Tuition, Required Forms, and a 'Contact Us' window, are available on this page.
We are accepting applications and scheduling tours for the 2023-2024 school year. Very few spaces remain at this time. The application form is required prior to touring, and the $75 non-refundable application fee is required for your application to be placed in our enrollment queue.
The new 2023-2024 Schedule of Fees is provided below.
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 professional, 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.
Children must turn 3 prior to the first day of school of their year of enrollment and be fully potty trained. Potty training demonstrates a level of maturity and control which is a good indicator of behavioral and academic development. You may review tuition rates and required documents for enrollment below. Thank you.
We prefer that you scan and email the application, and drop a $75 check in our office OR make payment by wire or credit card (please request instructions)
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 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.)
Emergency Action Plan - for individual with Anaphalaxis
(required for all children who will store an Epi-Pen at BMS)
To request more information:
Contact Kristie Galic
Mon - Fri 9am - 3pm
You can also request more information with this form: