Hollis Montessori School

Hollis Montessori School Photo #1 - The Upper School program for 7th-9th grade encompasses all of the disciplines of a traditional education. The approach, however, is thoroughly Montessori.
Hollis Montessori School Photo #2 - Hollis Montessori School is the only Montessori school in New Hampshire accredited by Association Montessori International (AMI).
Hollis Montessori School Photo #3 - Each airy classroom is light-filled from the large south-facing windows and includes natural materials and a dedicated kitchen area. All of the classrooms open directly to outdoor classroom space, gardens, and play areas.
Hollis Montessori School Photo #4 - The Primary (Children's House) classroom environment is carefully designed to meet the needs of students between the ages of 3 and 6, who are described by Dr. Montessori as possessing ??absorbent minds.?" Children are given sequenced lessons designed to increase their skill and independence. Once they have been introduced to the activities and materials, children enjoy choosing their own work.
Hollis Montessori School Photo #5 - The 9.5 acre campus, adjacent to hundreds of acres of conservation land, offers many opportunities for exploration of the natural world, including the trails and wildlife of Spaulding Forest and Dunklee Pond. As a former working apple orchard, the site offers a glimpse into the rich history of Hollis.
Hollis Montessori School Photo #6 - Dr. Montessori observed that elementary children can be characterized by their reasoning minds, their ability to abstract and imagine, and their passion for research and exploration. This is an age when creativity, learning, cooperation, imagination, and responsibility all grow and thrive. Our Elementary Program for students in 1st-6th grade is designed to encourage children to wonder, work and explore.
Hollis Montessori is an independent, non-profit school providing authentic Montessori education for children age 3 through 9th grade.
Students thrive in our beautiful classrooms, guided by our AMI certified faculty, but most of all inspired by their own curiosity and love of learning.
Tours and classroom observations held weekly.  Call us to schedule a visit.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association Montessori International (AMI)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-9
Year Founded2008

Student Body

Total Students126 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Multi-age classes
  • Individualized, hands-on learning
  • Beautiful environment
  • Respectful community
  • AMI accredited

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
Our daughter's experience in the Hollis Montessori Upper School was transformative. It's interesting to look back on the child who entered the program compared to the young woman who graduated. During her years in the Upper School, she learned how to organize herself to be successful, the value of friendships, a love and respect for nature and the outdoors, how to be a willing and able contributor, and how to embrace her thinking mind. She left the adolescent program as a capable, confident, compassionate independent thinker and doer, with an integrated breadth and depth of knowledge and curiosity about the world. Though we wondered about how she would fare in a large high school, her transition went very smoothly and she was extremely well prepared.
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A genuine Montessori school which leverages the innate drive to learn. Our children went from thinking (public) school was boring to wishing school continued through the summer. Our 1st grader is writing creative stories and talking about the origins of geometry while our 6th grader is learning about global economics and solving for the cube root of 9 digit numbers without a calculator.
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The teachers are amazing at this school - caring, warm, accessible, open to feedback, and great communicators to both children and parents. My son loves his teachers and is learning an amazing amount while loving every minute. The administration is top notch and encourages a community of parents and children - the families feel it and attendance at student and family events is high. The new campus is gorgeous, thoughtful, and a wonderful gift to the children attending this school, as well as the community. The new building is geothermal, LEED certified, and green in too many ways to list. We love this school!
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great learning environment! great teachers, and great students! highly recommended.
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