'Ohana Montessori

Freedom to Grow









Follow the Child
"They will show you what they need to do, what they need to develop in themselves and what area they need to be challenged." 
~ Maria Montessori


Our 'Ohana

The ancient Hawaiian term 'ohana means family, but probably not in the way you typically use it. 'Ohana speaks to the concept of a larger family that is not necessarily connected by blood. A person's 'ohana can include their best friends, neighbors, or anyone else who is special in their life.

An 'ohana is special. The people within it are bound together by genuine compassion, culture, support, loyalty, and love for each other. To become a part of someone's 'ohana is a great honor.

In today's world where we can become social media "friends" with everyone we meet, but when genuine and deep friendships are becoming increasingly rare, the beauty and value of the 'ohana becomes even more obvious. Study after study confirms that humans are social creatures that long for companionship and community. Within an 'ohana, you are never isolated or alone. 

We are a small Montessori community where children, parents, and teachers work together for a common goal and we are very proud to bear the name 'Ohana Montessori!

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The Montessori Difference

At 'Ohana Montessori we believe in the value and uniqueness of each child we serve. Our programs are designed to promote each child's own individual social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. As caregivers and educators our mission is to provide a safe and developmentally appropriate learning environment which fosters a child's natural desire to explore, discover, create, and become a lifelong learner. 

Our mission, in the words of Dr. Maria Montessori, is "to educate the human potential." We strive to cultivate each child's innate desire to learn and foster their independence, natural curiosity, and love of knowledge. The vision of 'Ohana Montessori is to create a carefully planned Montessori environment which will enable the child to develop self-discipline, self-respect and respect for others and the environment. 

We aim to help each child reach their full potential in all areas of life. We believe that parents and the environment they create at home are the chief educational influences in the life of a child. As a school, we want to complement parenting and help them in discovering who their child is and what their needs are as they begin the adventure of life. To recognize this vision, we have created a school where children can be themselves in an atmosphere of freedom and responsibility. It is a place where little ones will come joyfully and become absorbed and interested in their learning.

  • Classroom Settings: Infant, Toddler, and Primary
  • Ages Served: 6 weeks - 6 years 
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:30 am- 5:00 pm
  • School Day Hours: 8:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Extended Hours: 7:30 am-8:00 am & 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • Part-Time Options: 3 Day (M-W) or 2 Day (Th-F)

“Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.”

~Maria Montessori