Admissions Checklist

To assist in your application process:

  1. Email to request information via
  2. Review information and philosophy.
  3. Return the Application for Admission and Information for the Teacher forms with the $35 application fee.This fee is non-refundable.
  4. Receive Acceptance letter and Enrollment Packet. This packet include a contract, invoices, a school calendar, a parent handbook, and other important enrollment forms and information. Please be sure to carefully review all the information in this packet.
  5. Schedule a Parent and Child Interview with the teacher.
  6. Return enrollment forms and make payments. The following must be turned into the school office before your child may begin school:
  • TB Clearance
  • Immunization Record (form 14), complete with TB clearance, immunization records, and physical exam.
  • Record of Physical Exam (form 14)
  • Emergency Information Form
  • Payments: registration fee and first tuition installment

Tuition & Fees


Toddler (15-36 Months)TuitionPrimary (3-6 Years)Tuition
Application Fee$35Application Fee$35
Registration Fee$200Registration Fee$200

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Process

We believe Montessori education should be available to all children, regardless of their families’ income. Hawai’i Montessori School is able to offer financial aid through grants from the McInerny Foundation, G.N., Wilcox Foundation, and parent/school fundraising. Our resources are limited, however, and we will distribute available funds on a sliding scale and a first come basis. The time and energy that parents contribute is a key factor in making our fund-raisers successful and financial aid possible.

Family Size Income Level at or Below
  • Only available for SCHOOL DAY PROGRAMS OR LONGER per year.
  • Financial aid applications are available upon request.
  • Aid is based upon financial eligibility and the availability of funds.
  • Award notification will occur in May. If enrolling after school year begins notification will happen at time of acceptance.

In accordance with state and federal laws, each applicant is considered without discrimination based on race, sex, age, religion, color, ancestry, disability, citizenship, national origin, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation.

Additional tuition assistance may be available through state funding. Call the following offices for more information:

OrganizationPhone Number
Child Care Connection - ArborKona: (808) 334-6100
Child Care Connection - ArborHilo: (808) 961-6807 ext. 106
Preschool Open Doors(800) 746-5620
First To Work(808) 327-4763
Pauahi Keiki Scholars(808) 534-8080

Non-Discrimination Practice

HMI strives to provide equal opportunity to all applicants and staff in accordance with sound human relations practices and federal and state laws.  Each applicant is considered on individual merit without discrimination based on ethnicity, sex, age, religion, color, ancestry, disability, citizenship, national origin, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation.

Hawai'i Montessori School Location & Hours

74-978 Manawale’a Street • Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone: (808) 329-0700 • Fax: (808) 334-0327

Monday-Friday 7am-5:30pm

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