Archive for April, 2012

Kona Campus Newsletter – May 2012

Friday, April 27th, 2012

You can download the latest Kona Campus Newsletter here:

Kona News May 2012 (1.6 MB PDF)


Kamuela Campus Newsletter – May 2012

Friday, April 27th, 2012

You can download the latest Kamuela Campus Newsletter here:

Kamuela News May 2012 (1.7 MB PDF)


Kamuela Campus presents it’s 19th Annual Earth Day Rummage Sale

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Hawai’i Montessori Schools – Kamuela Campus is proud to present our 19th Annual Earth Day Rummage Sale at our campus on Saturday, April 21, 2012, 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

HMS Kamuela Campus is located at 64-1058 Mamalahoa Hwy., in Waimea (next to the Big Island Brewhaus). Items for sale include children and adult clothing, housewares, toys, books, electronic equipment, small appliances, furniture, office supplies, etc. We will also be having a bake sale which includes Mamane Bakery’s Famous Cake Loaves and Portuguese Sweet Breads.

If you have gently used items that you need to pass on then please drop them off beginning Monday, April 16th.

For more information about this event or about our programs please call (808) 885-7683.


Kona Campus Open House on Wednesday, April 11th, 8:30 – 10:30 am

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Hawaii Montessori Schools – Kona Campus will hold an Open House on Wednesday, April 11th, 8:30 – 10:30 am.

Families of current and prospective students between the ages of 15 months – 6 years old are invited to attend an Open House from 8:30 – 10:30 am., on Wednesday, April 11th at 74-978 Manawale’a Street, Kailua-Kona. Families will have an be able to visit classrooms, meet current families, learn about the school and its programs, including financial aid opportunities, and meet faculty members and administration

Hawaii Montessori Schools has been part of the West Hawaii community since 1980. The school provides quality education for children ages 15 months through 6 years of age using the principles and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori. The classroom environments are well prepared and allow the children to develop at their own speed, according to each child’s own capacities in a non-competitive atmosphere. Learning takes place through the child’s own discovery and experience. Observers of Montessori students have described them as having developed self-discipline, self-knowledge, self-esteem and independence, as well as enthusiasm for learning, an organized approach to problem solving, and academic skills. Hawaii Montessori Schools has been recognized on the State and Federal levels as being an excellent provider of early childhood education.

For more information, contact Angeline Geldhof, Executive Director or Maya Wheaton, Campus Director at 329-0700 or e-mail [email protected] To learn more about Hawaii Montessori Schools’ programs please visit our website at


HAWAI‘I MONTESSORI SCHOOLS – KAMUELA CAMPUS ACCREDITED BY NAEYC Joins National Movement to Improve Early Childhood Education

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Kamuela, April 3, 2012 – Hawai‘i Montessori Schools – Kamuela Campus has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.

“We are proud to be accredited by NAEYC and recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards,” said Angeline Geldhof, Executive Director of Hawai‘i Montessori Schools. “NAEYC Accreditation lets families in our community know that children in our programs are getting the best care and early learning experiences.”

Hawai‘i Montessori Schools has provided quality education for the children of West Hawai‘i since 1980. We have enriched environments and trained staff to help each child develop their natural gifts. Dedicated to creating collaborative classrooms and work communities that enhance every individual’s contributions, we provide an excellent start for our young children. Our programs serve children from ages 15 mos. to 6 years of age; Toddler Program (ages 15 – 36 mos.) and Primary Program (ages 3 – 6 years). We are also proud our partnership with the Department of Education to provide an Inclusion Program for children with Special Needs in our Kona Campus Primary Program. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the DOE in the next School Year. The wide range of ethnicities, faiths, abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds of our families gives our school its richness, and allows us to assist in conserving and building community resources for the future.

Our Mission at Hawai‘i Montessori Schools is educating children for life by providing a nurturing, prepared environment where children, parents and staff joyfully develop their esteem, discipline, independence, motivation and community responsibilities to their fullest potential.

NAEYC created its accreditation program in 1985 to set professional standards for early childhood education, and to help families identify high-quality early education programs. To earn NAEYC’s accreditation, a program conducts a self-study to determine how well it meets the standards. After necessary improvements are made, the program is observed by independent, professional assessors, and then reviewed by a national panel. Programs are accredited by NAEYC for a five-year period. “By earning accreditation, Hawai‘i Montessori Schools has become a leader in a national effort to raise the quality of early childhood education, and to help give all children a better start.”

On the Island of Hawaii there are 14 Early Childhood Programs that are accredited by the NAEYC: All Kamehameha Preschools – Islandwide, Hawai‘i Community College Children’s Center – Hilo, YMCA of Hilo, Hawai‘i Montessori Schools – Kona Campus and now Hawai‘i Montessori Schools – Kamuela Campus.

If you would like more information about any of the programs at Hawai‘i Montessori Schools please contact us at
Kamuela: (808)885-7683, email: [email protected]
Kona: (808) 329-0700, email: [email protected]