Mater Amoris School

Tel: (301)774-7468
The Mater Amoris Montessori School is dedicated to the philosophy of Dr.
Maria Montessori in the belief that her teachings provide a scientifically based system which not only aids the child during early development, but throughout life.
The Montessori philosophy is based on love for the child, respect for the child's dignity as a person, and a strong desire to help the child realize his or her fullest potential in society.
The Montessori philosophy emphasizes the importance of spiritual and moral strength.
The rural environment of the Ashton, Maryland campus fosters the development of thinking, self-sufficient, and flexible young people - whatever their chosen course of life.
The 13-acre campus brings pupils into close contact with nature, where they enjoy clear air and spacious surroundings.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association Montessori International (AMI)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Prekindergarten
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 84 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Barbara Heikkinen

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hampshire View Christian School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hampshire View Christian School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Sandy Spring Friends School (2.1 miles away)
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  • Silver Spring Hampshire View Christian School
    (Baptist)
    360 Ednor Rd
    Silver Spring , MD , 20905
    (301)570-8457
    (Baptist)
    1.6  mi  |  59  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Sandy Spring Sandy Spring Friends School
    (Friends)
    16923 Norwood Road
    Sandy Spring , MD , 20860
    (301)774-7455
    (Friends)
    2.1  mi  |  530  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Spencerville Spencerville Adventist Academy
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    2502 Spencerville Road
    Spencerville , MD , 20868
    (301)421-9101
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    2.6  mi  |  317  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Olney Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Our Lady Of Good Counsel High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    17301 Old Vic Boulevard
    Olney , MD , 20832
    (240)283-3235
    (Roman Catholic)
    2.8  mi  |  1200  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Olney
    Oakdale Christian Academy
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Methodist)
    3425 Emory Church Rd
    Olney , MD , 20832
    (301)774-5369
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Methodist)
    3.6  mi  |  12  students  |  Gr.  K

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