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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

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...

Principal’s News – Week 3 Term 2

Our renovations at the Rockingham Primary School site in the multipurpose area between Penguins and Jellyfish classrooms are coming to an end. The painting is complete, carpeting and final fixtures are being installed and we have been advised that handover will be...

Senior Canberra Trip August 2024

Selected senior students from the Adolescent Program will soon be undertaking an educational tour of Australia’s National Capital: Canberra! The students making up our Canberra team have been selected based on their demonstrated leadership, kindness, enthusiasm,...

Upper Primary – Camp Week 3 Term 2

Our Upper Primary students enjoyed the last week of sunny weather during the Term 2 camp at Fairbridge. Students Scarlett and Anna wrote about their experiences. At camp we went to Fairbridge in Pinjarra for 3 days. There were lots of old cute cottages. Our groups got...

Lower Primary – Camp Week 3 Term 2

What rain?! Our Lower Primary students enjoyed a wet and wild camping experience at Point Peron, but as the pictures show it didn't get in the way of a good time. Students had access to a range of activities, with archery and rock climbing being the favourites. The...

Children’s House – Week 3 Term 2

In the Montessori methodology, children are taught to be mindful in their day-to-day activities and the prepared environment is set up to be functional and calm. Children in the Children's House join a group yoga session where they select yoga cards representing a...

Infant Toddler Program – Week 3 Term 2

A warm welcome to our new families who started their Montessori journey with us this term. We are delighted to guide you and your child through promoting independence, encouraging a love of learning, demonstrating care for the environment (indoors and outdoors),...

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...
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.