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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 – Wk9 T3

Many families ask about our Adolescent Program and how this builds from our Montessori Primary School classes but more importantly how this prepares their child for post-school life.  Over their time in the Adolescent Program, students compile a portfolio of their...

Adolescent Program News Wk9 T3

MARIA MONTESSORI'S BIRTHDAY On the 31st of August, the Adolescent Program had an afternoon tea to celebrate Maria Montessori’s birthday. All of the students set up tables and chairs in the plaza and each Advisory presented a bit about Maria Montessori. Karda (my...

Upper Primary News – Turtles Wk9 T3

The focus this term in Turtles has been on building strong relationships and working harmoniously together, following the wisdom of Maria Montessori. Montessori beautifully observed that the Upper Primary child possesses a natural "need to associate himself with...

Lower Primary News – Mooja Wk9 T3

We have seen a few very busy weeks in our class. We had a wonderful visit from the Farm and the children were delighted to touch and feed the animals. Last week there was an incursion from SciTech and the children were involved in a variety of experiments. The...

Lower Primary News – Jellyfish Wk9 T3

The Jellyfish class have enjoyed an eventful Term 3. We had a wonderful visit from some firefighters who spoke to the children about how to reduce the chance of fire and injuries. The children then had an opportunity to go outside and look at a firetruck. Finally,...

Infant Toddler Program News Wk9 T3

We believe that all children deserve beautiful things in their surroundings. At our program, we select products that reflect this. Whenever possible we will use natural materials such as wood, glass metal and ceramics. New parents are often surprised and concerned...

Principal’s News Wk6 T3

This week across the school, we are celebrating Dr Maria Montessori’s birthday.  Did you know she would have been 153 years old this year? Did you know in 1909 Dr Montessori gave her first training course in her method to about 100 students in the Villa Montesca in...

Adolescent Program News – Wk6 T3

Shae O’Meara Perth Museum holds a variety of historical artefacts. In this report, I’ll talk about the ones I found most interesting, their history, and my thoughts on them. Image 1, “Say No To Roe 8”. I found this piece the most outstanding of them all. At first, a...

Upper Primary News – Janda Wk6 T3

This week in Art we have been learning how to cross-stitch. We were shown how to long-stitch a border and then an animal inside. I chose a polar bear. We are enjoying it. The whole class was so excited that the Matilda’s made it to the semi-finals. Our class all...

Lower Primary News – Sea Lions Wk6 T3

This term, Sea Lions got an opportunity to attend the Firefighter incursion. Children learnt about good fire and bad fire and also got to see inside the fire truck. In class, we have been busy learning different genres of writing and making good progress in writing...
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.