What ages do you accept?
The Primary Montessori Day School serves children age 2 through Grade 3 (age 2 – 9). The youngest we will accept a child is age 2.
How many days a week is your program? Do you have a half-day program? Do you have an extended-day program? What schedules do you offer?
Our program is 5 days a week, Monday – Friday for Pre-Kindergarten and above. There is a 3 day program available for The Twos program.
Recognizing the child’s delight in the option of challenging activities after school, and community need for quality physical care, the Primary Montessori Day School provides extended hours of operation.
- Early Bird program runs from 7:30am – 9:00am
- The Two’s Half-day program (age 2) is from 8:45am – 12:00pm
- The Two’s Full-day program (age 2) is from 8:45am – 3:00pm
- Primary Half-day program (ages 3-6) is from 8:45am – 12:00pm
- Primary Full-day program (ages 3-6) is from 8:45am – 3:00pm
- Elementary program (ages 6-9) is from 8:45am – 3:00pm
- Our Extended day program runs from 3:00pm – 6:00pm
What kind of curriculum do you have for your Toddler (age 2), Primary (ages 3-6) and Lower Elementary (ages 6-9) classes?
Please visit our curriculum information page for more information regarding our extensive Montessori curriculum.
How many openings do you have?
This varies from year to year. In addition to openings anticipated during the admission season, currently enrolled students and accepted applicants sometimes change plans and an opening may occur.
Do you offer a summer program?
Yes. We currently offer a summer program that begins in July.
What makes your Montessori school different than other schools?
Many parents want to know what makes us different than other Montessori schools in the area. The answer is everything that we think matters. Our school is a non-profit private school. The Primary Montessori Day School was founded and is headed by a teacher who taught for over 35 years in a Montessori school before deciding to open a school where she felt “Montessori would be done right”.
We are not a “chain” of Montessori schools. Our focus is on education – not business. This principle alone grounds our school culture in a very significant and unique way. We do not compare our tuition to other schools nor try to compete on price or convenience at the expense of our curriculum.
Be aware that the word “Montessori” is not patented. Anyone can use it, and the word itself is no guarantee of quality. When comparing Montessori schools, a wonderful “check-list” for parents is available here.
Is the school affiliated with a certain religion or group?
No. Primary Montessori Day School is an independent school accredited by the State of Maryland as well as other regional and educational organizations.
Do you wear uniforms?
Yes, and we love it! We find for most parents it eliminates two problems in the morning—deciding what to wear and getting dressed. It is also less expensive than purchasing other types of clothes. Children in “The Two’s” program do not wear uniforms to school.
What organizations is The Primary Montessori Day School affiliated with and/or accredited by?
The Primary Montessori Day School holds membership with the International Montessori Council (IMC), North American Montessori Teachers Association (NAMTA), and American Montessori Society (AMS). Our teachers are expected to maintain current membership in AMI, AMS, or any other organization that originates their Montessori teaching diploma credential. The School is approved by the Maryland State Board of Education.
What is your tuition?
Contact us at 301-309-9532 for current tuition info.
How can we enroll or be placed on your waiting list? What is your admissions process?
Please visit our application process page for detailed information regarding our admission process.