Montessori School of Westminster

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We are wrapping up Hike-a-Thon 2022! All hikes between Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 24, count toward your student’s individual and class totals. Update your student's mileage on the website and get last minute donations - all online activities need to be submitted by Tuesday at midnight. The class competition is close - only 7 miles separate the top 3 classes, so be sure to record your student's hikes! Every mile counts! (Class rankings in photo as of 10:30 Monday, April 25.)

Please submit any offline checks/cash by Tuesday as well.
Here's a retrospective on March 17th activities at MSW. Lots of good-spirited fun throughout the school. Enjoy taking a look at our St. Patty's Day 2022!
Happy Easter...in whatever way your family spends this time. We honor all! At MSW, students in Upper Elementary (grades 4, 5 & 6) and Middle School (grades 7, 8, & 9) worked diligently to create two important entries. During school year 2021-2022, MSW marked the passing of Mrs. Welsh-Baer's beloved Lower Elementary classroom mascot, Monti the rabbit. Monti was recreated by the PEEP show team, as you'll see. Another PEEP show entry celebrates Bonnie & Clyde, the two axolotls who live in aquariums in Ms. Neiko's Upper Elementary classroom. (Axolotls are amphibians, unusual in that they reach adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis.) The students adopted a "Minecraft" approach as they designed their axolotl entry for the show. Take a look! But before you do, our HUGE thanks to the BURLEY family for guiding this project from its start to its conclusion.
The making of the 2022 PEEP Show entries (2!). Enjoy our photos!
Here's a PEEP Show 2022 visit photo, posted to say HAPPY EASTER and SPRING BREAK to all! We hope your time set aside at this time of year to celebrate in your unique and varied ways, or simply to relax, is fulfilling and refreshing.

Mrs. Welsh-Baer's Lower Elementary class visited the Carroll County Arts Council's PEEP Show. They enjoyed their visit where they saw the entry submitted by older MSW students memorializing the passing of their classroom pet, Monti the rabbit.
We are halfway through Hike-a-Thon 2022 and Mrs. Strine's class is in the mileage lead! Did you know ... registering your student online for Hike-a-Thon and updating their individual miles automatically adds to their class totals? It also is an easy way to show your fundraising supporters how far students have gone toward reaching their hiking goals. Miles hiked at school with Guides, EE, or on outdoor field trips count towards Hike-a-Thon goals, but we can't count them if they aren't entered!

The weather is finally cooperating and getting warmer. Need inspiration or ideas for nearby hikes? See the link in the comments!
Shout out to the HOLT company for much-anticipated deliveries to MSW! The two-year-olds in the Beginnings classroom love watching the deliveryman bring in supplies with his dolly, but they really love his TRUCK! The driver intentionally parks where the children can see his big truck through the classroom windows. And as he leaves....TOOT, TOOT goes the horn. Thanks, Holt company, for this endearing interaction.
Senora Sheasby is in the building...and our Beginnings classroom! You can see that our youngest students are happy to begin their Spanish work with their favorite foreign language instructor!
It's a great weekend to get out in the woods and get some miles underfoot for the Hike-a-Thon. Miles are cumulative through Sunday, April 24. Visit www.theMSW.org/hike-a-thon for information about registering your student to record their miles and make the challenge into a fundraiser for the school!
Many skills are developed when young children learn to cook (and clean up!), but the real benefit is the sense of personal achievement and empowerment. Here's a student from our Primary program (ages three through the kindergarten level) proudly presenting this surprised MSW staff member with some very tasty scrambled eggs!! Have a happy weekend, MSW families and friends, and have fun cooking with your children!
What's great about rainy days on Mount Montessori? MUSIC! Upper Elementary students rocking out with our music instructor and performing artist Jacob Fine.
Upper Elementary art. Grades four, five, and six. 🐠🐟🐠

The Montessori School of Westminster in Carroll County, Maryland encourages learning in multi-sensor 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

Operating as usual

10/08/2022

Thank you to everyone who came out today to MSW’s Touch-a-Truck! It was a gorgeous autumn day and the kids had a blast honking horns, climbing on equipment, playing games, making crafts, and jumping in the bounce house. The Dream Big Raffle closed out as a huge success, and the auction had a lot of traffic.

Many many thanks to our sponsors: Barnes-Bollinger Insurance Services, Inc.; Shaffer, Miller & Hurff, LLP; Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt, Scott & Halstad; Rockdale Towing and Ichabod's Tree Experts.

