Montessori PreK at HVA

PreK at HVA is a joyful experience where children are taught with kindness and care. Our PreK program is informed by the Montessori method—a sophisticated approach to curriculum that fosters student independence, concentration, effort and intellectual curiosity. Montessori is taught in over 4,000 private schools across the country.

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Why DO FAMILIES choose HVA Montessori PreK?

The Montessori approach to early childhood education will teach children, over time:
  • Self-management and self-correction
  • Kindness, respect, and responsibility
  • Intellectual concentration for long periods of time on complex, challenging tasks
In addition, our program features:
  • Reading, writing, math, inquiry-based science, social studies, art, drama, and music
  • Social-emotional learning in a nurturing environment
  • Student ownership of learning and exhibitions of learning
  • Meaningful work that fosters intellectual curiosity and innovative thinking

A Day in the Life

Every day at HVA PreK is joyful and filled with love and learning! Children begin their day with a warm welcome in Opening Circle. Guided by their teachers, they engage in a variety of challenging learning activities throughout the day in math, science, reading, vocabulary, geography, and social studies, art, music, and movement. The day ends with a read aloud and Closing Circle where each and every child feels cared for.


Guarantee your spot from PreK through 12th grade.

Students who attend HVA PreK automatically receive the opportunity to
enroll in our K–12 schools.


Partnership with Families

Our parents

  • Ensure reading and studying at home daily is a high priority
  • Ensure students arrive to school on time, every day
  • Regularly participate in school meetings and activities

Our teachers

  • Provide challenging, inspiring instruction
  • Hold the highest expectations for respectful behavior while fostering student leadership
  • Communicate frequently with parents

Small Classes,
Caring Community

With two teachers in small classes of 18 students, your child will receive kind, purposeful attention and care.

Excellent Teachers

Our teachers are caring, talented, and deeply committed to excellence. HVA teachers work hard to provide exceptional quality instruction. Our teachers benefit from the many years of insights that have made the HVA elementary program so acclaimed.

From PreK through College

Our K–12 schools consistently outperform the district, city, and state. Our high school features the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Each year, 100% of our high school students are admitted to college. Our vibrant college support program continues to provide guidance and support to your child throughout college.

We have achieved these results with an approach that elevates academics and respects students and families. We focus on independent thinking and we teach students kindness, responsibility, and ethical character.



To learn more, please feel free to call us at 646-484-1720 or email

Children entering HVA PreK in Fall 2024 must turn 4 years old by December 31, 2024.

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Space is limited but there’s still time to apply for PreK–6th grade for Fall 2024. Don’t miss out!


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