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Let your child reach their true potential at our authentic Montessori school for 2½-12-year-olds.

Established in 1965, the Maria Montessori School is located on five sites across north and west London. We offer Children’s Houses (nursery/preschool age 2 ½ – 6 years) and Elementary classes (primary/prep school age 6 – 12 years).

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Children’s House (nursery/preschool age 2 ½ – 6 years):

Children work individually or in groups, with hands-on activities designed to help them develop physically, socially and intellectually. Each activity is complete in itself; and also prepares for later activities so that the children move from one activity to the next, mastering each new challenge with ease.

Children explore and find things out for themselves. They become confident in their own abilities because the environment naturally encourages them to persevere and correct their own mistakes.

Children develop the ability to concentrate on tasks and see them through in a logical way. They learn to read and write with ease and develop an understanding of mathematics in a concrete way.

There is ample opportunity for exploration of the world, the animals, people and plants in it and children express themselves through music, drama and art.

Our Children’s Houses are at:

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Elementary (primary/prep school age 6 – 12 years):

At this stage, children are ready for more complex work as they move towards abstract ways of thinking.

They begin to be more curious and question why things work the way they do. Many new materials are introduced as they develop their imagination to embrace concepts beyond their immediate environment and gain real-life knowledge from external sources.

At this stage children are more interested in working in groups, collaborating and learning from each other. The teacher’s role is to guide them in their research as they learn to make full use of a library, books and the internet.

The curriculum is interdisciplinary and academically challenging. It covers the full range of subjects required by the National Curriculum while maintaining essential Montessori principles and much emphasis is placed on the interconnection between different areas of study.

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What makes our Montessori school different?

  • Personalised, joyful and hands-on education – our children love learning!
  • We nurture confidence, creativity and emotional development
  • Our authentic Montessori approach develops strong academic skills
  • We offer the highest quality Montessori education – all our teachers hold the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Diploma

“The school has inspired my daughter’s creativity and built her confidence. We couldn’t have asked for a better start to her education.”
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“This education fosters a lifelong love of learning.”

“My son hugely looks forward to school every day – he is extremely happy there.”

Watch this video for parent testimonials and a more in-depth view of the authentic Montessori method which we offer at our school.


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See what it’s like to be a child at a Maria Montessori School.