Arco Iris Somos

4105 Jones Bridge Rd., Chevy Chase, MD 20815 | | 301-913-9400

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full and half day / part time with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Interdisciplinary
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish immersion

Profile: Arco Iris Somos believes that the child is the center of the educational experience. The child’s emotional connection to the world, including her or his connection to a teacher’s lesson plan, is the key to a child’s love of learning and her or his mastery of a subject. If a child can open her or his heart to a teacher, then the child’s mind will open, and the child’s intellect will flourish.

Our methods reflect what we believe to be the best of various educational philosophies from the European and American traditions. We borrow liberally from Steiner, Montessori, Malaguzzi, Dewey, and Gardner with the aim of reaching each child’s mode of absorbing and processing the Spanish language and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Class offerings:

  • 2-year-old options:
    • M–F, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • M–F, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • M/W/F or T/Th, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • M/W/F or T/Th, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • 3-year-old options:
    • M–F, 9 a.m. – 12:30p.m.
    • M–F, 9 a.m. – 3:30p.m.
    • M/W/F or T/Th, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • M/W/F or T/Th, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • 4-year-old options:
    • M–F, 9 a.m. – 3:30p.m.
  • Before care: 8–9 a.m.
  • After care: 3:30–5:30 p.m.
  • Enrichment programs: Ages 3–7 years, weekdays, 4:45–6 p.m.; Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Enrichment offerings: Afternoon and Saturday Spanish enrichment programs

Openings for 2019–2020: Yes

Openings for 2020–2021: Yes

Minimum enrollment age: Must be at least 2 years old by Sept. 1

Due date for enrollment applications: February, with late enrollment and waitlist options

Last updated: Oct. 2, 2019

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