Prince George's County Public Schools
Montessori
Montessori Grade Eligible

Montessori schools provide an interdisciplinary, discovery-based approach to learning presented in multi-age learning environments designed to meet the needs of the child at each stage of development.

Primary students, ages 3 to 6, are guided in developing coordination, concentration, a sense of order, and independence.

Elementary students, ages 6 to 12, learn through interdisciplinary, hands-on activities.

Middle school students pursue rigorous studies in all core courses and experiences designed to help them delve into the interconnections of ideas and events.

Grades
PreK through 8*

Eligibility Requirements
All applicants entering Kindergarten through 8th grade must be currently enrolled in a full-day Montessori School

Early entrance options do not apply, therefore:
Prekindergarten applicants must be age 3 or 4 by September 1
Kindergarten applicants must be age 5 by September 1
1st grade applicants must be age 6 by September 1 and completed Kindergarten

Locations
John Hanson Montessori
Judith Hoyer Montessori
Robert Goddard Montessori

Questions regarding the Montessori curriculum should be directed to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at 301-808-8240.


Note:
Preschool students do not begin the first day of school, but are gradually introduced to the program during the first few weeks. New 4-year old students attend half days for the first two weeks of school and are contacted by the teacher for their special induction day.  The 3-year-old program is a half-day program; no transportation is provided. Four-year olds who demonstrate the requisite maturity attend the full day program. Transportation is provided for the 4-year-old program.

Students are accepted on a probationary status for the first 8 weeks, beginning with the day they become active participants in the class. All 3- and 4-year olds must be fully independent in dressing themselves and using toilets, and available to attend every school day.