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Paint Branch Montessori School

3215 Powder Mill Road
Hyattsville, MD 20783

(301) 937-2244


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

" PBMS shares the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori who believed in providing the children with an environment rich in opportunities to grow spiritually, mentally, and socially. Dr. Montessori discovered that children have a great desire to learn and can do so with enjoyment if they are presented with concepts and ideas during their sensitive periods of learning. Having this great desire to learn and explore the environment, the child becomes, to a large extent, her own teacher.

Whether at work or play, children bring great enthusiasm and concentration to each activity. PBMS understands that children do not learn through abstractions, as adults do, but learn by touching, tasting, and feeling everything they can. We support this learning process with a series of activities, graduated in difficulty. These activities change as the child develops. This approach leads each child to greater and greater success."
Excerpted from the preschool's website