Summer Program



As a service to our families, Village Montessori School offers a summer program, Little Villagers. This camp-type program provides location and staff familiarity at a slower, summer-oriented pace. Knowing many of our families enjoy taking summer vacations, our program is offered on a weekly basis.


Our summer program follows the same philosophy as Village Montessori School, LLC.

The staff of Village Montessori School is committed to providing a kind, loving, and nurturing environment for our students and their families. We acknowledge we are helping to form future citizens, and understand and are dedicated to the fundamental right for respect each person within our school community deserves. Our primary goals are the development of the whole child, building partnerships with parents and developing a sense of community.

Our Program

Summer is a time for children to make friends, play, develop their creativity, get in touch with nature, and learn new games and sports. We intend to provide such a summer for your child within our Montessori environment, which continues to encourage grace and courtesy.

Little Villagers is dedicated to meeting the individual needs of each camper; providing a safe, supportive atmosphere in which children can explore, create, and enjoy a summer that will leave them with many pleasant memories.

Throughout the summer, Villagers participate in the following activities:

  • New theme every week
  • Arts & crafts
  • Music & movement
  • Water play
  • Outdoor walks and adventures
  • Free play
  • Dress up days
  • Field trips
  • Cooking
  • Pool use at Lake Marion Community Center (children 4 1/2 and older)

2018 Themes

  • Camp Spirit
  • Outdoor Explorers
  • Fairies & Gnomes
  • Hometown Heroes
  • Animal Planet
  • Aargh Matey!
  • Artful Antics
  • Dino-soar
  • Tropical Paradise
  • Summer Mash-up

2018 Field Trips and Performers (subject to change)

  • Mike Perrello, Magician
  • Black Hill Regional Park
  • Bob Brown, Puppeteer
  • DeSimon Park
  • Green Meadows Farm
  • South Valley Park
  • Catriona's Castle
  • Science Tellers


The summer program is staffed by energetic, creative people, many of whom work at Village Montessori School throughout the year.

Most are certified in CPR and first aid.

Snacks and Lunches

Villagers will need to bring a lunch. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided, as well as milk for lunch.

Please do not send any items with nuts, including peanut butter, as we are a nut free school. 

Program Registration

Our summer program runs for ten weeks, from June 11th - August 10th (the week of Aug 13 is TBD).

  • A 10% sibling discount is offered for the second and subsequent concurrently enrolled siblings.
  • A non-refundable registration fee is required with the application. Register by:
    • April 1 2018    $20
    • May 1, 2018    $30
    • June 1, 2018   $40
    • After June 1st  $50

2018 Weekly Summer Rates (Ages 3 and Older)

  • Half Day (9am-12pm)           $220
  • Extended Day (9am-3pm)    $285
  • Extended/PM (9am-6pm)     $330
  • Full Day (7am-6pm)              $345

2018 Weekly Summer Rates (Toddler Pricing)

  • Half Day (9am-12pm)           $255
  • Extended Day (9am-3pm)    $300
  • Extended/PM (9am-6pm)     $350
  • Full Day (7am-6pm)              $390

2018 Daily Summer Rates (for current VMS Students)

Drop-ins (children who were enrolled for all or part of the 2017-2018 school year) are welcome as space allows.

  • Extended Day (9am-3pm)   $100
  • Full Day (7am-6pm)             $120

2018 Application and Calendar.

  2018 Summer Brochure/Application
  2018 Summer Calendar


Why VMS?

Village Montessori School has served Montgomery Village, Gaithersburg and upper Montgomery County communities since 1987.

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Two-Year-Old Program

The Two-Year-Old Room is a pre-Montessori program; it prepares the child for the Primary Program.

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Primary Program

The Primary Montessori curriculum includes Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, Geography, and Science and Nature.

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Summer Program

Our Little Villagers summer program will begin Monday June 11.


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