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  • Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.

    — Maria Montessori

    Open House Dates: Saturdays, 9 – 11 am

    October 21, 2017

    December 1, 2017

    January 20, 2018

    February 10, 2018

    Come tour our facility and learn more about our traditional Montessori program, and how we help working families support their child’s learning and development.  We have a few immediate openings for children under 3. Application deadline for 3 year olds for Fall 2018 is March 1, 2018.

    Can’t make it to the Open House?  Call 240-813-0713 to schedule a visit, or schedule your tour online.



  • Our Mission

  • A child’s first years set the foundation for how they view themselves and the world around them for the rest of their life.  

    • A sense of safety and security that provides the base on which their personality is built
    • Fine and gross motor skills, the importance of physical activity
    • Communication skills, expressing themselves, listening to others
    • Emotional maturity to weather the ups and downs of being part of a group
    • Curiosity about the world around them
    • Compassion for others and appreciation of diversity
    • Confidence, how to collaborate, how to work independently
    • Care of self and environment, cleaning up, keeping things orderly
  • Rich educational environment to expose the child to a variety of information about the world.

    • Grace and courtesy, manners that help us all get along
    • English language development, vocabulary, reading and writing
    • Exploring the world by using the senses, learning shapes, colors, sounds, textures
    • Numbers, counting, the decimal system, adding and subtracting, multiplication
    • Continents and oceans of the world, countries, and states of the U.S.
    • Plants and animals, magnets, sink and float, the solar system, dinosaurs
    • Arts of painting, sculpture, singing, dancing, exposure to classic works
  • Contact Us

    Conveniently located in the Flower Hill Professional Center, close to Shady Grove Metro and Gaithersburg MARC

    18243-A Flower Hill Way, Gaithersburg, MD  20879

    (240) 813-0713 • info@tophatmontessori.com

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