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Why Norbeck Montessori 

Preschool in Rockville, MD

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Norbeck Montessori

By embracing the most fundamental teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, our Rockville preschool and kindergarten classrooms consistently offer children the opportunity to choose from a variety of purposeful and sequentially developed lessons. These lessons build upon the individual skills and knowledge the child is acquiring at every age level. Our Montessori curriculum consists of instruction in the areas of:

A Home Away from Home in Rockville, MD


We know that a safe, loving, and nurturing environment is essential for the well-being of each child. This is the foundation of our Montessori program. Norbeck Montessori’s highly-qualified staff is dedicated to providing an atmosphere and environment of security as well as an outstanding instructional program to meet the needs of you and your child.

Norbeck Montessori Offers Individualized Instruction


We recognize that growth and development occur as their interests lead them from one level of complexity to another. The multi-aged classrooms provide the younger children with a series of models for imitation and building social skills. The older children have the opportunity to reinforce their knowledge by assisting the younger ones and deepening lifelong leadership skills.

Our mission is to not only build upon each child’s academic skill set but to also help each of them grow positively. We know that their brains are growing at rapid rates and therefore require the appropriate educational environment—one that will have positive and long-term effects. Introducing these positive effects early on enables them to become permanent parts of their lives—something they can carry on through all the stage of life.

Partnering with Parents in Early Childhood Education

The early learning experiences, as well as the people involved in their daily lives, have an important influence on the development of positive attitudes in the educational, social, emotional, and physical aspects of your child. The growth and development of your child can best be achieved through a parent-teacher partnership with open communication. Norbeck Montessori offers several ways for parents to stay connected; parent-teacher conferences and observation of your child in their classroom may be scheduled at any time, and parent involvement in special classroom activities is always appreciated.

Tour Our Rockville Montessori School to Learn More!

There is no better way to see if Norbeck Montessori is right for your child than to come and visit our beautiful school in Rockville! We strongly encourage our families to tour our school prior to applying. Our Transitional Two’s (2-year-old preschool) and Primary Preschool programs are growing, and we offer continual enrollment for preschool children ages 3 to 5.

Contact Norbeck Montessori or fill out our form and we will gladly schedule a date for you to take a tour of our school and classrooms!


A Supportive & Carefully Designed Preschool Environment


At Norbeck Montessori in Rockville, we help children grow positively by teaching them the values and habits of their environment. Using Montessori methodologies, they are shown how to place things into categories and relationships that are useful in discovering and learning their surroundings. Such as:

  • norbeck iconDiscovering how things work
  • norbeck iconDistinguishing the real from the pretend
  • norbeck iconLearning their own personal interests and talents
  • norbeck iconUnderstanding personal boundaries
  • norbeck iconFostering self-discipline
  • norbeck iconDeveloping independence to ask questions and think about the events in their world
  • norbeck iconSpark appreciation of the natural laws which govern our planet
  • norbeck iconLearn how to use their imaginations positively to adapt and to contribute


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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