***** Open House : 9100 Quarterstaff Rd, Columbia, MD. March 16, 2019 Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM.

Our Locations

Greater Montessori School
Ages: 6 weeks to 6 years
8866 Columbia 100 Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21045
(443) 741 2337

Greater Montessori School (New Location)
Ages: 6 weeks to 6 years
9100 Quarterstaff Rd
Columbia, MD 21044
(443) 620 4666

Welcome to Greater Montessori School (GMS), Columbia

Give your child an extraordinary start with us.

We at GMS teach with passion and emotions. We educate using a combination of Montessori and Reggio Emilia’s approach of teaching. We trust that each child is “A Universe of ideas” and as educators we walk with them in their journey felicitating them with independence; with which they can live their dreams. We assist each and every child to reach the next level by creating individual lesson plans in co-ordinance with common core state standards. At GMS we consider it to be as our moral responsibility to be the role models for our students. GMS provides child-centered educational approach, thoughtfully prepared learning environment, based on scientific observations for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years.

We at GMS encourage independence, freedom within limits, and a sense of order. The child, through individual choice, makes use of what the environment at GMS offers to develop himself, interacting with the teacher when support and/or guidance is needed. Our teachers match appropriate lessons and materials to the sensitive periods that children experience as they grow, when learning is most naturally absorbed and internalized. Our multiage classrooms create a learning environment that accommodates choice and facilitates younger children learn from older children and older children reinforce their learning by teaching concepts they have already mastered. This mirrors the real world, where individuals work and socialize with people of all ages and dispositions. This socialization prepares the child for the world of adolescence, when thought and emotion evolve into understanding more abstract, universal concepts such as equity, freedom, and justice.

Greater Montessori School is lifelong professional learning community.

Programs Offered at GMS

We educate children ages 6 weeks to 6 years.

GMS infants

Infant Classroom
Ages: 6 weeks to 18 months

GMS pre primary

Pre-primary Classroom
Ages: 18 months to 36 months

GMS children's house

Children’s House Classroom
Ages: 3 years to 6 years

Parent Testimonials

Our parents love GMS

Recently my older daughter went for her Kindergarten assessment at her new private school and the principal and director were shocked and mentioned that at 4 years old, she has already mastered many of the skills that kindergartners and some 1st graders are currently working on or going to be working on. I can say with 100% confidence that due to the teacher's ability, dedication and love for learning/teaching is the reason that my daughter is thriving at GMS.-- Jennifer

The facility is clean, there is a nice outdoor space with a playground, and they do numerous activities with the children; they even have yoga once a week. They took an entire month to transition our daughter from the infant to the toddler room to make sure she could adjust with naps, eating, doing activities, getting used to it, etc. -- Emi