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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

Rockingham Montessori School celebrates it’s rich history at the opening of a new multi-purpose space

It was a wonderful trip down memory lane as the leading lights in Rockingham Montessori School's history came together with staff, students, families and The Hon Madeleine King MP, to open the new multi-purpose space at the original Rockingham Montessori School on...

Principal’s News Week 9 Term 2

Please come along and join us for the opening of the Multi-Purpose space at the Rockingham campus on 19 June at 2pm followed by a shared afternoon tea with a tour of the venue.  At this historical School event, we will hear from the first school treasurer and the...

Adolescent Program – Zero Waste Clothing

So, what is zero waste clothing; zero waste clothing is using scrap fabric as efficiently as possible. In this era of fast fashion, using fabric well is a rare sight. 7% of the Global landfill area is textiles and fabric. In Australia, 27kg of clothing per person goes...

Upper Primary – Week 9 Term 2

This week the students are working on fractions using a fraction circle. Understanding fractions is an incredibly important concept as it forms a basis for later higher math, chemistry, physics, and many practical life activities. The metal fraction circles used...

Lower Primary – Week 9 Term 2

Excitement was high this morning as Lower Primary students headed off on a short walk to Rockingham Tennis Club for their weekly tennis lesson. Some of the students had played tennis before, others enjoyed their first lesson so much that they practised at home after...

Infant Toddler Program – Week 9 Term 2

Rainy days are great days. Our little ones all love to wear gum boots and are very interested in using an umbrella. They will usually happily wear a warm jacket and go for a puddle-splashing walk in the rain. We have had plenty of rainy days in the past weeks where we...

Children’s House – Week 9 Term 2

Children in the Dolphins and Penguins classes thoroughly enjoyed the recent Ocean Discovery Incursion. We learned some interesting facts about different sea creatures. Did you know what we refer to as a starfish is actually called a sea star? And male seahorses care...

Principal’s News – Week 6 Term 2

What a great night was had at the School Disco last Friday night.  Thank you to the Community Spirit who organised this event along with the raffle and sausage sizzle that raised $366.80 for our future Community Spirit events. We sadly farewell Katrina Hayes from her...

Lower Primary – Week 6 Term 2

The Starfish children engaged with the second story of their cosmic education series: The Timeline of Life. Through captivating visuals, they explored the evolutionary journey of life on Earth. This narrative acquaints them with scientific perspectives on Earth's...

Children’s House – Week 6 Term 2

The Seahorse classroom has had a makeover! Between Terms One and Two, teacher Lee moved furniture around the classroom, rearranging until the layout felt right! Some furniture was back where it started, but other pieces found a home in a different part of the...
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.