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Mission & Philosophy

Peace & Global Awareness

The Social Element


At A Glance


At A Glance


A Montessori day school for students in preschool through Middle School.


306 students enrolled in 16 classrooms
Bridge – 2.5 years old in September; do not need to be potty independent
Early Childhood – Must be 3 years old by October 1 and potty independent
Kindergarten – Must be 5 years old by October 1
Lower Elementary – Must be 6 years old by October 1
Upper Elementary – Must be 9 years old by October 1


47 full-time, part-time and assistant teachers with many holding advanced degrees. All lead teachers hold Montessori credentials in the level(s) they are teaching.


On picturesque Hamilton Park in Jersey City; it is a 10-minute walk from the NJ PATH and 6 blocks from the Holland Tunnel


Library, Activity/Movement Room, Auditorium, STEM lab, Digital Exploration Lab, Art Studio, Indoor gross motor/event space


iPads, Chromebooks, 3-D printer
Third-level students: Typing program, Scratch
Fourth-level students & above: Typing program, Scratch, iMovie, PowerPoint, Keynote, Scratch, Docera, Pages, Tinkercad (3D modeling program), Google Docs
Sixth-level students and above: Pro-Engineer, App Inventor 2 (to create apps).


Fourth-level students & above: Scantron Performance Series Assesment & Testing
Third-level students: Stanford Achievement Test
Second-level students: practice for Stanford Achievement Test


Founded with one classroom in 2006 and has grown to include 16 classrooms in 2016


Schedule & Fees: click here

HPMS is a non-denominational, independent school. It admits students regardless of sex, race, religious beliefs or ethnic origin. HPMS abides by the American Montessori Society (AMS) Code of Ethics and meets all state law and regulations governing early childhood educational centers. A copy of the AMS Code of Ethics and Manual of Requirements for New Jersey Child Care Centers is available for review in the office.

Hamilton Park
Montessori School
1 McWilliams Place, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel. (201) 533-1910