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About Our School

Hollyhock Montessori follows the principles set out by Maria Montessori over 100 years ago. At the heart of the Montessori Method is an accepting and nurturing environment. This environment is thoughtfully prepared to invite curiosity and support individualized learning, allowing each child to learn at their own pace.

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The Primary Environment

The Montessori primary curriculum is designed with the understanding that children learn best through real-life activities that support independence, concrete experiences that engage the senses, and open-ended exploration. 


Children thrive through opportunities to follow their own interests and freely choose their own activities within the prepared environment.  These meaningful activities lead to the refinement of their movements, sensory perceptions, language and intellect development.  Through guided exploration, children develop independence, concentration and curiosity.

Montessori materials for the primary age are beautifully designed to support self-directed discovery and learning. They are organized around five areas:

  • Practical Life activities that develop both independence and concentration

  • Sensorial activities that refine and develop the child’s senses

  • Spoken Language, Writing and Reading skills

  • Mathematical activities that develop fundamental mathematical concepts

  • Cultural activities that include geography, history, biology, science, music, and the arts



Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 3:15pm

Before & After Care

Before Care 7:15am-8:15am

Before Care offers a calm, home-like environment where children are invited to ease into their day. Breakfast is provided, and children may read, care for our classroom environment, or choose other "morning" activites. 

After Care 3:30pm-5:30pm​

After Care is a more traditional afterschool program that offers children the opportunity to make crafts, work on cooking projects, read, explore themed activities, and engage in imaginary play. 


Daily schedule

8:15-8:30 a.m. Arrival

8:30-11:00 a.m. Work time, including access to snack

11:00-11:15 a.m. Group lessons, songs, and/or story

11:15-12:00 p.m. Outdoor Time 

12-12:45 p.m. Lunch (packed from home)

12:45-2:40 p.m. Nap and work time for non-nappers

2:40-3:00 p.m. Restore classroom, songs and/or story

3:00 p.m. Prepare for dismissal and After Care

3:15 p.m. Dismissal

3:30-5:30 p.m. After Care, group snack



Breakfast & Snacks

A healthy snack is provided to all children.​

Breakfast is provided during Before Care.

A healthy snack is provided during After Care


The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.

Dr. Maria Montessori

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