Our Primary Montessori program supports your child in becoming more aware of the world around them, while developing the skills, beliefs and personality traits that will define the adult they become.
Our Primary Education program is also registered by the New South Wales Educational Standards Authority (NESA) as offering an education equivalent to that of any other NESA registered school.
By this age you will be enjoying watching your child’s unique personality grow and see them express themselves and explore their potential. Their broadening knowledge is developing into preferences, opinions, and beliefs that lay the foundation for the values they carry into adulthood.
While you’re still the hero in their life, you’re realising that your child is noticing other influences, and now is the time to invest in their education to direct them in the most positive direction.
Supporting your child as they develop their personality is key to helping them grow into a well-rounded person. As a parent, there are many options available to you – but not all deliver the same results. Our accredited Montessori program differs from traditional primary school in three key ways:
Our Primary program prepares your child for optimum learning throughout life. Not only will they feel at home with us, but they will also become familiar with Montessori principles and accelerate their development in a number of key areas:
Our primary program and outcomes meet all curriculum milestones as defined by NESA, including:
Where we differ from traditional methods is the ways in which we reach these outcomes. While traditional classrooms focus on silo teaching methods – where Maths is taught during Maths class, English during English class – our active approach uses hands-on activity-based learning to teach all subjects. This unique approach means many children achieve higher standards than traditional schools.
Here’s an example of how we can turn the task of working in our garden into a broad learning experience:
Every day at our Primary school is different because every child is different and has individual needs. A visit to our school would show children engaging in a number of opportunities for learning both in and beyond the classroom.
A typical day may include:
Primary school times : Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 3.15pm
Location: 10 to 12 Miller Street, North Sydney. Ph: (02) 9954 0344
Our school is welcoming of all backgrounds.
Parents of our school community come from a diverse range of cultural, social and religious (or non-religious) backgrounds. But they all share a belief in the importance of the Montessori approach, and a desire to give their children the best possible start in life.
Each class has a qualified Montessori lead teacher with recognised NESA teaching qualifications and experienced assistants depending on the number of students and type of activity.
Traditional schools generalise development by grouping children of the same age together, whether they are at the same level or not. We optimise development by tailoring guidance to each child based on their individual needs, no matter their age. Then, as each child masters activities and skills, we encourage them to teach others, further developing and expanding their skills in areas of patience, empathy, instruction and leadership. This process optimises each child’s learning experience without leaving anyone behind.
Furthermore, encouraging collaboration between Year 1 to 3 and Year 4 to 6 children helps older children learn empathy, patience, and leadership as they guide younger children. Younger children learn critical social skills as they look up to their older role models.
Children participate in a wide range of sports such as swimming, bushwalking, surfing, dance and gymnastics. The children also have opportunities to take part in the Fundamental Skills program and Jump Rope for Heart?
The skills that Montessori children learn – including achievements in NESA curriculum as well as time management, self-direction, resilience, conflict resolution, leadership, socialising and more – make transitioning to all forms of Secondary Schools natural and easy. Although our teaching approach is unique, children learn the same curriculum, complete NAPLAN in Year 3 and 5, and are offered the selective school examination. Once they have completed our 9-12 Primary Program, they are equipped and prepared to transition to any secondary school.
$3824.00 per term.
Yes, there is. Primary Students attend After School Care through the North Sydney Community Centre. The school offers a free bus service to the North Sydney Community Centre.
You are invited to view our teaching methods in action and get a feel for our teachers’ passion and impact at a campus tour.