The Hockessin Montessori School

1000 Old Lancaster Pike,
Hockessin, DE, 19707-0197
Tel: (302)234-1240
Grades: NS - 8 | 157 students
The Hockessin Montessori School supports the basic Montessori Methods in the multi-age classroom environment that stimulate intellectual, emotional ,social, physical and cultural growth.
The school promotes development of self-motivation, independence, curiosity and concern within the framework of a developmentally appropriate academic program.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
Delaware Association of Independent Schools
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Learning Programs Supported Yes
Year Founded 1963

Student Body

Total Students 157 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 16%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade The Hockessin Montessori School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 25%
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Varies by Program Level
% on Financial Aid 10%
Admissions Director Janette Henry
Admissions Associate Jill Marine

Sports

Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports BasketballBasketball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Computer Club, Dance Club, Drama Club, Lego Club, Lego League, Soccer Computer Club, Dance Club, Drama Club, Lego Club, Lego League, Soccer,

School Notes:

    • Before and After School Care
    • Enrichment classes in Art, Music, Spanish, Library, Computer and Physical Education
    • Summer Camp
    • Accredited By American Montessori Association and Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges

    Profile last updated: 01/17/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wilmington Christian School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hockessin KinderCare (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Wilmington Christian School (0.5 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  |Preschools Preschools  |Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Hockessin Hockessin KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    6696 Lancaster Pike
    Hockessin , DE , 19707
    (302)234-8680
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    0.4  mi  |  30  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Hockessin
    Wilmington Christian School
    (Christian)
    825 Loveville Rd
    Hockessin , DE , 19707
    (302)239-2121
    (Christian)
    0.5  mi  |  551  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Hockessin
    Sanford School    
    (Nonsectarians)
    6900 Lancaster Pike
    Hockessin , DE , 19707
    (302)239-5263
    (Nonsectarians)
    0.8  mi  |  577  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Hockessin
    Cacc Montessori School
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    Po Box 1599
    Hockessin , DE , 19707
    (302)239-2917
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    0.8  mi  |  80  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Hockessin
    Towle Institute
    (Christian)
    Po Box 580
    Hockessin , DE , 19707
    (302)234-4442
    (Christian)
    0.8  mi  |  157  students  |  Gr.  6-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended April 25, 2013 - HMS was a huge part of my daughter''s educational and emotional growth this year. It was her first time attending school of any kind, and the staff at HMS made the transition completely seamless. Her teachers, Annick and Gwen, along with Janette, Jamie, and all of the staff at HMS, gave her a sense of safety, individuality, and confidence that I hope she will carry with her for the rest of her life. At 4 yrs old, she began the year struggling to recognize letters, and last month she was actually sounding out words to me and beginning to read! She has learned social studies, geography, science, math, and reading, all through hands on play. She has even begun doing chores at home, especially sweeping and making her bed, all thanks to the routines instilled in her at school. Through all of the struggles we''ve had this year, mostly due to my divorce, my daughter has been able to cope extremely well and adjust to our new life with grace and ease. The opportunity for parental involvement is strong, and I''ve enjoyed attending the parent education workshops. To be honest, nothing I can write in a review on this site could possibly do the school any justice. We love, love, LOVE this school! - Posted by Parent

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
Getting Involved With Your Child's School
Getting Involved With Your Child's School
Getting involved with your child's school benefits both you and the school. It's a win-win for all concerned.
SAT Prep
SAT test prep takes time to do properly. We explore some of your options here.
Rankings or Comparisons?
Choosing the right private school for your child involves comparing schools as opposed to ranking them.
Request Information
I am a: Parent   Student  
Email:
Parent or guardian name:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Male   Female  
Currently grade:
Seeking entry grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Public   Private   Parochial  
Applying for financial aid?:
Yes   No   Don't Know  

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!