Love Of Learning Montessori School

Love of Learning strives to nurture the curiosity, creativity, and imagination born within us all, to awaken the human spirit of every child, to celebrate the diversity of our community, and to approach each child as an individual while inspiring a passion for excellence and a lifelong love of learning.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
International Montessori Council (IMC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedReading Specialist on Site
Year Founded1983
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students143 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Love Of Learning Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform for Elementary)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Abrakadoodle, Creative Dance Laboratory, Gold Strings, Kindercrafts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Smart Coach, Soccer Shots

School Notes

A Proven Track Record
  • The longest, most successful Infant & Toddler Program in Columbia.
  • The only Montessori school in Howard County that starts at 6 weeks and goes through 12 years old (6th grade).
  • Alumni transition easily to top competitive schools such as Glenelg Country School, McDonogh School, The Park School, St. Louis Parish Day School, Sandy Spring Friends School and Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, to name a few.
The Best and Brightest
  • All teachers are Montessori-trained and qualified, with an average of 10+ years of teaching experience.
  • All teachers are trained at higher standards than required by Maryland State Department of Education.
  • Fully equipped and intimate Montessori classrooms that offer more inidividualized attention.
  • Technology introduced at Elementary level includes the use of iPads and computers for research, report writing, and presentations.
Academic Excellence
  • The most robust Montessori curriculum in the area.
  • Students are consistently 2 to 4 years ahead in math, reading and science than the national norm.
  • Upper Elementary students participate each year in the Montessori Model United Nations in New York City.  In the past, students have represented countries such as Cuba, France, Argentina, Belarus, and Haiti.
A Diverse & International Community
  • A community of teachers, students and parents from all over the United States, Europe, Asia, Central and South America.
  • Daily, multi-sensory Spanish classes begin for children as young as 3 years old.
  • The only school in Columbia with an intensive Foreign Language Program.  In Kindergarten, our children begin to learn to read and write in Spanish and continues increasing their comprehension and fluency so that by 6th grade students can communicate comfortably with native Spanish speakers.
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  • Columbia
    Julia Brown Schools
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    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-3
    2.5 miles
    9760 Owen Brown Rd
    Columbia, MD 21045
    (410) 730-5056
    2.5 NS-3
  • Columbia
    Grades: NS-8 | 138 students
    5.5 miles
    10350 Old Columbia Road
    Columbia, MD 21046
    (410) 312-7413
    5.5 NS-8
  • Ellicott City
    Children's Manor Montessori
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    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-4 | 384 students
    1.3 miles
    4465 Montgomery Rd
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (410) 461-6070
    1.3 PK-4
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-1 | 75 students
    3 miles
    10508 Marble Faun Ln
    Columbia, MD 21044
    (410) 772-8353
    3 PK-1
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-K | 28 students
    2.5 miles
    10449 Green Mountain Cir
    Columbia, MD 21044
    (410) 730-7525
    2.5 PK-K

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