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The Hockessin Montessori School supports the basic Montessori 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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 160 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1963
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
160 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
The Hockessin Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Varies by Program Level
% on Financial Aid
10%
Admissions Director
Victoria Elasic
Admissions Associate
Jill Marine

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Computer, Karate, Painting, Sewing Club, Soccer, STEM, Yoga

School Notes

  • Before and After School Care
  • Enrichment classes in Art, Music, Spanish, Library, Technology, Physical Education, STEM
  • Summer Camp
  • Accredited By American Montessori Association and Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges

School Reviews

5  
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!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 160 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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