About Us

Apple Ridge Montessori School

started in 1978 with the name of Odong Ridge Montessori School, it was founded by Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Ruth Kim. In 1983, Mrs. Sue Eustis joined the school and became the main teacher and owner. The name of the school changed into Apple Ridge Montessori School in 2001.

In 2008, it moved to 200 Ingleside Avenue, Catonsville, MD. Mrs. Eustis retired in 2015, and Mrs. Alice Casco Wallner, the present teacher, and director, has taken charge of the school since then. The school moved and started its academic year in September 2023 into a new location at 1200 Linden Avenue, Arbutus, MD 21227.

Our Mission

To provide a legitimate Montessori environment that responds to the children’s natural developmental needs, enabling them to learn with confidence in a loving community, and thus reaching their full potential in all areas.

State Approved and Montessori Schools of Maryland certified

Apple Ridge Montessori School is approved for preschool, kindergarten and first grade by the Maryland Department of Education and is validated as a Montessori School by the Montessori Schools of Maryland.