Frequently Asked Questions
Q : What is a Montessori School?
Q : What makes Montessori different?
Q : What are the benefits of my child being in a Montessori program?
Q : Is Montessori a religious school?
A : Montessori is like a public school, where it is a secular education system. There is no particular religion that takes part in the curriculum, but all children from all religions are respected and welcomed.
If a Montessori education sounds like it would best benefit your child’s development, give us a call at Norbeck Montessori at 301-924-4233 or contact us online for more information.
Q : What ages do you accept?
A : We accept children ranging from 2 to 6 years old.
Q : Do you offer 2 or 3 days a week programs?
A : No. While we do offer several program options, all of our programs are 5 days a week and vary depending on the hours you need.
Q : Does my child have to be potty trained?
A : Not at the toddler level. Simply send in diapers and wipes with your child. When they are well on their way to being independent at home, we will happily work with their training here, as well. However, if your child is three or older, they must be fully potty trained in order to enter our Primary Program.
Q : Do you take the children on field trips?
Q : Do you provide lunch?
Q : I have multiple children; will they be in the same class?
Q : Can my child start a program mid-academic year?
Q : What type of payment methods are accepted?
Q : Are Yours Hours Flexible?
Q : Do I have to pay all of the tuition upfront?
Q : Do you offer a kindergarten program?
Q : Does your Montessori program run all year long?
A : No, our Montessori program follows the Montgomery County school calendar. For parents who are seeking a yearlong schedule, we offer a wonderful summer camp program.
Q : Do I have to bring my child in, or will you take him from my car?
A : We have carpool drop-off from 8:45am-9:00am and carpool pick-up from 12:15pm-12:30pm. All other times you will need to escort your child to and from the classroom.
Q : What are your hours of operation?
A : Norbeck is open 7am-6pm, Monday through Friday.
Q : When are you closed throughout the year?
A : We are closed for all federal holidays, a few predetermined special activities throughout the year, and the week prior to the fall semester.
Q : Do you provide snacks?
A : Parents are requested to contribute to the morning snack for their child’s class for two separate weeks during the school year. We provide an afternoon snack to those students who are enrolled in full-day programs.
Q : What if my child still takes naps?
Q : What if my child has allergies?
Q : Are you affiliated with a religious group or organization?
Q : Are you accredited?
Q : Who can pick up my child?
A : Only those people for whom you provide written or verbal authorization. We will not allow your child to leave the property without your prior authorization and we ALWAYS verify the identification of these individuals.
Q : What is your inclement weather policy?
Preschool Tours & Applications for Norbeck Montessori
Are you ready to see us in action? Or do you just have a few more questions? Either way, we would love to speak with you. Visit our Info and Tours page to contact us or schedule a tour.
Enrollment opens every January for the upcoming summer and fall sessions and we take applicants on a first come first served basis.
Is Norbeck Montessori Near Me?
Although our Montessori school is located in Rockville, we have kindergarten 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 Norbeck Montessori school in action.
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