Hill Country Montessori School, Inc. (HCMS) began its journey as a parent initiative to provide early childhood education to the Boerne community. It is the successor organization to St. Helena’s Montessori School, which was founded in 1981.
The South School Street campus in Boerne was purchased in 1990 and allowed us to expand our programs from early childhood through elementary. After adding our Upper Elementary class in the fall of 2007, it became apparent a larger campus was needed to meet the needs of our growing student population. That journey brought us to our current campus, constructed in 2009, nestled on 10 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It continues to serve children 18 months through 8th grade.
As a school community committed to providing children of the Texas Hill Country with an excellent Montessori education, we put great emphasis on ensuring we remain true to the Montessori philosophy and true to our mission. We accomplish this by continual self-evaluation and school improvement via professional development of our faculty, staff, and board and extending that new-found knowledge to our families through various community meetings and events.
As a result of the dedication of all our community members, HCMS is proud to have achieved the following accreditations: American Montessori Society (AMS), May, 2008, and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) through AdvancED, December, 2005.
We are currently the only AMS accredited Montessori school in the San Antonio metropolitan area and one of only eight accredited Montessori schools in the state of Texas. We are licensed through the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, which sets forth regulations concerning our Toddler Program.
Hill Country Montessori School is a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational corporation chartered on April 26, 1990.