Montessori School of Westminster

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.

The Montessori School of Westminster is an accredited private school in Carroll County, MD where children age 2 through grade 9 learn by exploration in a hands-on environment. Since its beginning, the Montessori School of Westminster has been preparing students for further education in both traditional and non-traditional environments. Many other students transition into the public school system w

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Looking for Solar Eclipse Glasses! Our area will experience a Partial Solar Eclipse (88 %) on Monday, April 8. The partial eclipse begins at 2:05 pm, reaching maximum at 3:21 pm and ending at 4:33 pm.

For information on eclipse safety - check out this link from NASA -

Need eclipse glasses? Stop down in our lobby and pick up a pair!


It's been a quiet, rainy week here at our hilltop campus as our staff and students celebrate Spring Break. What are you doing this Spring Break? How are you beating the rainy day blues? Drop us a comment or pic to let us know what you and your family have been up to.


Thank you to the following Planetary Sponsors supporting our 50th Anniversary Soiree Under the Stars.

Robin Ford Building and Remodeling -
Shaffer, Miller & Hurff, LLP -

Your sponsorship supports our current and future students as all proceeds from the Soiree support expansion of our Financial Aid Fund. It's not too late - sponsorships are available through April 10 -


The MSW 50th Anniversary Soiree Under The Stars is just over a month away. Did you get your tickets yet? Drop an emoji to let us know.

❤ I've got my tickets and can't wait to attend!
🙂I'm definitely going, but still need to get my tickets.
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Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 03/28/2024

Congratulations to our Middle School teams that competed at Battle of the Books organized by the Carroll County Public Library. The Bookasaurus Wrecks and The Literary Legends began preparing for this event in November - both reading on their own and meeting regularly to study and practice. A fun time was had by all. And ... the emcee for the event was one of our very own MSW alumni!


Don't Forget - Montessori School of Westminster will have Early Dismissal Friday, March 29, followed by Spring Break, Monday, April 1 to Friday April 5. Enjoy your break!

How to Talk With Kids About Tragedies & Other Traumatic News Events 03/26/2024

We are terribly saddened by the news of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore. Our thoughts are with all those impacted by this tragic event. We are grateful to the brave first responders and others actively working on rescue efforts. If you are looking for guidance on how to address tragedies like this with your children please see the article below.

How to Talk With Kids About Tragedies & Other Traumatic News Events The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages parents, teachers, child care providers, and others who work closely with children to filter information about the crisis and present it in a way that their child can accommodate, adjust to, and cope with. Includes the video, "AAP Tips on Talking t...

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WE NEED YOUR HELP! Look at the egg our talented Art Teacher Beth Guerin created! Shoe Orthodontics is hosting a contest to find the best decorated egg (made by various art teachers throughout the areal). The egg/school with the most likes will win a Faculty Pizza Party. Friends and family - Please vote - contest closes 3/28 (Thursday).


Thank you for making our Book Fair the best one yet! Your purchases allowed our school to earn funds for classroom and library furniture and decor, digital products, and (of course!) more books.

As Dr. Seuss famously said “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Did you miss the Scholastic Book Fair? It's not to late. Online orders placed through March 31 will earn MSW 25% in direct benefits.

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 03/24/2024

Loads of fun at MSW Grandparent Day! More than 100 visitors joined us on Friday. They enjoyed breakfast, hearing from our head of school, spending time in the classroom ... and for many a bit of shopping at our Scholastic Book Fair with their grandchild(ren).

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 03/23/2024

More Grandparent Day Fun! We loved hosting more than 100 visitors on Friday in all our programs from Beginnings to Middle School. We have so many photos to share - be sure to check our MSW page to see them all. And while you are there - Like and Follow us so you don't miss the latest activities and pictures.

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 03/22/2024

Grandparent Day! We were honored to host more than 100 Grandparents at our event Friday. Our students love having their families visit our campus and their classroom. We have so many photos to share that we will be splitting them up into multiple posts. Be sure to Follow our page so that you don't miss out.

