2023-24 Preschool Open Houses in the DC Area

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 open houses at our favorite local preschools!

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 13, 2023
November 3, 2023
November 16 (Virtual)
December 1, 2023
January 5, 2024
January 10, 2024 (Virtual)

2700 27th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

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 House

November 16, 2023 from 6:30-8:30 pm

7300 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817

The British International School of Washington (BISW), a Nord Anglia Education school in Washington, D.C. provides the highest quality education from Pre-Nursery (2 years old) to high school (IB Diploma Programme).

BISW’s personalized approach to learning enables our students to make remarkable personal and academic progress, setting the foundation in preschool for a range of life-enhancing experiences.

Embark on limitless possibilities with BISW!

Open Houses

Dates TBD, please schedule a tour in the meantime.

2001 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007


Feynman School celebrates each student’s intellect, curiosity, and sense of self, while promoting creative thinking and fostering care for others.

Kids get their hands dirty in a fun, dynamic setting where they can revel in learning and prepare for full, fulfilling lives.

Through their years together, Feynman students expand their minds, build their talents and keep the wonder that makes learning simply a joy.

Open Houses

October 15, 2023
October 19, 2023
November 12, 2023
December 10, 2023

6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852


Oneness-Family School serves families who value student-centered learning and personal growth alongside a rigorous curriculum. At Oneness-Family School, academic, social, and emotional skills are championed to prepare every student for life, not just for school.

The learning program combines a traditional Montessori curriculum emphasizing mindfulness, social-emotional development, and leadership skills. Students are taught to be compassionate and courageous world citizens with an enduring love of learning.

Open Houses

October 14, 2023
November 1, 2023 (Meet the Teachers Event on Zoom)
December 2, 2023
February 1, 2024 (Primary Programs Open House)
February 3, 2024 (High School Open House)

6701 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


NCRC (National Child Research Center) Preschool is an independent preschool for children ages 2-5 that has been serving the Washington D.C. area since 1928.

NCRC’s play-based, child-centered program is rooted in the most current research in Early Education and developmentally appropriate practices that reveal each child’s skills.

NCRC teachers collaborate with their students in generating a curriculum that inspires children to engage in deep discovery around meaningful topics. NCRC provides a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse community, where every child and family is recognized, celebrated, and cherished.

Open House

November 11, 2023

3209 Highland Place NW
Washington DC 20008


CCBC Children Center believes children learn best through meaningful, child-centered play. Our educators are dedicated to creating engaging, responsive programming that fosters children’s curiosity, independence, and joy.

Children engage with thoughtfully chosen materials and learning experiences, while also developing peer relationships and strengthening motor skills through daily outdoor play. We celebrate the many special moments of childhood, stringing together joyful experiences that help grow lifelong learners.

Open House

November 3, 2023
December 1, 2023
January 5, 2024
February 1, 2024
February 2, 2024

5671 Western Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015


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  1. Thank you for this great list! I’d also like to add River Park Nursery School for parents looking for gentle start options in Capitol Hill. River Park is a fantastic option for 3-5 year olds. You can choose from 3 days a week to 5 days a week for your kiddo. The teachers are so special and enthusiastic and the kids love them .

    They have two open houses coming up in January:

    Upcoming OPEN HOUSE
    Saturday, January 7 from 10-12 pm

    Saturday, January 28 from 10-12 pm

    For additional questions please email [email protected]

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