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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
  • Openings

    Infants (2 – 18 months): One immediate opening

    Toddlers (18 months up to 3 years): One opening in January 2018, and three additional openings Spring 2018.

    We currently have no openings in our Primary class, for children ages 2.5 years through Kindergarten.  We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 – 2019 school year. It is best to attend one of our Open House events to learn more.


  • Open House

    We have scheduled Open House events for October 21, December 2, January 20, and February 10, each on a Saturday morning from 10 until 12.  For more information and to register to attend on our Open House page.

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



  • After operating our school in Gaithersburg for five years, we are now considering opening an additional school at a new location.  Do you live in Germantown or Clarksburg?  If so, use our Germantown or Clarksburg page to indicate your interest.  If enough families are interested in one of these locations, we will invite you to an information session to learn more. 

  • 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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