About Us

Heron Pond Montessori School has been serving the Outer Banks families since September 1995. We chose the Montessori method of education for our schools because we believe in the “whole child” approach. The primary goal of a Montessori program is to help each child reach full potential in all areas of life. Activities promote the development of social skills, emotional growth and physical coordination as well as cognitive preparation. The holistic curriculum, under the direction of a specially prepared teacher, allows the child to experience the joy of learning, time to enjoy the process and insure the development of self-esteem, and provides the experiences from which children create their knowledge.

Heron Pond Montessori School in a continuation of its dedication to providing a quality program for its children and parents has implemented Music Together. Every child participates in a developmentally appropriate music curriculum that is highly regarded and respected around the world. Click here to find out more.

We are extremely excited about this addition to our curriculum and have experienced many smiles and impromptu sing –a –longs in classrooms since we began this wonderful, exciting and fun experience.

HPMS History

Heron Pond Montessori School was established in August 1995. We started providing Montessori program for half a day with two children and ended with 18 enrolled that first year.  The next year we grew to 25 children enrolled in half day class.

In 1998 we leased space from the Unitarian Church and enrolled 25 additional students in the Children’s House, a full day class. That same year we begin providing Elementary education for children age 6-9 years old.

In 2001 our Elementary enrollment doubled and we had to expend which resulted in a new building on Poor Ridge Rd. in Kitty Hawk.

In March 2014 we purchased an existing Infant –Toddler center, Cameron’s Child Care and Learning Center and transformed it into a unique Montessori environment for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years.

There’s an interest and demand from the current enrolled families to expend through Montessori Middle School. We’re researching this possibility