Hunter Mill Montessori


The Hunter Mill Montessori School is a private, non-sectarian, co-educational school for children two years, nine months to six years old. It was co-founded by Joyce and Lance Gilbert in 1990. Our current director, Maureen Cook, has been with The Hunter Mill Montessori School since 1995. Mrs. Cook obtained her Montessori Teacher’s certification while training under founder, Joyce Gilbert.


The Hunter Mill Montessori School is located at 2709 Hunter Mill Road in Oakton, Virginia. Our school primarily serves families in the Vienna and Oakton areas.  The school is nestled on a 20 acre wooded lot. The Hunter Mill Montessori School is unique with an open-plan architectural design that harmonizes with the beautiful natural landscape and it offers an intimate setting for the children.

Programs and Hours of Operation

The Hunter Mill Montessori School enrolls forty children with two Montessori trained teachers and several assistants. In a warm and nurturing setting, the school provides the “prepared environment” utilizing the discoveries and methods of Dr. Montessori. The goal of the school is to assist the child in developing more fully the potential within him leading to self-confidence, independence, and love of learning.

The Hunter Mill Montessori School offers a Half Day Program (9 a.m. to noon) and a Full Day Program (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). The school runs from September to the first week in June. There is an optional six-week summer camp.

We welcome you to tour Hunter Mill Montessori School to experience firsthand the exciting learning environment inspired by Maria Montessori that is helping children thrive to reach their greatest. Please call 703-938-7755 for more information about tours.


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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