Public Charter Schools


Carroll Creek Montessori
7215 Corporate Court
Frederick, MD 21703

Frederick Classical Charter
8445 Spires Way
Frederick, MD 21701

Monocacy Valley Montessori
217 Dill Avenue
Frederick, MD 21701

Sabillasville Environmental Charter
16210B Sabillasville Road
Sabillasville, MD 21780

Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School is a public charter school operated by a nonprofit organization, Monocacy Montessori Communities, Inc., within the Frederick County Public School System. It offers a Montessori-based learning environment based on the Montessori method and Spanish enrichment for all students.

Frederick Classical Charter School is a public charter school located in Frederick, Maryland that offers a classical education to 376 children in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Its mission is to provide elementary and middle school-aged children in Frederick County with a well-rounded, college-focused instructional program that develops students’ knowledge, reason, and self-expression.

Our school offers a classical approach which arranges education into three stages, or the “trivium”, that roughly correspond with a student’s development. The trivium consists of the grammar, logic and rhetoric stages. The grammar stage is from grades K-4. Students learn not only English grammar but the "grammar", or fundamental knowledge and skills of all subjects. In grades 5-8, students enter the logic stage where they use reasoning to more deeply understand previous learning while acquiring additional knowledge.

In addition to the usual hallmarks of a classical education, our school offers language instruction. Spanish is currently offered for all students. Latin and Greek are taught as a part of the standard language arts curriculum (prefixes, suffixes, roots, Greek joining forms), and as a separate course.

Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School serves grades pre-K through eighth. It functions semi-independently, with its own governance and instructional design. It is the first charter school established in Maryland.

Sabillasville Environmental School was founded in 2022 by a group of parents, teachers, and community members. Their idea was to utilize the area's accessibility to natural resources and farms to provide a unique educational opportunity for students in grades K-8 (K-6 in the first year) across Frederick County. The school uses a classical curriculum with a focus on environmental science and agriculture.