Enrichment Programs at Hunter Mill

Creative Movement

All children enrolled in our programs attend a Creative Movement class during the morning one day a week. During Creative Movement, the children learn to be aware of their bodies, to breathe slowly, and to control their movements. The children are introduced to a classical composer’s music, listening to the music and hearing a storybook to illustrate the music. Through movement, using techniques from dance and yoga, the children recreate the story while listening to the music. At Hunter Mill Montessori School, Creative Movement is an extension of Dr. Montessori’s belief that children learn through movement and that discipline comes from learning to control our bodies and minds.


Hunter Mill Montessori School offers a Spanish Language class one day a week.  This program is available to all students and requires an additional fee. Participation is voluntary.

Pumpkin Patch & International Day

During October, we transform the playground into a pumpkin patch and each child takes home a small pumpkin. At the end of the month in lieu of Halloween celebrations, we host an International Day celebration. On International Day, the children dress in a costume representing another land or period in USA history.  The children have a party with foods from many lands and a special parade and opportunity to perform for their parents.

Monthly Theme Lessons

Each month lessons in a special interest area in the geography and science areas are introduced in the individual classrooms. These lessons enrich the child’s cultural awareness (e.g., Columbus Day, Groundhog Day, and Chinese New Year) and often follow the children’s specific interest in animals, flags or other areas. To enrich the child’s music appreciation, a Classical Composer is introduced each month through stories, pictures and his music. To develop the child’s art appreciation, an artist is introduced each month through stories, books and studying their artwork. The children are presented lessons in the various artist’s techniques and styles. It is an opportunity to explore different medium, techniques, design and color.

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