Friendship Montessori School was founded in 1992 to provide the benefits of a Montessori experience to young children.
Located off a country road, we take advantage of the country in our work and play.
FMS welcomes children ages 2-6 to come learn in our family-oriented two-classroom schoolhouse. We offer exceptional student/teacher ratios.
Our mission has stayed the same for twenty-eight years: we strive to be the best first-school experience for every child enrolled.
Each child is treated as a unique and creative learner.
Although we are sure to "prepare" our students for first grade, our focus is on meeting the needs of the children NOW. Early childhood should not be rushed through in order to get ready for the next phase; it is to be celebrated.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-1
  • Students: 33 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,000
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Friendship Montessori School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-1
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
mild learning differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
33 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Friendship Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition of $7190. is for five days per week student age 3-6 including kindergarten. Three days per week tuition $5775. per year. Class for two to three year olds (limit 12 students with 3 teachers) is $5775. for three days per week for the school year and $7190. for five days.

School Notes

  • only Montessori school on Maryland's Eastern Shore
  • encourages family participation
  • family oriented
  • welcoming, informal atmosphere
  • focus is always on meeting the needs of each child in our care
  • 1-6 or better teacher-child ratio
  • helpful, creative, attentive staff
  • afterschool program
  • Montessori certified staff
  • twenty-eight year history
  • second generation students

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Excellent in every way! Our son loves spending time with his Friends and the teachers there. The learning style suits him well, and we are always impressed with the new knowledge and skills he comes home with.
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Three of my children have attended FMS so far! Holli and her teachers are amazing role models. She went above and beyond to make sure my two premature children got the extra attention needed to push past some of their obstacles. I could not recommend FMS enough!!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-1
  • Students: 33 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,000
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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