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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 143 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Reading Specialist on Site
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
143 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
Love Of Learning Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
(Uniform for Elementary)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 143 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Howard County, MD is $12,200 for elementary schools and $16,794 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Howard County, MD is 75% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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