Primary Program

While many people think of outstanding academic programs when they think of a Montessori environment, that is only part of the picture at Village Montessori School. We at VMS understand that we are helping to develop the whole person. Teaching and modeling respect for each other, adult and child alike, as well as respect for our classroom environment and the world at large are our primary goals. Grace and courtesy are cornerstones of our programs.

Through the use of techniques and materials developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, VMS teachers and their assistants guide the child as he explores all that the Primary classroom has to offer. Children are introduced to work, so named to instill a respect for work in general, and are free to choose that work whenever they like. All work is accomplished using manipulatives that allow the child to explore them and learn by doing. The teacher observes each child’s use of the materials and determines when the child is ready to move on to the next concept. This same process is repeated throughout all areas of the curriculum, enabling each child to move at his own pace.

  • Practical Life: the development of focus, fine motor skills, independence and organization
  • Sensorial: the development of a child’s senses, including geometric awareness
  • Math: counting, number recognition and operations from 0 to 9,999, as well as time, money and fraction concepts
  • Language: the formal development of reading and writing skills
  • Geography: educating the child about the broader world, both geographically and culturally
  • Science & Nature: a large range of topics connect the child with the world outside our doors

To provide a richer experience still, monthly units explore topics involving science, culture, geography and the arts. Field trips and knowledgeable visitors expand upon these experiences.

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

The 2017 Little Villagers program, which will run June 19 through August 18th!

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