Montessori School of Westminster

The Montessori School of Westminster in Carroll County, Maryland encourages learning in multi-sensorial exploration in a private school environment & believes children will learn while building self-reliance and discipline.

Pre-k through 9th grade. Since its beginning, the Montessori School of Westminster has been preparing students for further education in both traditional and non-traditional environments. Many students proceed on to the best private schools the Baltimore Washington region has to offer and then on to their chosen advanced education opportunity. Many other students transition into the public school system with the self-confidence that only a Montessori educated child can truly appreciate. In nearly all circumstances, a student launched here at the Montessori School of Westminster is a student who continues to seek knowledge through exploration and investigation — now and for the rest of their lives.

Operating as usual

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 05/21/2021

While MSW's Middle School students find adventure miles away, our Beginnings' students find plenty to do on the school's 27-acre campus, the perfect place for outdoor fun!

05/14/2021

Our first Hike-a-Thon was a big success! Thank you to everyone who supported our students on the trail and financially. The incentive prizes earned by students were distributed to Guides Friday afternoon and should go home today or early next week.

Congratulations to our classrooms who rallied to put in the most miles, raised the most money, and had the most participation! The bar has been set for next year!!

We hope everyone had fun and enjoyed some time in nature!

Our first Hike-a-Thon was a big success! Thank you to everyone who supported our students on the trail and financially. The incentive prizes earned by students were distributed to Guides Friday afternoon and should go home today or early next week.

Congratulations to our classrooms who rallied to put in the most miles, raised the most money, and had the most participation! The bar has been set for next year!!

We hope everyone had fun and enjoyed some time in nature!

04/25/2021
04/22/2021

April 22: Earth Day 2021 has arrived! This year's theme is "Restore the Earth." Here's a great article to help you plan Earth Day activities for your children. Stay tuned to see what's happening on MSW's campus as we honor the Earth!

https://www.plt.org/educator-tips/nature-walk-activities?campaignid=9891749722&adgroupid=99565651639&adid=431720389149&gclid=Cj0KCQjwvYSEBhDjARIsAJMn0ljv9Rc828-G8B0-8d8Vo01tXB6JrTjMHxupX5naCSfYFJ5a9oOSWD0aArfeEALw_wcB

April 22: Earth Day 2021 has arrived! This year's theme is "Restore the Earth." Here's a great article to help you plan Earth Day activities for your children. Stay tuned to see what's happening on MSW's campus as we honor the Earth!

https://www.plt.org/educator-tips/nature-walk-activities?campaignid=9891749722&adgroupid=99565651639&adid=431720389149&gclid=Cj0KCQjwvYSEBhDjARIsAJMn0ljv9Rc828-G8B0-8d8Vo01tXB6JrTjMHxupX5naCSfYFJ5a9oOSWD0aArfeEALw_wcB

04/17/2021

Give a child a camera and see the world from their point of view!

Give a child a camera and see the world from their point of view!

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 04/17/2021

Rise and shine, good people!! The "Bunnies" were on the move at MSW this week. Here's Mrs. Strine's Primary class adding miles to its Hikeathon total. Check out these cute kids hiking around MSW's amazing campus. Today is Saturday!--A great day to add miles to your hiking adventures!!!

04/16/2021

Alumni hike, tomorrow, April 17, at Morgan Run Natural Environment Area. Meet at 1:00p.m. at the parking area at the end of Benrose, off 97 and Bartholow. Bring layers, water, and a mask! See you there!

Alumni hike, tomorrow, April 17, at Morgan Run Natural Environment Area. Meet at 1:00p.m. at the parking area at the end of Benrose, off 97 and Bartholow. Bring layers, water, and a mask! See you there!

04/12/2021

Hey Hike-a-Thon-ers! The paper hike recorders are the official document, but if you enter your spring break hike mileage in the online hike recorder, we'll be able to get a snapshot of what classroom is doing the most mileage and how far we've gone as a school! Enter by tonight (Monday!) so it can be calculated and reported in this week's MSW Updates! (Hint: So far, the top three classes for mileage submitted are within 4 miles of each other! One additional hike entered could upset the standings!) theMSW.org/hike-a-thon The Hike Recorder is in the green section.

