Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy

3514 Plyers Mill Rd., Kensington, MD 20895
admissions@spring-bilingual.org | www.spring-bilingual.org | 301-962-7262

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Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or half day with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, or late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Montessori
  • Language offerings: Spanish and French

Profile: Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy (SBMA) seeks to create a learning environment in which the student is encouraged to explore his or her own innate sense of curiosity and eagerness to gain knowledge.

Our program is carefully designed to meet the individual needs of each child. The difference between our environment and that of other Montessori institutions lies in the parallel instruction of a second language to all facets of the learning process. We believe that children learn best when they learn with others who are both similar and different from themselves. It is with great pride that we note that both our student population and our staff are diverse racially, socio-economically, and geographically.

The advantages of this added understanding go beyond the simple acquisition of a second vocabulary. SBMA believes that to know something of the spoken and written language of another group of people is akin to being acquainted with them. Language enables us to penetrate into another culture’s philosophy, folklore, literature, and music. Through this understanding, we can begin to bridge the unnatural barriers separating the world today. We wish to give our children the inspiration to create a better world tomorrow.

Class offerings:

  • Ages 2–6 years
  • Half day: M–F, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Full time: M–F, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Before care options: Begins at 7:30 a.m. for any enrolled student
  • Aftercare options: Ends at 6 p.m. for any enrolled student

Note: Information for the 2021–2022 school year was not yet finalized as of Dec. 9, 2020. Please contact the school to confirm its offerings.

COVID-19 precautions: We enrolled below 50% capacity in an effort to limit exposure. Students are grouped in small consistent pods of 12 or fewer children with 2–3 teachers who do not rotate from the time of arrival through dismissal each day. We use a professional cleaning service daily and keep windows open.

Enrichment offerings: We typically offer 9 after-school enrichment classes but may not due to COVID concerns.

Openings for 2020–2021: No

Openings for 2021–2022: Yes

Minimum enrollment age: Must be at least 2 years old at the start of the school year

Due date for enrollment applications: Rolling admissions

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Last updated: Dec. 9, 2020

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