We believe that the child has an innate desire to learn and their education should begin early so all children being to form their identity and realize their unique potential.
The Toddler program provides Montessori education for children 12 months to 3 years old.
Fully certified Montessori teachers staff the toddler program and welcome children between 8:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
The Children’s House, is for children between the ages of three to six and includes the kindergarten year. These children are going through an intense period of cognitive, social, and physical change.
All of the lessons and materials are designed so that children learn by 'doing'. It is a special kind of 'doing', carefully directed within a beautifully 'prepared environment' that calls to the child’s inherent desire to learn.
Lower Elementary – Ages 6 to 9 years
The Lower Elementary is based on the unique needs of children between the ages of six and nine. HPMS offers students the intellectual, social, and spiritual tools they need to flourish not just in school, but in life beyond school.
The curriculum is both broad and deep, fully integrating rigorous academic study with practical work in an atmosphere that fosters social, emotional and intellectual development.
4th Grade - 6th Grade
The Upper Elementary student is continually moving into more abstract thinking. They weigh options, examine contradictory evidence, tolerate differences of opinion, and make connections among different learning concepts and personal experience. They are avid consumers of knowledge and deliberate critics of logic. They love to work in groups but also need to work privately.
The Upper Elementary Curriculum balances rigorous skill development with constant opportunity for self-expression, exploration, and support from carefully trained adults. The values of independence, cooperation, and self-discipline are emphasized. The abilities to concentrate fully, to think critically, and to work productively – both individually and as a part of a peaceful, cohesive community – are goals of the Upper Elementary program.
Secondary I & II
7th Grade - 12th Grade
The secondary program at HPMS encompasses both middle school (grades 7-8) and high school (grades 9-12).
As in all levels of Montessori, our focus is on the whole child. We understand that adolescents have unique needs, and our program is designed to meet those needs. Maria Montessori used the term “valorization” to describe the adolescent’s process of becoming a strong and worthy person, ready to take his or her place in society. In order to nurture and promote valorization in our students, our program includes service learning, classroom jobs, leadership, a student run business, daily community meetings, multi-day field studies, and mindfulness.