Hey Hike-a-Thon-ers! The paper hike recorders are the official document, but if you enter your spring break hike mileage in the online hike recorder, we'll be able to get a snapshot of what classroom is doing the most mileage and how far we've gone as a school! Enter by tonight (Monday!) so it can be calculated and reported in this week's MSW Updates! (Hint: So far, the top three classes for mileage submitted are within 4 miles of each other! One additional hike entered could upset the standings!) theMSW.org/hike-a-thon The Hike Recorder is in the green section.

04/08/2021

Hey MSW Alumni! Don't forget we have some hikes scheduled just for you, so grab a long-lost classmate and come enjoy April on the trail! Sunday, April 11 @ Hashawha (meet by the pond) or Saturday, April 17 @ Morgan Run (Benrose Lane parking, off 97). Both hikes start at 1pm. Email RSVP so we know to expect you - tstmichel @ themsw dot org. Whether or not you can join us on the 11th or 17th, you can register as a Trail Guide to support the school and show your support around town or in the woods in a cool t-shirt. Register as a Trail Guide online or download the PDF at themsw.org/hike-a-thon.

Hey MSW Alumni! Don't forget we have some hikes scheduled just for you, so grab a long-lost classmate and come enjoy April on the trail! Sunday, April 11 @ Hashawha (meet by the pond) or Saturday, April 17 @ Morgan Run (Benrose Lane parking, off 97). Both hikes start at 1pm. Email RSVP so we know to expect you - tstmichel @ themsw dot org. Whether or not you can join us on the 11th or 17th, you can register as a Trail Guide to support the school and show your support around town or in the woods in a cool t-shirt. Register as a Trail Guide online or download the PDF at themsw.org/hike-a-thon.

[04/07/21]   Happy Spring Break! Are you getting outside to enjoy this amazing weather? Don't forget to share your hiking photos on our Hike-a-Thon Event page! If you don't see the photos already posted, check under the "Discussion" tab.

04/01/2021

Students got up close and personal with some native birds on loan from Piney Run Nature Center during a kick-off for Hike-a-Thon today. Pictured here, students from Mrs. Neiko's Upper Elementary class examined the differences between native water fowl and a Cooper's Hawk typical of the birds you'd spot at Piney Run Park in Sykesville.

Students got up close and personal with some native birds on loan from Piney Run Nature Center during a kick-off for Hike-a-Thon today. Pictured here, students from Mrs. Neiko's Upper Elementary class examined the differences between native water fowl and a Cooper's Hawk typical of the birds you'd spot at Piney Run Park in Sykesville.

[04/01/21]   The Montessori School of Westminster will be closed for "spring break" from midday on Friday, April 2 through Sunday, April 11. We will resume on Monday, April 12 at 8:30 AM promptly.

We wish all our friends and families a safe and relaxing week off. May the renewal we witness and experience in nature bring joy to our spirits. Happy Spring!

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 04/01/2021

In Ms. Quinn's Lower Elementary class (grades one, two, and three), the students learned about French post-impressionist Georges-Pierre Seurat's works and then made their own "pointillism posies." They discussed primary and secondary colors and were introduced to the concepts of warm and cool colors. Everyone did the same picture twice, one warm, then cool. Here are the results! Enjoy!

03/29/2021

MSW’s first Hike-a-Thon kicks off Thursday and runs 3 weeks, April 1-21! Are you ready to get outside and enjoy spring? Current students are setting mileage goals and raising money through pledges. Parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends who want to show support on the trail can register as Trail Guides. Share trail photos on our Hike-a-Thon Facebook event page. Learn more at www.theMSW.org/hike-a-thon.

03/13/2021

Tonight's the night! Spring forward one hour in the wee small hours of Sunday, March 14th.

Tonight's the night! Spring forward one hour in the wee small hours of Sunday, March 14th.

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 03/13/2021

Take a look into a Lower Elementary classroom at MSW. Spot the class pet, students engaged in research, concentration, and friendship. :)

02/19/2021

Did you hear the news? NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Friday, February 19th! Check for virtual learning info! Stay safe, good people!

