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Welcome to Rockingham
Montessori School  


A leading alternative & independent school in Perth,
providing Montessori Education and Training since 1985

Welcome to our beautiful Montessori school in Rockingham!  I would like the chance to talk with you about Montessori Education and so I invite you to come on a tour of our website and our school.

-Vanessa Aikins, Principal.

Encouraging independence, respect and self-discipline
with a nurturing and caring Montessori learning environment.

Encouraging independence, respect and self-discipline
with a nurturing and caring Montessori learning environment.

Words From Our Montessori Community

Amazing teachers,
Amazing students.

An Alternative Perth School Specialising In Montessori Education

Situated minutes from the beach, Rockingham Montessori School is one of the leading alternative and independent schools in Perth dedicated to Montessori philosophy and practice. We currently deliver a high-quality Montessori education experience to around 250 children and young people through our Infant Toddler Program (playgroup), Children’s House, Primary School and Adolescent Programs.

The Big Picture Program

Rockingham Montessori School Incorporates The Big Picture Program Into Our Adolescent Program. 

The ‘Big Picture’ program was created to modernise the way in which children are being educated, steering away from traditional learning techniques to create a personalised, passion-based schooling experience. The ‘Big Picture’ program complements Montessori philosophy in that it nurtures independent, curious and creative children.

RMS Big Picture Program

Read the latest from our blog

Principal’s News – Week 9 Term 1

During 21 – 24 March Montessori Schools and Centres Australia held the Head 2 Head conference for school leaders in Western Australia. Forty school leaders from Montessori schools across Australasia visited The Montessori School, Beehive Montessori, Rockingham...

Adolescent Program – End of Term Meeting

While the end-of-term meeting at the Adolescent Program represented the close of the first part of the 2024 school year for students, it represented the end of a beloved teacher's education journey as Mark sailed into the sunset carrying his leaving present - an AP...

Upper Primary – Dugongs Week 9 Term 1

At the heart of the Montessori classroom lies the work cycle. When Maria Montessori carefully observed the work of children, she noticed natural rhythms in concentration and learning. The three-hour cycle provides children with the time to fully delve into their work,...

Lower Primary – Starfish Week 9 Term 1

There are five Great Stories created by Maria Montessori, forming the basis of our curriculum and playing a crucial role in inspiring and stimulating the imagination of our children's learning. This term, Starfish children had a wonderful opportunity to immerse...

Children’s House (Seahorse) – Week 9 Term 1

It’s been a wonderful, busy term in Seahorse Class. I’ve been spending time getting to know everyone and I have felt beautifully welcomed – thank you. We have been learning about portraits/portraiture and different ways of making self-portraits. Some of our students...

Children’s House (Penguins) – Week 9 Term 1

We have arrived at the end of term 1. What a whirlwind it has been. The children have shown immense resilience and adaptation through the changes they have faced. The children have taken the opportunity to build new relationships and engage in a range of peer teaching...

Infant Toddler Program – Week 9 Term 1

As the first term of 2024 comes to a close, I would like to thank all the families who joined us at the Lakeland Playgroup this term. It has been a pleasure meeting you and your lovely child/children, I hope your experience with Montessori has been inspiring and you...

Upper Primary – Turtles Week 6 Term 1 2024

Turtles have been enjoying working with the fractions materials this term.  Knowing how to understand and use fractions is important in mathematics and everyday life. Students using materials such as the Fraction insets and Fraction Circle Boxes, benefit greatly from...

Principal’s News – Week 6 Term 1

Last week we were delighted to receive our shipment of new shelves for all our Primary School classrooms and for the Adolescent Program library. These shelves are bespoke for each of the classrooms and now enable the teaching staff to display all of the new Montessori...

2024 Odyssey – Great Southern Road Trip

On the 14th of February, the senior AP students embarked on a journey to Albany. Day 1 of our journey to Albany was tiring and long. Today was all about getting to our campsite and setting up our tents. It was around a 6-hour road trip including stops along the way....
RMS Infant & Toddler Program

Infant & Toddler Program
(1-3 years)

Our Infant Toddler Program (Playgroup) is the ideal way for your family to experience the Montessori philosophy and practice, while providing toddlers with a gentle transition to the Children’s House.

RMS Children's House Program

Children’s House
(3-6 years)

Rockingham Montessori School has three Children’s House classrooms, named Dolphins, Penguins & Seahorse, reflecting our seaside location. Each is led by a dedicated and highly-trained Montessori teacher.

RMS Primary Program

Primary Program
(6-12 years)

RMS has three Lower-Primary classrooms: Jelly Fish, Starfish & Sealions, continuing our ocean theme. All of our teachers are Montessori-trained and work with the help of an education assistant.

RMS Adolescent Program

Adolescent Program
(12-18 years)

In Montessori’s third plane of development, from twelve to eighteen years old, the adolescent has a ‘humanistic mind’ eager to understand humanity and the contribution they can make to society.

Why Rockingham Montessori School?

Learn more about our Perth Montessori school.
What are the benefits of Montessori Schools Perth?

As a Montessori School in Perth, RMS acknowledges the individual needs of each student. The curriculum is tailored towards each child’s academic, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development rather than tackling every student with the same curriculum. Montessori Education supports the full development of an individual, inspiring children to a lifelong love of learning and continuous development of cognitive, emotional, social, & physical well-being.

Why might a Montessori School education be best for my child?

Our Perth Montessori programs foster independent, respectful children who excel at working in teams and showing respect for their community. Montessori Education teaches an individual cognitive, emotional, social, and physical skills necessary for continuous self-growth. If you’d like to learn more about the Montessori approach, read our ‘Why Montessori’ page here

Do you offer a Montessori High School Program?

Yes, our Perth Montessori school offers an adolescent program for children between the ages of 12 – 18. Our High School program is developed in conjunction with Big Picture Education Australia and Murdoch University, allowing our students to pursue a plethora of pathways after graduating from Rockingham Montessori School.

What age ranges do you cater for?

Our Perth Montessori School has a program to cater for all children between the age of 12 months and 18 years. To learn about each program, you can find more information here. 

What other programs do you offer?

As a multi-disciplinary school catering to all ages, we have various programs such as Children’s House and the Infant & Toddler program which gives toddlers. a gentle transition into schooling. We also offer music education for our primary and adolescent programs.