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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 54 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
54 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Hawai'i Montessori Schools - Kamuela Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
$6,101-$11,115. Depends on which program you choose.
Admissions Director
Steven Laminman

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 54 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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