School History

Northside Montessori School began in 1978 when the founding parents, unable to find a local Montessori school for their own children, were encouraged to ‘start their own’. Their determination to have a progressive and powerful education for children based on the proven scientific research of Dr Maria Montessori was to be become a reality.

With the formation of the Northside Montessori Society, the purchase of premises at 196 Bobbin Head Road and the hiring of a directress, two pre-primary classes commenced at ‘Stepping Stones”. The first primary classes were started in 1980 with the full primary program being offered in 1985.

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Sound financial management and strong financial support of the school community permitted further capital acquisitions with expansion in enrolment numbers.

The primary program was relocated with the purchase of 42-44 Bobbin Head Road in 1987 and the pre-primary program expanded with the purchase of 198 Bobbin Head Road in 1988.

Further development and growth over time includes additional buildings at the Northside Campus, a car park providing off street parking and a bus bay facilitating public transport to and from the School.

In late 2014, the School re-developed the Stepping Stones campus at 196-198 Bobbin Head Road and opened a Montessori Long Day Care.

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