Welcome to Greater Montessori School

Executive Park Drive Campus

Welcome to Greater Montessori School, Executive Park Drive Campus. We are conveniently located in the Executive Park Drive and easily accessible from RT 100 (Exit 1B), Route 29 and Route 40. We are licensed to serve children ages from 6 weeks to 6 years.

Our school has been dedicated to nurturing the development of the whole child using the Montessori Philosophy. This approach creates a strong foundation for both child and family that will serve them for a lifetime of learning to follow. Our school follows the core principles of Montessori such as Trained and Certified Montessori Teachers, Multi-Age Classrooms, Authentic Montessori Materials, Child Directed Work and Uninterrupted Work Periods.

If you are interested in an authentic Montessori preschool experience for your child, we invite you to contact us to schedule a tour.

Michelle Watson

Center Director

Michelle Watson is the Head of School at our main campus located at 8866 Columbia 100 Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21045. She lives in Germantown, MD with her husband and their four teenagers. After spending 12 years in corporate America, Michelle completed her Montessori training at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies in Silver Spring, MD. Michelle says her Montessori training changed her life and made her a better mom. She earned an MBA in Marketing from Mercer University and a BA in English from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. Before coming to Greater Montessori School, Michelle spent the last ten years as a Montessori teacher in Frederick and Montgomery Counties. In her spare time, Michelle volunteers as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and enjoys traveling.

Michelle can be reached at ellicottcity@greatermontessori.com or (443) 741-2337


8866 Columbia 100 Pkwy
Columbia MD 21045

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Greater Montessori is now enrolling children ages 6 weeks to 13 years.
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Our Programs

Infant Toddler

6 wks to 2 yrs

Your infant has goals – Big Ones! We understand those Big goals and help them achieve that by creating an atmosphere that suits them. We provide an environment to allow them to feel safe and secure

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2 yrs to 3 yrs

Your toddler is ready to explore the world and we are ready to provide them that world. In this safe and caring environment, young children are encouraged to explore and challenge themselves

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3 yrs to 6 yrs

This program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the curious, exploring and busy young children between the ages of 3 and 6 years, the fun age for kids as well as their parents.

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School Age

6 yrs to 13 yrs

This program is designed to meet the needs of the elementary children with individually paced curriculum that challenges children academically and safeguards their well-being and sense of self.

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