4500 Muncaster Mill Rd, Rockville, MD


Timings: 7:30AM – 6:00PM

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Operated Since 1975


Science Classes in Rockville, Maryland

Science Classes

The belief that children are naturally curious individuals who love to learn new things is ingrained in the Montessori curriculum. As students observe the world around them, they develop a natural sense of curiosity about how and why certain behaviors and actions lead to specific results. Finding the answers to these questions is what Norbeck Montessori’s science curriculum was designed to help students do.

At Norbeck Montessori, our team of dedicated instructors is committed to helping your child develop the thought processes necessary for scientific thinking and discovery. By helping them establish a thought pattern based on hypothesis, observation, and deductive reasoning, we can better prepare them for lifelong academic success.

Contact our team today at 301-924-4233 to schedule your personal tour of our Rockville preschool and see our science curriculum in action!

Rockville Science Classes at Norbeck Montessori

When you think about it, all children possess the natural characteristics of a scientist. Innately curious, children discover the world around them through constant experimentation, making sense of their surroundings through a series of trial and error. Norbeck Montessori helps encourage these characteristics by adding structure and context to the scientific thought process. Our science curriculum covers many different scientific disciplines, including:

    • norbeck iconEarth Science
    • norbeck iconPhysical Science
    • norbeck iconBiology
    • norbeck iconBotany
    • norbeck iconZoology

    Our knowledgeable instructors work hard to make these concepts easily digestible, helping students establish a structured approach to finding answers to their “how” and “why” questions through questioning, testing, observing, and concluding. By helping children explore their curiosity and develop the early stages of deductive reasoning, our team guides them toward the path to continued academic success. Lay the groundwork for your child’s academic career by scheduling a personal tour of our Rockville preschool: Simply call us at 301-924-4233 today.

    What Makes Science at Norbeck Montessori Different Than Other Schools?

    Enrolling your child in a Montessori school setting is incredibly different than other preschool environments. Focused on developing the whole child — intellectually, socially, and emotionally — our curriculum guides children into real learning through a deeply personalized, observational approach. The key differences between Norbeck Montessori and other schools lie in the following:

      • norbeck iconOur Qualifications: Each of our teachers holds the highest certifications in the Montessori rankings, bringing a wealth of experience, knowledge, and compassion to all of our students.
      • norbeck iconOur Staff: Not just exceptionally qualified, our staff’s turnover rate is incredibly low, with many of our instructors staying on our team for years, guiding Rockville students through the generations.
      • norbeck iconOur Values: Family-owned and -operated, we treat your child as if they were our own, using the Montessori principles to help them achieve a true understanding of the world around them.

      Rockville Student Success Starts at Norbeck Montessori

      The time-tested curriculum of Montessori education has been proven to help students achieve a higher level of academic success through its personalized approach to learning. Helping your child explore the sciences by developing their thought processes, our instructors will guide your Rockville student to a clearer understanding of the world around them.

      Give your child the Norbeck Montessori advantage by calling us at 301-924-4233 to schedule your personal tour today.


      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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