Mater Amoris Montessori School

  • The Mater Amoris Montessori School is dedicated to the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori in the belief that her teachings provide a scientifically based system which not only aids the child during early development, but throughout life.
  • The Montessori philosophy is based on love for the child, respect for the child's dignity as a person, and a strong desire to help the child realize his or her fullest potential in society.
  • The Montessori philosophy emphasizes the importance of spiritual and moral strength.
  • The rural environment of the Ashton, Maryland campus fosters the development of thinking, self-sufficient, and flexible young people - whatever their chosen course of life.
  • The 13-acre campus brings pupils into close contact with nature, where they enjoy clear air and spacious surroundings.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association Montessori International (AMI)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1968
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students27 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Mater Amoris Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorAlicia.enright@materamoris.com

Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sport
SportsField HockeyField Hockey

School Notes

  • The Mater Amoris Montessori School is dedicated to the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori in the belief that her teachings provide a scientifically based system which not only aids the child during early development, but throughout life. The Montessori philosophy is based on love for the child, respect for the child's dignity as a person, and a strong desire to help the child realize his or her fullest potential in society. The Montessori philosophy emphasizes the importance of spiritual and moral strength. The rural environment of the Ashton, Maryland campus fosters the development of thinking, self-sufficient, and flexible young people - whatever their chosen course of life. The 13-acre campus brings pupils into close contact with nature, where they enjoy clear air and spacious surroundings.

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  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-K | 28 students
    62.7 miles
    10449 Green Mountain Cir
    Columbia, MD 21044
    (410) 730-7525
    62.7 PK-K
    28
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    Grades: NS-3
    64.1 miles
    9760 Owen Brown Rd
    Columbia, MD 21045
    (410) 730-5056
    64.1 NS-3
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  • Annapolis
    Grades: NS-8 | 160 students
    87.5 miles
    30 Old Mill Bottom Road North
    Annapolis, MD 21409
    (410) 757-4740
    87.5 NS-8
    160
  • Annapolis
    Grades: NS-6 | 162 students
    86.9 miles
    1641 N Winchester Rd
    Annapolis, MD 21409
    (410) 757-7789
    86.9 NS-6
    162
  • Barnesville
    Grades: NS-8 | 130 students
    40.7 miles
    21830 Peach Tree Road
    Barnesville, MD 20838
    (301) 972-0341
    40.7 NS-8
    130

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Mater Amoris is an amazing school. The traditional Montessori curriculum is the center piece of this lovely school especially in regards to the education of the whole child. The parent community is warm and inviting with many opportunities to volunteer. My communication with teachers has been wonderful. The children of Mater Amoris graduate with a deep love of learning, independence, compassion for others and our planet, and strong sense of self. They are also able to advocate for themselves. This school is a treasure on 13 acres in Ashton, Maryland.
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After sending our son to one of the perennial "Best of Howard County" preschools and finding ourselves extremely disappointed, we started exploring our options. We were lucky enough to have this quiet little gem of a school recommended to us by neighbors whose children had attended there years and years ago. I truly cannot say enough good things about this school and the love and education that our son receives there. The primary program, where children ages 2 1/2 to 6 are together in the classroom, has been extraordinary, and the children in the older classes (the school runs through age 12) are a testament to the type of person that the school produces. We feel so very blessed to have stumbled upon this extraordinary school and now have every intention of keeping our son there through age 12.
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