Our History

Canberra Montessori School, an independent initiative of the Canberra Montessori Society Inc, was founded in 1981. Beginning with two classrooms for 3-­5 year olds, the school gradually grew, in a succession of rented premises, to include upper primary classes and an under­threes programme.

In 2004, successful negotiations with the ACT government and a large commitment of resources through the School’s Building Fund, together with Commonwealth and Territory assistance, enabled the School to establish its current purpose ­built campus in Holder.

The School has grown strongly in its permanent home, now comprising five Cycle 1 classes, two Cycle 2 classes and a Cycle 3 class.  Together with our Parent Toddler Program, we provide education for children aged 18 months to 12 years.

On the School’s 25th Anniversary, a beautifully illustrated history, “Discovering the Child” was prepared by two longstanding supporters and former parents of the School, Margaret Fleming and Marion McEwin. Copies may be purchased from the School office.

The School celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2011 and is proud of what it has offered, and continues to offer, to the children and families of the Canberra area.