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Columbia Montessori School Inc

10508 Marble Faun Ln
Columbia, MD 21044-2298

(410) 772-8353


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The philosophy of Columbia Montessori School is based on the traditional Montessori program, which was designed to help young children to develop themselves into independent individuals. We believe that children from a very young age are ready and capable of learning vast amounts of knowledge. Each classroom is a prepared environment and is equipped with Montessori materials appropriate for ages two through first grade. The materials are classified into several different categories:

Practical Life (daily living), Sensorial exercises, Language, Geography and Math Through the use of these materials we hope the children will gain an independence and knowledge which will give them a foundation for success in all their school years.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"7:00 - 9:00 Arrival of children to before-class program
9:00 - 10:00 Montessori classes, circle time, individual activity work time
10:45 - 11:00 Snack time
11:00 - 11:20 Outdoor play, if weather permits, or story time, games, songs
11:20 - 11:30 Prepare to go home or have lunch at school
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch and play time
12:30 Montessori afternoon classes begin. Younger children who nap prepare for their naps, quiet music and rubbing of backs
2:00 - 2:15 Younger children wake up; snack time for all children
2:15 - 3:00 Outdoor play, if weather permits; stories, games, songs, or continuation of Montessori lessons and work
3:00 Dismissal time. Children in Day Care program prepare to go to Day Care

Excerpted from the preschool's website