9

Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School Virtual Open House: November 19

Little Folks School Virtual Open Houses: November 11, December 9, January 13, and February 13

Nysmith School For The Gifted Virtual Tours and Information Sessions: Every Thursday at 10am

Our Lady of Victory School Virtual Admissions Information Sessions: November 2, December 7, January 4, February 1, and March 1

School for Friends Virtual Open Houses: November 17, November 24, December 15, January 12, and January 26

Takoma Children’s School Tours starting in December 2020