Harbor Montessori

Harbor Montessori


Hey - something for HMS kids and parents to do during this time is to visit The Smithshyre farm up in Poulsbo. The farm primarily focuses on raising goats and turkeys and they offer tours and educational opportunities (they also do goat yoga). They usually do charge per family ($20) for an educational tour. Its run by my high school friend and his wife.
Nelson had so much fun making crazy crayons! Mom especially LOVED how long it took him to peel them. 😂 Thanks for a fun activity.
My little Montessori guy working on his counters. Thank you Ms. Kristina!!
Still rockin’ the HMS 12 shirt on game day!
HMS friends, you're invited to join us tomorrow 11-1 at the library in Belfair. ◡̈
Milo was my big helper today! We sorted hundreds of clothes for the Fall Fashion Fundraiser! I hope you can all join us (and bring a friend) Oct 9th for this awesome Annual Fund Campaign Kick Off event
End of the school year picnic!!❤❤❤❤
We're having so much fun at the parade!! Yay Harbor Montessori School!

Harbor Montessori offers the area's premier education and is the only State-approved Montessori scho

Harbor Montessori School is affiliated with the American Montessori Society and is located in the quaint community of Gig Harbor, Washington USA: a small city with a rich maritime heritage. We offer a truly unique educational experience for children from Infant through Ninth Grade (ages 8 weeks to 15 years).

Operating as usual

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 03/22/2023

Our upper elementary students ab-SEW-lutely loved this special lesson on how to do a blind-hem stitch! 🧵🪡

Thank you so much to this awesome HMS parent for volunteering her time to work with our students! We appreciate you, Brandi!💙


☀️A little sun, a lot of FUN!☀️

Who else is super grateful for this sunshine we’ve been having?! 🙋🏻‍♀️

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 03/17/2023

Our junior high students took a field trip to study the ecosystems, watersheds, and estuaries at the Gig Harbor Wastewater Treatment Plant (they also got a very informative tour!), Donkey Creek Park, and Austin Estuary Park. They even had the opportunity to perform estuary water testing! 💧🧪

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 03/16/2023

Annndddd they’re OFF!!! 🛫

✈️ 8 HMS staff members (technically 9 with Mr. Mike!!), hopped on a plane to Boston to attend this year’s American Montessori Society conference! They will definitely be missed but we can’t wait to hear about all of the amazing Montessori workshops! The Montessori Event has a special way of fanning that flame of LOVE for Montessori! 🔥❤️

We hope you have the BEST time ever!!!! 👋❤️☮️

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 03/15/2023

We are so grateful that the sunshine came out for our Kindergarten Leader field trip today! ☀️😎

Our Kinder Leaders had the pleasure of watching OrKIDstra, a story concert put on by Bremerton WestSound Symphony! 🎻🎺🎹 The Bremerton Performing Arts Center auditorium was packed with children eager to experience a musical adventure! 🎶🎼🎵The field trip wouldn’t have been complete without lunch and play time at the park! 🍏🛝

📣🗣️Huge shout out to our amazing parent volunteers and awesome staff that made this field trip a successful one!❤️

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 03/14/2023

🔵🔻🔸▫️With just a few simple shapes and a child’s imagination, the possibilities are endless!▫️🔸🔻🔵

We love the creative ✨magic✨happening during this recent art project with Mrs. Purdue!!!🖼️🖌️🎨

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 03/11/2023

📚❤️Snuggle up and READ!❤️📚

✅ Pajamas 👕
✅ Favorite book 📖
✅ Blanket 🛏️
✅ Comfort item 🧸

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 03/09/2023

Not only did come visit our lower elementary students today to teach them about dental hygiene but they also 𝕤𝕡𝕠𝕟𝕤𝕠𝕣𝕖𝕕 𝕒 𝕥𝕒𝕓𝕝𝕖 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕦𝕡𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕒𝕦𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟!!! Thank you so much for your generous support! We are so fortunate to have The Kids’ Dentist in the community!!! 🤍

🗣️📣 A huge shoutout to Dr. Brian Dansie and his assistant Emma for the fun, informative, educational presentation on how to keep the ‘sugar bugs’ away! 🦷🪥


Happy International Women’s Day! Today, we honor Maria Montessori—feminist, pioneer, and icon. Montessori was a trailblazer whose philosophy and activism is still as relevant today as it was when she began her work for social justice more than 100 years ago.


It’s T͓̽i͓̽m͓̽e͓̽h͓̽o͓̽p͓̽ ͓̽T͓̽u͓̽e͓̽s͓̽d͓̽a͓̽y͓̽! 🕰🐇

💛🌻 The journey of this friendship began in our toddler program! These two are unbelievably in the 2nd grade this year and we’ve loved every minute of watching them grow up together! 🌻💛

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 03/07/2023

👉🏻A few junior high students attended the NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools) Student Diversity Leadership Retreat with hundreds of other students from the Pacific Northwest, in Olympia, WA.👈🏻

👉🏻This enriching experience allowed for students to meet and connect with other student leaders, develop skills around diversity, equity and social justice, participate in affinity spaces and sustainability-based workshops.👈🏻

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 03/03/2023

We’d like to share some gratitude!!!

❤️Thank YOU to everyone that brought flowers/plants to help add a little bit of love and pop of color to the campus!

❤️Thank YOU to our junior high students for taking on the tasks of planting and potting!

