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Principal's Welcome

“We are the sowers – our children are those who reap.
We labour so that future generations will be better
and nobler than we are.”

Dr Maria Montessori


Choosing the right school for your child is a significant decision. How do you make that decision? What do you need to know to help you take the next step? Everyone has an opinion so which way to turn?

We’re here to help. Websites are now cited as the top research tool used by parents to search for a school followed of course by word of mouth. So what do our parents have to say about Forestville Montessori School? You’ll find lots of information in our website but if you like to read the numbers here are some remarkable statistics taken from our recent parent survey:


Agreed that FMS prepares
children for lifelong learning.


Agreed that FMS provides
sound teaching of the basics.


Agreed that FMS provides
challenging curriculum.


Agreed that FMS provides
challenging work that stretches
student thinking.


Agreed that their child
is happy at FMS.


Agreed that their child is
valued and respected .


Agreed that the Montessori materials
are beautifully presented.


Agreed that the classroom
environments are welcoming .


Agreed that their children are in a
well-rounded learning environment .


Numbers speak one language. Our school speaks many languages that all focus on exemplary education but the language we like to hear most are the words from our children:

“I love my school!”

We can’t wait to welcome you and your family to experience first-hand the special magic of Forestville Montessori School.

Denice Scala,


Philosophy In Action

Learn about how the Montessori philosophy is implemented through the teaching at FMS. Hear from our parents and teachers about how a Montessori education can benefit your child, taking them beyond inspired.


Read more from the Blog and InFocus

Books to Love the Earth

Books to Love the Earth

As our children move through their young lives at a different pace and with different eyes than we have as adults, they often remind us to notice all the small and special things.

The World Needs Montessori Children

The World Needs Montessori Children

Curious about why? Watch the first of a series of videos where our families and teachers share their experiences of a Montessori education.

Five Reasons to Share Why You Chose Montessori

Five Reasons to Share Why You Chose Montessori

You made the decision to enroll your child (or children) in a Montessori school and you couldn’t be happier. You see the benefits, you relish in the joy your child has for learning, and you know you made the right choice.

Creating Family Rituals

Creating Family Rituals

Think back to your own fond childhood memories. What sticks out the most? For many people, it’s the little things that leave the biggest impressions.

Engaged or Bored? How to Tell What Your Child is Feeling at School

Engaged or Bored? How to Tell What Your Child is Feeling at School

A familiar scenario: your child comes home from school, and you, the interested parent, eagerly ask them how their day was and what they did.

Making a Difference – What is the Role of the Montessori Teacher?

Making a Difference – What is the Role of the Montessori Teacher?

A Montessori teacher is less like the traditional idea of an instructor, and more like a gentle guide. They don’t consider it their job to give a child information. They rather lead children in the general direction and give them the tools they need to find the information themselves.

In The Zone

In The Zone
InFocus 1

As parents, searching for ways to show our children when we are ‘In the Zone’ is important.

Storytelling, Creativity & Allowing Imagination to Take Flight

Myth Busting
InFocus 2

Imagine a day where you enter a beautifully prepared environment with the materials you need ready for you to access.

Breathing Life Into Learning

Curious, Creative, Collaborative Learners
InFocus 3

That's what we're all about here at FMS. We are listening to what you are telling us. I extend a warm invitation to all parents at any time to come and talk.

My Ever Changing Child

Beyond Inspired, Harnessing Curiosity
InFocus 4

Looking at this wonderful image you can feel the physical stretch that reaches for the cognitive challenge of something new.

My Ever Changing Child

Who's the Customer in Education?
InFocus 5

There is something very compelling about the idea of children being the customers in education.

Learn More

Under 3

Birth – 3 years



3 – 6 years


Lower Primary

6 – 9 years


Upper Primary

9 – 12 years



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