Hawai'i Montessori Schools - Kamuela

  • Hawai Montessori School was started by a group of parents who were searching for an educational program that would meet their goals of child-centered teaching and learning.
  • High academic standards were also a priority. Over the years we have grown from that first small Primary class (3-6 year old) and now our school has a Toddler Program, two Primary classes, and an Upper and Lower Elementary class.
  • Current enrollment is 85. Hawai Montessori School is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as an independent 501(3)c not-for-profit organization.
  • As an independent school, we create our own programs and operate without the financial support of state or federal funds.
  • We are also not subsidized by any religious organizations. HMS is run by a Board of Directors and is independent from any local school boards.
  • We rely on financial support from tuition income, grants, fundraising, and our Annual Fund.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded1980
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students54 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Hawai'i Montessori Schools - Kamuela Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes$6,101-$11,115. Depends on which program you choose.
Admissions DirectorSteven Laminman
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kamuela
    Grades: K-12 | 322 students
    0.6 miles
    65-1224 Lindsey Road
    Kamuela, HI 96743
    0.6 K-12

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