"Nurturing the development of the whole child to reach their full potential"
The child's nature is to aim directly and energetically at functional independence. Development takes the form of a drive toward an ever greater independence.

It is like an arrow released from the bow, which flies straight, swift, and sure.

Dr. Maria Montessori
The Absorbent Mind, 1949

Patuxent Montessori School is a private, not-for-profit, AMI-certified Montessori school located on a six-acre wooded campus in Bowie, Maryland. Established in 1992, we offer programs for children 16 months to 12 years old using the instructional materials and teaching methods developed by renown educator, scholar, and humanitarian Maria Montessori.

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Welcome To Our New Website!

Welcome! We are happy to welcome you to our new website! We hope that you find helpful content here and can learn about what makes Patuxent Montessori School such a special place. We will continue to update the site with new information and photos so please stay... read more

Patuxent Montessori Spring Fundraiser | Sat., April 23rd @ 5:30 P.M.

The Patuxent Montessori Spring Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at Renditions Country Club in Davidsonville. After last year’s smashing success, we are certain that this years event will be even better. We’re thrilled to announce the return of Johnnie Steele as entertainment and look forward to celebrating all the hard work that students, families and faculty put into making Patuxent Montessori School the wonderful place that it is!

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Calendar

2016

  • Fri May 6 th
    Smithsonian National Zoological Park - Elementary Trip
    9:00 am- 2:00 pm
  • Fri May 20 th
    Patuxent Montessori Spring Program - "Oliver"
    5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
  • Tue May 31 st
    Echo Hill Outdoor Education School - Elementary Trip
    Whole Day

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Current Classroom Openings

We are currently accepting applications for our Toddler Community for the current and next school year for ages 16 to 21 months. We have have four openings remaining.

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Why Montessori?

Comparisons between Montessori and Traditional education exemplify several key differences:





















Patuxent Montessori School – Comparison between Montessori & Traditional Education

Montessori

Traditional

Mixed Age Classes (3 yr. span) All one age in one class
Freedom to move and work within classroom Assigned seats and specific class periods
Teacher is an observer Teacher is focal point and dominant influence
Child chooses learning pace and materials within limits Teacher sets curriculum and learning pace for all


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Traditional =


  • Mixed Age Classes (3 yr. span)
  • All one age in one class
  • Freedom to move and work within classroom
  • Assigned seats and specific class periods
  • Teacher is an observer
  • Teacher is focal point and dominant influence
  • Child chooses learning pace and materials within limits
  • Teacher sets curriculum and learning pace for all

We Are AMI Certified

As an AMI-certified institution, Patuxent Montessori School proudly upholds Dr. Maria Montessori’s original vision. All AMI or Association Montessori International schools adhere to the founder’s principles and aim to brings the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori to the education of children in order to help them attain their full potential in our society.

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Student & Parent Testimonials

We drive through three counties to bring our [5] kids to Patuxent Montessori School every day. For us, Patuxent is worth the distance and troubles of traffic. The reason is simply that we know that Patuxent provides a nurturing and safe environment for our kids…Patuxent provides a wholesome environment and a safe haven for fostering the innocence of childhood.

Patuxent Montessori School Parent
Clarksville, MD

For nine years, our family has been part of the Patuxent Montessori community. From the beginning, we knew this school was the right choice for our two boys. They have been nurtured, challenged, and encouraged to develop in a way that allows for them to express their individuality

Patuxent Montessori School Parent
Upper Marlboro, MD

Our daughter graduated (6th grade) from the Patuxent Montessori School and received an excellent education… The warm and friendly atmosphere at Patuxent was very nurturing to both our child and us. We will be forever grateful to the school to have received this educational experience for our child.

Patuxent Montessori School Parent

We have been blessed with a high quality of education given to our children as well as providing a safe and nurturing environment second to none. The highly trained and devoted staff at Patuxent Montessori School is their biggest asset… The Montessori education our children received far surpasses their “grade level” and their well-being. We highly recommend this school.

Patuxent Montessori School Parent

Patuxent Montessori has helped my son transform and grow into an ambitious, mature, intelligent, respectful and disciplined individual. I have seen a remarkable improvement in my his demeanor, awareness of environment and concern for others… We encourage other parents to take advantage of superior staff and a great education environment offered at Patuxent!

Patuxent Montessori School Parent

Patuxent Graduates

A select list of middle schools, high schools and colleges our graduates have attended and at which they have thrived includes:

  • The Key School, Annapolis, MD
  • Gonzaga High School, Washington DC
  • Hershey Montessori Farm School, Huntsberg, OH
  • The Hill School, Pottstown, PA
  • Princeton University
  • Syracuse University
  • The Saint Anne School, Annapolis, MD
  • Maret Academy, Washington DC
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
  • Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD
  • California Institute of Technology, Pasedena, CA

Meet Our Faculty

Celeste Damadio

Toddler Community Directress
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Jack Yu

Primary Director
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Suzanne Damadio

Elementary Directress
Administrative Head & Principal
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