The mission of Holliday Montessori School is to prepare all learners for life in an educational and social environment. We are committed to guiding each child to become a self-motivated learner by developing the qualities of self-worth, order, concentration, coordination and independence.
Harold L. Holliday, Sr. Montessori (HHMS) is one of two public signature Montessori schools in Kansas City. Holliday Montessori is an Association of Montessori International/USA School. HHMS earned its status as an AMI Member School in the Winter of 2019.
At Holliday, we adhere to the standards and principles outlined by Dr. Maria Montessori. We pride ourselves for being a public urban Montessori school that brings rich experiences to a diverse group of children. Our educators are highly qualified Montessorians. In addition to obtaining Missouri teaching credentials, lead guides have their Association of Montessori Internationale (AMI) Diploma, American Montessori Society (AMS), or they are enrolled in AMI Teacher Training. Assistants have completed AMI Assistants Courses, or are currently enrolled.
Pre-K and Kindergarten Admission Requirements: All P3s, P4s and kindergarteners are eligible for admission based on available seats. They must be school ready and able to abide by school policies and expectations as indicated in “Behavioral Expectation Student Contract”, which will be distributed upon acceptance. Students must be 3-years-old by July 31 or 4-years-old by August 31 to qualify for Pre-K. Returning students and siblings of current families are given preference for seating. All returning Pre-school students MUST REAPPLY each year.
Admission Requirements: Previous Montessori experience is required for admission to grades 1-6. Families must attend a parent meeting upon student acceptance to the program.
Uniforms - Optional
Solid red, navy, light blue short or long-sleeved shirts (must have a collar or turtleneck), white blouses for girls. Tan (khaki) or navy blue pants, skirt, jumper, or shorts. Denim jeans or shorts on Fridays with a school spirit shirt.
8:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Holliday’s Key Features:
- Before & After School Care (PK-6)
- Chess Club
- Free Breakfast & Lunch
- Gardening Club
- KC Ballet
- Montessori Philosophy
- Student Council
Holliday’s Community Partners:
- Heartland Chamber of Music
- Holliday PTA
- Lakeside Nature Center
- SES Tutoring