No rating

GreatSchools Rating

Hampton Roads International Montessori School

Private | 105 students

Student diversity

Looks like we have no information about the race or ethnicity of the student body.



Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:


Living in Newport News

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $227,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $950.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
Based on 1 rating
Based on 1 rating
No new ratings
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

2 reviews of this school

Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted July 25, 2014

Both of my children are thriving at HRIMS. The Montessori method allows each child to work at their own pace, so very bright children are not held back, and children are allowed to master skills instead of being prematurely pushed along to keep up with the class. Time, usually spent on preparing for standardized tests in public schools, is instead spent on learning and discovery using a holistic approach. The classroom atmosphere is calm and happy. I have one child in Children's House and another child will start Lower Elementary this fall. The school's director welcomes parental involvement and addresses family's individual and unique needs. She is truly dedicated to our school family.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 17, 2013

The Children's House (preschool) program is exceptional. I question the capability of the elementary program's preparedness for the reality of SOLs. But the most damming aspect of the school is the controlling behavior of the Head of School. She is more interested in the business aspect of the School, than transforming the educational program to meet the SOL standards of today. Also, she is quite prickly toward parents who are independent thinkers. For example, there have been several, several families who have been with the school for four-six years; one child in the Children's House, another in the Elementary program. She did not allow that family just a little more time to pay down on the elementary school contract and essentially disinvited the older sibling. So that family, who had been so involved in that School had one child there, and had to run across town to place their oldest child in another school. She also makes policy off the top of her head, as she goes along. The Board of Directors is a ghost board and is in her pocket. No serious grievance process. The Head of School shows favoritism to parents who 'brown nose,' by reducing their tuition, etc. Beware, Beware.
—Submitted by a parent

Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Oops! We currently do not have any student information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School Leader's name
  • Dorothy Knox
  • Coed
  • Nonsectarian
  • AMI
  • AMS
  • Other Montessori
Fax number
  • (703) 924-7325


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Montessori
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
  • {{date}}
Export calendar
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...


To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

11790 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: (757) 873-8950


Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »


Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Hampton Roads Academy
Newport News, VA