Preschool | Nonsectarian |
Hawaii Montessori School At Kona is a preschool located in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.
Ratings and reviews from school community members help tell the story of Hawaii Montessori School At Kona. Share your review!
This is an excellent early childhood learning center. I have a degree in early childhood and my daughter attends here. The teachers treat each child with respect and the curriculum follows the interests of the child. My daughter adores her teachers and has grown tremendously since first attending.
Hawai i Montessori Schools is an independent, non-denominational NAEYC accreditedschool located on the beautiful Big Island of Hawai i. We provide caring, safe, child-centered environments, challenging and developmentally appropriate programs, and a supportive school community for children from ages 15 months to 6 years old. We offer a variety of full and part time programs, and we provide generous financial aid to qualified applicants to ensure our goal of an economically diverse student population.
This is my son's third year at Hawaii Montessori School and I'm always very impressed with how thorough the student evaluations are. He loves his classroom and his teachers, and I love that he's excited to learn. The multiage classroom has really been great, I remember when he started and was one of the three year olds looking up to the bigger kids. Now I see him helping lead the younger kids and it's come nicely full circle. It's important to remember that the school is not publicly funded, and it is fully accredited which is a huge undertaking. I have friends on the mainland with children in Montessori schools that also pay a snack fee, and have mandatory volunteer hours as well, I don't think that's unusual.
Hawaii Montessori does decently with academics and curriculum. However, it is expensive$$$. On top of the tuition they nickel and dime you with $20 fees here, Sign up to provide snack or pay $25 when it's your turn. There the supplies fee, the mandatory tuition insurance, the mandatory service hours cleaning, doing laundry, etc. or you can just pay. Facilities are not what one would expect for a school that charges $690 a month. The executive director is a poor leader. One example is that she unilaterally implemented a late policy without giving staff or parents notice except for embedding it in a pdf newsletter that was mailed out over the weekend and started the next Monday. She talks down to people and has disrespected my wife in the way she talked to her. One positive is Miss Maya, she ought to be the executive director.
Got a question about preschools?
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Get timely updates for Hawaii Montessori School At Kona, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.