General Admissions Information


  • Cedar Lane: 3-5 years and completely toilet trained
  • Goose Creek:
    • Toddlers: 16 months - 3 years
    • Primary: 3 - 5 years (and toilet trained)
  • Holly Brook: 3-5 years and completely toilet trained
  • Hunter Mill: 
    • Toddlers: 16 months - 3 years
    • Primary: 2 years, 9 months - 5 years (and toilet trained)

Enrollment Information

Most children enroll in September of the year they turn 3 years. The Montessori program is a three or four year program designed to enhance a child’s learning during the ages 3-6. The children remain in the same class with the same teacher for the three or four years they are enrolled in our schools. Therefore, only limited openings are available for children during their four year old year. Children enrolling at age 5 must be transferring from another Montessori school. Admissions are conducted on a rolling basis.

Parent Observation & Interview

Before submitting an application, parents are encouraged to tour the school they are interested in and observe in the classrooms to ensure that they understand the Montessori Method. A one time $50 non-refundable application fee is due with the application. Following receipt of the application, a Parent/child/teacher interview will be scheduled at the school. Prior to the interview, parents must have completed a tour of the school.

The purpose of the parent/child/teacher interview is to learn a little about the child, his development, the family and also to further educate families about the Montessori Method and its relationship to a child’s development. Interviews will be conducted only when space is available in the school. Interviews for September admission are scheduled from February on. Limited spaces may be available during the school year – these spaces are dependent on an enrolled child leaving the school due to job transfer or other change of plans. A non-refundable deposit is due at the time of acceptance and reserves a place for your child in the classroom.

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When it came to choosing a preschool for my grandson, we could think of no more perfect place than the sylvan setting of Hunter Mill Montessori. At Hunter MIll Montessori, parents and grandparents alike can see students expand their horizons as they learn academics, social skills and independence. We couldn't be more pleased!

Pier Stock McGrath

Our family chose HMMS not only because it was recommended by all of our neighbors (and we have a lots of them) but once you step into the school, you can feel the warmth of the school community and its teachers. Our three sons attended HMMS and have far exceeded our expectations, socially, and educationally. 

The Woltz Family

Both of our kids went through the full program including Kindergarten and we could not have been happier with it. The kids loved school and Mrs. Cook and the rest of the teaching staff were engaged, responsive, and so clearly cared about all the kids. 

We chose [the school] nearly decade ago after touring many other local schools. We found its student/teacher ratio, cleanliness and educational program to be the best fit for our three children. As a working parent, I wanted a place where my child safe and cared for, while learning in an environment that met each of their different needs. 

Holly Brook Montessori School was an incredible experience for our son. He is ahead in math in elementary school, has great social skills, and is very respectful to his teachers. I give all of this credit to HB for helping to make him a well-rounded individual. Can't wait for our second to attend.

We were part of the Holly Brook family for 6 years. Our boys learned so many useful skills from math, reading, independence, and public speaking that set them up for success. One of the reasons we picked the school was due to how well they welcome international families and how open they are to learn about other cultures and traditions and incorporate them into their curriculum. We highly recommend this preschool, you will not regret it. - Sara