History of HCMS
Hudson Country Montessori School was founded in 1972 by Musya Meyer. Her vision was to create a “school infused with a joy for learning” dedicated to the education of the whole child. Mrs. Meyer embraced the Montessori philosophy to establish a framework of teaching and learning in which intellectual and social discipline work together. Since opening our doors to an initial class of five students, Hudson Country Montessori School has educated and graduated thousands of students. At present, we operate two sister-schools: our original campus is in New Rochelle, NY and, in 1992 we established our second campus in Danbury, CT. We work hard at HCMS to be responsive to the needs of parents and students in an ever-changing society. Our commitment is reflected in the extended hours, variety and quality of programs and services we offer. Our success is reflected in the joyful faces of our students as they walk though our doors every morning. Come and discover HCMS.
A Note about HCMS Founder, Musya Meyer
HCMS founder, Musya Meyer has been recognized for her leadership and numerous contributions to education. She has been a featured presenter at national and international conferences in Europe, Cuba, China, and South America. A former Vice President of Teacher Development and Education on the Board of the American Montessori Society, Mrs. Meyer is also the co-author of “Celebrations of Life” (written with Tim Seldin). A book for Montessori educators, the story of Dr. Maria Montessori is retold as a model to teach peace. In the same tradition, Mrs. Meyer writes: “my aim was to strengthen the bond of Montessori schools around the world for the benefit of all our children and a peaceful world.”