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Bethesda Montessori School

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Bethesda Montessori School, established in 1983, cooperates with the Washington Montessori Institute and is staffed by AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) trained teachers.  It is fully approved by the Maryland State Department of Education, and Montessori Schools of Maryland, and is a member of the North American Montessori Teachers Association and other educational organizations.  It leases its facility from the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, but it has no religious affiliation with the church.  It is centrally located in the heart of the Bethesda business district on Wilson Lane near the intersection of Old Georgetown and Arlington Roads, three blocks from the Bethesda Metro station.

A traditional Montessori school, it adheres to the teachings and principles of Dr. Maria Montessori.  The school is fully equipped with the Montessori materials as well as many handmade items to stimulate the child’s mind and creativity. Music, Art and French instruction are integral parts of the Montessori program.  Our rooms are bright and cheerful.  The staff is dedicated and caring.  It is the hope of the school that each student will grow in knowledge, self-reliance, confidence and social graces.

Basic Facts

    Available Spots: (5) in mixed age classes for 3-6 year old.

    Age Range:
    Ages 3 - 6

    Years Established: 1983

    Tuition: $10,800 - $15,700

    Who you serve:
    Elementary, Montessori, Preschool

    Mission/Philosophy
    It has been proven that small children have a desire to learn and are capable of acquiring a great deal of knowledge. The Montessori attitude toward education stresses the sensitive periods. These are times when children are interested in acquiring a particular skill or gaining knowledge in a certain area. The teacher or "directress" directs their learning and provides the needed stimulation for the children to work with the manipulative materials provided for them. They may use them freely, work at their own pace and repeat the activity for as long as they wish.

    The carefully prepared environment provides a stimulus for children to make new self-discoveries, and gain confidence, independence and a sense of order in a noncompetitive atmosphere. These are qualities that we hope will grow with the children and remain with them as they enter adulthood.

    Available Hours:
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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