Chesapeake Montessori School

  • We serve children and teens ages eighteen months through fifteen years (pre-k 8th grade).
  • Our main campus is comprised of seven acres in Annapolis, Maryland, where indoor and outdoor beauty abounds, and is accessible to the children.
  • The upper campus is a three-acre farmette located in Arnold, Maryland; a land-based model serving our seventh and eighth grade students with experiential education applicable to their lives.
  • CMS strives to offer an educational model true to Dr. Maria Montessori`s vision for the various age groups and we are proud to be an Association Montessori Internationale Recognized school.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association Montessori International (AMI)
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1977

Student Body

Total Students150 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeChesapeake Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size25 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $9,900 to $12,775.
Admissions DirectorCaroline Duffy


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, French Judo

School Notes

  • Chesapeake Montessori School has provided an Association of Montessori Internationale (AMI) education to children in the greater Annapolis area since 1977.  At CMS, education is an exciting process of discovery that builds a foundation for critical thinking, self-discipline, and a life-long love of learning. We provide a rich and nurturing learning environment for the development of the whole child and young adult academic, intellectual, social, emotional to prepare them to take their place in the world.
  • Montessori education is a child-centered, developmental approach based on the following principles: education should prepare children for life: intellectually, emotionally, and physically; children learn best when they are motivated by their own innate need to explore and discover; and, children should be allowed to progress at their own pace, regardless of age or ability. 
  • CMS is committed to helping children and young adults, aged 18-months thru 15 years, reach their full academic and creative potential, while instilling values of civic responsibility and compassion. Our students learn that they are an important part of society and have the knowledge and skills to make a difference in the world. We want to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of our programs, mission, and philosophy.  We invite you to learn more about us through our application process.   
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Annapolis
    Grades: NS-12 | 650 students
    6.4 miles
    534 Hillsmere Drive
    Annapolis, MD 21403
    6.4 NS-12
  • Annapolis
    Grades: NS-6 | 162 students
    1.1 miles
    1641 N Winchester Rd
    Annapolis, MD 21409
    1.1 NS-6
  • Annapolis
    Grades: NS-8 | 250 students
    5.8 miles
    3112 Arundel On The Bay Road
    Annapolis, MD 21403
    5.8 NS-8
  • Annapolis
    Grades: PK-5 | 270 students
    1.9 miles
    74 Greenbury Point Rd
    Annapolis, MD 21402
    1.9 PK-5
  • Arnold
    Grades: NS-5
    2.7 miles
    1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
    Arnold, MD 21012
    2.7 NS-5

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