Welcome to Mater Amoris

Mater Amoris Montessori School is dedicated to the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori in the belief that her teachings provide a scientifically based system which not only aids the child during early development, but throughout life. The Montessori philosophy is based on love for the child, respect for the child's dignity as a person, and a strong desire to help the child realize his or her fullest potential in society. The Montessori philosophy emphasizes the importance of spiritual and moral strength.


The Mater Amoris Environment

The rural environment of the Ashton campus fosters the development of thinking, self-sufficient, and flexible young people - whatever their chosen course in life. The 13-acre Ashton campus brings pupils into close contact with nature, where they enjoy clear air and spacious surroundings

After Mater Amoris?

Where do Mater Amoris students go to school after grade six? You will find that Mater Amoris graduates attend a number of public and private schools, including Academy of the Holy Cross, Garrison Forest, Glenelg Country School, Holton Arms, Maret, McDonough, National Cathedral, Park School, Sandy Spring Friends, Sidwell Friends, St. Albans and Stone Ridge. Mater Amoris children receive praise for their motivation, independence, academics and self-discipline.