The Montessori Academy and College was started in 1995 at the Newmark Children’s farm near the Silver Lakes golf course in the east of Pretoria. It was the dream of current principal Heidi van Staden and her mother Glen Blokker to create a Montessori school that would set the benchmark for Montessori education in South Africa. Together with managing director Merlin van Staden the school grew very quickly. Together with a dedicated team of educators the school soon grew too large for the premises and the search for a property of their own started. The brief for the property was that it had to be a secluded, safe and undeveloped. In mid 2002 a property was secured and the migration of children started in October. A large part of the initial planning and development was contributed by the pioneering learners of the school. In January 2003, the newly built environments welcomed their first children. Since then 3 phases of development have been completed adding 4 new buildings and many more happy children. With much more development in the planning stages the school will continue to grow.
- Toddler environment (2-3)
- Preschool environment (3-6)
- Junior Primary (6-9)
- Senior Primary (9-12)
- Middle School (12-15)
- High school (15-18)
Playground areas are well equipped with a balance of traditional play equipment and natural trees and boulders for the children to enjoy
For a more detailed breakdown of each environment navigate to the relevant page.
Happiness personified! [/one-third]
Group work under the shade of a tree.