Admissions for the 24-25 School Year!
Daily Core Programs
Ready to Play

The curriculum at SSDS is designed around themes that are of interest to young children — such as animals, outer space, seasons, things that go, families & friendship, nature, the 5 senses…or whatever a particular class may fancy!

Each themed-based unit includes:

  • Learning for small and gross motor skills
  • Social and emotional development
  • Cognitive development (activities in math, science, reading, social studies)
  • Dramatic play, art and music

Teachers take into consideration the interest of children with the understanding that each child is unique and learns at his or her own pace. We want SSDS students to leave here feeling confident, able to express feelings, and make friends.

Play is a child’s work. Purposeful play allows them to learn not only what they need to know in kindergarten, but many things that will allow them to become happy and healthy adults.

SSDS designs activities and events that are appropriate for each age group every day. The curriculum is accumulative and constructed to grow with each child.

Our daily programs provide:

  • A familiar rhythm of indoor play, circle time, snack time, outdoor activity and lunch time
  • Indoor play choices—blocks, puzzles, books, play dough, paints, dress-ups, sensory table play, crafts and cooking
  • Circle time features stories, songs, movement, finger plays
  • An opportunity to play outside on our nature based playground where children run, climb, swing, ride tricycles & scooters, dig for dinosaur bones, build sandcastles, and travel to faraway lands

**Snack & lunch are provided by the family during our Core Program. If you child stays for Little University, SSDS will provide a snack.**

Participation Fees: As a parent participatory school, SSDS welcomes all families to play an active role in caring for children alongside our educators.  With full respect for and recognition of the fact that some SSDS families may not take on this role, parents have the option to pay to cover the cost of supporting the classroom in lieu of committing to be in the classroom themselves.

A Day in the Life of a Parent Participant: Check out our short video here to be prepared for a successful day! **Parent participation shifts are only for the Core Program and do not include Enrichment hours.**


In addition to the enriching classroom experience, SSDS also offers a more intensive learning experience in art, music, yoga and social/emotional in a student’s regular class as part of the curriculum.  These special classes are offered monthly or bi-monthly and are taught by our very talented specials teachers, who visit the classes and introduce the students to more in-depth concepts or activities in their specialty.

Cultural Arts

Silver Spring Day School provides students and parents a variety of enriching opportunities that extend beyond the school day. These opportunities include:

SSDS Celebrations:

Each year, SSDS has a variety of in school celebrations that may include: Halloween celebrations, Pizza & Pajama Days & Sharing Stories Month.

  • Halloween Celebrations, October
  • Pizza Pajama Days, December & March
  • Sharing Stories Month, March

SSDS Community Events:

In addition to our in school celebrations, SSDS also has some fun community events: Ice Cream/Popsicle Social, Trunk or Treat, Plant Sale & our adult only Spring Celebration!

  • Ice Cream/Popsicle Social, September
  • Trunk or Treat, October
  • Plant Sale, April
  • Spring Celebration (adults only), May

In-House “Field Trips”:

Every year SSDS plans several in-house field trips & cultural events for the children to enjoy. These events include the long time tradition of our beloved Truck Touch, performances by musicians and storytellers, exploring a planetarium, hands-on experiences with reptiles and insects, puppet shows, and much more!

Family Sharing:

Here at SSDS, learning is a partnership with the family. We welcome our families to come in and share their cultures, traditions & passions with us!

PreK Field Trips:

These trips may include: a performance at Imagination Stage, pumpkin picking at a local farm, or exploring at Brookside Gardens.

Schedule & Fees
Full In Class Participation (12 Days/Year)$0/Year
Half In Class Participation (6 Days/Year)$800/Year
Quarter In Class Parent Participation (3 Days/Year)$1,200/Year
Opt Out of In Class Parent Participation (0 Days/Year)$1,600/Year
Rolling 2s View Program
Rolling 2s September StartTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$5,306/YearTurn two b/w Sep 2 - Sep 30, 2024
Rolling 2s October StartTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$4,781/YearTurn two b/w Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2024
Rolling 2s November StartTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$4,249/YearTurn two b/w Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2024
Rolling 2s December StartTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$3,717/YearTurn two b/w Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2024
Rolling 2s January StartTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$3,192/YearTurn two b/w Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2025
2s View Program
2 Day 2sTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$5,306/YearTurn two b/w Sep 2, 2023 - Sep 1, 2024
3 Day 2sM, W, F9:30 am - 1:30 pm$6,370/YearTurn two b/w Sep 2, 2023 - Sep 1, 2024
5 Day 2sM-F9:30 am - 1:30 pm$10,619/YearTurn two b/w Sep 2, 2023 - Sep 1, 2024
3s View Program
3 Day 3sM, W, F9:30 am - 1:30 pm$5,873/YearTurn three b/w Sep 2, 2023 - Sep 1, 2024
3 Day 3sTu-Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$5,873/YearTurn three b/w Sep 2, 2023 - Sep 1, 2024
4 Day 3sTu-F9:30 am - 1:30 pm$6,944/YearTurn three b/w Sep 2, 2023 - Sep 1, 2024
5 Day 3sM-F9:30 am - 1:30 pm$8,687/YearTurn three b/w Sep 2, 2023 - Sep 1, 2024
preK View Program
Pre-KM-F9:15 am - 1:30 pm$8,512/YearTurn four b/w Sep 2, 2023 - Sep 1, 2024
All dollar amounts rounded