Maria Montessori school operates on the sound values, ideas and principles which were initially brought about by Dr Maria Montessori (1870 – 1952).

She was one of the most renowned educationalists of the twentieth century...

The ethos of her method directs the child’s natural ability and enquiring mind.
Teaching materials range from the concrete to the abstract, which a strong focus of allowing children the opportunity to learn at their own pace.

We can promise that when your child leaves the Maria Montessori school they will be able to write, read and do simple math. He or she will be much more confident and will be equipped with the special skills required for the challenges of Grade 1 in whichever primary school you choose for them.

Situated in University Estate, just on the slopes of Devil’s Peak, your child aged between 2 - 6 years will thrive and grow in this small, intimate school.

General Information about Maria Montessori School

Punctuality and Communication

School opens promptly at 8.15 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m.
Please ensure that your child arrives before 9. It can be extremely difficult to welcome a latecomer properly if school has started and new material has been presented to the rest of the class.

Parent's Meeting

A parent meeting are held twice a year. In these meetings I discuss the environment in general and present material. The floor is then open to any questions that parents might have about their own children as well as the rest of the class. 

Fee's, Notice and Deposit

Monthly instalments are available at the request of parents. All school fees are due on or before the first of each month and a post-dated cheque is required if the 1st falls on a weekend or during the holiday periods. Fees increase by roughly 10% each year in July.
One full term’s notice is required if your child is to leave the school.
A deposit of one term’s fees is required when your child is enrolled. Two thirds of this will be refunded when your child leaves; the remaining third will be used to purchase materials.

Your Child's First Day- what they should bring

We encourage parents to equip their children with the following on their first day at Maria Montessori School:
If your child sleeps during lunch - a small pillow and blanket is required
A bowl and child sized cutlery
A packet of unsalted nuts, raisins, a box of tissues and a roll of toilet paper 
Sunblock is very nb
If your child chooses to bring something special from home, a book and/or toy will suffice (no toy weapons allowed.)

School Terms

We open the day after and close the day before the Western Cape Term dates.