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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

Upper Primary News – Janda Wk3 T1

The Janda class have been busy in the first couple of weeks of term. With all this lovely hot weather we decided to revise our understanding of Sun Safety. We compared the famous 1980's "Slip, Slop, Slap" advertising campaign with the more recent "Slip, Slop, Slap,...

Adolescent Program News – Wk3 T1

2024: Off to a Deep Dive Start Our very own year 10 and 11 students had quite a great start to the term; last Thursday a group of us went to the state library in Perth and were given a full tour of the library; we were also introduced to the world of microfilm and...

Children’s House News – Dolphins Wk3 T1

Dolphins have so enjoyed being back in the environment this year, chatting and working together and helping new friends who have joined the class. We are lucky to have a wonderful cultural celebration to start off with – Lunar New Year! In a Montessori environment,...

Principal Message Wk3 T1

Welcome back to the new school year, we hope you had a wonderful Summer holiday with your family. The School Board are delighted to inform you that the handover of the Nippers Child Care Centre located at Stargate Shopping Centre, 1/49 Chelmsford Ave, Port Kennedy...

Lower Primary News – Sea Lions Wk3 T1

The Sea Lions children settled into the class routine and were very friendly welcoming our new members Scarlett, Thomas, Elliot and Harlin. The Sea Lions class have been working on the Zones of Regulation, and learning to understand more about their inner feelings....

Principal’s News – Wk6 T4

Friday 27 October saw the Montessori Picnic in the Park attended by Rockingham Montessori, Perth Montessori, Casa Mia Montessori and The Montessori School in Kings Park.  We had approximately six hundred students attend this fun day of various sports activities and we...

Adolescent Program News – Wk6 T4

Barna Marlak Odyssey to Rottnest - AP This term we set out on our first Odyssey to Rottnest Island. We met Andrew at the train station. After waiting for everyone to arrive, we caught the train to Rockingham and then the bus to Fremantle. We walked to the ferry and...

Upper Primary News – Janda Wk6 T4

Last week Janda students hosted their families in an open classroom afternoon. Huge thanks to all who were able to make it, everyone was very excited to have visitors in our room. Lots of work was shown and some parents even had a go with the materials. If you missed...

Lower Primary News – Sea Lions Wk6 T4

Sea Lions had a wonderful start of the term with all the events happening. Children in the class helped make icy poles for Montesoiree. We had a great time at the Montessori Picnic. It was wonderful to see everyone participating enthusiastically and meeting children...

Children’s House News – Seahorse Wk6 T4

CELEBRATIONS Many delightful celebrations take place throughout the world. One of the riches of Montessori education is the universal respect of people of different backgrounds, cultures and countries. In our classes, we honour the many beautiful and wondrous ways...
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.