Hill Country Montessori School

Hill Country Montessori School is located on 10 beautiful acres in the Texas Hill Country. Founded in 1981, HCMS serves children ages 18 months through 8th grade and is the only American Montessori Society (AMS) accredited school in the greater San Antonio area and one of only seven AMS accredited schools in the state of Texas. As an authentic Montessori school, our multi-aged classrooms are led by certified and experienced Montessori teachers. Our self-paced classrooms place an emphasis on your child`s holistic development, helping them develop internal fulfillment, a strong academic foundation, and social connection throughout life.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild
Year Founded1981

Student Body

Total Students77 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Hill Country Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition range is $10,200-$16,500 and varies by program level.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMichele Fischer


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsCross Country, Track and FieldCross CountryTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Spanish Club, STEM Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Class

Recreational Athletic Programs:
TOTS for Kids

School Notes

  • Mission: "To foster children's natural love of learning byproviding an excellent Montessori education through thecollaboration of teachers, parents, and students".
  • Vision: Our Vision is to contribute to society by helpingchildren develop a love of learning that will result in highacademic achievement, self-discipline, self-motivation, and respectfor themselves, others, and their environment.
  • Hill Country Montessori School, Inc, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, nationality, or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies or procedures.

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