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 A (Virtual) Tour

Now enrolling children ages 6 weeks to 13 years.

Parents Reviews


My 2yo son has been going to this school for 4 months. He loves this place and literally shouts out asking us to take him there every morning! His teachers and other team members are responsible and caring. My wife and I both feel that my son is playing and learning a lot. They are quite willing to accommodate the parents’ need whenever they can. HIGHLY recommend!


Jasmine, Everett

I was skeptical at first because of some of the older reviews. But they have a new Director Michelle who is extremely personable and has a lot of great ideas for the school. With covid, unfortunately tours are not in person. But Miss Michelle did such an awesome virtual tour I felt like I was there. She has been extremely understanding and accommodating. You can tell she really cares for the families. I have no doubt in her leadership and caring for the children there! Excited to see what’s next!

Jasmine, Everett

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

Eric, Oddo

My daughter attended this school from October 2019 through this summer. It is very clean, and exceptionally well-run. I would recommend it to anyone.

Eric, Oddo

Amanda, Harman

We started our first child at GMS in June 2018 when she was 2 years old and she has flourished. 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

Our Programs

Infant Toddler​

6 wks to 2 yrs

Program 2
2 Year – 3 Years
Program 3
Primary Program

3 Year – 6 Years

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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