4500 Muncaster Mill Rd, Rockville, MD

301-924-4233

Timings: 7:30AM – 6:00PM

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Operated Since 1975

PRESCHOOL WHY CHOOSE MONTESSORI

Montessori School in Rockville

Montessori Fosters a Natural Love of Learning

At Norbeck Montessori, you won’t find charts of gold stars and you won’t receive a report card; there are no grades or rewards for learning other than the joy and satisfaction your child receives when they learn a new skill or make a new discovery. Instead of praising a child by saying, “You’re so smart,” our teachers praise each child according to the effort they made.

You might hear our staff say something like, “You really worked hard at that!” instead. Each and every day, Norbeck Montessori’s preschoolers and kindergarteners measure their own progress and accomplish tasks to foster confidence and independence.

The Montessori Method Is Individualized for Your Child

As the natural developmental milestones for order, concentration, coordination, and independence are met, success builds upon success, and the child gains an inner discipline and the security of a strong self-image.

Social interaction with children, both older and younger, as well as with caring adults, adds to their enjoyment and growth. Positive encouragement and praise reinforce the child’s feelings of self-confidence and self-assurance. Through these experiences of success, the child develops a willingness to attempt new challenges.

Montessori Teachers Don’t Lecture, They Guide

The role of the teacher in the Montessori classroom is to observe the individual interests and needs of each child. Through observation, the teacher is able to design an individualized learning plan specific to the child’s needs. Each Montessori classroom is set up specifically for the children who use that classroom and, as their needs change, so does the classroom. The Montessori teacher is trained to recognize periods of readiness.

Sometimes it is necessary to divert a child who chooses materials beyond their ability; other times the teacher must encourage a hesitant child to explore some of the lessons. Each child relates to their own work and previous experiences. Their progress is not compared to the achievements of the other children. Through this non-competitive environment the child gains confidence in him- or herself and experiences success.

Montessori Schools Develop the Whole Child

The Montessori classroom offers the child the opportunity to interact with other students and explore the freedoms they have within their environment. Having preschool children ages 2 to 6 together provides the younger child with a series of models for imitation and social skill building. The older children have the opportunity to reinforce their knowledge by assisting the younger ones. At Norbeck Montessori in Rockville, MD, growth and development occur as their interests lead them from one level of complexity to another.

Tour Our Rockville Montessori School to Learn More!

There is no better way to learn about Norbeck Montessori than to come and visit our beautiful school in Rockville! We strongly encourage our families to tour our school prior to applying. Our Transitional Two’s (2-year-old preschool) and Primary Preschool programs are growing, and we offer continual enrollment for preschool children ages 3 to 5.

Contact Norbeck Montessori or fill out our form and we will gladly schedule a date for you to take a tour of our school and classrooms!

Testimonials

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
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.
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