Tuition, Required Forms, and a 'Contact Us' window, are available on this page.
We are still accepting applications, and scheduling tours for the 2023-2024 school year. Enrollment offers are being made as of December 1 to siblings of current and former students, and those families who submitted and application early, between 9/122 and 11/15/22. Download our application (see button at right), or, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request one. A $75 non-refundable application fee is due when you submit your application.
We are currently conducting individual in-person tours. Tours are by appointment, and are usually held at 9:45am to ensure that visitors can observe our Montessori students at work with the materials.
We accept a total of 80 students each year. Our lead teachers hold either AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) or AMS (American Montessori Society) Master's degrees. Both degrees require a Bachelor's degree prior to acceptance, and completion of a 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 wonderful, caring group of instructors who love children. All staff are fully vaccinated and we've operated in person, five days a week, since the beginning of the pandemic.
Remember, children must turn 3 prior to the first day of school of their year of enrollment and be fully potty trained. You may review tuition rates and required documents for enrollment below. Thank you.
BMS, PO BOX 30439 , Bethesda, MD 20824
Schedule of Fees 2022-2023 (23-24 rates will be available 2/15/23)
* 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, except a $50 ART SUPPLY FEE which will be added to your bill. Fees subject to change.
Activities fees as needed for field trips.
$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. FOR 2022 -- 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. After the August 1st double payment, you will pay one single payment each month, September 1 through April 1.
Required Enrollment Forms - Updated for 2022-2023
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.
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)