The purpose of the Montessori School of Alexandria (MSA) is to provide an early education program in which the foundation for a lifetime of creative learning is developed effectively and efficiently in the child. More specifically, MSA strives to develop within the school a learning environment which surrounds the child with maximum motivation and opportunities to learn and achieve in directions consistent with his or her individual level of maturation. The school is divided into a Primary School (for children ages 3-5) and an Elementary School (for children ages 6-12). Before- and aftercare are available as well as extracurricular classes such as piano and dance. A summer camp is for students only.