As a premier Montessori school, located in Darnestown, MD, we strive to raise responsible, aware, caring, lifelong learners. Guided by the work and writings of Dr. Maria Montessori, our school focuses on a simple philosophy – education should follow the child.
Through self directed learning, hands on activities, and lessons that fit the child’s level of development, students grow the Montessori way – loving to learn.
Experience is a key part of education and here at Butler Montessori the experience is everything.
To learn more about our school and staff or about the history and philosophy of Montessori education take a look below.
Welcome to Butler
The Montessori Way
Welcome to Butler Montessori! As Head of School, I am inspired by the opportunity to fulfill the unique mission of Butler Montessori, which is guided by the work and writings of Dr. Maria Montessori (1870–1952). At its core, our philosophy is simple: Follow the child.
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In The Beginning
In the 1960s, a re-discovery of Dr. Maria Montessori’s revolutionary approach to child development spread across the United States. Rilla Spellman, founder of Butler Montessori, was among the first wave of educators who embraced Dr. Montessori’s philosophy.
Faculty and Staff
The Butler Montessori Family
All of our teachers are certified through the Association Montessori Internationale and hold bachelor’s degrees (or equivalent) from accredited institutions of higher education. They are dedicated to providing students with the best education possible.
Meet Our Staff…
Certified to Educate
Butler Montessori school is accredited through the Association Montessori Internationale, the Maryland State Department of Education, and Association of Independent Schools in Greater Washington. Interested in what these different accreditations mean?
Diversity Celebrated At Butler Montessori
At Butler Montessori, we encourage and embrace cultural diversity. Students of all backgrounds and cultures are welcome, and embraced. We celebrate our diversity through a number of religious and ethnic events throughout the year.
Board of Trustees
Contributing to Butler’s Success
Butler Montessori’s Board of Trustees is a dedicated group of widely talented individuals that are committed to helping the school live up to its mission and continue in its success as a premier Montessori School.