Our New Montessori School Gaithersburg location will offer daycare & preschool programs.

Children’s Magnet Montessori School Gaithersburg opened it’s doors in March 2023!

CMMS – Gaithersburg, located in the Greater Gaithersburg area, is situated on a beautiful campus at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway (MD 119) & Cloppers Mill Drive, near Route 270, Route 117, and Seneca Creek State Park. This preschool and daycare will be a convenient location for families in Montgomery County coming from the Gaithersburg, Germantown & Darnestown areas.

Our Montessori classrooms are unlike traditional childcare centers. 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 will receive enrichment in STEM, Spanish, Music, Yoga and Technology. Our Montessori School in Gaithersburg will focus on the development of the whole child and offer Montessori-based daycare, preschool, and kindergarten programs that balances a child’s social/emotional, cognitive, physical, and academic development. See Our Programs.

To learn more about enrolling your child, please fill out the Request Information Form or Schedule A Tour.

Ms. Melanie Braun


Melanie Braun joined the CMMS team in December 2022 with 11 years of experience working in childcare as both a teacher and an administrator. She holds an Associates and Bachelors degree, as well as her 90 Hour Early Childhood Certification, and 45 Hour Preschool Curriculum Certification. Melanie loves watching students learn and grow into their personalities and appreciates exploring the world through a student’s eyes. She believes that each child is unique and has their own way of learning and developing, and she loves to be a support as they become their own brilliant person. “Montessori education helps children learn how to explore their curiosity and independence both at school and at home. It is extremely important that children learn in a calm, loving environment and I find that within a Montessori classroom they are able to thrive.”

Programs Available

Enrichment Programs