Top Hat Montessori

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Thank for your interest in exploring the services offerred by Top Hat Montessori. Since 2012 serving families in the Gaithersburg Area, Maryland.Visit Tophatmontessori.com page/Facebook/instagram to learn more about services.
We are accepting applications from essential workers for now and will continue to accept normal applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded2012

Student Body

Total Students22 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 32%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease call to see what our current charges are: 240-813-0713
Admissions DirectorLaura Matney
Admissions AssociatePatty Wilkie

School Notes

  • We are recognized and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education, and licensed by the MSDE Office of Child Care. 
  • At Top Hat Montessori School focuses on curriculum guided by trained teachers, that provide children with innumerable opportunities for exploration and discovery.
  • We guide children intellectually, academically, socially, and emotionally in their preparation for life. 
  • We believe that education is an exciting process of discovery that builds a foundation for critical thinking, self-discipline, and a life-long love of learning. We understand that children learn best when they are motivated by their own innate need to explore and discover. 
  • We respect that children and adolescents should be encouraged to progress at their own pace, regardless of age or ability. We are committed to practicing authentic Montessori to help children reach their full potential, while instilling values of civic responsibility and compassion. 

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