Welcome to Norbeck Montessori School in Rockville, MD

At Norbeck Montessori, fostering the whole child is at the core of what we do. We utilize the Montessori method to encourage each child’s unique potential, at his or her own pace, while surrounded by a warm, loving environment. As a private Montessori school serving preschoolers and kindergarteners in the Rockville area, our mission is to educate, enrich, and encourage children to reach their fullest potential as curious, independent, socially responsible, kind, happy individuals. These early learning years are the most critical time to inspire a lifelong love of learning in a safe and caring environment. By encouraging parent involvement, facilitating ongoing professional development for our staff, and creating socially responsible global citizens, our preschool and kindergarten students continue to thrive in our classroom in Rockville and beyond.

Tour Our Private Preschool in Rockville, MD

The best way to see what Norbeck Montessori is all about is to come and take a tour of our classrooms! Come meet our teachers and learn more about our unique approach to early childhood education for students in Rockville!

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Request a tour online or call 301-363-7009 to set up an appointment!

Prospective Preschool & Kindergarten Students

When it comes to private schools in Rockville, no other Montessori school can offer the unique benefits Norbeck Montessori can. During this critical time for child development, we help your child grow, explore, learn, and imagine, from being a two-year-old in preschool all the way through their Kindergarten graduation.

Why Should You Choose Norbeck Montessori as Your Rockville Preschool?

Reputation: For over 40 years, we have inspired a love of learning in our children in the Rockville, MD area.

Nurturing, highly trained Montessori staff: All of our Montessori teachers have been trained and certified by the American Montessori Society (AMS). Additionally, each of our assistants has attended AMS training.

Meticulously prepared environment: Our lead teachers are “environmental engineers” who are ready to mentor, model, and guide each child’s progress and introduce new lessons to challenge and entice the children.

Proven Montessori method: Research demonstrates a child educated at a Montessori school will step into an elementary school with an advantage academically, socially, and emotionally.

Whole-child approach: We recognize that children learn in different ways, and our students are free to learn at their own pace, advancing through the Montessori curriculum when he or she is ready.

Deep learning: At Norbeck Montessori school in Rockville, we employ hands-on learning, which emphasizes performance-based skills that move learning beyond simply memorizing information. Our preschool and kindergarten children come to understand the “why”.

Our Private Montessori Preschool Programs in Rockville, MD

Norbeck Montessori offers Transitional Two’s, Primary Preschool, and Kindergarten curriculum for children ages two to six years old. It is during this critical learning period that children possess the greatest ability to learn more than any other period in their lives. That’s why finding the right preschool in Rockville is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make as parents. At Norbeck Montessori, we foster this learning period to its fullest potential, instilling a lifelong love of learning.

✓  Hands-on learning with Montessori materials in every classroom
✓  Proven reading program
✓  Fine Arts program
✓  Spanish Integration program
✓  Optional extra-curricular activities
✓  Extended day program
✓  Summer Camp at Norbeck Montessori

Transitional Two’s Toddler Preschool Program
Our Transitional Two's program is a preschool created with the two-year-old child as the focus. From the smaller class size to the furnishings, to the lessons themselves; everything is designed specifically with the littlest learners in Rockville in mind.

Preschool/Primary Montessori Program
Our Montessori Preschool students learn to work together, build skills, and learn with lessons that are educational and inviting. Each classroom is set up specifically for the children in that classroom, and as their needs change, so does the environment. This program sets up each student to be ready for kindergarten.


Kindergarten Program
Kindergarten at our Rockville campus is the capstone of the child’s Montessori journey, the time when everything comes together—the explosion of learning.

Is Norbeck Montessori Preschool Near Me?

Although our Montessori school is located in Rockville, we have students who come from surrounding areas, including Aspen Hill, Colesville, Gaithersburg, Glenmont, Norbeck, Olney, Shady Grove, Silver Spring, Wheaton, and nearby areas of Montgomery County.

Stop by and see our Rockville Montessori school in action. Schedule a tour today!