Paint Branch Montessori School

Paint Branch Montessori School, (est.1975) offers Montessor Leadership education to help ypur child get into the Ivy League school of your choice. Since our establishment in 1975, we have always been a welcoming learning community, celebrating our diversity, and open to all. Our classrooms are personalized to the different learning styles of each individual child based on the Montessori Method which also encourages students to develop their sense of social justice, respect for themselves, others, and the environment to become catalysts for transformation. All this in a very safe and loving environment. Our classes are staffed with certified guides so we can provide the best for your child. And we are competitively priced compared to other Montessori Schools in our area. We also provide extended day hours, day camps and a weekly-themed summer program. We host numerous special events such as Grandparents and Friends' Day, Volunteer Day and offer various opportunities for parent involvement throughout the year. Spanish/French
Art/PE/Music Education  Fabulous Parent community  Friendships for life  Excellence in STEAM  Love and Care

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Students: 38 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,700
  • Acceptance rate: 76%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1975
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost
$440
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
38 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
60%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
Paint Branch Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
99%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Acceptance Rate
76%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Medjine Jeanty

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports
Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Spanish Club, STEAM Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir Club

School Notes

  • Paint Branch Montessori offers before school care from 8:00 am and after school care to 5:00 pm.
  • Summer Camps
  • Parent Education and support
  • Fully Certified Montessori Teachers
  • Lots of fun, food, learning!!
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
We're so happy to have our son join PBMS. I'm an alumna who went in the early eighties. I love that my son is playing with literally some of the same learning materials that I used. My favorite part is that being a kind, polite person is still a huge emphasis, even with the change of directors and teachers, that vibe is still completely alive.
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5  
I am proud of this school due to my grandkids they well studying. They learn so good at at school this school has very nice stuff they are friendly with kids they like to be in school. I am proud of this school we found in the area
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5  
I can go on and on about this school's strengths and qualities. I see the hard work and respect and education of my daughter has received here in the past year she has been at Paint Branch Montessori School. The teacher is always there for me and my questions. The diversity in staff and students is so wonderful for the world we live in. Maybe I should not tell people about this JEWEL OF SILVER SPRING!!
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Our son has been at Paint Branch for 3 years now. We knew it was the right place for him as soon as we went inside for a visit. Our son was ready to start the next day! He has grown and blossomed during his time here. He can already write in cursive. He takes music and Spanish classes, and he has already had some longer-term research projects. He has also been able to incorporate his artistic talents into all of his lessons, from the big bang in science to his language and social studies lessons. The staff has been so friendly and helpful as our son has grown into a maturing elementary student. I know PBMS has started our son on a path to success. I really can't say enough about how happy we are with Patrick's experience here!
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5  
PBMS is truly a unique family-oriented school. My son ET has been there for seven plus years and our experience has been enriching and joyful. We consider PBMS as part of our family. The teachers and staff have provided an exceptional caring and nurturing learning environment where our little boy has blossom into a respectful and responsive 10 years old. Every teacher and staff have been so nice, sweet and loving, we feel completely relaxed and confident in leaving our child in their hands. Everyone -teachers, staff, students are part of one loving family. Here, we see quiet, friendly interactions among kids and teachers; kids from primary to elementary know each other, play with each other, and help with each other; here kids learn to share, discipline and respect through role model of older kids and their caring teachers; here creative thinking are encouraged; here problem -solving skills are learned in a guided independent truth searching process. We really feel fortunate that our boy has been part of PBMS and we are grateful to our teachers and staff for their guidance and loving care.
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What a delightful school! The first time we drove up to the school, our first impression was of the charming shaded playground with wooden structures and surrounding fence. Ms. Sudarma, Ms. Hamdi, Mrs. Grover, Rebecca, and everyone there is so kind, so sweet, and so devoted to the individual development of each child, both psychological and also academic. We were amazed at our much our LO learned in that year and deeply valued the diversity and community of the teachers, staff, and students and the wealth of experience of the teachers. He also learned manners and the importance of picking up (makes a 2yo easier to live with!), and both teamwork and independent play. They have integrated Spanish into their program, and offer after care special programs such as dance and soccer. We cannot recommend this school highly enough.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Students: 38 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,700
  • Acceptance rate: 76%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Montgomery County, MD is $17,447 for elementary schools and $24,534 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Montgomery County, MD is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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