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Best Preschool in Columbia providing Authentic Montessori Education & Cildcare

We believe in intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual development of every child.

Awarded Best Daycare in Columbia for 2022

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.

Experienced Staff

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.

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

– Dr. Maria Montessori

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Now enrolling children ages 6 weeks to 13 years.

Our Locations

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Executive Park Drive Campus

Hickory Ridge Village Campus

Frederick Campus (Coming Soon ...)

Our Programs


Infant Toddler​

6 Weeks to 2 Years

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2 Year – 3 Years

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Primary Program

3 Year – 6 Years

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Science is in everything that your child explores here.



Playing with pulleys helps your child understand parts.



Stacking the Montessori Pink Tower hones coordination.



Studying great artists and experimenting materials develops.



Montessori Math materials help your child composition.



Real materials help your child understand spatial learning.

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Experience the Montessori Advantage!

Greater Montessori School (GMS) is a culturally diverse community of lifelong learners offering a strong academic curriculum based on the Montessori philosophy.