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 03/22/2024

YOU WON"T WANT TO MISS - Our After School students created MSW's entry in the 17th Annual Peep show. MSW is a proud sponsor of the event organized by the Carroll Arts Center. The show starts today and runs through April 1st at the TownMall of Westminster. This is a wonderful family outing and promises to have the MOST creative entries. Be sure to VOTE for your favorites. If you can't make it in-person - view and Vote Online at


LAST DAY - Friday, March 22 is the last day for our Scholastic Book Fair. Fair hours are 8 am - 12 pm in the Utz Field House. Or, explore together on our school's Book Fair homepage:

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 03/21/2024

Our Upper Elementary students hosted Literary Tea this week. Students invited adults to join them for a traditional tea and book reading. The Tea is an opportunity for the students to practice responsibility, independence and social skills. Students organize the tea, collaboratively set up and clean up, and practice appropriate skills of respect and attention with their fellow students and guests.


REMINDER - Tomorrow, Friday 3/22 is an Early Dismissal day for students and In-service day for staff. Please see your MSW Weekly Update email for details.


Thank you to the following Lunar Sponsors supporting our 50th Anniversary Soiree Under the Stars.

Mark Ruby, RE/MAX Realtor -
Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt, Scott & Halstad
Calhoun Crane

Your sponsorship supports our current and future students as all proceeds from the Soiree support expansion of our Financial Aid Fund.It's not too late - sponsorships are available through April 10

Photos from Moonlit Acres Retreat Farm, Inc.'s post 03/18/2024

Thank you Moonlit Acres Retreat Farm, Inc. for hosting one of our middle school interns. What a wonderful experience!


Don't forget to set up your student's eWallet account for cashless,
stress-less shopping. Friends and family can even contribute funds! Set one up here:


This year's Book Fair is going to be epic! More Books. More Choices. More Fun. MSW is hosting our Scholastic Book Fair from Sunday, March 17th thru Friday, March 22nd in the Utz Field House. Check it out!

Sunday, March 17 - 10 am-2 pm
Monday, March 18 - Thursday, March 22 - 8-9 am; 11 am-12:30 pm; 2:30-5:30 pm
Friday, March 22 - 8 am-12 pm

Explore together on our school's Book Fair homepage:

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 03/16/2024

Our 7th and 8th graders enjoyed this spring-like weather in one of their favorite spots – Lake Anna, Virginia. This is their second immersion trip of the school year – a time to celebrate all they have accomplished, build relationships with their peers and practice independence. Favorite activities included crafts, Cupcake Wars, board games, a student written and performed play, and campfire time.

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 03/14/2024

Our Upper Elementary students celebrated Pi Day with 🥁🥁🥁 well, PIE of course!

FUN FACT: The first calculation of Pi was done by Archimedes, a legendary mathematician in the ancient world. Our modern celebration of Pi Day was first organized by physicist Larry Shaw in 1988. On March 11, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution proclaiming March 14 to be National Pi Day.

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 03/12/2024

Here is another one of our MSW Middle School student pursuing their interests during internship week. He spent his week shadowing at the Gettysburg Animal Hospital and kept a journal for every day of the week describing the time spent there. (The journal is a key part of this activity for each of our students.) Thank you to Gettysburg Animal Hospital for hosting an MSW student.

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 03/12/2024

The Carroll Arts Center is busy gearing up for their annual Peep Show. What better time to have one of MSW’s middle school interns on hand to help out! “It was a good week!” Thank you Carroll Arts Center for hosting one of our MSW students.

By the way, MSW is a proud sponsor of the Peep Show, and has its own entry on display!

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 03/11/2024

Wrapping up Middle School Internship week with a couple more posts.
At the Biology Department of McDaniel College one of our students persued her long-term dream of attending medical school. She has done so many cool things! From a forensics lab, replicating DNA, learning about the autoclave, pipettes, joining Biology and Microbiology classes, labs and more! Thank you McDaniel College for this opportunity.

Photos from Montessori School of Westminster's post 03/06/2024

Not all our Middle School interns stayed local. One of our students had the opportunity to travel to Wisconsin to intern with Pesi – a continuing education company for healthcare professionals. He is trying out a wide variety of roles, including working with IT, packaging materials for mailing to customers and creating social media posts that are being used in Pesi’s Australia office. He even arrived to find his assigned cubicle ready - name plate and all!

Thank you, Pesi, for offering this unique opportunity to our MSW student!

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1055 Montessori Drive
Westminster, MD

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm

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