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Our school aims to provide a safe and harmonious learning environment for the spontaneous development of children between the ages of 3 and 18 years in all human spheres.

Montessori has social as well as educational aims so Montessori educators seek to promote peace, international harmony and the well being of all children throughout the world.



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About our School


The Montessori School was founded by Mrs W. M. Duyker-de-Vries in 1962 and is the oldest  Montessori School in Australia.

It is the first Montessori school in Western Australia to include a Secondary school for students from 12 to 18 years and the first Montessori School in the world to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma course, an internationally recognised university entrance qualification.

Our school is located in Kingsley, in Perth's northern suburbs. It enjoys a scenic bushland setting, on top of a hill, overlooking Lake Goollelal.


Initially the school catered for pre-primary children only, with a primary section being added in 1965 and secondary in 1972.  The Montessori School became an International Baccalaureate (IB) school in 1993.



Enrolments:  160 - 180 students

Ages: 3 to 18 years.


Pre-Primary:

(three groups)

up to 25 children aged 3 - 6 years, with one teacher and full-time aide

Lower Primary:

(two groups)

up to 25 children aged 7 - 9 years, with one teacher and part-time aide

Upper Primary:


up to 25 students aged 10 - 12 years, with one teacher and part-time aide

Lower Secondary:

up to 25 students aged 13 - 15 years with one teacher and part-time aide

Upper Secondary (IB):

up to 20 students aged 16 - 18 years


Our school has a strong commitment to ensure that Montessori education is available to as many families as possible and therefore fees are kept as low as is practical.

School fees cover all materials and equipment, as well as excursions for students in the primary classes.  Some additional charges will apply for secondary students.