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We are a small, non-profit, independent Montessori school that helps students to acquire strong academic and critical thinking skills, contribute to the community and the world, develop as fair-minded, compassionate leaders, and become slf-directed decision makers. This happens with the guidance of teachers who care deeply about students and their development.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 45 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,353
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded
1986

Student Body

Total Students
45 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
Tidewater School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Half Day Primary: $8,353.00 Full Day Primary: $12,345.00 Elementary: $13,658.00
% on Financial Aid
20%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Laura Amin, Head of School

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Music classes and private lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Physical Education

School Notes

  • We are a small, non-profit, independent school that is focused on preparing students to navigate middle and high school with strong academic, critical thinking, leadership, community service, and decision-making skills. . For nearly 30 years, our students have experienced learning in a compassionate and stimulating environment, respectful of individual learning styles and within a community of friends.Our Montessori program is a mixed-age, hands-on model with small teacher to student ratios and a collegial and nurturing atmosphere. The Montessori curriculum provides a platform for genuine mastery of math, language, social science and natural science concepts. Children also earn the freedom to make lots of choices within that structure and participate in caring for the indoor and outdoor class environments. All of our students, ages 3-12, study Spanish, environmental education, music, and engage in outdoor play daily. Our Elementary class also participates in physical education classes and operates an active 4-H Club, which serves as a vehicle for local, national and international service projects. Our music teacher also offers private, on-site music lessons for children after school. We have before and aftercare programs and a dynamic parent education program. 

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 45 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,353
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Maryland is $12,660 for elementary schools and $16,840 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maryland is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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