And of course we couldn’t do it without the trucks!
Rippeon Equipment Co.
Mr Gary and his antique tractor
Westminster Rescue Mission
Dun-Rite Contractors
Carroll County Public Library
WTTR The Greatest Hits of All Time FM 102.3 AM 1470
Maryland State Police
Carroll County Sheriff's Office
Rockdale Towing
CJ Miller LLC
Wetzel's Pretzels To Go
The MSW Bus
and the great crew from Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company who had to sneak out for a call and then returned!

Photos to come!

10/07/2022

Tomorrow is the day! Feeling excited? We sure are!

Here, at MSW, we are busy at work getting everything ready, like the auction baskets in the photo. 😍 What are you most excited to see tomorrow?

Remember, share this post with your friends and family!

Saturday, Oct 8
10am - 1pm

All are welcome at touch-a-truck and entry is only $5 for ages 1 and up!

Touch-A-Truck 10/07/2022

Touch-A-Truck

Got 5 minutes? That's all Carly from Painted Willow Photography needs at this year's Touch-A-Truck to take some gorgeous family photos.

If interested, sign up for a mini-session here:

Touch-A-Truck

10/05/2022

Help us and the Westminster Rescue Mission stuff a truck this year! Bring some non-perishables to stuff into the Westminster Rescue Mission Truck!

10/05/2022

This year’s Dream Big Raffle is going to be HUGE! The 50/50 Cash Grand Prize is up to $5,670! Can we break $6k? MSW families need to return sold ticket stubs and payment ASAP! Tickets also will be available for sale for cash or credit card sales October 8 from 10:00a.m. until noon at the Touch-a-Truck event.

In addition to the cash grand prize, each ticket is entered in three prize drawings:
*A one-hour photo session with Ashley Marie Photography
*4-pack of tickets to A Christmas Carol: The Musical, performed by Coppermine Presents Players On Air
*A fresh Thanksgiving Turkey from Local Homestead Products LLC

10/04/2022

Let the countdown begin! T-minus 4 days until Touch-A-Truck! Will we see you there?

October 8
10am-1pm
Montessory School of Westminster

Know someone who may also enjoy the event? Share this post with them! All are welcome!

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 10/04/2022

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post

10/03/2022

Next up, the rest of our exhibitors generously donating their time and equipment for us to enjoy at Touch-A-Truck!

Westminster Rescue Mission
Wetzel's Pretzels To Go
WTTR The Greatest Hits of All Time FM 102.3 AM 1470
Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company

10/01/2022

Check out some of the exhibitors that will generously be donating their time and equipment at Touch A Truck!

First up...
Rockdale Towing
CJ Miller LLC
Carroll County Sheriff's Office
Carroll County Public Library
Dunrite Concreting
Rippeon Equipment Co.

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 09/30/2022

As we prep and plan for this year's Touch-A-Truck we can't help but look back at last year's fun.

Want to know the best part about Touch-A-Truck? Seeing how happy it makes our little ones! Finally, they can touch, climb, and explore all types of trucks (with proper supervision, of course).

Comment below if you'll be bringing your little one to live out their truck-filled dreams!

09/30/2022

Time to shout out our sponsors!

Barnes-Bollinger Insurance Services, Inc.
Rockdale Towing
Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt, Scott & Halstad
Shaffer, Miller, and Hurff, LLP

Without them, we'd have no trucks to touch! Make sure to check out their social media and give them a follow!

09/23/2022

Learn more about the Montessori philosophy and how you can apply its principles in your home and parenting approach.

Join like-minded Montessori families in our AMS parenting course.

Registration is now open! Register by October 5. https://bit.ly/3BMnDoS

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 09/14/2022

Our Middle School students received instruction on flag etiquette and learned about careful handling, proper folding, the right way to raise the flag, its position among other flags, and respect. Take a look!

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 09/12/2022

The first day of school at MSW is now in the rearview mirror! No matter how many years go by, the first day always has a special sort of excitement, and we were happy to welcome both new and returning students to school. Not even a few raindrops dampened our spirits as school year 2022-2023 started!

Photos from Good Morning America's post 09/09/2022

Photos from Good Morning America's post

09/05/2022

Here's hoping all our families, both new and returning, are having a grand day. Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 6, 2022 is the first day for school year 2022-2023! School starts at 8:30 AM. We're going to have a great year!

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 09/04/2022

MSW is fortunate to have space for multiple playgrounds, and last week, our amazing new Elementary playground was officially dedicated! We thank the families who supported this wonderful installation through their generous contributions. Take a look at our ribbon-cutting ceremony and the joy of children exploring the new playground before school year 2022-2023 begins.

