Our Mission & Values

Our Montessori School Mission

“To foster children’s natural love of learning by providing excellent Montessori education through the collaboration of teachers, parents, and students.”

The Montessori-driven educational programs are student-led and self-paced yet guided, evaluated, and enriched by our American Montessori Society (AMS) and Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) certified teachers, the leadership of their classmates, and the inspiring Hill Country Montessori School environment.

We provide our students with multi-aged classrooms, a wide range of integrated academic lessons that utilize didactic (hands-on) materials, and athletic opportunities that advance Montessori students to be confident, enthusiastic, and self-directed learners and citizens.

Our School Core Values

“A community founded on Respect, Sharing, and Trust.”

By engaging with and applying our core values, we work to develop responsible and caring Montessori students who are self-motivated and who respect themselves, their classmates, and their community. We strive to ignite the spark in EACH child through these core values outlined below.

Inspire Independence & Value The Individual

Opportunities in the Hill Country Montessori School classroom let the child explore and decide what they want to do. When our students decide things for themselves, their independence, self-confidence, and self-esteem flourish and stay with them throughout life.

Cultivate Mindful Leaders

Our goal is to utilize the Montessori philosophy to cultivate increased mindfulness and leadership in our student environments. We communicate mindfully with each child to meet them with respect, as well as create a school community that meets the deep needs of the students so that they can grow and thrive into productive leaders.

Instill Respect 

At HCMS, we acknowledge all cultures, religions, customs, and people. We teach conflict resolution through our Peace Curriculum, learn about different cultural celebrations, and invite families to share experiences from their culture (music, food, dress, etc.). We want students to be proud of their family and heritage, as well as be comfortable with who they are. Our differences are celebrated and questions are encouraged.

Foster A Community For Student-Led Love Of Learning

We strive to instill in our students a love of learning. Our education values autonomy, independence, and self-exploration. The Montessori learning approach goes far beyond the classroom into homes, families, communities, and the world at large. 

Promote Environmental Stewardship

HCMS believes that schools have a special role and responsibility in confronting the challenges of climate change and environmental stewardship. We take ownership and responsibility for improving our natural and social environment through green initiatives.

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