howard county Children's Magnet Montessori school in Elkridge.


Our Elkridge location offers Montessori preschool and kindergarten programs.

Children’s Magnet – Our Montessori School in Elkridge opened its doors in 2016, and is conveniently located off Old Washington Road and Route 1, just minutes from Route 100, Interstate 95, BWI Airport and UMBC.  CMMS – Elkridge sits on a beautiful 9 acre lush campus that it shares with our sister school, the Maryland International School – a grade 1-12 International Baccalaureate World School.  This location features a large library with an indoor playground, gymnasium, auditorium/ multipurpose room, entry security system, and a large playground.

All classrooms include quality Montessori materials and an engaging, hands-on learning environment set up to foster each student’s development to their full potential. In addition to daily classroom instruction, students receive enrichment in STEM, Spanish, Music and Yoga.  Our Montessori School in Elkridge focuses on the development of the whole child.  We’re more than a traditional daycare program.  We offer Montessori based preschool and kindergarten programs that balance the social/emotional, cognitive, physical and academic development of children. See Our Programs.

Ms. Paulina Mabhugu


Paulina Mabhugu joined our CMMS-Elkridge team in Summer 2022. Paulina has over 28 years of experience in educational areas such as early childhood education, high school education, and Montessori administration. Originally from Zimbabwe, Paulina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, a Diploma in Secondary Education, and an American Montessori Society (AMS) Early Education Montessori Certification. Paulina was initially interested in education because she recognized that education offers children the unique opportunity to pursue what interests them. Paulina feels fortunate to be a small part of educating a child, and shared that the holistic approach to learning and how it emphasizes Cosmic Education is what initially drew her to Montessori Education.

Programs Available

*Early Admissions to Kindergarten policy varies by location

Enrichment Programs




After School Daycare Programs



Science Program

Year Round

Individual Lessons: Piano & Guitar

Year Round


Spring, Winter


Year Round