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 08/11/2022

Now with bus! Our youngest students attend the Beginnings class at MSW (age two). Their classroom is located in a spot which allows them to see the school bus come and go. Sadly, they're too small to be bus riders on our regular transportation routes. (Bus transport is for age five and above.) Their guide, Mrs. Merena, came up with a great idea: Let's go for a ride! The Beginnings students rode the bus around our campus to have some fun and explore the bus they watch from their windows. Take a look! (Get ready for a lot of cuteness...!!)

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 07/15/2022

Closing Ceremony: "Small but mighty" doesn't begin to describe the energy our two-year-old program brings to MSW. Our Beginnings class is for children who've reached age two and are ready to explore the world! Here's our Beginnings class at the end-of-year ceremony in June.

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 07/13/2022

Closing Ceremony: Nothing is more uplifting than the joy, smiles, and friendship we see in our Primary classrooms. Here are our Primary students (ages 3 through 6) performing and receiving advancement pins at the end-of-year ceremony. Get ready for cuteness overload!

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 07/11/2022

Closing Ceremony: Lower Elementary (grades 1, 2, & 3) performing during our end-of-year event. Lower Elementary creates a bridge from earliest lessons to more abstract education. It's fulfilling to see the academic, social, and emotional development of these students.

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 07/08/2022

Closing Ceremony: Our end-of-year event is tear-filled for parents and staff as we acknowledge how much these young people grow in the course of a single year. Here, students from Upper Elementary (grades 4, 5 and 6) receive their advancement pins and perform for the assembled guests.

07/07/2022

**Our fundraising partner has a summer sale now through July 31!**
Win-win! Get sale prices on labels for clothes, shoes, lunchboxes & water bottles, and more; Mabel’s Labels will donate a portion of sales made through our school portal back to MSW! Products shipped free to your home! (The fundraising portal will remain open throughout the year, but the sale prices end July 31.)

Mabel’s Labels makes custom labels that can survive the clothes washer, dishwasher, and handling by kids(!!), to help return misplaced items to their owner. Not just for school, Mabel’s Labels are great for camp, sports equipment, dance, theater, and everywhere things might get left behind or mixed up with other people’s property – by kids, teens, or adults. Visit campaign.mabelslabels.com, enter Montessori School of Westminster, and know your child’s items have a better chance of avoiding the Lost & Found!

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 07/07/2022

Middle School Closing Ceremony performances and speeches. MSW's Middle School includes grades 7, 8, and 9. Enjoy!

07/06/2022

Wednesday, July 6: Power outage at MSW. Tree fall on Hughes Shop Road between MSW and Rt 140. We will be closing camp early.

Alternative Routes for camp pick-up: Use Baugher Road (north of Hughes Shop) on Rt 140 to get to Hughes Shop Rd. Turn right on Hughes Shop Rd and proceed to Montessori Drive on your left.

OR

From Rt 97 North, turn left onto Pleasant Valley Rd (across from Knorr Brake). Take Pleasant Valley Rd to left on Hughes Shop Rd. Proceed to Montessori Drive on your left.

We apologize for the inconvenience the power outage is causing.

07/04/2022

MSW serves students through 9th grade in its Middle School program. The end of the school year brings our annual Closing Ceremony. "Graduating" Middle School students speak to the assembled audience about their years at the school and what it has meant to them. They also have fun with performances for the guests in attendance. The ceremony is well-attended. This year's Closing Ceremony was held in the auditorium of South Carroll High School. Some MIddle School students have been at MSW for 12 years, and this rite of passage is momentous as they prepare for high school.

07/03/2022

MSW hopes for time to reflect on our American journey during the Fourth of July holiday. May our families, friends, students, campers, and staff enjoy a peaceful and safe day.

06/19/2022
06/19/2022
05/30/2022

Today is designed to remember those who have sacrificed their lives in order to preserve our way of life. It's also appropriate, I believe, to continue to mourn lives lost recently in horrific acts of violence. Let those lives, too, not be forgotten or memories dimmed.

05/16/2022

Say good-bye to the LE/UE playground that has been a part of MSW since the Stone Chapel campus! The new equipment is scheduled for installation in June and should be ready in time for camp. There is still time to donate to help pay for the new playground - link in the comments.

04/25/2022

We are wrapping up Hike-a-Thon 2022! All hikes between Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 24, count toward your student’s individual and class totals. Update your student's mileage on the website and get last minute donations - all online activities need to be submitted by Tuesday at midnight. The class competition is close - only 7 miles separate the top 3 classes, so be sure to record your student's hikes! Every mile counts! (Class rankings in photo as of 10:30 Monday, April 25.)

