Our School


I warmly welcome you to our school.

Southern Montessori School provides a dynamic, authentic, contemporary Montessori education that promotes academic excellence whilst seeking to develop the whole child.

The greatest investment you can make is to provide your child with a strong educational foundation. Our Montessori program promotes academic, physical, social and emotional growth in small, multi-aged classes where children are known and nurtured as unique individuals.

Brave hearts and curious minds

Wellbeing is at the core of our culture and our students are supported to build positive mental health and resilience, enabling them to flourish. We aim to inspire our young people to develop brave hearts: to be compassionate and empathetic, and to act with integrity, demonstrating respect for themselves, others and their environment.

Our challenging, contemporary curriculum reflects the Montessori ethos of active, inquiry-based, interdisciplinary learning. We encourage students to develop curious minds as they learn to think creatively and reflect critically, growing as leaders of their own learning.

Learners for life

From our Babies program to Year 9, our dedicated teaching team strives to ensure that students are actively engaged in their own learning, guiding them to develop the skills and strategies they need to flourish as independent, resilient, self-disciplined, lifelong learners.

As a Montessori school, we are committed to preparing students to play a constructive role in society as mindful global citizens, using their abilities responsibly and working actively towards creating a more sustainable and peaceful world.

Learning is recognised as a partnership between our students, parents and teachers, grounded in trusting relationships, open communication, and shared values and purpose.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about Montessori education and our commitment to supporting each of our students to grow into a well-balanced and ethical young person with a passion for excellence in everything they do and the determination to make a difference in the world.

School tours welcome

I encourage you to come and meet our wonderful students, see Montessori learning in action and experience our warm, nurturing environment. I look forward to meeting with you personally and welcome the opportunity to show you our school.

Heather McInerney