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         Returning on May 4, 2019!         

MSW Superhero Festival with 5K Race & Family Fun Run
Saturday, May 4th, 2019 
MSW Campus:  1055 Montessori Drive, Westminster, Maryland  21158  

The MSW Superhero Festival is open to everyone.  Besides the 5K race, events geared for kids and shopping for the whole family are included.  It is a morning of family-friendly fun for all.  Sponsorship opportunities put your business in front of the schoolwide community and beyond!  Need more information?  Contact Shannin Sheasby at MSW via or by calling 410.848.6283.


Rolling Enrollment at MSW
Applications are Being Accepted for School Year 2019-2020...and beyond!
Here's how to get your two-year-old child into our sought-after Beginnings program.  

Successfully securing admissions for a young child at MSW means starting early!   

BEGINNINGS – A journey to Montessori education for two-year-olds


  • Decide if independence and other attributes of Montessori education suit your child and you. Do the research.  Attend an MSW Open House to learn more.
  • Review the Admissions page of this website.
  • Begin the process of admissions at least more than one year in advance.
  • Make an appointment to attend a classroom observation.
  • Submit an application for enrollment on or before January 1st October 31st for the next school year for your best opportunity to secure a spot for your child in this program. We accept applications year-round.
  • After March 1st, Open Enrollment begins. Candidates who’ve successfully completed admissions requirements should receive, sign, and return contract documents to MSW with the required non-refundable deposit.
  • Expedite the admissions process by participating in our semi-annual Parent-Toddler Program.

 Details are available by clicking here!


The MSW Parent-Toddler Program
A 6-Week Introduction to Montessori Method for Parents & Toddlers

Have you considered a Montessori education for your child, but you'd like to know more before you enroll?  The Parent-Toddler Program gives you the opportunity to find out how Montessori method works while participating in activities with your child.  Offered semi-annually, this six-week course is held on Friday mornings from 9 to 10:30 AM.  Children of ages 18 through 36 months are invited to participate along with one parent...or grandparent!  (It need not be the same parent each week.)  Toddlers and parents meet in the Beginnings classroom and are led by an experienced Montessori guide especially trained to work with children in this age group.  

Do you value independence and enjoy the thrill your child experiences when he or she accomplishes something new?  Do you seek an environment for your child that allows him to progress at the rate that is appropriate for him and not predicated upon a pre-set agenda or the progress of the other children in the program?  Do you want your daughter to discover her own interests, to be allowed to learn about those things in which she is truly engaged?  If this matches your vision for your child, explore Montessori method further by signing up for our next Parent-Toddler Program.

The Parent-Toddler Program is offered in the fall, beginning in October, and again in the spring, beginning in February.  Cost for the 6-week program is $150.  Current registration form is available here. (Complete list of dates is listed on the linked form.)  Please complete and mail or drop off with the appropriate fee or contact 410.848.6283 with your questions.  Space in this small group is limited; please register early.


Expansion at the Montessori School of Westminster:
The South Pavilion adds expanded use to our auxilliary building, the UTZ Field House

The Montessori School of Westminster (MSW) has completed its latest campus expansion project.  The construction of the South Pavilion addition to the UTZ Field House provides more space for art, music, environmental education, and other special activities.  And with the addition of new restrooms, the pre-existing public space provided by the UTZ Field House is more convenient than ever!  Students at the Montessori School of Westminster have space sufficient to gather.  All grades, from our two-year-old program--"Beginnings"--through our Middle School program can share the same space for community-oriented activities like the holiday singalong enjoyed by all.  The space provided by the UTZ Field House not only will house the entire student body; it is large enough to bring together the families of the students as well.  No matter the weather, events at MSW are pleasant in the shelter of the UTZ Field House.  The South Pavilion expands the offerings our students enjoy on a regular basis.  Visit our campus to see our completed expansion!

Open Enrollment:  Are you ready to say "yes" to MSW?

At the Montessori School of Westminster, Open Enrollment for students new to our school begins each year on March 1st.  Families who've submitted applications for their child and moved through the admissions process receive notification of decisions regarding acceptance to the school.  Applications are accepted year-round.  When programs are full, a pool of candidates for admissions awaits positions that may become available for the upcoming school year and beyond.  We have limited spaces available in certain program levels.  More information can be found here or by calling our offices at 410.848.6283.

 ACCREDITATION - What it Means
The Montessori School of Westminster received notice from the Executive Director of the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (AIMS) that we successfully attained re-accreditation after a year-long rigorous evaluation and follow-up process.  Here's what the Executive Director had to say in his letter to us: Upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Committee, the AIMS Board of Trustees voted unanimously to reaccredit the Montessori School of Westminster for a ten-year period.  On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I wish to extend our sincere congratulations to you, your faculty and staff, and the entire School community for the successful completion of this important process.  
Our re-accreditation process was a dual process wherein we were evaluated not only by AIMS but also by our other oversight organization, the American Montessori Society (AMS).  As we embark on our 44th year of providing quality education to our students, we proudly convey to our families and prospective families who consider our school for their children's education this accomplishment.
From an enrollment perspective, please consider accreditation as you search for the right school for your child. In addition to the oversight provided by organizations like AIMS and AMS who are dedicated to exceptional achievement in education, MSW holds high standards for its faculty, beyond even that which is mandated by AMS.  Each classroom guide, in addition to his or her college training, undergoes a two-year process, not unlike the rigor of a master's degree program, to obtain the coveted Montessori credential.  We are also approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.  
As you shop for your child's education, ask what standards distinguish the schools you're considering.  The Montessori School of Westminster welcomes your inquiries.  For additional information about our affiliations, please visit the following websites:  AIMS  -; AMS -
The INNOVATOR, the MSW Newsletter, is now available!
Our school year newsletter provides insights into the programs and events at the Montessori School of Westminster.  You'll want to know what makes a Montessori education different from more traditional methods.  Read articles prepared by our faculty to better understand how a Montessori education serves students.  Take a look! Here's your link to our next edition of The Innovator!
Inclement weather?--Check these news outlets for reports on school closures:
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  • WBAL (1090AM) - Radio
  • WBFF-TV (Channel 45)