Hawai'i Montessori has served the community since 1980.
Our school was started by a group of parents who were searching for an educational program that would meet their goals of child-centered teaching and learning. High academic standards were also a priority. Over the years we have grown from that first small Primary class (3-6 year olds) and now our school has Toddler Program and two Primary Classes.
Hawai’i Montessori is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as an independent 501(3)c not-for-profit organization. As an independent school, we create our own programs and operate without the financial support of state or federal funds. We are also not subsidized by any religious organizations. HMS is run by a Board of Directors and is independent from any local school boards. We rely on financial support from tuition income, grants, fundraising, and our Annual Fund.