PGCPS Lottery for Specialty Programs

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.

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

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.

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.

Pupil Accounting
14201 School Lane, Room 211
Upper  Marlboro,  MD 20772
301-952-6300 Phone
301-952-6784 Fax  


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