August 2023 - Monarch Academy Annapolis
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MAA Expands ’23-’24 Prek Spots for County Students

MAA Expands ’23-’24 Prek Spots for County Students

ANNAPOLIS, MD, August 8, 2023 – Monarch Academy Annapolis announces the expansion of its free, high quality Prekindergarten program for children in Anne Arundel County. Funded through a grant for the third consecutive year from the Division of Early Childhood at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), the school offers six Prekindergarten classrooms for three-and-four-year-olds for the 2023-24 school year. The program follows the MSDE admission guidelines.


“We are thrilled to announce that we have additional Prekindergarten openings and invite all parents who are looking for a safe, nurturing and quality program to submit an application or schedule a visit to tour our school,” said Shae Johnson, Principal of The Children’s Guild Monarch Academy Annapolis. “By adding two new PreK classes it also affords our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders the opportunity to be leaders.”

The PreK program is based on Maryland State Department of Education Pre-Kindergarten guidelines for admission. Families must meet the following qualifications to be considered for these openings:

  • The Prekindergarten program is available only to Anne Arundel County residents.
  • Seats will be only filled with students from families who meet the AACPS income guidelines.

Priority consideration will also be granted to applicants:

  • Who are experiencing homeless
  • Have an active IEP
  • Or speak a language at home that is something other than English

Monarch Academy Annapolis (MAA) is a free public contract school which runs from Prekindergarten through 5th grade and offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme World School (PYP) authorization. The IB PYP offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum that builds conceptual understanding through a student-centered approach to education. MAA is currently the only IB PYP school in the county with open seats for ’23-24. The school also offer bus transportation to the entire county and teaches students both Spanish and English in a safe and fun environment.

For more information contact the admissions team for enrollment & eligibility questions:

Monarch Academy Annapolis is part of The Children’s Guild (TCG), founded in 1953 and celebrating its 70th anniversary. TCG is a leading MidAtlantic nonprofit organization focused on helping students and families find success socially, emotionally, educationally, and developmentally through special education and charter schools, school-based mental health services, treatment foster care, autismb services, family mental and behavioral health services, and workforce development programs.

Affiliates of The Children’s Guild include The Children’s Guild, Inc., Baltimore Campus, The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School, The Children’s Guild – Prince George Campus, Monarch Academy Glen Burnie, Monarch Academy Global – Laurel, Monarch Academy Annapolis, Monarch Preschool College Park, The Children’s Guild- Transformation Academy, The Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (OMHC), Treatment Foster Care, TranZed Academy for Working Students (TAWS), and TranZed Apprenticeships. For more information, visit

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