🌸🌺🪴We APPRECIATE all of YOU!🪴🌺🌸


Let’s play a game! 🤗 Can you guess which HMS staff member this is? 🕵️‍♀️🔎👀

Enter your guess below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 and if you guess correctly you’ll be entered to win a $5 Starbucks gift card! Winner will be randomly selected tomorrow (3/2) at noon! 🍀🤞🏻🍀🤞🏻

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 03/01/2023

📚Upper elementary’s research projects on the 13 colonies is underway!📝

Students chose a general topic (food, clothing, jobs, entertainment, education, agriculture & farming) and presentation format (poster, diorama, presentation, slideshow). The creativity is FLOWING!!! 🖌🖼

We can’t wait to check in again and share the finished products! 🤩

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 02/25/2023

Check out this super cool visitor that came to show and tell in Aspen today! 🦎💛

➡️FUN FACT: Did you know that spotted leopard geckos can live up to 20 years in captivity but average only a 3-4 year lifespan in the wild?!⬅️


Important update: Harbor Montessori School is closed today due to icy conditions.
We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Stay safe & have a great day. ⛄️❄️⛄️❄️


School is delayed today due to snowy and icy conditions. No morning childcare. Doors open for students at 10:30! Drive carefully and see you then.


📣📣📣We’re doing it again!!! We want our community to feel the LOVE and we are having another C͓̽O͓̽F͓̽F͓̽E͓̽E͓̽ ͓̽D͓̽R͓̽I͓̽V͓̽E͓̽-͓̽T͓̽H͓̽R͓̽U͓̽ this Friday (2/24)!📣📣📣

🕗 Beginning at 8:00AM, when you go through our drop-off loop be sure to grab yourself a cup of delicious Ohana Harbor Coffee from our awesome parent volunteer baristas! ☕️

🗣📣A HUGE thank you to for sponsoring the coffee! Our community is incredibly lucky to have you in it and we have so much gratitude for your part in this! ❤️

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 02/18/2023

➡️The experimentation and ingenuity happening in elementary childcare today today was definitely noteworthy!⬅️

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 02/16/2023

Waffle brunch deliciousness - TAKE 2! 🎬

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 02/16/2023

🧇Well…our junior high students did it again! An incredibly successful waffle brunch goes down in the books!🧇

🗣📣A shoutout to the parent volunteers that helped make today possible and a huge thank you to our families for supporting our junior high program’s ongoing fundraising efforts! ❤️

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 02/15/2023

🌨⛄️A little snow goes A LONG WAY! ❄️☃️

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 02/14/2023

✨Something really MAGICAL IS HAPPENING!!!! Did you know that we will be doing our own production of 🎶Maria Montessori: The Musical🎶 this spring?!✨

✅ PHASE 1: Staff screening party at Aimee’s house!

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 02/09/2023

🔎👁 We spy with our little eye…some really fantastic new works out in the Spruce classroom!

👉🏻Have you noticed that we call our classroom activities 𝕎𝕆ℝ𝕂?👈🏻

Here is the definition provided by American Montessori Society👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻:

Work – Purposeful activity. Maria Montessori observed that children learn through purposeful activities of their own choosing. Montessori schools call all of the children’s activities “work.” While “work” sounds like a serious endeavor, Dr. Montessori observed that children exhibit joy and experience this purposeful activity as play. ❤️

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 02/07/2023

🎨🖌Last week we were thrilled to have the Tacoma Art Museum come to our school! Museum Educators led workshops with students using and inquiry-based method of teaching with artworks called Visual Thinking Strategies. 🖌🎨

Students explored artworks from the current exhibition at the Tacoma Art Museum: Luces y Sombras 🖼

Check out the link to the exhibit in the comments! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 02/04/2023

📚✨ We love the newest addition to our after school enrichments— Storybook Theatre with Miss Alene, owner of

In this creative drama class, favorite children’s stories and fairytales come to life as children engage in theatre games, creative movement, improvisation, and storyplay.

Costumes, props, and music help encourage children’s imagination as they act out the book of the day recalling the plot and sequence of the story. Each week a new story is presented as inspiration for creativity and fun!✨📚

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 02/02/2023

🗣 Shoutout to Mr. Mason— the coolest PE teacher EVER! 😎 This obstacle course for PE today was SO much fun!!!! 💪🏻🏃‍♂️

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 02/01/2023

˗ˋˏ ♡ ˎˊ˗ Smallest friends, biggest smiles ˗ˋˏ ♡ ˎˊ˗

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 01/31/2023

⭐️👏🏻Teamwork makes the dream work! 👏🏻⭐️


🎶💃Dancing with Miss Kendra into the weekend like…🕺🏻🎵


✨Just another super productive day in the books for Miss Rachel and Miss Nikki!!!✨

Wait a second…🤨🤔🔍

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 01/25/2023

We had a few unexpected (but super welcome) visitors at HMS today! 🤗

Goat guests and salmon hatchin’ made for an eventful Tuesday! 🐐🐟

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 01/24/2023

★彡 We focused on having 🅵🆄🅽 during our third year leadership meeting today!
Leaders need self care and exercise! 彡★

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 01/21/2023

The Maple room is just learning about the universe and all that it entails…no big deal! 🪐🌍✨🌓🌖🌗🚀🔭

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 01/20/2023

🍍🍌🥬Simple Green Smoothie making in Alder was a HIT! 👍🏻

Check out the recipe in the comments!! 👀

Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 01/19/2023

Silly mask making with Mrs. Purdue?!? YES PLEASE!!! 🤪




Photos from Harbor Montessori's post 01/13/2023

We must admit…we LOVE their style! 😎🤓🤪❤️

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5414 Comte Drive NW
Gig Harbor, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 6:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 6pm
Thursday 6:30am - 6pm
Friday 6:30am - 6pm

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