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 with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Montessori
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish

Profile: 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.

Rock Creek Montessori School is a five days per week program. The main goal of the program is to help children develop a rapport with their environment and to support them as they develop physical, social, and intellectual independence.

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 p.m.
  • Before care: Begins at 7:45 a.m.
  • After care: Until 6 p.m.

COVID-19 precautions: We have limited our class sizes, assigned drop-off times by class, perform daily COVID-19 screenings, and are cleaning high-touch surfaces and materials between students. We have also assigned desks kept at an appropriate distance, and all adults and children ages 2 years and up wear masks.

Openings for 2020–2021: Please inquire

Openings for 2021–2022: Yes

Minimum enrollment age: Must be at least 18 months old at time of enrollment

Due date for enrollment applications: Rolling admissions, with waitlist option

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Last updated: Oct. 16, 2020

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