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Why OFS

For 30 years Oneness-Family School (OFS) has served families who value student-centered learning and personal growth alongside a rigorous curriculum. We’re the Washington, DC area’s only innovative and diverse learning community nurturing academic excellence in the Montessori tradition for early childhood through high school.

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.

Pre-Kindergarten student learning with teacher

Montessori Learning

Our Montessori-inspired, developmentally-appropriate approach to learning meets the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students at every age and stage: early childhood, elementary, middle school, and high school.

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.

Upper Elementary students listening in class

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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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.

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