Barrie Montessori

13500 Layhill Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20906
(301) 576-2839

  • Schedule: Full-time or half-day/part-time with options for early drop off, afternoon enrichment, late pickup
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Montessori
  • Secular curriculum
  • Language offerings: weekly Spanish and Mandarin

Barrie’s Montessori classrooms are designed as a safe and secure environment for social and emotional learning which is taught, practiced and occurs spontaneously. Nurturing each child’s spirit is a sacred charge. As children walk in the door, they are welcomed warmly with respect and joy. Each child is someone who matters to the teacher. Teacher modeling of caring and compassion are tangible lessons transmitted to children

Our Toddler Program is designed to meet the needs of the ever inquisitive toddler. At this age, children learn best by doing. Our thoughtfully Prepared Environments allow for plenty of hands-on activities that introduce new concepts and allow ample time for independent practice. Areas of our curriculum encompass, Language, Sensorial, Practical Life, Math, Science and Culture. Art is a regular part of each day with various media available and ready for each child’s independent exploration.

Barrie Montessori’s Primary learning environments for three to six-year-olds (two in McDermott Hall and one in the Neubert Cottage on the upper campus) contain the curriculum areas typically found in a Montessori early childhood classroom: Practical Life; Sensorial; Art; Language ; a class library area, Cultural (including Biology, History, and Geography); Math, and Peace/Mindfulness.

Enrichment offerings: Students can sign up for enrichment opportunities during extended care.

Class schedule:

18 Months/Primary 2/Primary 3: 5 Full days/week from 8:30-3:15
18 Months/Primary 2/Primary 3: 3 Full days/week from 8:30-3:15
18 Months/Primary 2/Primary 3: 5 half days/week from 8:30-12:00
Primary 4- 3rd grade: 5 Full days/week from 8:30-3:15
Extended care options start as early as 7:00am and as late as 6:00pm

Openings for this year: Please inquire

Minimum enrollment age: Students must be 18 months to enroll. For primary ages they must be of age by September 1st.

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