4500 Muncaster Mill Rd, Rockville, MD

301-924-4233

Timings: 7:30AM – 6:00PM

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Operated Since 1975

The Nurturing Ground

For Playing and Learning 
Preschool in Rockville, MD since 1975

Now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year

Welcome to Norbeck Montessori Preschool

Fostering the wholeness of each child is at the core of what we do. Our child care in Rockville, Maryland utilizes the Montessori method to encourage your child’s unique potential at their own pace while surrounded by a warm, loving environment. Norbeck Montessori is recognized by Montessori Schools of Maryland (MSM) as a validated Montessori School.

Introduction – by Head of school

Head of School 

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Melissa Mathews taught at Norbeck for 16 years before taking the Head of School role in 2018. She majored in Elementary Education at University of North Carolina at Wilmington.   Know more..

General Info

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Our Mission

Our mission is to educate, enrich, and encourage children to reach their fullest potential as curious, independent, socially responsible, kind, happy individuals.

Our Programs

We offer Montessori schooling for children aged from 2 to to 6 Years.  Besides regular programs, there are enrichment programs and extended daycare programs at Norbeck Montessori.

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Pre-Primary

Our Pre-Primary Program in Rockville is designed with early preschool age (two- and three-year-old) children in mind. Songs, stories, simplified Montessori materials, and a gentler pace foster the natural curiosity that toddlers possess. This is a two-year-old preschool your child will love!

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Primary Preschool

At Norbeck Montessori in Rockville, your child will have the unique ability to take in everything in their environment, both consciously and unconsciously. Your preschool child uses this information to construct themselves as they develop into independent, thoughtful beings. Maria Montessori described this as the “absorbent mind.”

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Kindergarten Program

Kindergarten is a special time in a young child’s life, but if you have a child between the ages of four and six, you may be wondering about their kindergarten readiness. Many Rockville parents struggle to decide whether to keep their child in preschool for another year or move them up to kindergarten-level work. At Norbeck Montessori, we offer the best of both options!

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Spanish Enrichment

At Norbeck Montessori in Rockville, MD, you have the opportunity to give your child the gift of a second language. Our Spanish-English bilingual preschool and kindergarten classrooms offer a traditional Montessori experience in an environment that integrates both languages.

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Enrichment Programs

Our Enrichment Programs provide our students with unique lessons and experiences within the free environment of a Montessori classroom. Our Spanish, science, and fine arts offerings allow Rockville preschool and kindergarten students to socialize, reinforce basic skills, and dive into specific topic areas. These programs seamlessly integrate with the skills and lessons learned in our Montessori classrooms.

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Extended Day Care

At Norbeck Montessori in Rockville, we know just how busy life as a parent can be! Between your work schedule, running errands, and getting things done around the house, you need a preschool and kindergarten that offers a convenient location and schedule. Our convenient Extended Day Montessori option is from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. At Norbeck Montessori, we are able to provide the flexible environment parents need with the independent, nurturing learning environment children love!

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Pre-Primary

Primary Preschool

Kindergarten

Spanish Enrichment

Enrichment Programs

Extended Day Care

Pre-Primary

Our Pre-Primary Program in Rockville is designed with early preschool age (two- and three-year-old) children in mind. Songs, stories, simplified Montessori materials, and a gentler pace foster the natural curiosity that toddlers possess. This is a two-year-old preschool your child will love!

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    Primary Preschool

    At Norbeck Montessori in Rockville, your child will have the unique ability to take in everything in their environment, both consciously and unconsciously. Your preschool child uses this information to construct themselves as they develop into independent, thoughtful beings. Maria Montessori described this as the “absorbent mind.”

      norbeck montessori primary child image

      Kindergarten

      Kindergarten is a special time in a young child’s life, but if you have a child between the ages of four and six, you may be wondering about their kindergarten readiness. Many Rockville parents struggle to decide whether to keep their child in preschool for another year or move them up to kindergarten-level work. At Norbeck Montessori, we offer the best of both options!

      norbeck montessori kindergarten children in class image

      Spanish Enrichment

      At Norbeck Montessori in Rockville, MD, you have the opportunity to give your child the gift of a second language. Our Spanish-English bilingual preschool and kindergarten classrooms offer a traditional Montessori experience in an environment that integrates both languages.

      Norbeck montessoriMontessori child learning math image

      Enrichment Programs

      Our Enrichment Programs provide our students with unique lessons and experiences within the free environment of a Montessori classroom. Our Spanish, science, and fine arts offerings allow Rockville preschool and kindergarten students to socialize, reinforce basic skills, and dive into specific topic areas. These programs seamlessly integrate with the skills and lessons learned in our Montessori classrooms.

      norbeck montessori fine arts enrichment image

      Extended Day Care

      At Norbeck Montessori in Rockville, we know just how busy life as a parent can be! Between your work schedule, running errands, and getting things done around the house, you need a preschool and kindergarten that offers a convenient location and schedule. Our convenient Extended Day Montessori option is from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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      We Provide The Best Enrichment Programs The Montessori way

      We deliver the fundamental teachings of Montessori curriculum. Know it the first hand and visit us

      The Enrichment Programs

      We offer

      Turning your child’s inner potential to lifelong skills.

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      Spanish Enrichment

      Our Spanish-English bilingual preschool and kindergarten classrooms offer a traditional Montessori experience in an environment that integrates both languages.

