The sensorial area of the Montessori classroom provides the child an opportunity to categorize and refine his/her senses and to broaden the child's intelligence. The classroom and the sensorial apparatus that is used within a class allow the child to isolate the senses. This isolation is done because young children are unable to distinguish between all of the stimuli that he/she encounters. Through the isolation of the senses the child can use his hand, eyes, nose, ears and mouth to actively explore the objects within their environment.

The sensorial material, as is most of the Montessori equipment found in the classroom, is auto-educated and auto-corrected; meaning the control of error lies within the material. It is very obvious to the child if an error was made. This allows the child to teach him or herself.

The exercises in "sensory education" are also laying a foundation for future writing and math skills. This is the child's first introduction to quantity and the material is presented on a mat or table in a left to right fashion.

The early years of a child's life are marked with rapid physical and mental development and the child has an innate desire to learn. Therefore, it is our duty to provide to the child activities that they need. Sensory education is very important at this stage of life. The child is not yet interested in the reason of intellectual activity but is more interested in the stimuli surrounding the child throughout the day.

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