Great Foundation. Great Future.

The Campaign for Greenspring Montessori School

At Greenspring Montessori School, we cherish our beautiful seven-acre campus and its historic buildings. Previously known as Emerson Dairy Farm, our five buildings are now home to 14 classrooms and more than 250 students. The Campaign for Greenspring Montessori School will allow us to engage in an exciting new project to expand and renovate our historic campus –
it will be our gift to our children, our future, and our world.

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Phase I:

Toddler and Children’s House Village East

Expansion, renovation, and reconstruction of the Multipurpose building.

Expected start: Winter 2017

Expected completion: End of October 2017

Phase II:

Toddler and Children’s House Village West

Restoration and redevelopment of the Main Building.

Expected completion: Summer 2018

Phase III:

Elementary Village

Construction of a new building between the existing Little Barn and Friedburg buildings

Expected start: Upon completion of Phase II, as soon as the necessary funds are raised

Inspiring Workspaces

A well-designed, well-constructed, and well-preserved environment is critical to providing real life settings for our children to develop confidence and innovation; rising as responsible, compassionate, and empowered leaders, learners, and advocates. Each classroom will be prepared specifically for the age group it is intended to serve – everything from counter and sink height, to square footage, to furniture, designed for each child.

Direct Access to Outdoor Learning

The entire learning environment – from the classroom materials to the social setting, to the landscape and architecture – must be supportive of the Montessori child’s personality, health, and well-being for self-directed learning to transpire. Our redesigned outdoor learning environments and play areas will serve the children’s need to engage the world through all of their senses.

Peer-Oriented Villages

Our newly constructed, renovated, and restored buildings will be created with students at the heart. Three villages, each speaking to the specific needs of the respective age group, will promote connection, leadership, community support, and activism. In the Elementary Village, communal art, music, cooking, and project spaces will allow the children to expand and deepen their studies, skills, and passions.

The school will contribute$1 million to the project.

The school received a $175,000 matching grant from the state of Maryland for its Training Center – the Maryland Center for Montessori Studies.

The school will be drawing on a $4.0 million Baltimore County Revenue Bond as needed.

Funds Raised by our Community

The Campaign for Greenspring Montessori School has raised $1.2 million thus far. The remaining funds will be raised through generous gifts from our community as part of our ongoing campaign.

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If you would like more information on this project or how you can help, please contact Shanie Nelson at 410-321-8555 ext. 113 or at

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