Alef Bet Montessori School is a Jewish Montessori day school in Bethesda, Md. We serve children aged 15 months through 6th grade. Our mission is to instill the love of Torah, Israel, and fellow human beings through our commitment to citizenship, ethics, morality, personal responsibility, courtesy, and independence.
We combine the educational philosophy and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori with a full Jewish and Hebrew curriculum and prayer. Our curriculum includes daily prayer, the weekly Torah portion, Judaic studies, and Hebrew. For secular studies, our students learn age-appropriately about language arts, science, math, geography, art, and music.
The Montessori approach to learning is all about creating a self-guided, self-correcting, and immersive learning experience that nurtures the whole child. By learning the Montessori way, our children are well-prepared for life as they learn persistence, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
- 15 months to 3 years old: M–F or 4-day option, 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 or 2:30 p.m.
- 3 and 4 years old: M–F, 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 or 2:30 p.m.
- 5 and 6 years old: M–F, 8:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
- Before and after care options not offered because of COVID-19
Note: Information for the 2021–2022 school year was not yet finalized as of Oct. 16, 2020. Please contact the school to confirm its offerings.
Alef Bet Montessori School’s precautions include the following: Morning drop-off temperature checks, staff and parents wearing masks and gloves, students over 5 years old required to wear masks or face shields inside, taking kids outside as much as possible, social distance tables inside classroom, no food from home allowed (we cook lunch and snacks at school), and private classroom entrances that lead directly outdoors.
- Weekly soccer class, weekly art classes
- 2020–2021: Yes
- 2021–2022: Yes
Minimum enrollment age:
- Must be at least 15 months old
Due date for enrollment applications:
- Rolling admissions, with late enrollment option
Last updated: Oct. 16, 2020
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