Rock Creek Montessori School

3701 Spruell Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20902 | | 301-942-9561

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Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or half day / part time with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Montessori Curriculum developed by Maria Montessori
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish immersion

Profile: The Rock Creek Montessori School is a 5-days/week program. The main goal is to help children develop a rapport with their environment and to support them as they develop physical, social, and intellectual independence. The teacher follows each child’s progress and presents carefully designed lessons and materials on a one-to-one basis as the child is ready. We focus on language, Spanish, mathematics, practical life, sensorial, science, social studies, music, and art.

Rock Creek Montessori School follows the educational philosophy of Maria Montessori. It recognizes the child’s need to learn academic skills, observe the environment, do independent work, and cooperate in a community. The goal of the school is to enable children to follow their greatest interest while learning about the world immediately around them. The classrooms will allow children to be discoverers in the learning process. Each activity is designed to teach a specific concept. The teacher will present materials and allow each child to proceed at their own pace.

As a fundamental part of Montessori theory, the classrooms include multi-age children. This allows them to learn from and share with each other. The younger ones develop confidence with new skills while observing the more challenging activities of their classmates. The older children gain self-confidence by serving as role models and leaders.

Class offerings:

  • Toddler room: 18 months – 3 years old
  • Primary room: 3 years old – Kindergarten
  • Half days: M–F, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Full days: M–F, 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Before care: 7:45–9 a.m.
  • After care: 3–6:00 p.m.

Openings for 2019–2020: Yes

Openings for 2020–2021: Yes

Minimum enrollment age: At least 18 months old

Due date for enrollment applications: Early February, with rolling admission and waitlist options

Last updated: Aug. 10, 2019

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