Top 50x2: Frederick Country Day Montessori & Arts School and Frederick County Humane Society

In this year’s special edition of Frederick Top 50x2, we are recognizing Frederick County’s most resilient businesses that have been serving our community for 20 years or more.  Each week we will be highlighting businesses and organizations that were selected for the publication.  These are the companies that prove that Frederick County is a great place to do business. 

Frederick Country Day Montessori & Arts School
1601 Wheyfield Drive | Frederick
Established: 1997

The Frederick Montessori and Arts School is the only Montessori school in the area that offers a rich, comprehensive Fine Arts curriculum, including music and dance.  Unlike traditional educational settings, the Montessori approach is child-centered, versus teacher-centered. The Montessori educator is trained to guide, rather than teach. In unison with Maria Montessori’s vision of children becoming world citizens, Frederick Montessori and Arts School also supports many outreach programs in the area.

What is something cool about your organization?

Teaching children that they are part of something bigger than themselves, and that they too can make a difference is part of our everyday approach. Peace education and community outreach is built in to our daily experience through the use of the peace rose, grace and courtesy lessons, and community caring projects.

Frederick County Humane Society
550 Highland St., Suite 200 | Frederick
Established: 1910

The Frederick County Humane Society advocates for animal welfare in the community and provides affordable services, resources and programs to help responsible pet owners keep their pets healthy, happy and in life-long homes.

What is your advice to a young company?

Don't jump too fast or take on more than you can handle. Know your limits, and grow into things.

Frederick County is very fortunate to have an amazing business community, especially those that have been in business for over 20 years.  We understand that there are more than 100 legacy businesses in Frederick County, but unfortunately, we were not able to include all these businesses in the Top 50x2.  The businesses included were selected from responses submitted to a business survey.  OED staff verified the responses and then selected the businesses on a first come first serve basis.  If your business would like to be included in future opportunities, please email

Some photographs included in the publication were taken pre-COVID.  OED encourages everyone to follow precautionary guidelines set forth by the Frederick County Health Department.