About MSW

The ideal setting for your child’s Montessori educationThe Montessori method of education was first introduced in Rome in 1907 by Italian physician Maria Montessori.  This time-tested system of education has been validated by modern scientific research and adopted by schools throughout the world.

The Montessori School of Westminster is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Carroll County, Maryland.  Sitting atop Montessori Drive, just outside the city limits of Westminster, Maryland, the school is housed in a 14,000 square foot facility that includes:

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We offer a Montessori education to children of age 2 through grade 9. Faculty-to-student ratio for all levels is 1:9.

Beginnings (Preschool Curriculum)

For children of ages 2 and 3
8:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
3- and 5-day programs available
Extended day until 3:00 p.m. option available (Napping)

Primary School

For students of ages 3 through 6 (includes the kindergarten level)
8:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Extended day until 3:00 p.m. option available (napping or additional classroom time)
(Extended day is required for students in their "kindergarten" year.  All students attend five days per week.)

Elementary School

For students in grades 1 through 6
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Middle School

For students in grades 7 through 9
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Before School Care (from 7 a.m.) and After School Care (until 6 p.m.) are also available.