Montessori School Of Westminster

  • 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.
  • Come see the difference and Open the World to Your Child!

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences
Year Founded1974

Student Body

Total Students138 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Montessori School Of Westminster Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease refer to our school's website for detailed tuition information at
Admissions DirectorSuzanne Radcliffe


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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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  • Ellicott City
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    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-4 | 384 students
    27.6 miles
    4465 Montgomery Rd
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (410) 461-6070
    27.6 PK-4
  • Westminster
    Grades: PK-12 | 331 students
    4.3 miles
    550 Baltimore Blvd
    Westminster, MD 21157
    (410) 876-3838
    4.3 PK-12
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-5 | 143 students
    28.4 miles
    9151 Rumsey Road
    Columbia, MD 21045
    (410) 715-9600
    28.4 PK-5
  • Columbia
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    Grades: NS-3
    29.8 miles
    9760 Owen Brown Rd
    Columbia, MD 21045
    (410) 730-5056
    29.8 NS-3
  • Finksburg
    Grades: PK-12 | 366 students
    9.5 miles
    2500 Old Westminster Pike
    Finksburg, MD 21048
    (410) 861-4400
    9.5 PK-12

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