With no year groups, no subject departments, no timetables, no assessments, and no teachers in the traditional sense – who are referred to as “guides” – Montessori schools focus on “practical life skills”. Find out where your child can receive this unique education in London.
The best Montessori Schools in London
Rose House Montessori – Forest Hill
Founded in 2005 as a Montessori Pre-School, today Rose House offers pre-prep and prep school for children aged two to 11. Children are given the opportunity to explore the hands-on Montessori curriculum in an environment that offers freedom, practical activities and sensorial materials.
My Montessori School – Hammersmith
This Montessori nursery for children aged two to five adopts a conscious individualised approach to learning that integrates the physical, social, and emotional development of its children. Self-esteem, confidence, independence, resilience, and social skills underpin the school’s ethos. These skills help its children integrate better into their community and make a seamless transition to primary school.
This independent group of nurseries – based in Notting Hill, Chelsea, and Hyde Park – has offered a creative and nurturing Montessori education for children aged two to five since 1988. Children are encouraged to develop their independence and confidence across a broad curriculum. Each child is valued as an individual, with teaching tailored to their needs.
Maria Montessori Institute
Established in 1965, the MMI offers an authentic Montessori education for children aged two to twelve across five sites: Bayswater, Hampstead, Hornsey Rise, Notting Hill, and Abbey Road. Classes are separated into two age categories: Children’s Houses (nursery/preschool – age two and a half to six) and Elementary classes (primary/prep school – age six to twelve).
Apple Montessori School – Ealing
Based at Trailfinders Sports Club, with full access to its 18 acres of green space, this nursery offers a total of 30 children aged two to five an enriching Montessori education. They pride themselves on providing an individual learning journey for each child by making each day a magical, stimulating, and educational experience.
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