Steeped in Montessori tradition and enhanced with current research in child development and educational best practices, Hawthorne Montessori School grows independent, creative and thoughtful individuals.
— Hawthorne Montessori School Mission Statement

In the 100 years since Dr. Montessori’s first school, scientific research has supported the fundamentals of the Montessori classroom. HMS is grounded in traditional Montessori education and incorporates the resources and research that have developed in the last century.

HMS builds upon the eight principles of Montessori education and supported by child development research:

Adapted from “Montessori: the Science Behind the Genius” by
Angeline Stoll Lillard.