The Hockessin Montessori School

1000 Old Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE 19707-0197
Tel: (302)234-1240
Grades: NS-8 | 126 students
The Hockessin Montessori School supports the basic Montesori 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)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Delaware Association of Independent Schools
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1963

Student Body

Total Students 126 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade The Hockessin Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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
Admissions Director Janette Henry
Admissions Associate Jill Marine


Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports BasketballBasketball


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Computer, Dance, STEM, Sewing, Soccer, Study, Tennis Computer, Dance, STEM, Sewing, Soccer, Study, Tennis,

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: 03/18/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wilmington Christian School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wilmington Christian School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Hockessin KinderCare (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hockessin
    Hockessin KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 30 students
    0.4 miles
    6696 Lancaster Pike
    Hockessin, DE 19707
  • Hockessin
    Grades: PK-12 | 551 students
    0.5 miles
    825 Loveville Rd
    Hockessin, DE 19707
  • Hockessin
    Cacc Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-KG | 86 students
    0.8 miles
    Po Box 1599
    Hockessin, DE 19707
  • Hockessin
    Grades: PK-12 | 577 students
    0.8 miles
    6900 Lancaster Pike
    Hockessin, DE 19707
  • Hockessin
    Towle Institute
    Grades: 6-12 | 157 students
    1.5 miles
    Po Box 580
    Hockessin, DE 19707

School Reviews

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, 04/25/13

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