4500 Muncaster Mill Rd, Rockville, MD


Timings: 7:30AM – 6:00PM

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Operated Since 1975


We offer a convenient location and schedule for you and your child

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Variety of Programs

At Norbeck Montessori, 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 Rockville Montessori school offers all that, plus all of the benefits of a Montessori education!

Norbeck Montessori offers a variety of programs to suit you and your child’s needs, all while providing a high-quality Montessori education. 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!

How do we fare over other daycare centers?

Rockville daycares and preschools both provide childcare, but with different guiding philosophies. Preschools are more learning-oriented and help promote your child’s development beyond just looking after his or her well-being. While Rockville area daycares offer childcare and socialization, preschools offer that and more.

Great preschool programs have a thorough curriculum that helps children develop their basic attitudes and values about life and learning. The goal of our Rockville preschool is to help your child grow, discover, learn, and develop the skills needed to be successful in their school-age years and beyond.

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The Norbeck Montessori Advantage

When it comes to early childhood education, Norbeck Montessori takes it a step further than traditional preschools. We go beyond simple before- and after-school care and help mold your child’s natural curiosity and love of learning. Here in Rockville, we go beyond simple childcare and instruct children in the areas of Practical Life Skills, Language Arts, Mathematics, History, Geography, and so much more.

Not only do children get to develop social skills with children both older and younger, but our preschool and kindergarten students learn independence and coordination through an individualized learning plan specific to their needs. We provide a safe, loving, nurturing environment for your child to be a positive influence on the development of positive attitudes in learning and life!

  • norbeck iconPhilosophy on childcare: At our Rockville preschool and kindergarten, we offer a discovery-based Montessori curriculum where the lessons build upon the individual skills and knowledge children acquire at each level. Our holistic learning approach offers structure without strict drill-and-practice teaching, which develops a love of learning.
  • norbeck iconLicenses and accreditation: The state of Maryland recognizes Norbeck Montessori as a private Montessori school. The instructional program of Norbeck Montessori is fully accredited by the Maryland State Board of Education and the child care program is licensed by the Maryland Office of Child Care.
  • norbeck iconOur Teachers: All of our Rockville Montessori teachers have Bachelor’s degrees and have received the Montessori Credential from an accredited Montessori Institute. They also have been carefully selected for their warm, nurturing temperaments. We have a low student-teacher ratio to ensure each child’s unique potential can be reached at his or her own pace.
  • norbeck iconAbility to tour: We think the best way for you to get to know Norbeck Montessori is to come visit us in action! Schedule a tour of our Montessori preschool and kindergarten for an in-depth overview of our programs and classrooms.
  • norbeck iconExtracurricular activities: After an exciting day of learning, our Rockville preschool and kindergarten students have the opportunity to explore new interests through several extracurricular activities.
  • norbeck iconPotty training requirements: In Rockville, our toddler level children do not need to be potty trained. However, if your child is three or older, they must be fully potty trained in order to enter our Primary Program.

Here in Montgomery County, you have a lot of choices when it comes to childcare and early childhood education. When evaluating your options, be sure to consider:

Preschool Tours & Applications for Norbeck Montessori

Are you ready to see us in action? Or do you just have a few more questions? Either way, we would love to speak with you. Visit our Info and Tours page to contact us or schedule a tour.

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Enrollment opens every January for the upcoming summer and fall sessions and we take applicants on a first come first served basis.

Is Norbeck Montessori Near Me?

Although our Montessori school is located in Rockville, we have kindergarten students who come from surrounding areas, including Aspen Hill, Colesville, Gaithersburg, Glenmont, Norbeck, Olney, Shady Grove, Silver Spring, Wheaton, and nearby areas of Montgomery County.

Stop by and see our Norbeck Montessori school in action.

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The Enrichment Programs

We offer

Turning your child’s inner potential to lifelong skills.


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.

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.


What Parents Say

We believe that clear communication with parents is essential to the child’s wellbeing. It is particularly important during the early preschool years when children reach and surpass many developmental milestones. Naturally, we work diligently to help each of the children to be best taken care of.  That is the reason why the parents give us  best reviews. Here are a few of them.

Stacey Guedes
Stacey Guedes
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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