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          Race Registration Open!         

MSW Superhero Festival with 5K Race & Family Fun Run
Saturday, May 5th, 2018 
MSW Campus:  1055 Montessori Drive, Westminster, Maryland  21158  

Race Registration is Open:  Visit https://runsignup.com/superherofestival 

The MSW Superhero Festival is an awesome event for the whole family!  The festival is open to the entire community!  Come dressed as your favorite superhero and enjoy the exciting attractions including face painting, balloon artist, superhero caricatures, pony rides, a DJ, and more!  There will also be a Silent Auction with some exciting items up for bid and a Vendor Village to peruse with vendors like Lularoe, 31 Bags, Dot Dot Smile, and more!

Need more information?  Contact Shannin Sheasby at MSW via Sheasby@TheMSW.org or by callling 410.848.6283.

 

Rolling Enrollment at MSW
Applications are Being Accepted for School Year 2018-2019
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

     OVERVIEW 

  • 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 one year in advance.
  • Make an appointment to attend a classroom observation.
  • Submit an application for enrollment on or before January 1st for the next school year for your best opportunity to secure a spot for your child in this program. We accept applications year-round.
  • Schedule a brief visit to the school for you and your child to meet administrative staff and faculty.
  • 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!

 

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!


Registration for School Year 2018-2019

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 41st 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  - www.aimsmddc.org; AMS - www.amshq.org.
 
 
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!
 
 
 
 
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