Our Rockville Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten Programs
As you step inside a Norbeck Montessori classroom, you will immediately notice and feel the fundamental teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. A sense of order and purpose focusing on a love of learning, a strong work ethic, creativity, respect, and compassion for others. That's what you'll find at our Rockville preschool and kindergarten!
Our multi-aged Montessori classrooms are arranged by our highly qualified teachers to encourage independence, freedom within limits, and harmony among our kindergartners and preschoolers. We regard our teachers as environmental engineers, whereby they observe each child and adjust the classroom environment to suit their individual needs throughout the school year.
The best way to learn about Norbeck Montessori is to come visit us! Schedule a tour of our Rockville preschool today.
Transitional Two's – Our 2-Year-Old Preschool Program in Rockville
(ages 24-36 months; ages 2-3 years)
The joy a two-year-old brings to your day is like nothing else. Their abundant curiosity, their never-ending supply of energy, and their love for learning new things is apparent in everything they do and say. At Norbeck Montessori’s Transitional Two’s Toddler Program, we embrace those traits and nurture the child’s innate personality. Our Transitional Two’s Toddler Preschool Program in Rockville is designed with early preschool-age children in mind. Songs, stories, more simplified Montessori materials, and a gentler pace foster the natural curiosity that toddlers possess.
Primary Preschool Program – Montessori School for Children Ages 3, 4 & 5
(ages 3-5 years)
Our multi-age Primary Classrooms inspire curiosity, discovery, and development. Children are drawn to the beautifully crafted Montessori materials on the shelves, which invites each child to take a hands-on approach to learning. Our Montessori materials provide learning pathways that begin with concrete concepts and move to more abstract ways of thinking. Lessons become increasingly more complex, ensuring that the level of challenge continues to meet the child’s needs. The multi-aged preschool setting we have in Rockville also provides the Norbeck Montessori children with opportunities for broad social development.
Montessori Kindergarten Program
(must be 5 years old by September 1st)
The accredited Norbeck Montessori Kindergarten Program is a full day, comprehensive experience. From their morning Montessori time in the Primary Classroom to their separate afternoon Big K instruction, our kindergarten students are developing academically and socially in ways that only Norbeck Montessori can provide. Many Rockville parents struggle to decide whether to keep their child in preschool for another year or move them up to kindergarten-level work. At Norbeck Montessori, we offer the best of both options!
Many studies show that the best time to learn another language is when you are young and in a communicative vs. instructional period. In the Spanish preschool classroom, morning activities including lessons, gathering time, snack, and celebrations introduce students to the Spanish language while still promoting the mastery of English. All Norbeck Montessori children not involved in the Spanish Integration Program still have the opportunity to experience the Spanish language in their classrooms once a week!
Rockville Summer Camp Activities & Montessori Instruction
Jump, celebrate, invent, groove, and create the biggest messes ever at Summer Camp! Our young campers will build new friendships while many of our primary aged campers will return to Norbeck Montessori to be reunited with old friends. Our Summer Montessori Program is a unique opportunity to enroll your child in our Rockville Montessori during the warmer months. Whether you are a current Norbeck family wanting to continue the academics all year long, or you are new to Rockville and want to see what our preschool has to offer, this is the program for you!
Extracurricular Activities for Our Preschoolers & Kindergarteners
Extra-curricular activities are optional activities offered at various times throughout the school year at Norbeck Montessori. Our extracurricular activities are meant to enhance the cognitive, physical, and social development. Some of our kid- and parent-approved activities include physical activities, while others actively engage their brainpower! The activities are designed to provide additional opportunities for growth and development without having to leave the school grounds. By offering and encouraging a deeper exploration of the world, your child will increase their engagement and develop their own personal areas of interest.
- Martial Arts & Karate
- Gymnastics / Dance
- Little Chefs Cooking Class
Tour Our Rockville Montessori School to Learn More!
There is no better way to learn about Norbeck Montessori 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, Primary Preschool, and Kindergarten 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!