Bay Montessori School

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Basic Information

Address: 20525 Willows Road Lexington Park, Md 20653
County: USA
School District: Park Hall
Phone Number: 310-737-2421
Fax Number: 301-737-2837

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Additional Information

President: Vickie Pool
School Type: Montessori School
Founded: 1994
Ages/Grades: 2 years - 8th grade
School Setting:

Our campus is located on 13 beautiful acres with well-equipped classrooms, library, pool, art studio, computer room, and age-appropriate playgrounds. The classroom environments follow the pattern set by Dr. Maria Montessori, specifically catering to the developmental needs of each child. Our facility allows children room to spread their wings and to experience nature while being conveniently located near Patuxent River Naval Air Station.

School Size: 90 students
Classroom Size: 10 - 20
Student/Teacher Ratio: dependant on age

dependant on age


Montessori curriculum follows the child at their own individual pace for self directed learning.

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Computer classes for Elementary and Middle school children

Uniform Guidelines:

Elementary students wear red, white or navy polos with school logo purchased from Lands End with khaki or navy bottoms.

Admissions Requirements:


Mission Statement:

Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that stimulates a child’s curiosity about themselves and our world. Each child leaving Bay Montessori School has a sense of independence, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-discipline, and responsibility. The children are prepared to meet and overcome the challenges they will encounter as they continue to grow and explore their post-Montessori opportunities.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The foundation of the Montessori method was Dr. Montessori’s discovery that children are their own teachers, taking in all that they can from their surroundings to quench their inherent and spontaneous thirst to learn. The Montessori method has three distinguishing components.

1. A prepared environment, carefully designed to be aesthetically intriguing. The environment calls to the child’s need to learn about the world and become an independently functioning person.

2. The passive-supportive role of the teacher is one who presents the materials and holds his or her activities and authority in abeyance while being available to each child.

3. The highest degree of respect for the child. Each child is revered as an individual and is allowed to learn at his or her own pace.

School History:

Founded in 1994, Bay Montessori is a privately owned, AMS full member school offering a comprehensive Montessori program. A team of experienced professionals teaches a full-day program of individualized curriculum for children ages 2 through 14 throughout the year.