From Montessori Pioneers to Global Innovators: Australia’s Longest-Running Montessori School Blends Tradition and Modernity

Founded in 1962 by Mrs. Willemien Duyker-de-Vries, who was trained by Dr. Maria Montessori herself, our school has a strong foundation in Montessori education.

Relocating from Scarborough to Kingsley and witnessing the suburb grow around your school shows how our school has become an integral part of the community. It has evolved to adapt to the changing world while still staying true to the Montessori philosophy and incorporating the science of how children learn.

Being Western Australia’s first Montessori school as well as Australia’s longest-running Montessori school is a remarkable achievement, and being the first Montessori school in the world to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) further demonstrates our commitment to providing a well-rounded education. The IBDP is recognised internationally and provides students with a rigorous and holistic approach to learning.

Our school’s rich tradition, grounded in Montessori education and the science of learning, along with your commitment to innovation by offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme as well as the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme, sets a strong educational foundation for our students.

Journey Through Time: A Glorious 60 Years of Excellence

Our school has a rich history and we want to share it with you.

Discover our school’s remarkable journey through time. Dive into our Historical Timeline, explore our captivating Image Gallery, or immerse yourself in our touching video compilation, weaving together historical footage and new images. Join us in celebrating six decades of excellence.

“The history of the movement shows that the same kind of education, though with some adaptations, is applicable to all grades of society and to all nations of the world, and it may be used with children from happy homes as well as those who have been terrified by an earthquake or similar disaster. In our day the child has been revealed as the driving force that can bring new hope to people engulfed in darkness.”

– Dr Maria Montessori

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