Tuition, Required Forms, and a 'Contact Us' window, are available on this page.
We are now accepting applications and scheduling tours for the 2024-2025 school year (one full year in advance). Tours are by appointment only, and will be offered almost every day at 9:45am beginning October 3, 2024.
Applications for 2024-2025 received before November 15, 2023 along with the required $75 application fee, are eligible to receive priority enrollment offered during the first week of December. Applications submitted after November 15, 2023 will be placed in the general enrollment pool and will be considered on a rolling basis beginning in January 2024.
The 2023-2024 Schedule of Fees is provided below. The 2024-2025 Schedule of Fees will be available in early 2024 on this website.
We accept a total of 80 students each year. Our lead teachers hold degrees from either AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) or AMS (American Montessori Society). Both degrees require a Bachelor's degree prior to acceptance, and completion of the two year Master's degree program. The remainder of our staff has been here an average of 15 years (this includes our assistants), so you can expect a professional, caring group of instructors who love children. All staff are CPR/First Aid trained, and are required to complete additional curriculum and safety training every school year.
Children must turn 3 prior to the first day of school of their year of enrollment and be fully potty trained (able to know when to use the potty and how to use the potty on their own). Potty training demonstrates a level of maturity and control, and fine and gross motor skill development, which is a good indicator of behavioral and academic development.
We prefer that you scan and email the application, and drop a $75 check in our office OR email us to receive online wire and/or credit card payment options.
BMS, PO BOX 30439 , Bethesda, MD 20824
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We offer in-person or virtual
individual tours, by appointment only
NEW Schedule of Fees 2023-2024
* First and second semester tuition amounts (in red) reflect the reduction of the $500 tuition deposit.
Tuition fees cover the time period from September to June and include all materials, testing and workbooks, and a $100 art supply fee. Fees subject to change.
Activities fees as needed for field trips (usually $8 per person for our all school)
$15.00 per hour "Drop In" fee for additional hours -- please contact the school in advance to arrange extra hours.
5% per annum processing fee for families who pay their tuition on a monthly basis. THERE ARE ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF MONTHLY PAYMENT SLOTS AVAILABLE, AND RETURNING STUDENTS HAVE PRIORITY FOR THESE SLOTS. The first monthly tuition payment, due August 1, will be a double payment, to cover the first and last month's tuition for the school year. Remaining payments will be made on the first of each month, payment each month September through April.
Required Enrollment Forms - Updated
Each year NEW & RETURNING families must submit up-to-date copies of the Health Inventory document, signed by a Maryland Pediatrician, and including the most recent immunization record (ask your doctor to print and attach your child's immunization/vaccination record). To ensure that your child is correctly immunized per Maryland law, please take a copy of the Required Immunizations form, available below, when visiting your pediatrician. Both the Health Inventory and Emergency Contact Form should be submitted to BMS no later than August 1 each year.
Health Inventory (NEW FOR 2023)
Parents Guide to regulated care (required for new parents only)
(required for all children who would like to have medicine administered at school, such as an Epi-Pen, including non-prescription medication. Each medication must be listed on a separate form, and signed by the child's pediatrician.)
(required for all children who will store an Epi-Pen at BMS)