Mater Amoris School

     Tel: (301)774-7468
        
   
Grades: PK | 84 students
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)
Grades Offered Prekindergarten
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 84 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 35%

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 SpringHampshire View Christian School
      (Christian)
    360 Ednor Rd
    Silver SpringMD 20905
    (301)570-8456
      (Christian)
    1.6 mi | 41 students | Gr. K-12                      
  • Sandy SpringEchelon Academy
    Special Education School
    900 Olney Sandy Spring Rd
    Sandy SpringMD 20860
    (301)570-0999
    Special Education School
    1.8 mi | 5 students | Gr. 4-9                      
  • Sandy SpringSandy Spring Friends School
      (Friends)
    16923 Norwood Road
    Sandy SpringMD 20860
    (301)774-7455
      (Friends)
    2.1 mi | 542 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • SpencervilleSpencerville Adventist Academy
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    2502 Spencerville Road
    SpencervilleMD 20868
    (301)421-9101
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    2.6 mi | 377 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • Olney Our Lady Of Good Counsel High School
      (Roman Catholic)
    17301 Old Vic Boulevard
    OlneyMD 20832
    (240)283-3235
      (Roman Catholic)
    2.8 mi | 1200 students | Gr. 9-12                      

School Reviews

8 months ago
Mater Amoris is an amazing school. The traditional Montessori curriculum is the center piece of this lovely school especially in regards to the education of the whole child. The parent community is warm and inviting with many opportunities to volunteer. My communication with teachers has been wonderful. The children of Mater Amoris graduate with a deep love of learning, independence, compassion for others and our planet, and strong sense of self. They are also able to advocate for themselves. This school is a treasure on 13 acres in Ashton, Maryland.
- Posted by Parent
10 months ago
After sending our son to one of the perennial "Best of Howard County" preschools and finding ourselves extremely disappointed, we started exploring our options. We were lucky enough to have this quiet little gem of a school recommended to us by neighbors whose children had attended there years and years ago. I truly cannot say enough good things about this school and the love and education that our son receives there. The primary program, where children ages 2 1/2 to 6 are together in the classroom, has been extraordinary, and the children in the older classes (the school runs through age 12) are a testament to the type of person that the school produces. We feel so very blessed to have stumbled upon this extraordinary school and now have every intention of keeping our son there through age 12.
- Posted by Parent

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