General Information

Ages Served 

6 weeks through 12 years old

Coeducational 

Yes

Founded 

2002 - Towson Campus
2011 - Bel Air Campus

Mission 

Our programs emphasize academic and intellectual advancement, as well as appropriate social, emotional and physical development. Our goal is to foster confident, independent learners with a high degree of self-discipline and a desire to continue to grow and learn. We teach children of all ages how to work successfully as part of a larger community. Students learn to solve problems, make decisions, communicate and resolve conflict peaceably. Through a relationship with the classroom and those within it, children are able to satisfy their learning potential, lay a foundation for future education and gain a positive regard for themselves and others.

Methodology

The Montessori Method as established by Dr. Maria Montessori.  

Nondiscrimination Statement

Bridges Montessori welcomes all students and families, and does not discriminate in their hiring, admissions, or any other form of access on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, sex or disability.


Affiliations and Licensure

Religious Affiliation

None

Montessori Affiliations

Bridges Montessori is affiliated with The American Montessori Society (AMS). We comply with the ethical and educational requirements that AMS sets out for member schools. Bridges Montessori is not part of a chain or franchise.  We rely on AMS for keeping us and our parents abreast of current issues in Montessori education and providing us with thought-provoking views and opinions on Montessori philosophy. Please visit the AMS website for additional information and articles concerning Montessori educational practices and philosophical insights.

Additional affiliations and memberships include The International Montessori Council and Montessori Schools of Maryland.

State Licensure

Bridges Montessori is licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education, Non-Public School Division, as well as the Office of Child Care.


Programs

Child Care Programs

  • Infant and Toddler (6 weeks to 24+ months)
  • Before and After School Care

Montessori-based ProgramS

  • Transitional (2 - 3 years)
  • Cross-curricular afternoons (3 - 4 years)

Montessori Programs

  • Traditional (3 - 6 years)
  • Kindergarten (5 - 6 years, final year of the 3-6 cycle)
  • Elementary (6 - 12 years)

Campus Information

Bel Air North Campus

2529 Conowingo Road, Bel Air, Maryland 21015

The Bel Air North campus is situated on a three-acre rural lot, providing ample space for outside play, an established nature trail that includes a variety of bird houses and children’s gardens. Our classrooms are bright, inviting and suited to the needs of both young students and older learners. This location also houses our Administrative office.

 

Towson Campus

1105 Providence Road, Towson, Maryland 21286 

The Towson campus is situated on the grounds of The Maryland Presbyterian Church. The property is a five-acre wooded lot, providing ample space for outside play and our children’s gardens.  We have access to nature trails, an outside amphitheater and a labyrinth.  Our classrooms are bright,  inviting and suited to the needs of young students.