The Hockessin Montessori School

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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.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Delaware Association of Independent Schools
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1963
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students160 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade The Hockessin Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesVaries by Program Level
% on Financial Aid
10%
Admissions DirectorVictoria Elasic
Admissions AssociateJill 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
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hockessin
    Grades: PK-12 | 577 students
    1.5 miles
    6900 Lancaster Pike
    Hockessin, DE 19707
    (302) 235-6500
    1.5 PK-12
    577
  • Bear
    Grades: PK-12 | 1117 students
    12.5 miles
    2801 Del Laws Rd
    Bear, DE 19701
    (302) 834-8938
    12.5 PK-12
    1117
  • Dover
    Holy Cross School
    Holy Cross School Photo - MISSION Holy Cross School provides an academically rich, faith-filled learning environment, thus ensuring a Catholic values based education. At Holy Cross, we strive to convey a sense of justice, peace, compassion, and respect for all God's creation.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 392 students
    43.8 miles
    631 S State St
    Dover, DE 19901
    (302) 674-5784
    43.8 PK-8
    392
  • Dover
    St John's Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 34 students
    42.5 miles
    1156 Walker Road
    Dover, DE 19904
    (302) 734-3767
    42.5 PK-8
    34
  • Middletown
    Grades: PK-8 | 283 students
    22.9 miles
    211 Silver Lake Road
    Middletown, DE 19709
    (302) 378-3179
    22.9 PK-8
    283

School Reviews

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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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