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The history of Southern Montessori School is the story of our commitment to offering an authentic Montessori education in Adelaide’s southern suburbs.

Founded as a Preschool in 1983 by a group of parents seeking a Montessori education for their children, enrolments quickly grew and a primary school was established in 1989 moving to our present location in 1995.

In 2014, an Adolescent Program (Years 7 and 8) was offered for the first time as our community worked to establish a Montessori Middle School in the southern suburbs.

Finally, in 2019, after considerable searching, we were very excited to be able to open our new, purpose built Middle School for Years 7 to 9 in Woodcroft. Co-located with Kalyra Aged Care this move provides us with the unique opportunity to form an intergenerational partnership benefiting both students and Kalyra residents.

“The aim of Montessori education is to foster autonomous, competent, responsible, adaptive citizens who are life-long learners and problem solvers.”
(Montessori Education: Key Concepts and Practices, American Montessori Society, 1990)

It is expected that staff, students, and families will model our school values. Our values will guide our thoughts, words, and actions to help us create the future we want.


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