All classes are multi-age, giving each child the opportunity to learn from others and the flexibility to develop their personality at their own pace, both socially and intellectually. Children usually stay with the same teacher for three years, and this leads to strong teacher-student bonds and a deep understanding by the teacher of individual student characteristics.
Montessori School Programs
Parent + Toddler Group
1 To 2 Years Old Program
The program caters for our youngest children and is a gentle introduction to the Montessori philosophy where a parent or caregiver attends the session with their child aged 18 months to 2.5 years.
Early Learners Program
2 To 3 Years Old Program
Early Learners is a very special introduction to learning. The environment is intimate and calm and the children begin to learn about their world and how to explore and understand their world with the guidance of highly trained Montessori educators.
3 To 6 Years Old Program
3 Year Old | 4 Year Old | Prep
Here is created the foundation of all a child’s learning and creativity. Montessori philosophy recognises the way all humans naturally learn and allows each child to develop at their own pace and in their own style.
6 To 9 Years Old Program
Year 1 | Year 2 | Year 3
Two educators encourage independence, freedom within limits, and a sense of world order. Children learn responsibility for their own learning and engage cheerfully in activities to learn significant and relevant 21st century skills.
9 To 12 Years Old Program
Year 4 | Year 5 | Year 6
Children in Cycle 3 show a real thirst for knowledge and have an enormous capacity for learning about the many aspects of their world and its diverse cultures.
12 To 15 Years Old Program
Year 7 | Year 8
At Melbourne Montessori Senior School, we provide broad opportunities for young people to become excited by the world around them; we cater for their different interests and skill levels and take students further.
14 To 17 Years Old Program
Year 9 | Year 10
Small classes and individual attention exemplify our classes in Years 10-12. Rigorous, academic work becomes more of a focus, although broad-based subjects ensure an holistic education for every student.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Year 11 | Year 12
Students extend their knowledge and passion for independent learning as they explore the disciplines offered in our two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
Montessori Careers Program
Year 11 | Year 12
Students prepare themselves for professional life through an applied learning program which is based in Montessori philosophy and incorporating VCAL and VET.