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Special 10% off Tuition Fees on Sibling Enrollment.
In business since: 1975
Total Employees: 11-50
Awards & Accreditations
MSDE (Maryland State Department of Education)
Montessori Schools of Maryland (MSM)
American Montessori Schools (AMS)

LICENSING INFORMATION

State license status: Open (Care.com verified on 4/18/2021)
This business has satisfied Maryland's requirements to be licensed. For the most up-to-date status and inspection reports, please view this provider's profile on Maryland's licensing website.
Licensing requirements typically include:
  • Complying with safety and health inspections
  • Achieving the required levels of educational training
  • Maintaining a minimum caregiver-to-child ratio
  • Other state-defined requirements

Hours

Monday :
7:30AM - 6:30PM
Tuesday :
7:30AM - 6:30PM
Wednesday :
7:30AM - 6:30PM
Thursday :
7:30AM - 6:30PM
Friday :
7:30AM - 6:30PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed

Program Details

Type
Child Care Center/Day Care Center
Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K)
Kindergarten
Additional Details
Emergency backup care
Summer care / camp
Philosophy
Developmental (Play-Based)
Academic
Montessori
Outdoor/Nature
Languages
English
French
Spanish
Program Capacity:
125

Cost & Availability

Class Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
Infant $ 2,100 per month 1
Toddler $ 1,872 per month 1
Preschool $ 1,820 per month 1
*availability last updated on 03/29/2018
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Drop-In
Full-Day
PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • Personal Check

Ratings & Reviews

( 2)
Erin L
06/23/2020
Really impressed with the quality of teachers here. You can tell they don't hire just anyone, and that made the difference for me when I was visiting and choosing schools. We have been there two years now and I have been extremely pleased with our experience at Family Academy of Bethesda in both the younger and older classrooms. They are rare in that they offer a Montessori-style program for kids as young as one.

They take care of things for you and are completely child-centered, and they somehow manage to be laid back and provide a stronger academic program than most schools. The kids are all lively and sweet and engaged-- I was a little worried about preschool crushing my son's spirit, but Family Academy really seems to follow the Montessori idea for real and created a real curiosity and love of learning in my 2-year-old. It is so fun to watch him color and wash dishes and it's clear he enjoys it.

The school buildings are a little dilapidated, but I think that's because the staff is focused on quality teaching for the kids rather than expanding and looking fancy to attract more parents. Anyway they are meticulously clean and each classroom is it's own house, which is really cute. Definitely recommend this school if you can get a spot.
Michelle S
10/15/2013
I have had my daughter enrolled at Family Academy of Bethesda since she was 10-weeks old. I cannot say enough about how wonderful the caregivers are at Family Academy! Her first 8 months were in the Infant Room which is a calm, cozy, warm and (mostly!) peaceful environment. The caregivers are mature, responsible, caring and stable women-most of whom have worked at Family Academy for 5+ years (some much longer). Once my daughter started scooting all over the Infant Room, she transitioned to the Junior Toddler Room. Here too, the providers are cheerful, fun, loving and attentive. I am always impressed by how proactive the staff is with each child. They are very sensitive to each child's needs. They are almost always down on the floor at the same level of the children--some of whom are toddling around and some of whom are still crawling. They sing, laugh, take stroller rides every day (weather permitting) along the Capital Crescent trail and even do watercolor painting. I can whole-heartedly recommend this place to anyone considering placing their infant/child in a really high quality day care program.
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