Dr Maria Montessori imagined a world where each person is guided to realise their own true potential. She envisioned a place where work and life purpose align as one, and collaboration is more important than competition.

Over 100 years ago she created an educational philosophy that nurtures the whole child – intellectually, emotionally, creatively, physically and spiritually.

The learning environments she developed are rich with stimulus that stretch a child’s imagination and intelligence.

They are places that encourage thought, where each child’s eyes are alight with curiosity and joy as they passionately explore their constant questions of ‘how’ and ‘why’.

And above all, they educate for peace, connection and reverence.

"Education should no longer be mostly imparting of knowledge,
but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities."
- Maria Montessori

Today, her vision is being lived in over 22,000 schools in 127 countries worldwide.

Montessori schools offer an all-embracing curriculum encompassing mathematics, language, history, science, the arts, story and study. It is a curriculum that demonstrates the interconnection of all things.

They provide multi-age learning environments with uninterrupted work-time that encourage independence and joyful self-direction.

They use carefully designed hands-on learning materials that stimulate logical thought, clarify difficult concepts and allow the child to follow their own interests.

Montessori schools develop well-educated and empowered children.

We believe Montessori principles are universal principles. They go beyond the classroom into the home, community and society.

They hold true for all children, all cultures, and all adults.

That’s why they are the foundation of our learning environments at The Central Coast Montessori School for 0 – 6 year olds, and The Central Coast Montessori Primary School for 6 – 12 year olds.


Witness the magic of our Montessori environments first-hand.