About our School

Middle school that’s not middle of the road.

The Journey School is a newly formed non-profit middle school beginning in August 2015, serving grades 6 – 8. This unique middle school program is based on the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori and features work with the land and community. Students will participate in service learning and internships with local businesses and farms as well as be responsible for care and maintenance of the school’s physical environment and equipment. In addition, students will engage in a school based micro economy where they will learn about economic independence and financial responsibility. Following the Montessori methodology, lessons will be fully integrated, hands-on, and project based.

Guiding Principles:

  • Internalize care of self, care of others, care of the environment
  • Individual Work and Study Plan exceeds state and local school standards
  • Purposeful and relevant education with real world applications.

The Journey School is a carefully prepared environment that includes;

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  • Supportive adults and mentors
  • Multi-age classes
  • Daily access to the outdoors
  • Food preparation and nutrition
  • Opportunities for real work experiences
  • Participation in a Micro-economy
  • Encouragement for creative expression
  • Gardening and working on the land
  • Choice, Freedom, and Responsibility
  • Field study excursions that are program based.

Located on a 12 acre campus.  Convenient to the Washington DC and Baltimore area counties.