The Montessori School is a not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors that serves over 400 students annually and counts its alumni in the thousands. It is supported by tuition income as well as charitable gifts. Montessori schools are found in over fifty countries throughout the world, reflecting their universal appeal. Consequently, our curriculum reflects not only the universal developmental needs of children, but also the cultural diversity of humankind. Minority children comprise about 30 percent of The Montessori School’s total enrollment. We welcome all students regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender or disability.
The mission of The Montessori School is to nurture and preserve each child’s natural curiosity for learning, thereby providing an “education for life” in which students develop socially and academically to their fullest potential.
The campus is located on seven acres of land in Lutherville, Maryland at the corner of Falls and Greenspring Valley Roads. Classrooms and administrative offices are housed in a picturesque, renovated dairy farm and estate called “Emerson Farm”. A 10,000 square foot Student Activity Center opened in 2007 and houses a spacious new middle school classroom, a foreign language classroom and gymnasium.
The Montessori School is approved by the Maryland Sate Department of Education (MSDE), accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS), accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS).
Emerson Farm Middle School is approved by the Maryland Sate Department of Education (MSDE). The teacher is a credentialed Montessori middle school teacher. Our middle school program is modeled after School of the Woods Montessori Middle School in Houston, Texas.