Greenspring Montessori School has been serving the students of the greater Baltimore region for over fifty years.  Please enjoy a brief outline of our history.

1962

The Montessori School is founded by The Suburban Child Study Group of Baltimore—an informal organization of approximately seven couples in search of preschool programs. With approximately 30 students, two new teachers and borrowed equipment from other Montessori schools, The Montessori Children’s House begins in a single classroom at Har Sinai Congregation on Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore.

1965

The Suburban Child Study Group becomes incorporated as The Montessori Society of Greater Baltimore, Inc., and purchases a small building at Liberty Heights Avenue and opens as a school later that year.

1973

A satellite campus, called Towson Children’s House, opens in Towson and is added to accommodate The Montessori School’s growing number of toddlers.  (The toddler program moved to the Emerson Farm Campus in 2008.)

1974

The Society establishes its first Junior Class (what we now call Elementary) for ages 6 to 9.

1977

Montessori Society of Central Maryland purchases the Emerson Farm Dairy buildings and seven acres of property with plans to renovate and build an educational facility.  In the fall, The Emerson Farm Children’s House opens to approximately 140 students with two classrooms for children ages 6 to 12, and four classrooms for children ages 2 1/2 to 6.  The six classrooms are located on the first floor of the Main Building.

1979

Two classrooms and the faculty office are opened on the second floor of the Main Building.

1980

The Friedberg Building, made possible by a generous donation from the Julius C. Friedberg, Jr. family, is renovated to house two classrooms.

1982

The Little Barn renovations are completed, adding two more classrooms and a music room to the campus.

1984

The center silo next to the Main Building is renovated to serve as part of the school’s first  library.

1985

The renovation of the Multipurpose Building provides the school with several
essential additions, including a stage, computer room, art room, and one additional classroom.

1989

Through a three-year capital campaign, two new classrooms open, along with improved science and computer classrooms and a greenhouse. A modular building is also purchased to house the Facilities Department.

1993

The Maryland Center for Montessori Studies begins offering a Primary (Early Childhood) Montessori teacher training program at Emerson Farm.

1997

In August, the last two grain silos are renovated.  One is converted into additional library space, designated as the Story Gallery.  The third and last silo, now called the Silo Gallery, is renovated into a uniquely shaped meeting room that also served as an art gallery to showcase the work of local artists as well as our own students’ work.  Currently, this silo is being converted to a Middle School library, as well as resources for parents and school faculty and staff.

2005

Emerson Farm Middle School begins in September of this year with its Montessori-based two-year program for grades 7 and 8.

2007

The Student Activity Center opens in the fall, providing a spacious Middle School classroom, a foreign language classroom, state-of-the-art gymnasium and administrative offices.

2013

The Montessori School & Emerson Farm Middle School changes its name to Greenspring Montessori School to bring unity to its programs and celebrate a time of reinvigorated leadership.  Continuous improvements in technology, community education, and campus grounds indicate growth, stability, and dedication among the Greenspring family.