      Fine Arts

      Our Fine Arts Program is a fun and exciting way for our students to explore their creativity while learning about different art movements, materials, and historical figures.
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      Extra Curricular

      After an exciting day of learning, we provide our students with the opportunity to explore new interests and interact with their classmates outside of our typical daytime learning program.

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      Our Lead Teachers

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      Testimonials

      What Parents Say

      Stacey Guedes
      Stacey Guedes
      2018-10-25
      My children have been at Norbeck for 5 years and our experience has been nothing but amazing. They are treated and cared for with love and respect. They enjoy going to school every day and have learned how to be independent children both in the classroom and in every day life. They have grown to be upstanding and courteous young ladies
      fiorella pasara
      fiorella pasara
      2018-10-09
      This place is amazing! When we were looking for a daycare or preschool where to send our 3 year old back then, we did some research and went to different places and realize this was the only one where you could see the kids and the teachers happy and having a great time (remember that's the environment you want your kids to grow in). So we decided for Norbeck and that was the best decision ever! Our son had the best experience during his 4 years there. We even kept him in the Kindergarten program (AMAZING). He learned so much and grew emotionally and socially as well. Great foundation and such a loving atmosphere for the kids. I could not recommend a better place. And BTW did I said he learned reading by 4 years and has started 1st grade knowing addition, subtraction and multiplication? Yep that's how great this place is :)
      Nisha Patel
      Nisha Patel
      2015-12-03
      Norbeck Montessori has been the most amazing experience for us! Our daughter has been there for over a year and absolutely loves it. The teachers are amazing and make you and your child feel welcome, nurtured and loved! And, the lessons they do on a daily basis are so fun and educational at the same time. Definitely recommend to any parents looking for a positive and warm environment for their kids, and be prepared to be part of a small and loving family!
      Melanie Deal
      Melanie Deal
      2015-12-03
      What would I have done without Norbeck? This is my daughter's second year and every day I am more and more amazed about how much she is learning. She is only 4 years old and she is able to read, write and count to 100. The activities that the school coordinates through the year nurtures a sense of community/family, events include Halloween parade, Thanksgiving feast, Christmas song festival and much more! She loves her school, teachers and friends. I highly recommend this school.
      Reese Alutto-Schmidt
      Reese Alutto-Schmidt
      2015-12-02
      Our son has had a wonderful experience at Norbeck. The teachers and staff are incredibly energetic and positive -- they are uniformly dedicated to nurturing and teaching kids. Everyone clearly loves their jobs. The school's parent community is welcoming and active for those parents that are interested. We plan to send our second child next year!
      Laura Calderone
      Laura Calderone
      2015-10-13
      We love Norbeck! The staff are amazing taking care of our children like warm and nurturing parents and help guide them on their educational journey. Our 5 year old is already reading, doing fractions and loves the science class. Our 3 year old knows Spanish phrases and can write his own name. Your child will cultivate incredible skills and gain all the tools they need to be driven, focusing amazing people.
      Lesley Lightfoot
      Lesley Lightfoot
      2015-02-01
      My son has only been with Norbeck Montessori for 2.5 months (at the time of this review). The progress, and noticed development that has happened during that time has been incredible for my husband and I to see. He has grown socially, physically, and mentally, all thanks to what is offered at the school from the moment of drop off, until we see him at the end of the day. We feel assured that he is with Norbeck Montessori.
      Beth Davis
      Beth Davis
      2014-12-05
      Norbeck Montessori is one of those rare places where children can go to learn in a loving and supportive environment full of enrichment opportunities and amazing teachers. Norbeck has been a part of our family for nearly three decades. As a Norbeck alumni, I would not want to see my kids anywhere else. My children started attending the school ten years ago, when my oldest was 2 ½, and we have remained in the Norbeck family as each of our children has grown to preschool age. In the past ten years we have had three children attend Norbeck, one of whom is in the Jr. K program this year. Today, many of the same kind and smiling faces of teachers we have known for years welcome us with open arms each morning. Tara and Ryan along with Keira have done an amazing job of revamping the program and adding fresh new extracurricular programs like soccer, gymnastics and cooking classes. Norbeck is not only an amazing environment for children to learn and grow, it is a true community atmosphere where families come together and form lifelong friendships. Some of my closest friendships started at Norbeck and my oldest daughter is still very close friends with several of the friends she made at Norbeck over ten years ago. A first grade teacher from our local elementary school recently approached me and said “Your daughter is a Norbeck kid, isn’t she?" When I confirmed, she continued, saying "I can tell. The kids from that school come in here heads and shoulders above so many other kids. Not only are they working at higher levels in reading and math, they have a strong grasp of science and an appreciation for art and music that we don’t see coming out of other programs.” And it is true. Sending our kids to Norbeck has been an investment in their future. My oldest, who is now in 7th grade, and my second child, now in 1st, are both receiving accelerated instruction in all subjects. I cannot say enough great things about this amazing school that has contributed so much to the education and enrichment of my family.

      Caring, Learning, Growing

      Qualified and Certified   Teachers at Norbeck

      25 full-time and part-time faculty and staff members. All our Montessori teachers have degrees and have received the Montessori Credential from an accredited Montessori Institute. We are very proud to say that many of our faculty and staff members have been with us for over 15 years, and several have been with us for over 20 years. Norbeck Montessori’s faculty and staff members are carefully selected for their warm, friendly, and nurturing temperaments, not simply for their degrees and experiences.

      Our Mission is to educate, enrich and encourage children to reach their fullest potential as curious, independent, socially responsible, kind and happy individuals.

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