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Free State Montessori School

Private | PK-5

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $381,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,150.

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Posted November 16, 2013

My children are thriving at Free State Montessori and I couldn't be happier! My 5 year old is reading and doing multiplication and my 7 year old is doing long division, essays and plays! But why I love it most is they are happy, engaged, learning about community and becoming caring, confident people. I have been at this school for 5 years and have been so impressed with the faculty, administration and programs, we couldn't ask for more!
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Posted November 8, 2013

We have been at Free State for 7 years. This is one of the warmest communities, with a faculty that is incredibly invested. I am thrilled with the level of commitment the staff has to my daughter's education. Free State stands out in the way it embodies peacefulness and positive social interactions on every level. My daughter has grown into a strong and confident individual. I have no doubt that she will flourish, wherever she goes next, in no small part because of the experience she's had at FSMS.
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Posted November 4, 2013

Free State Montessori is a truly wonderful school and I feel very lucky to have been a part of this community! I have worked at other schools and other Montessori schools and can honestly say I have never been at a school I enjoyed more, or one I believe in more than Free State! The faculty is strong and supportive and gives 100% to the children and families that are a part of this school. I am sorry to no longer be at FSMS (due to a family move) and hope to find a school I feel as comfortable with.
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Posted November 10, 2008

We have both our sons at Free State Montessori and couldn't be happier. FSMS provides a nurturing and supportive environment, is very family-friendly and focuses on the whole child. The teachers really care about our children's school experience and are helping them create a love of learning and self-confidence that will help them excel in their education. We are building a strong foundation for future learning that will make a difference in their lives. We are planning on sending our daughter when she is of school age. We love FSMS!
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Posted September 5, 2008

mMy daughter attended and was reading before age 4 my son id now in the toddler program and we love it.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Hispanic 6% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 35%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • AMS
  • Other Montessori

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None
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Parent involvement
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  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Po Box 179
Fork, MD 21051
Phone: (410) 592-3324

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