Montessori School Of Westminster

Montessori School Of Westminster Photo #1 - Spring atop Montessori Drive is a delightful time to be a student and enjoy our 27-acre rural campus with commanding views of Carroll County's countryside.
Montessori School Of Westminster Photo #2 - Lower Elementary School students writing in the woods.
Montessori School Of Westminster Photo #3 - Montessori School of Westminster, private school in Carroll County, MD.
Montessori School Of Westminster Photo #4 - Students in one of our Primary classes (for ages 3 through kindergarten level) meet at the "ellipse" to observe their directress explain the use of classroom materials.
Montessori School Of Westminster Photo #5 - Elementary students at MSW begin the day with some fresh air and exercise outside on our rolling hill-top campus.
Montessori School Of Westminster Photo #6 - MSW students enjoy the outside world together. Montessori philosophy includes 3-year cycles. Students become role models and peers, and their teachers or "directresses," become trusted guides.
Montessori School Of Westminster Photo #7 - Students get an opportunity to try out various musical instruments. Our families enjoy a winter concert by the school band.
Montessori School Of Westminster Photo #8 - Our Beginnings classroom for our youngest students, ages 2 & 3, is another place where instruments are fun to try!
Montessori School Of Westminster Photo #9 - Grandparents are honored guests in the classroom on special days set aside for them. This grandmom is sharing a telescope session with her grandson in one of our Elementary classrooms.
Montessori School Of Westminster Photo #10 - MSW offers a Middle School program for 7th, 8th, & 9th graders. Here, 2 students are meeting with their directress to discuss their work.
Dr. Maria Montessori observed that, "Children prefer educating themselves to any other occupation." The Montessori School of Westminster provides a hands-on, individualized, respectful learning environment for students ages 2 through 15 years (9th grade). Founded by a group of parents in 1974, MSW is situated on 27 majestic acres in Carroll County.
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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-9
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences
Year Founded

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

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

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please refer to our school's website for detailed tuition information at
Admissions Director
Suzanne Radcliffe


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Daisy Girl Scouts, Robotics-- After School Program

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir/Chorus, Instrumental Music Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Soccer Classes

School Notes

Thank you for taking the time to explore the Montessori School of Westminster as you plan your child`s educational future.  Our school has been providing a phenomenal educational experience to children in the surrounding areas since 1974.  Our program is based upon a worldwide respected modality of teaching developed by Italian physician, Dr. Maria Montessori, in 1907.  The Montessori teaching method is founded on the idea that every child holds within themselves the adult they will become.

Accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) and the American Montessori Society (AMS), our school is also approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MDSE).

The Montessori School of Westminster serves students from age 2 years to grade nine in our programs:

  • Beginnings for ages 2 through 3 (3-day & 5-day options available)
  • Primary for age 3 through kindergarten level (3-day option available for children of age 3)
  • Elementary for levels 1 through 6
  • Middle for levels through grade 9

To accommodate family care needs, we also offer the following:

  • Before School Care (BSC) for children who need to arrive as early as 7 AM
  • The Napping Program, an afternoon play & nap time for ages 2 through 4
  • Extended Day, an expanded academic day  for Primary students ages 4 to 5+
  • After School Care (ASC) for children who need care between 3 PM and 6 PM
  • Science & Nature Camp for ages 2-9 for 7 weeks during summer months
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