Chesapeake Montessori School is located minutes from Annapolis, Maryland, off exit 28 of Route 50.
Our lush, seven-acre campus reflects our commitment to indoor and outdoor learning environments.
Our campus includes two academic buildings. One building houses our Young Child Community classroom and three Primary classrooms. It is intentionally designed as a homelike setting. The other building, dedicated in 2009, houses two Elementary classrooms, our Adolescent Community classroom, a library, multipurpose room and administrative offices. Both buildings contain full kitchens.
We enjoy the four seasons of central Maryland and try to spend time outside in all but the most severe weather. The changing colors, smells, and textures of the environment enhance sensorial exploration and feed students’ imagination and curiosity. Our students enjoy natural play spaces, a nature trail, gardens, sport court, and playing fields.
Students feed birds, cultivate gardens, and study many aspects of the natural world. They are also part of our planning process in expanding our organic gardening program to teach children more about planting and harvesting vegetables within the community.
At CMS the natural environment is an extension of the classroom and complements the philosophy that children who spend time outside develop a sense of place within the environment. Work in the outdoors supports classroom work in botany, zoology, and science. These activities include tree and leaf study, study of fungi, and other specimen found on our property, bird study, and raising chickens.
As a natural outgrowth of our programs and efforts, CMS is a designated Maryland Green School and a certified Monarch Waystation. Both of these honors commit us to exceptional environmental practices.