A Montessori education is truly different and our difference is what we champion.
Students in our Middle School charter their own destinies in a safe, nurturing environment working among their peers in a close-knit community. They experience a meaningful, challenging curriculum and engage with interesting subjects that allow self-expression, critical thinking and project-based work. They also learn about community service and have the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh and Bridge Award Schemes. They form life skills through experiences provided through outdoor education, camps and Jamie’s Ministry of Food.
In a peaceful location beside the Brisbane River, our Middle School precinct sits separately, but on the same campus as our popular Children’s House and Primary School and shares their wonderful facilities.
Our Middle School offering has been developed to help students transition from childhood to adolescence. It is a small, nurturing environment in a learning offering like no other – we blend the Montessori pedagogy with Australian curriculum to help students develop holistically and academically to be independent, responsible adults that are problem solvers.
We do this with the provision of meaningful work – Occupations and Micro-economies – and a unique inclusive environment for 12-15 year olds who choose their own work scope in a three-hour time period. Guiding our students is the core element of our subject, Peace Education, where we learn to value respect for self, others and the environment.
One of the main benefits for our Middle School students is the high teacher to student ratio with instruction from a variety of specialist teachers in English, Design Technology, Health and Physical Education, Digital Technology, Music, Horticulture, Language and Art. We prioritise pastoral care by acting as mentors and nurturers.
Our students are exposed to academic rigour and opportunity, participate in NAPLAN testing and are able to choose a multitude of pathways for senior secondary schooling beyond Brisbane Montessori School, depending on their interests, passions or talents.
For more information on our Middle School please download a copy of our Prospectus and our FAQs.