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With two campuses in Chevy Chase and Kensington, Maryland, Oneness-Family School has served families who value student-centered learning and personal growth alongside a rigorous curriculum for 35 years. At Oneness-Family School, we champion academic, social, and emotional skills to prepare every student for life, not just for school.

For students age two through 12th grade, our learning program combines a traditional Montessori curriculum emphasizing mindfulness, social-emotional development, and leadership skills. We teach students to be compassionate and courageous world citizens with an enduring love of learning. 

What is Montessori? 

Montessori education provides a child-centered approach that fosters self-directed learning, independence, and holistic development. With mixed-age classrooms and personalized guidance, students engage in hands-on activities, peer learning, and critical thinking, cultivating a love for learning and preparing them for future success.

Hands-on, student-led, and interdisciplinary learning in traditional core academics, STEM, the arts, languages, civics, conflict resolution, and community service foster nimble and collaborative thinkers, creators, builders, and leaders.

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Montessori Learning

Our Montessori developmentally-appropriate approach to learning meets the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students at every age and stage, from age 2 through grade 12.

Individualized Teaching

Our small class sizes and student-centered teaching for all grade levels contribute to high academic achievement and social-emotional development as a solid foundation for future success.

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Our emphasis on character development and individual potential cultivates good people – not just good students. Whatever paths OFS students choose after graduation, they’re poised to contribute and lead.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our intentionally diverse community expands the horizons and capacities of every student, empowering all learners to thrive in a diverse and rapidly-changing world.

School Community

Our "preschool through high school" model offers an opportunity for continuity and belonging, contributing to the close-knit community that helps students flourish.

Alumni Stories

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During my time at Oneness, I have learned how to be a successful student, the importance of connection, and to be willing to push myself out of my comfort zone. I have also learned that I am brave enough to speak up when needed.

Read More about Julia Tchikine '23
Headshot of Alumni Julia Wynn

The global perspective that grounded everything I learned at Oneness was so important in instilling cultural and inclusive understandings in me that I still embrace today.

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Students at Oneness are taught that the world is much larger than it appears, but that we have the ability to love and create positive ripples in the lives of others.

Read More about John Volpe