Did you hear the news? NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Friday, February 19th! Check for virtual learning info! Stay safe, good people!

02/18/2021

Here we go again, folks! There is NO SCHOOL on Thursday, February 18th due to weather-related conditions. The weatherman has promised inches of snow! Be safe, good people!

Here we go again, folks! There is NO SCHOOL on Thursday, February 18th due to weather-related conditions. The weatherman has promised inches of snow! Be safe, good people!

02/15/2021

MSW is closed today, Monday, February 15th, in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday. Have a safe and peaceful day off--we'll see you tomorrow!

MSW is closed today, Monday, February 15th, in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday. Have a safe and peaceful day off--we'll see you tomorrow!

02/11/2021

Did you know? February 11 is National Make a Friend Day! At MSW, EVERY DAY is Make a Friend Day!

A new friendship can open you to new experiences. Friends can help us through challenging times. They provide us with the comfort of a safe emotional space where we can be ourselves. Good friends are our biggest treasure.

Did you know? February 11 is National Make a Friend Day! At MSW, EVERY DAY is Make a Friend Day!

A new friendship can open you to new experiences. Friends can help us through challenging times. They provide us with the comfort of a safe emotional space where we can be ourselves. Good friends are our biggest treasure.

[02/11/21]   RE-EVALUATION Decision: MSW will open two hours late today, Thursday, February 11, as previously announced. School will be in session at 10:30 AM today!

02/11/2021

MSW will open TWO HOURS LATE today, Thursday, February 11, 2021. There will be a RE-EVALUATION at 8:30 AM. Stay tuned, safe, and dry, friends!

MSW will open TWO HOURS LATE today, Thursday, February 11, 2021. There will be a RE-EVALUATION at 8:30 AM. Stay tuned, safe, and dry, friends!

02/07/2021

Love these little faces in their snow gear!

Love these little faces in their snow gear!

01/07/2021

We couldn’t do it without you – all of you in the MSW community! Today we recognize the contributions of the Tran family (current student), the Mataban family (alumni), and Mrs. Radcliffe (alumni parent and staff member). The Winter Giving campaign continues through this Friday, January 8, 2021. You can donate online at TheMSW.org or mail or deliver a check to the school office.

01/06/2021

– It’s so heartwarming to start the year with gratitude! Our Winter Giving tree is full of ornaments that reflect how important the MSW community is to current families, alumni, and our staff. Thank you to the Adgate, Gardner, and Maloney families for your support! And a shout out to MSW Staff on Team USA for showing your school spirit by supporting the Winter Giving campaign!

The Winter Giving campaign continues through this Friday, January 8, 2021. You can donate online at TheMSW.org or mail or deliver a check to the school office.

01/05/2021

Time away from school and slow mail service meant there were lots of new ornaments to hang after Winter Break! Thank you for your generosity, Craig Dayton; Karen Barbour; and the Granite, Schriver, and Ford families! The Winter Giving campaign continues through this Friday, January 8, 2021. You can donate online at TheMSW.org or mail or deliver a check to the school office.

01/04/2021

Winter Giving supports … learning life skills. From the youngest students’ hands-on learning to Middle School businesses that directly help fund their class Adventure Trip in May, MSW prepares our students to go out into the world confident of their skills and ability. The projects and activities that MSW students experience and manage with increasing autonomy during their years at the school prepare them for life.

You can help support our fantastic school! This is the last week of our annual Winter Giving. Donations can be made online at TheMSW.org or checks can be mailed or dropped at the school.

Videos (show all)

Flag Ceremony at the Montessori School of Westminster
Earth Day 2020:  Montessori School of Westminster
One to Ten Nature Lesson:  MSW Primary Classroom
January 2020 Concert Preview
Holiday Singing & Dancing en Español at MSW
Like a Light Bulb!
First Snow of the Year on Mount Montessori
Singing for Peace at the Montessori School of Westminster
Peace Day at MSW

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1055 Montessori Dr
Westminster, MD
21158

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