Welcome to Rose House Montessori School!

We are pleased that you are considering us for your child and family.

Founded in 2005 as a Montessori Pre-School , today Rose House Montessori School operates over three different sites within walking distance, offering mixed aged, beautiful environments for children aged two to eleven years old.

Pupils' emotional well-being and mental health are at the heart of the school's work. Leaders and teachers nurture pupils' self-esteem and instil pupils with confidence in their own abilities. As a result, pupils view themselves as successful learners and are proud of their achievements. This underpins pupils' good progress across the curriculum. (please click on the logo)

Nursery Class (2-4 years old)

Our nursery class in Sydenham (St Michael's) was registered in September 2016 and is especially designed for children between the ages of two to four years old. Situated in a cosy church hall with a lovely outdoor space, children are welcomed into a warm and friendly environment that gives them a wealth of opportunities to play and explore the world with all their senses. Movement and coordination as well as language and communication skills are in the centre of these early years, with children learning to understand feelings and developing social skills, while building up their self esteem and pride in their abilities as they are able to do things by themselves.

Children's House (3-6 years old)

Situated in the wonderful light and airy church hall and adjacent garden in Forest Hill (St George's), our Montessori Children's House gives our children the unique opportunity to explore the entire Montessori Curriculum for the three to six year old. In an environment that offers freedom within boundaries, each child is guided through the hands-on Montessori curriculum which offers a wealth of practical activities and sensorial materials. Each material is designed to help the child develop all essential life skills such as coordination, concentration and sense of order. All these lay an invaluable foundation for the child's character development and ability of academic progress. Because the Montessori activities are so attractive and call to the child's desire to explore everything through their senses, children naturally enjoy learning within all areas of maths, literacy, sciences as well as cultural exploration. Within the Children's House, children gradually learn to write, read and work with all basic mathematical concepts.

Elementary Class (6-11 years old)

Around the age of six, having attended a Montessori Children's House, children will have gained a strong sense of self, decision-making ability, a measurable amount self-control, and a sense of responsibility for self, other s and the environment. At this point a child is ready to move into the Elementary Class at our school at The Chapel on the Hill, where they are inspired to learn by being introduced to the concepts of the universe, life on earth and the history of mankind. Following their own individual learning plan, with English and Maths being the core curriculum areas, each child negotiates with the teacher how they access all the hands-on materials and achieve the stepping stones of the Montessori Elementary curriculum, which is broadly congruent with the National Curriculum.

Rose House Montessori School was inspected by Ofsted in November 2017and graded 'good' in all areas; the school is accredited by the MEAB Montessori Evaluation Board.

'The quality of the Montessori provision in the class for primary aged children is exemplary.' MEAB (please click on the logo)