The Montessori School is an independent school for children aged 3 to 18 years, covering the areas from pre-primary through to International Baccalaureate (Year 12). Entry to the Montessori School is at the 3-6 year old level, with most children starting the term after their third birthday. If vacancies arise, transfers from Montessori or other philosophically compatible backgrounds may be accepted for other age groups. Transfers will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The Montessori education system is based on Dr Maria Montessori’s scientific observations in which she discovered that learning is an exciting process of discovery for the child, fulfilling an innate desire to become a competent, independent individual. Hence our school motto “Help me to do it myself”.
The School’s view is that it is essential that the choice of a Montessori Education is an informed choice. To that end, you are encouraged to learn as much as possible about Montessori Education. Parents contact the school office to arrange the following:
Read all the required information (see below)
Contact the School Office to arrange bookings for classroom observations, school open days and Montessori discussion nights.
Complete the Application for Interview Form and make payment of the non-refundable application fee.
An acknowledgement of the Application for Interview Form and receipt of payment of the non-refundable application fee will be sent.
The applicant will be contacted to arrange an interview.
Should the applicant require further knowledge about Montessori education and the School a second interview will be required.
Applicant is advised of offer of a place or a placement on the waiting list.