Elementary-age students are naturally curious and have a strong internal drive to discover the order and functions of our universe. They ask a lot of questions. Our trained and experienced teachers inspire students’ imaginations to allow them to explore on their own and build critical 21st Century Skills: collaboration, leadership, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. Each teaching team consists of three adults: a Montessori-trained teacher, an NJ or NY state certified teacher and a Literacy Specialist. Many HPMS Elementary teachers hold Elementary Montessori Certification as well as State Certifications K-6 and MA degrees.