Hawthorne Montessori School (HMS) is an independent, American Montessori Society Initiate Member school located in Austin, Texas. HMS offers exceptional Montessori education for infants through age 6.HMS has created a beautiful, nurturing environment for children and committed parents eager to cultivate their children’s learning and sense of self.Some of the important elements that set HMS apart are: Child centered programs,Individualized curriculum,Montessori philosophy and environment Promoted in every aspect and throughout all phases of the day,Full day (7am-6pm), year round Montessori program,An American Montessori Society affiliated school. And so we discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being. It is not acquired by listening to words, but in virtue of experiences in which the child acts on his environment. The teacher’s task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child.” — Dr. Maria Montessori.Hawthorne Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, nationality or ethnic origin with regard to hiring, admissions or in the administration of any of its programs.