Hawaii Montessori Schools has received several grants from various foundations to assist with their Financial Aåid Program. The McInerny Foundation granted $13,800, the G. N. Wilcox Trust provided $5,000, the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation gave $16,000 and the County of Hawaii Non-Profit Grant-in-Aid gave $7,500 bringing the total of funds received to $42,300 for the 2013-2014 school year.
The school is an independent, non-denominational school with locations in Waimea and Kailua-Kona, serving families with young children since 1980. HMS provides caring, safe, child-centered environments, challenging and developmentally appropriate programs, and a supportive school community for children ages 15 months to 6 years old.
HMS uses the Montessori curriculum and covers a broad range of topics, including social skills, social and natural sciences, language, math, and the arts. Montessori materials are designed to provide specific learning experiences, and to meet the unique needs of children at each stage of their development.
Hawaii Montessori Schools is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, is a member of the American Montessori Society, and is licensed by the Department of Human Services and Hawaii Association of Independent Schools. HMS has also been named “Best Preschool” in North Hawaii for four years in a row.
The school is still accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year, and financial aid is available.
To find out more about Hawaii Montessori School, or to tour the school, call 885-7683 or visit their website at www.hawaiimontessori.org. You can also call the campus and arrange a time to have a tour of the school.