Established in 1982
Brisbane Montessori is a vibrant, passionate, and enthusiastic Montessori community; an inspirational working model of learning for life.
Brisbane Montessori School observes, guides and follows the individual towards independent learning, through balancing freedom of choice and responsibility, within a prepared environment.
Our legacy is empowered individuals realising their full potential.
We are the only Montessori Primary and Secondary School in the Brisbane area. The school offers a magnificent campus on the banks of the Brisbane River in Fig Tree Pocket. Within this rural environment the children and staff enjoy extensive grounds with excellent indoor learning environments, vegetable gardens and beautiful play and picnic areas.
We currently have the following Montessori programmes:
- Infant and Toddler Community (0 - 3 yrs)
- Independent Toddler Community (15 mths - 3 yrs)
- Children's House (3 - 6 yrs)
- Lower Primary (6 - 9 yrs)
- Upper Primary (9 - 12 yrs)
- Middle School (12 - 15 yrs)
For more detailed information about Montessori and our offerings, please visit the school website on www.bms.qld.edu.au
Montessori education is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator, Maria Montessori. Montessori education is practised in an estimated 22,000 schools worldwide.
Montessori emphasises independence, freedom within limits and respect for a childs natural psychological development. The Association Montessori International cite the following elements as essential:
mixed age classrooms
3-hour uninterrupted work period
student choice of activity from within a prescribed range of options
students learn concepts from working with specialised educational materials rather than by direct instruction
Brisbane Montessori School offers children the opportunity to realise their potential in a non-competitive environment and seeks to promote:
self-confidence and self-esteem
a sense of achievement and self worth
a sense of responsibility for themselves and their actions
independence and adaptability
cooperation with others and a sense of community
respect for the rights and needs of others
initiative and self-motivation
concentration and persistence in completing a task
critical thinking by practising choice
The Montessori approach provides the foundations for 'Learning for Life'.