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We are an authentic Montessori school situated in the beautiful surroundings of Ruimsig, close to the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens on the West rand. Our campus opened in 2011 and offers environments from Grades 0000 to Grade 12.

We follow the world renowned Montessori Curriculum and the Cambridge International Curriculum in our High School. Our students will write the IGCSE AS and A Level International Examinations which are recognized in all Universities both here in South Africa and throughout the world. We are fully registered withe the South African Montessori Association, the Gauteng Department of Education and The Cambridge Assessment International Education. We are a fully registered examination Centre which is also open to International students.

A Montessori Environment is not just a place of learning, it is a community of individuals interacting cooperatively, collaboratively and being responsible for their own learning thus becoming an accountable a member of society.


Each environment enjoys a three year age group enabling older children to integrate and apply what they have already learned as they inspire and teach the younger children, thus allowing our all important, ‘Mentorship System’ to unfold. The younger child matures within the environment embarking on a journey of child-centred, project based learning, preparing for each stage of their development into adulthood.

Our school’s ethos is one of “Nurture the Whole Child”. We believe as educators that children are intrinsically motivated and have an innate desire for learning, which in turn facilitates independent, capable students with no need for reward. Dr Maria Montessori, a doctor, pioneer and innovator, developed this method based on her in-depth analysis and observations made over 100 years ago. The numerous educational and neuro-science research reports of today constantly confirm the validity of her conclusions. Montessori educators are overwhelmed with a passion to guide each child at their own pace instilling a joy for knowledge and learning.