Please submit any offline checks/cash by Tuesday as well.

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 04/23/2022

Here's a retrospective on March 17th activities at MSW. Lots of good-spirited fun throughout the school. Enjoy taking a look at our St. Patty's Day 2022!

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 04/17/2022

Happy Easter...in whatever way your family spends this time. We honor all! At MSW, students in Upper Elementary (grades 4, 5 & 6) and Middle School (grades 7, 8, & 9) worked diligently to create two important entries. During school year 2021-2022, MSW marked the passing of Mrs. Welsh-Baer's beloved Lower Elementary classroom mascot, Monti the rabbit. Monti was recreated by the PEEP show team, as you'll see. Another PEEP show entry celebrates Bonnie & Clyde, the two axolotls who live in aquariums in Ms. Neiko's Upper Elementary classroom. (Axolotls are amphibians, unusual in that they reach adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis.) The students adopted a "Minecraft" approach as they designed their axolotl entry for the show. Take a look! But before you do, our HUGE thanks to the BURLEY family for guiding this project from its start to its conclusion.

PEEP Show 2022 !! 04/17/2022

The making of the 2022 PEEP Show entries (2!). Enjoy our photos!

Happy Easter...in whatever way your family spends this time. We honor all! At MSW, students in Upper Elementary (grades 4, 5 & 6) worked diligently to create two important entries. During school year 2021-2022, MSW marked the passing of Mrs. Welsh-Baer's beloved Lower Elementary classroom mascot, Monti the rabbit. Monti was recreated by the PEEP show team, as you'll see. Another PEEP show entry celebrates Bonnie & Clyde, the two axolotls who live in aquariums in Ms. Neiko's Upper Elementary classroom. (Axolotls are amphibians, unusual in that they reach adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis.) The students adopted a "Minecraft" approach as they designed their axolotl entry for the show. Take a look! But before you do, our HUGE thanks to the BURLEY family for guiding this project from its start to its conclusion.

04/12/2022

We are halfway through Hike-a-Thon 2022 and Mrs. Strine's class is in the mileage lead! Did you know ... registering your student online for Hike-a-Thon and updating their individual miles automatically adds to their class totals? It also is an easy way to show your fundraising supporters how far students have gone toward reaching their hiking goals. Miles hiked at school with Guides, EE, or on outdoor field trips count towards Hike-a-Thon goals, but we can't count them if they aren't entered!

The weather is finally cooperating and getting warmer. Need inspiration or ideas for nearby hikes? See the link in the comments!

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 04/11/2022

Shout out to the HOLT company for much-anticipated deliveries to MSW! The two-year-olds in the Beginnings classroom love watching the deliveryman bring in supplies with his dolly, but they really love his TRUCK! The driver intentionally parks where the children can see his big truck through the classroom windows. And as he leaves....TOOT, TOOT goes the horn. Thanks, Holt company, for this endearing interaction.

Hike-a-thon 2022 - Montessori School of Westminster 04/09/2022

Hike-a-thon 2022 - Montessori School of Westminster

It's a great weekend to get out in the woods and get some miles underfoot for the Hike-a-Thon. Miles are cumulative through Sunday, April 24. Visit www.theMSW.org/hike-a-thon for information about registering your student to record their miles and make the challenge into a fundraiser for the school!

Hike-a-thon 2022 - Montessori School of Westminster Hike-a-Thon

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Thank you to everyone who came out today to MSW’s Touch-a-Truck!  It was a gorgeous autumn day and the kids had a blast ...
What's great about rainy days on Mount Montessori?  MUSIC!  Upper Elementary students rocking out with our music instruc...
Upper Elementary art.  Grades four, five, and six.  🐠🐟🐠
Thursday morning carpool got a sneak peek at the prize baskets for next Friday's Trivia Night - it's starting to get exc...
UPDATE!  SCHOOL IS CLOSED TODAY.  Due to drifting snow on our drive and other weather-related issues, the Montessori Sch...
TWO-HOUR DELAY!  MSW will re-evaluate weather-related conditions by 10:30 AM today, Friday, January 7th.  Currently, a t...
Winter Giving Spotlight: Upper Elementary & Middle SchoolMontessori education for adolescents continues the opportunity ...
A great fall day at the Touch A Truck event for current and former students to gather together and sing to the crowd!  F...
Here comes the bus!  Take a look at MSW's brand new 14-passenger bus.  Starting this fall, MSW will offer pick-up and dr...
Flag Ceremony at the Montessori School of Westminster

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1055 Montessori Dr
Westminster, MD
21158

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Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm

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