It won't be long before our halls are filled with the sounds of laughter from tales of summer adventures and the pitter patter of feet as students eagerly make their way to their respective classrooms. The exhuberance of a new school year is almost palpable, a time where anything and everything seems possible. For many of our students this year will mark the beginning of friendships, the mastery of new skills, and a continuation of their journey to become lifelong learners. While we live in an ever-changing world, where no one day looks like the next, it is good to have a constant compass. For more than 50 years the Montessori School of Northern Virginia has been that beacon for young learners, a safe place where they are encouraged to explore their curiosity to be independent thinkers and engaged global citizens. So as we ready for the new exciting year, we thank you for choosing MSNV and welcome you to a place where we love learning, love one another, and love the world around us.