Monocacy Montessori Communities, Inc. (MMCI) is a local, volunteer-driven, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that manages two Frederick County public Montessori charter schools – Carroll Creek Montessori, opened in fall 2012, and Monocacy Valley Montessori, opened in fall 2002. Our schools are open to all children that live in Frederick County and begin with Pre-K at age 3.
Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School
Carroll Creek Montessori opened in the fall of 2012 with currently serves 318 students from PreK 3 through 8th grade. CCMPCS offers a Montessori-based learning environment based on the Montessori Method as well as Spanish instruction for all students. As a public charter school, CCMPCS is free and open to all residents of Frederick County. CCMPCS especially encourages families who are native speakers of Spanish to apply.
Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School
Monocacy Valley Montessori is the first charter school in Frederick County and the first charter school in the state of Maryland. Opened in fall 2002 with 180 students, Monocacy Valley Montessori now serves 300 children annually from PreK 3 through 8th grade.
In 2022, MVMPCS was granted a charter expansion to include grades 9-12. Beginning in the school year 2023, the high school program will open with an initial class of 60 9th grade students. At full enrollment, the program will serve 240 students in 9th – 12th grade. All MVMPCS 8th grade students will have the option to matriculate to the high school program. For available lottery seats, priority is given to siblings of current students and children of staff. As provided for in state charter law, students from Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School will be given priority for 35% of the remaining lottery seats.