Bryant Woods Montessori Childrens House
Bryant Woods Montessori Children’s House was established at the time of the city of Columbia’s founding in 1969.
Bryant Woods Montessori Children's House is an independent, non-profit school which is committed to educating the 3 to 6 year old child from diverse backgrounds.
Our school promotes joy in learning and positive character development as well as stimulating the intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth of the child through the implementation of the Montessori philosophy and methodology.
We strive to promote the development of initiative, independence, responsibility, curiosity, cooperation and respect for self and others.
- School Type: Montessori School
- Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
- Students: 28 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Summer School Offered
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Whoa is all I have to say. I never heard of the Montessori method before I came for a visit to the school and I was hooked. My daughter has done nothing but grow at BWMCH. She has learned to love learning and I can't wait to see how she will fly next year. She's come home helpful with doing home tasks and has learned so much. And she is so proud of what she is learning. She constantly says "Look Mommy..." and fills in with all of the wonderful things she is learning. They also have really cool afterschool programs. The afterschool art program has the kids examining legitimate artists and painting in their styles. We are also a fan of the afterschool soccer program as well. My daughter is constantly talking about the goals she makes at soccer practice. I also love that they are learning a foreign language and music during the school day. The administrator and staff are amazing! They truly notice and care about each and every child they have in the program. And each child feels loved. The parents are also ultra-friendly and inclusive too. It is just a wonderful place. The only drawback is that they don't do 1st grade and beyond.
It's difficult to express the love I feel for BWMCH. I watched both my sons blossom there in all aspects of their lives. The academic preparation they received was exceptional (one son entered first grade dividing and reading well above grade level), but more important to me was the love of learning, curiosity, thoughtfulness, social skills, and confidence that the school helped foster. They enjoyed the after-school enrichment opportunities and summer camp as well.
My child is in her second year at BWMCH and loves going to school. Because of her education from BWMCH her math, reading and writing skills are above what I expected for her age. She actually comes home wanting to do more math and writing. The school provides a very loving and nurturing environment that fosters learning through traditional Montessori methods. The one room school house is a wonderful environment that allows the older students to mentor the younger students building confidence and encouraging the love of learning among the children. The teachers, assistants and administrator are all very observant, loving and well experienced. The school also does an exemplary job of fostering a sense of community among the students and their families by providing family activities throughout the year. I researched and visited several preschools in the Ellicott City and Columbia areas and this was by far the most qualified. Since it is the only nonprofit Montessori school in Columbia I was confident that the motivation to provide a good education would supersede the motivation to make a profit. The price is also reasonable compared to other schools in the area. My daughter is learning Spanish there and loves it. They also have a music program and afterschool programs that vary through out the year.
This is by far the best preschool in this part of the world. My child graduated from this program and has successfully used what he learned at BWMCH to continue learning joyfully in the public school system. The administrator and staff are amazing individuals who share their professionalism and love with both the children and parents. I highly recommend you see this one room schoolhouse for yourself. We made many lifelong friends at BWMCH!
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