Greater Montessori Schools
Columbia, MD

Believes in the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and
spiritual development of every child.

Are you looking for the best childcare, daycare
or preschool in Columbia, MD?

Greater Montessori Schools educate infants, toddlers, and preschool children in an authentic Montessori setting, serving communities and families in Columbia, Ellicott City, Laurel, Elkridge, Fulton, Maple Lawn, and Clarksville of MD. We believe in the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual development of every child. Join our school today, to avail quality early childhood learning and childcare to promote lifelong love of learning.

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Credentialed and Experienced Staff Provide Authentic Montessori Education

All our preschool Lead Teachers are American Montessori Society (AMS) credentialed with years of experience in nurturing your young children providing a loving and caring prepared environment. 

Warm, Cozy, And Safe Environment Engages Infants To Safely Explore

Our warm, cozy, and safe infant classrooms encourage infants to safely explore in the presence of loving and caring teachers and the specially designed materials supports child’s budding independence and creates lifelong love of learning.

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Self Directed Learning tailored for Individual Needs and Pace of Learning

We believe in “Real Education is the freed to absorb and learn” and encourage the children to choose the materials and activities that interests them to enhance concentration, attention, and self-discipline.

Contactless Check-In And Check-Out For A Quick Drop Off And Pickup Safely

Our parents can now check in and checkout while remaining in their car. A staff member greets the parents and the child and safely take the child into the school after the mandatory temperature checks are performed. This is safe and saves valuable time for our parents in the morning and evening.

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All our programs are enriched with Spanish, Yoga, Music, Art and More!

All our preschool children participate in the enrichment programs such as Spanish, Science, Technology, Art, Yoga, Music, and Engineering to cultivate faith in their innate ability.

Schedule

Schedule A (Virtual) Tour

Now enrolling children ages 6 weeks to 13 years.

Parents Reviews

Dian Kuhn

Our son has been there about 6 months now and gets excellent care. He always comes home with crafts and activities and the teachers know him very well.

Dian Kuhn

Hen Mommy

Our daughter is thriving at Greater Montessori, we love the curriculum, teachers, location and hours. We plan to enroll our second child whenever he/she arrives. The director and owner are always there to speak about any concerns or questions you may have. Sometimes when I pick my daughter up, she doesn’t want to leave because she’s having such a great time. I highly recommend it!

Hen Mommy

Manoj Bavikati

We enrolled our child last year from May 2016 and she loves to go to school, her ability to remember things has improved significantly and the curriculum is outstanding. We never had any issues with the teachers or the management. It has got nice space for kids to play inside as well when the weather outside is not good for playing. All the teachers were certified by Montessori and they take really good care. Ms. Hope and Ms. Martha are a great and all the kids love them.

The recent addition of Yoga on Mondays made the kids so excited to go to school. We love the weekly updates from the teachers and pictures that are uploaded to the online portal and also how easy it is communicate using the portal.

Manoj Bavikati

Alina Fisher

I have only positive things to say about this daycare, great teachers(highly recommend Ms, Farah and Ms.Amberine), convenient location and great space overall. Thank you!

Alina, Fisher

Pallavi, Parent

We are very happy with our daughter in this school. Its been 5 months now that she has started and we have seen a lot of progress with her. She is learning a lot of things with also music, yoga, French and Spanish as extra languages.

Pallavi, Parent

Amanda Harman

We started our first child at GMS in June 2018 when she was 2 years old and she has flourished – she has learned so much over the years she has been there and the teachers really do care for the children like they are their own. Now almost 5, she gets mad if I pick her up too early because she just enjoys being at school.
We started our second child there in August 2019 at 3.5 months old and she has a blast at school. She loves being around her friends and LOVES all of her teachers.
The involvement, activities, curriculum, and atmosphere are exactly what we were looking for when trying to decide on childcare.

Amanda, Harman

Xiaoxu Tian

We are very happy with our daughter in this school. Its been 5 months now that she has started and we have seen a lot of progress with her. She is learning a lot of things with also music, yoga, French and Spanish as extra languages.

Xiaoxu, Tian

Our Programs

Toddler
Infant Toddler​

6 wks to 2 yrs

Program 2
Pre-Primary

6 wks to 2 yrs

Program 3
Primary Program

6 wks to 2 yrs

Program 4
School Age Program

6 wks to 2 yrs

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“The greatest gifts that we can give our children are roots of responsibility and the wings of independence”

- Dr. Maria Montessori