11931 Seven Locks Road

Potomac, MD 20854



Triassic! Jurassic! Cretaceous!

Geneva Day School’s 3-year-olds learn about prehistory as they create a habitat with their teacher, Mr. Mondonedo.


“We’re working towards that ah-ha moment. . . This makes all the difference,” he says.

Since 1965, Geneva Day School has been “encouraging a lifelong love of learning” through exceptional classes and extraordinary programs for children aged 2 through kindergarten.

Highly trained staff are known for their enduring presence within the school. Some serve for decades and others provide their children as faculty. (Mrs. Mondonedo granted Mr. Mondonedo!)


Dinosaurs are a beloved aspect of the school’s STEAM-powered curriculum. They might be animated as models, measured for their fossil-prints, or even painted. On occasion, sandboxes transform into “dinosaur bone excavation sites” to facilitate the ultimate “time travel.”

Such innovation is characteristic of the Geneva Method, which promotes student-led discovery of traditional pre-academics. Art, environmental education, mindfulness, music and physical education take place in and around gorgeous Maryland Green School grounds.

Generation after generation, Geneva graduates choose to send their children to their alma-preschool-mater.


“We are dedicated to each child’s growth and development. . . we work towards supporting students’ learning through hands-on experiences and environmental exploration,” says Director Daisy Lizama. 

Such positive foundations underscore how the school, a recipient of numerous “best” awards, excels at this heartwarming test of time. Geneva “makes prehistory” not only for its admirable tradition of multi-generation participation, but also for its passionate placing of students and their “ah-ha moments” first.