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Operated Since 1975


Early Childhood Education in Rockville, Maryland

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Montessori Education

Norbeck Montessori follows the philosophy and techniques of the Montessori method developed by Maria Montessori. This time-tested, proven curriculum builds skills and knowledge across a broad range of disciplines. With smaller class sizes than traditional preschool or daycare centers, Norbeck Montessori teachers are able to focus on the individual child, exploring their unique abilities and potential. It is our mission to build upon each child’s curiosity, creativity, and imagination, fostering a lifelong love of learning.

Already taken a tour? Apply for admission to our top-quality Rockville Montessori school for the coming year.


Our Montessori Curriculum

A good early childhood education helps set your child up for success later in life. Norbeck Montessori preschool and kindergarten students work with their teachers and peers to help learn and grow. As part of the Montessori curriculum, we teach our preschoolers and kindergarteners:

  • norbeck iconPractical life skills. We provide our Montessori students with an entire area of the classroom devoted to practicing real, meaningful activities that will help them later in life. These lessons are meticulously put together to help our preschool and kindergarten students develop coordination, independence, and a sense of responsibility, and promote concentration.
  • norbeck iconSensorial Montessori development. At the early ages of 2 to 6 years old, our preschool and kindergarten students are becoming aware of their five senses. The sensorial Montessori area helps children develop their senses of sight, touch, taste, smell, and sound to become more aware of the physical world around them. This is where our preschool and kindergarten students begin to develop the skills necessary for abstract thought.
  • norbeck iconLanguage arts. At this time in a preschool and kindergarten child’s life, they are wide open to developing language skills. At Norbeck Montessori in Rockville, we provide the proper environment to help them develop their language skills. Skills such as phonetics, vocabulary, letter, and symbol recognition are learned, then students are transitioned to word cards and eventually reading and writing stories independently.
  • norbeck iconMathematics. Math is a subject that continuously builds on each skill to achieve greater and greater complexity. After all, you can’t do calculus without first knowing how to add and subtract! Our preschool and kindergarten students learn the basic foundation of mathematics, from counting to understanding quantities and learning symbols.
  • norbeck iconCulture. Although our school is in Rockville, we want to prepare our preschool and kindergarten students to be citizens of the world. Our Montessori curriculum is designed to pique a child’s natural curiosity to “why” and “how” questions to help them make sense of the world around them.

Prices & Tuition for Norbeck Montessori in Rockville, Please email or call the school for current prices and tuition rates.

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How to Apply for Preschool & Kindergarten at Norbeck Montessori

Enrollment opens every January for the upcoming summer and fall sessions and we take applicants on a first come first served basis. For links and instructions on how to apply, click here. We strongly encourage all parents and guardians to tour our Montessori school before applying to a preschool or kindergarten program.

Information & School Tours

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 Information and Tours page to ask a question or schedule a tour.


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Preschool Tours & Applications for Norbeck Montessori in Maryland

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 Information 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. For links and instructions on how to apply, click here.

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 Rockville Montessori school in action. 

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What Parents Say

We believe that clear communication with parents is essential to the child’s wellbeing. It is particularly important during the early preschool years when children reach and surpass many developmental milestones. Naturally, we work diligently to help each of the children to be best taken care of.  That is the reason why the parents give us  best reviews. Here are a few of them.

Stacey Guedes
Stacey Guedes
My children have been at Norbeck for 5 years and our experience has been nothing but amazing. They are treated and cared for with love and respect. They enjoy going to school every day and have learned how to be independent children both in the classroom and in every day life. They have grown to be upstanding and courteous young ladies
fiorella pasara
fiorella pasara
This place is amazing! When we were looking for a daycare or preschool where to send our 3 year old back then, we did some research and went to different places and realize this was the only one where you could see the kids and the teachers happy and having a great time (remember that's the environment you want your kids to grow in). So we decided for Norbeck and that was the best decision ever! Our son had the best experience during his 4 years there. We even kept him in the Kindergarten program (AMAZING). He learned so much and grew emotionally and socially as well. Great foundation and such a loving atmosphere for the kids. I could not recommend a better place. And BTW did I said he learned reading by 4 years and has started 1st grade knowing addition, subtraction and multiplication? Yep that's how great this place is :)
Nisha Patel
Nisha Patel
Norbeck Montessori has been the most amazing experience for us! Our daughter has been there for over a year and absolutely loves it. The teachers are amazing and make you and your child feel welcome, nurtured and loved! And, the lessons they do on a daily basis are so fun and educational at the same time. Definitely recommend to any parents looking for a positive and warm environment for their kids, and be prepared to be part of a small and loving family!
Melanie Deal
Melanie Deal
What would I have done without Norbeck? This is my daughter's second year and every day I am more and more amazed about how much she is learning. She is only 4 years old and she is able to read, write and count to 100. The activities that the school coordinates through the year nurtures a sense of community/family, events include Halloween parade, Thanksgiving feast, Christmas song festival and much more! She loves her school, teachers and friends. I highly recommend this school.
Reese Alutto-Schmidt
Reese Alutto-Schmidt
Our son has had a wonderful experience at Norbeck. The teachers and staff are incredibly energetic and positive -- they are uniformly dedicated to nurturing and teaching kids. Everyone clearly loves their jobs. The school's parent community is welcoming and active for those parents that are interested. We plan to send our second child next year!
Laura Calderone
Laura Calderone
We love Norbeck! The staff are amazing taking care of our children like warm and nurturing parents and help guide them on their educational journey. Our 5 year old is already reading, doing fractions and loves the science class. Our 3 year old knows Spanish phrases and can write his own name. Your child will cultivate incredible skills and gain all the tools they need to be driven, focusing amazing people.
Lesley Lightfoot
Lesley Lightfoot
My son has only been with Norbeck Montessori for 2.5 months (at the time of this review). The progress, and noticed development that has happened during that time has been incredible for my husband and I to see. He has grown socially, physically, and mentally, all thanks to what is offered at the school from the moment of drop off, until we see him at the end of the day. We feel assured that he is with Norbeck Montessori.
Beth Davis
Beth Davis
Norbeck Montessori is one of those rare places where children can go to learn in a loving and supportive environment full of enrichment opportunities and amazing teachers. Norbeck has been a part of our family for nearly three decades. As a Norbeck alumni, I would not want to see my kids anywhere else. My children started attending the school ten years ago, when my oldest was 2 ½, and we have remained in the Norbeck family as each of our children has grown to preschool age. In the past ten years we have had three children attend Norbeck, one of whom is in the Jr. K program this year. Today, many of the same kind and smiling faces of teachers we have known for years welcome us with open arms each morning. Tara and Ryan along with Keira have done an amazing job of revamping the program and adding fresh new extracurricular programs like soccer, gymnastics and cooking classes. Norbeck is not only an amazing environment for children to learn and grow, it is a true community atmosphere where families come together and form lifelong friendships. Some of my closest friendships started at Norbeck and my oldest daughter is still very close friends with several of the friends she made at Norbeck over ten years ago. A first grade teacher from our local elementary school recently approached me and said “Your daughter is a Norbeck kid, isn’t she?" When I confirmed, she continued, saying "I can tell. The kids from that school come in here heads and shoulders above so many other kids. Not only are they working at higher levels in reading and math, they have a strong grasp of science and an appreciation for art and music that we don’t see coming out of other programs.” And it is true. Sending our kids to Norbeck has been an investment in their future. My oldest, who is now in 7th grade, and my second child, now in 1st, are both receiving accelerated instruction in all subjects. I cannot say enough great things about this amazing school that has contributed so much to the education and enrichment of my family.
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