At St. Pius X Montessori, we  begin with a deep respect for children as unique individuals, with a focus on their social and emotional development. The education of the whole child approach fosters confidence and independence.

A Montessori education allows a child to experience the excitement of learning through their own choice, rather than by a prescribed district educational plan. This method gives a child the opportunity to perfect all of their natural tools for learning, to help maximize his or her lifelong success.

“The hand is the instrument of intelligence. The child needs to manipulate objects and to gain experience by touching and handling. ” — Dr. Maria Montessori.

Understanding the Difference Between Montessori and Traditional Classrooms

Montessori classrooms are bright and exciting environments for learning with many engaging materials. In a Montessori classroom, children are brought together in multi-age groups instead of single grade level classes that you would see in a traditional environment.

The Primary room is for 3-6 year-old children; Lower Elementary includes 6-9 year-old students; and Upper Elementary is designed for 9-12 year-olds.

The Adolescent Community at St. Pius X Montessori is the equivalent of the Middle School program – designed to further foster students’ individual potential.

Children at all levels stay with their teacher for 3 years, allowing the development of a close, long-term relationship with their teacher and their peers.

Teachers know their students and abilities and have the tools to provide individualized lessons based solely on each child’s developmental stage. Individualized lessons in the Montessori classroom, help to grow the child’s confidence, as they learn at their own pace.

We assume children are born intelligent – they simply learn in different ways and progress at their own pace.  We recognize and address different learning styles as the very foundation of a student’s educational experience.  “Education must begin at birth.” — Dr. Maria Montessori.

We consciously limit our use of textbooks and workbooks – many skills and concepts are abstract and texts simply don’t bring them to life.  Montessori relies upon hands-on concrete learning materials for all subject matter – Math, Language, Reading, Geography, Science, and Religion. While technology is available in the classroom as a resource (and for those who choose virtual education) we don’t rely on devices to teach our students.

St. Pius X Montessori is the only Catholic Montessori school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The school incorporates the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, which was inspired by the educational principles of Dr. Maria Montessori and designed to enhance spiritual knowledge and awareness to help each child to build a meaningful relationship with God and their peers.

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In a traditional classroom, learning is focused on rote drill and memorization of facts. Montessori teachers, however, help students develop a deeper understanding of their work through the use of specially created and beautiful instructional materials that provide sensorial opportunities for learning and practice.

“We focus on uplifting the child’s spirit by showing them all they can do. Our goal is to build their confidence and intrinsic motivation so that they fall in love with learning and trying new things,” shared Assistant Principal, Nicole Johnson. “My favorite moments are when my youngest students shout ‘Mrs. Johnson, I did it! I did it all by myself!’”

Ready to explore St. Pius X Montessori School? Please join us on February 3, 2021 for our Virtual Welcome Wednesday event during Catholic Schools Week.

To register for the event and learn about the admissions process for the upcoming school year, we encourage you to Inquire Today.

Located in Towson, Maryland St. Pius X Montessori School is a private Catholic Montessori School in Baltimore, MD for students in grades preschool through eighth grade. To learn more about our school and the admissions process for the upcoming school year, we encourage you to Inquire Today.

Even the youngest students are taught to manage their community – seek solutions to class problems. “Children acquire knowledge through experience in the environment.” — Dr. Maria Montessori.

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