Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Northside Montessori School!

Adam Scotney

School Principal

Here you will find a school community committed to developing the whole child through the Montessori Philosophy from ages 18 months to 12 years. The Northside campus in Pymble is a culturally diverse and non-denominational pre-primary and primary school, while our other campus, Stepping Stones Montessori Long Day Care at North Turramurra, provides programs for children from 6 months to 5 years of age.
At Northside Montessori School we partner with families to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can be supported as life long learners. While we guide using Montessori approaches and engage your child’s natural desire to learn, our school delivers the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA) K-6 Curriculum as well as the outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework.
Opportunities and educational provision at Northside go well beyond the mainstream curriculum and parents can expect extraordinary things from their child as a result of their experience at our school. The Montessori approach to education has been implemented in schools and pre-schools across the world for over 100 years.

This well-researched approach to education implements methods that are still considered ‘progressive’ and our adherence to the authentic Montessori principles has a powerful impact on children’s learning and development. Within the school environment, individualised and independent learning occurs in mixed age classes, where choice of activities, collaborative work, and hands-on experiences are part of everyday learning. These enriching experiences are based on the child’s individual developmental stage and facilitated by their class Directress.

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions that parents will make in the early years of their child’s life. Northside Montessori School is a supportive community and school environment that will provide inspiring opportunities for your child. Please take the time to look through this website and learn more.
Please contact our School Office as we are always happy to answer any questions that you may have in regards to our school, the Montessori approach or other general enquiries. We would be delighted to invite you to take a tour of Northside Montessori School. We look forward to meeting you in the near future.



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