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.

Shannon Kelly

Ms. Shannon Kelly


Shannon Kelly joined our CMMS – Elkridge team in July 2021. She brings 8 years of experience in education and previous Montessori Kindergarten teaching experience, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a focus in Teaching Reading. Ms. Shannon has always had a deep love for learning. She was greatly influenced by her teachers growing up, and now as an educator her goal is to provide each student with a safe and welcoming environment to learn and grow. Ms. Shannon, “loves how Montessori focuses on each individual child’s interests and promotes self directed learning. There is something to be said about the responsibility that comes with a multi-age classroom environment.”

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