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Higher Ground Education acquires LePort Montessori Schools in Northern Virginia

Organization now up to 28 school locations across 12 states, serving more than 2,200 students

Fairfax, VA (June 10, 2019) — Higher Ground Education Inc. has acquired six of LePort Montessori’s schools in Northern Virginia, a network comprising over 500 students and 150 educators. 

This acquisition makes Higher Ground’s own school network the largest dedicated Montessori network in the United States. With this acquisition, Higher Ground now has 28 school locations across 1states, and serves more than 2,200 students from infancy through high school. Higher Ground’s programs are grounded in the Montessori philosophy of education, which puts students in a specially prepared learning environment that enables students to productively, actively direct their own learning. 

“The team is excited to bring our support for quality Montessori programs to the communities in Aldie, Ashburn, Chantilly, Fairfax, Reston, and Herndon,” said Ray Girn, Founder and CEO of Higher Ground Education. “We’re honored to help educate these students and support these families, and we are looking forward to adding some exceptional educators and leaders to our growing network. We’re eager to make these already great school communities even better.”  

Higher Ground Education Inc. was founded in 2016 with the mission to mainstream and modernize Montessori education. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California, its ventures include infant, toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools, as well as teacher training programs, online middle and high school learning, and a suite of education and parent apps. 

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