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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 221 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,000
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
221 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
The Hockessin Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
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
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Varies by Program Level
Summer Program Cost
$3,000
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Victoria Elasic,
Admissions Associate
Jill Marine

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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Hockessin Montessori School cost?
The Hockessin Montessori School's tuition is approximately $15,000 for private students and $3,000 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Hockessin Montessori School?
The acceptance rate of The Hockessin Montessori School is 85%, which is lower than the national average of 89%.
Does The Hockessin Montessori School offer a summer program?
Yes, The Hockessin Montessori School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
When is the application deadline for The Hockessin Montessori School?
The application deadline for The Hockessin Montessori School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 221 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,000
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in New Castle County, DE is $14,300 for elementary schools and $16,418 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Castle County, DE is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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