Montessori preschool, pre-k, private state-cetified KINDERGARTEN, daycare, infant care, and Day Camp for School Age children whose regular schools are closed in Gaithersburg, Maryland (MD), in Flower Hill.

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About-Top Hat

Montessori School in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Get to know more about our school’s history and background.

Our Mission

We are committed to providing a better alternative to families who leave their children in the care of others while they work during the weekdays. We use Montessori teaching methods to engage children, so they develop a sense of confidence based on accomplishment, learn to care for themselves and others, and learn that the world is a good place.  We are dedicated to inclusiveness, social justice, and promoting appreciation between different cultures, races, religions, and nationalities.

Part of our mission is to continue to fulfill Dr. Montessori’s vision which includes educating young children in such a way that will create a more gentle, loving, and peaceful world in the future where all life and all cultures are respected and appreciated at all times.

Our Vision

Our vision for Top Hat Montessori is based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, summarized in the following quote from her book, The Montessori Method:

“There is in the child a special kind of sensitivity which leads him to absorb everything about him, and it is this work that alone enables him to adapt himself to life”

Children are at the center of all that we do.

Our Values

The Light in Every Child. Maria Montessori taught the world to see and nurture the potential adult in each child. We see it every day when one of our students does something for the first time. They smile, but more than that their face and even their whole body, show their joy in learning something new. That moment is what drives everything we do at Top Hat Montessori. We believe that children who grow up with this kind of learning are the best equipped to tackle the challenges they will face.

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