The Journey School

  • The Journey School, a private Montessori Elementary and Middle School located in Spencerville, MD enrolling students in grades 1-8.
  • We serve students and families from Ashton, Sandy Spring, Brookeville, Silver Spring, Columbia, Laytonsville, Laurel, Olney, Cloverly, Spencerville, Burtonsville, Fulton, Highland, Clarksville, and Ellicott City and the surrounding area.
  • For the child completing pre-school at one of the fine Montessori schools in our area, the transition will be a natural and seamless one.
  • For the child seeking a better alternative to other private or public schools, students will find a warm, supportive, and caring environment that focuses on the child and on learning.
  • Our classrooms are filled with activities designed to peak curiosity and encourage excellence in academics, while promoting social interaction, self-expression and self-knowledge.
  • Our curriculum uses the integrated, project-based program built upon the Montessori method, founded by Dr. Maria Montessori over 100 years ago.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Grades OfferedGrades 1-8
Year Founded2015

Student Body

Total Students15 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade The Journey School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,500
Tuition NotesPayment Plans available

School Notes

  • The Journey School provides instruction in English and language arts; mathematics; history; science; art; music; physical education; the environment; the economy; and, civics using the integrated, project-based adolescent program design of Dr. Montessori. TJS employs Montessori trained guides to lead a multi-age classroom of students grades 1 to 8. The Montessori adolescent curriculum fosters critical and analytical thinking.  The curriculum provides students with the experiences and skills that they will need in order to build a foundation of life-long learning and to be successful in any secondary school setting and beyond. The learning environment in the adolescent community reflects the developmental need for social interaction, self-expression, and self-knowledge.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
This was the perfect environment for my son who struggled in the public school setting. The Journey School provided small group interaction and one on one attention. My son was allowed to work at a pace that worked for him. Hands on projects and interactive teaching helped him to fully engage in the learning process. The wonderful and caring teachers at The Journey School encouraged my son to discover his interests and understand his learning styles so that he could be successful. Our experience was exactly what my son needed and what we needed as parents.!
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TJS renewed my son's confidence in himself and those around him. TJS rekindled his love of learning and enhanced his opportunites to develop meaningful relationships with peers, adults, and his environment. Teachers provided unwaivering support as the students navigated the journey through the middle school age. He enjoyed the variety of ways he could be active each day; walking the grounds each morning with peers, working in the garden or other groups, and many off-campus outings. He really enjoyed working with scientists at the Smithsonian. The in-depth projects allowed him to be creative and collaborative. If your child is looking for a place to be valued and encrouaged in a positive way, each and every day, set up a tour!
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Academically top rate but more importantly, renewed my daughter's enthusiasm for learning. Small, warm community so learning is at each student's own pace and focused on strengths not deficits. At a time when a lot of kids lose their way from peer pressure, my daughter found firm footing in herself and I attribute that to The Journey School.
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