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About Jamon Montessori

The mission at Jamon Montessori Day School (JMDS) is to provide a quality education for children ages two through six years old, using the Montessori method to enable them to develop social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills, in accordance to their abilities. 

JMDS is committed to maintaining a safe, caring and peaceful environment that fosters a partnership between the child, the school and home!
Jamon Montessori Day School(JMDS) was established in 1995 by Lisa Pena, Head of School. The school was conveniently relocated to the Colesville section of Silver Spring, Maryland in 1996 and is proud to serve the Washington D.C. metropolitan community.  JMDS is a school of international flavor that celebrates the cultural differences and similarities of the world.
Our curriculum includes the areas of practical life, sensorial, language, mathematics, science, world studies, art expression, field trips and more.  Children can also participate in Spanish, Art enrichment, percussion lessons and passion soccer.
The JMDS school community is a family made up of wonderful students, a nurturing staff and supportive families. 

Our Program

At Jamon Montessori Day School, our goal is to provide a nurturing, yet challenging academic program that fosters a happy, self-confident, and successful child. Our school is a family. The Jamon Family is made up of our Students, Parents and Staff. Our School is an international school and we learn about and represent many different cultures. Spanish Classes are offered to our aftercare children. The instructors were born in Spanish speaking countries and bring both language and culture to the Spanish classes.

At a time of technological booms, and rushed life styles, Jamon tries to offer the child an environment that provides him/her with an education that can meet the needs of today’s society. Our focus is on the process and understanding of successful work and not just correct answers. The child has hands on experiences in the classroom. Our didactic Montessori materials cultivate independence, provide both fundamental skills and exploration opportunities, and give the child an inner desire to learn and explore the world.
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