Welcome to Beechworth Montessori School

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Beechworth Montessori School (BMS) operates from a purpose refurbished site in Gilchrist Ave. It commenced operations there in October 2013 after moving from the Mayday Hills site. It is the only Montessori Educational facility in North East Victoria and operates as an independent, not-for-profit, incorporated body with a voluntary, community operated Committee of Management. All members of Beechworth Montessori are welcome and encouraged to join our committee or Parent & Friends group.

Whole School Photo 2015

The group commenced operations in 1997 as the Beechworth Montessori Children’s Group to provide a Montessori preschool program for three and four year old children. Tiny Tots program was established in 2002 for children aged up to three years and this acts as an introduction for both parents and children to the Montessori philosophy. In 2006 the preschool program expanded to include five year old children.

In 2007 a primary school for children aged 6-12 years old opened, enabling children to complete their early childhood and primary school learning within the Montessori educational philosophy.

Families may continue their Montessori education at the MAP (Montessori Adolescent Program) at Beechworth Secondary College which commenced in 2015.

The Tiny Tots program was established in 2002 for children aged up to three years and this acts as an introduction for both parents and children to the Montessori philosophy. In 2014 an afternoon care program was established for children in the kindergarten program at Beechworth Montessori, allowing more flexibility and greater support for our families. In 2015 this program extended to include children from 12 weeks of age and opened to the wider community.

Our Mission

A sustainable learning centre providing excellence in child-focused Montessori education for 0 – 12 year olds.

Our Vision

As our children take their first steps towards independence, our aim is to provide them with a warm, positive and inspiring experience of education – one that will build a foundation of a love of lifelong learning.

Our Values

We value:

  • Relationships within and between all members of our school community including students, staff, parents, Committee of Management and the broader community.
  • A connected and cohesive school community and appreciate the valuable contributions and support provided.
  • The philosophy and principles of Montessori education and endeavour to deliver our education program with honesty and integrity.
  • Excellence in Montessori education that caters for the needs of the individual student in a peaceful and respectful learning environment.

Links

Independent Schools Victoria website:

ISV-website

Superwoman was already here:

Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Montessori Australia Foundation: 

MA-website

Trevor Eissler: “Montessori Madness”