THE SPRINGS was founded in 1966 as a private school to provide Montessori classes for children in the Northern Virginia area (Springfield, Lorton, Fairfax Station, Ft. Belvoir, Mt. Vernon, Kingstowne, Annandale,Burke, and Woodbridge). In 1984, THE SPRINGS expanded to include a licensed Full Day Program and in September 2014 expanded to include an Infant and Toddler Montessori program. Most recently, The Springs opened two Elementary Montessori classrooms. The school is independent and classes are secular.