About Us

Garden Road Montessori has been designed on the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. A philosophy that fosters curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in its students. We offer each student the opportunity to work at an individual pace and pursue personal interests. Children become active participants in the classroom environment by learning from one another and teaching their skills to others.

We believe that children learn by doing and so we offer children every opportunity to do for themselves in order to achieve independence and the knowledge and skills to become life-long learners. At Garden Road Montessori we embody Maria Montessori's quote that "the hands are the instruments of the mind."

Mission Statement

The purpose of Garden Road Montessori is to cultivate each child's potential, in order to awaken independence, confidence, responsibility and the pursuit of knowledge, thus creating a life-long love for learning. 

In order to fulfil our mission, the staff at Garden Road Montessori are committed to:

  • Creating and maintaining a beautiful prepared environment
  • Fostering positive learning experiences for each child.
  • Developing attitudes and practices that support healthy relationships and lifestyles.
  • Involving parents in all aspects of teaching and learning.
  • Preparing the Pre School children to be confident learners in their continuing education.
  • Cultivating personal responsibility, leadership, and respect for self and others.
  • Teaching children to be thoughtful and confident members of their school community and the world.

 

Facilities

Located right off Louis Botha street, on Garden Road, the school is easily accessible to students, parents, staff and visitors. We have a very well-designed parking lot, with an easy drop off driveway. Set on 2000 square meters of land, we have preserved the old Jacaranda and palm trees. The natural playground which makes up half of the property allows children to explore the outdoors in a safe setting. 

The school building has been newly renovated with the children's needs at the forefront of every design. The classrooms are lit by natural light with windows looking out onto the natural playground. Each class has been equipped with imported and locally hand made Montessori materials. The layout has been carefully designed to encourage each students natural curiosity.

Each classroom has doors leading straight onto the natural playground. The natural playground with multiple tree platforms, swings, trampoline, sandpit and  large fenced swimming pool is designed around the children's need for learning,freedom and safety.