The Montessori child.

Educating the whole child.

A Montessori educated child is different. Responsible for, and guided to self direct their own learning pathway and ultimately their futures. We want every child to be:

  • an independent thinker.

  • a lifelong learner.

  • emotionally balanced creative in their problem solving.

  • comfortable in their own skin.

  • respectful of themselves and others.

  • able to make their own choices.

  • inspired to reach their potential.

  • happy to offer their service to help others.

  • confident in themselves.

  • aware of their place in the world and what they do can make an impact.

For more about a Montessori education see our Resources.

Experiencing the Montessori classroom.

A child relaxes in a Montessori classroom. To encourage the child’s participation the atmosphere is inclusive, non-judgemental. Materials are organised by subject areas such as Language, Mathematics, Science, Sensorial, Practical Life, Geography and Culture. Children learn sitting on their own, in groups, at tables or on the floor, freely moving around the room to interact and share ideas with other groups.

See for yourself and take a Classroom Tour

Multi-aged rooms.

Montessori classes are multi-aged, covering a 3-year span with each class responsive to the learning capabilities and style of the individual child. Older children apply their learning and help teach the younger ones under the helpful eye of the teacher.

Less multi-device, more multi‑sensory.

Children are encouraged to free their minds, ask questions and find their own answers. They often learn with materials they can examine closely, to inspire new ways to think through and solve problems. Information technology is not employed until ways of thinking and questioning freely have been firmly established.

No homework; no tests.

Students are assessed through observation and project work, rather than ever demanding homework assignments and stressful tests. They’re encouraged to develop their capacity to critique their own work and that of others. The assessments not only include academic progress, but also broader intellectual capability including creativity and critical thinking, social and emotional development. NAPLAN tests are available to the children in years 3 and 5, but aren't compulsory. 

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“The vision of the Directress should be at once precise like that of a scientist, and spiritual like that of a saint.”

Maria Montessori

The Montessori teacher.

A system of education for today’s world.

Our teachers are AMI Montessori trained with internationally recognised qualifications. All lead teachers have university level teaching qualifications. Every classroom has a lead teacher and a support teacher in the primary years and up to three support teachers. 

In many conventional classrooms the teacher stands in front of the class and transfers knowledge to the students. Montessori starts with the preparation of the classroom - creating a space with the intention to foster interest, curiosity and a desire to learn. The teacher masterly places the learning materials around the classroom that offer the child at any age the freedom to choose and explore. This is child led education. Children learn by following their interests and they discover knowledge rather than it being given to them. The teacher observes each child as the individual they are and challenges them to discover new knowledge in meaningful and practical ways. There is a partnership between the teacher and the child and each partnership is unique. 

If you are interested in a Montessori education for your child, see our School Programs

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