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 see it for yourself. 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.

Open Houses

October 14, 2022
November 4, 2022
November 17, 2022 (Virtual)
December 2, 2022
January 6, 2023
January 11, 2023 (Virtual)


1529 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036


Whole Kids Academy is a Spanish-immersion preschool that serves a community of families who value a warm, loving environment and holistic approach to education.

Open Houses

October 3, 2022
October 13, 2022
October 25, 2022
November 9, 2022
November 22, 2022
December 5, 2022
December 20, 2022
January 10, 2023
January 26, 2023


3247 Q St NW
Washington, DC 20007


The Little Folks School is an independent school for children ages 18 months to 5 years, located in Georgetown.

Children at Little Folks School learn through active exploration and interaction with teachers, other children, and materials in a carefully prepared environment. Small class sizes and low teacher-student ratios allow for individualized instruction focusing on each child’s strengths, needs, and interests.

We focus on educating the whole child, including physical, social-emotional, and pre-academic skills.

Open Houses

October 12, 2022
November 16, 2022
December 7, 2022
January 11, 2023
February 1, 2023


7300 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817


The Primary Day School in Bethesda, Maryland, educates boys and girls during the four most important learning years of their lives—Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade.

Children are full of energy, curiosity, and potential during this magical time of life. A Primary Day education taps all three to the fullest.

Open Houses

November 17, 2022
January 11, 2023


4800 Sangamore Road
Bethesda, MD 20816


At Washington Waldorf, we see each student as an extraordinary human being who is on a profound journey of discovery. Our teachers incorporate academic, artistic, and practical elements into every subject, creating memorable lessons, successful scholars, and strong individuals.

Open Houses

Small group Morning Observation Tours will begin in October of 2022. In the meantime, please contact Torie at to schedule an individual tour.

Grace Episcopal Day School (Kensington, MD) – Weekend open houses from 10:00-11:30 am on Saturday, October 22, 2022; Saturday, January 7, 2023; and Saturday, January 21

Montessori School of Fairfax (Chantilly, VA) – Open House every Wednesday at 9:30 am

Our Lady of Victory School (Palisades, DC) – October 5th, 2022; October 19th, 2022; November 2nd, 2022; November 16th, 2022; December 7th, 2022; January 4th, 2023; January 18th, 2023; February 15th, 2023

Primrose School of Arlington (Arlington, VA) – Open Houses held monthly

Saint Ann Catholic School (Arlington, VA) – Private Tours by Appointment

School for Friends (Dupont Circle, DC) – October 20, 2021; November 10, 2021; December 8, 2021; January 12, 2022; February 9, 2022; February 16, 2022

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (Potomac, MD) – November 11, 2022; December 10, 2022

The Goddard School (The Wharf, DC) – October 10, 2022


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