About Us

The Beddow School is a private, non-sectarian school for children from 2½ years of age through age 12. Our philosophy is based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. Students must be 2½ years of age by September 1 in order to be considered for the primary level classes and 5 years of age by September 1 to be considered for the full day primary classes.

The Primary and Elementary teachers at The Beddow School are trained Montessorians. They hold Montessori diplomas appropriate to the level they teach, in addition to undergraduate or graduate degrees. The support staff includes administrative professionals and classroom aides.
The curriculums for the primary and elementary classes emphasize a phonetic approach in language development, and a concrete approach in mathematics, social studies, and science. The half-day primary class is for students age 5 and under and meets from 8:30 a.m. – noon. The full-day primary classes are for students who have reached the age of 5 by September 1st or age 6. Admission to the full-day primary class is dependent upon the readiness and is determined by the teacher and administrative head. School hours for the full-day primary classes and elementary classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Extended Day

After-school care is available from 12:00 to 5:30 p.m. Extended day and nap-time hours are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


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What Makes us Special?

Experienced Faculty

A warm and nurturing environment with a professional and well-trained, experienced faculty.

Love & Care

Home-like learning environments that the children assist in caring for, promoting responsibility and independence.

Hands-on Learning

Rich and dynamic hands-on learning experiences.

Innovative Learning

An innovative learning environment that fosters deeper thought and stimulates questioning and student-led research.

Natural Play Areas

Natural play areas and gardens that the children assist in caring for, promoting responsibility and independence.

Parent Involvement

Opportunities for parent involvement in the school’s culture.

Our Mission

Helping our students develop excellent academic skills, a thirst for knowledge, a strong moral character, and a sense of responsibility for their own education.

The Montessori Method is now over 100 years old. Does that mean that it’s “old”? Absolutely not! The Montessori Method has thrived and grown over the years because it is strong, is being proven by modern neuroscience, and is even more relevant today than it was at the turn of the 20th century. The Beddow School is unique because we are able to find the balance between an authentic Montessori program and life in the modern world. The Beddow Montessori Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, or national origin.

Please come and visit us every Tuesday for Open House from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.


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"The Greatest Sign of Success for a Teacher is to be able to say, The Children are Now Working as if I Did Not Exist."

Maria Montessori

School Hours

Mon – Fri: 7:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Get in Touch

8600 Loughran Road
Fort Washington, MD
(301) 567-0330