Our Vision and Ethos

A Montessori classroom is fundamentally different. Adults visiting us are often in awe of what they see: Young children in mixed age classrooms deeply engaged in activity, self directed, working at tables or on the floor, largely independent from teachers, who are available to guide when needed. And all this within an atmosphere that is remarkably calm and quiet and within an environment that is dominated by beautiful warm wooden materials.

Montessori education presents a well established alternative way of education with a vast curriculum where learning is based on a deep understanding of the way children learn, offering a positive, calm, hands-on, holistic approach to learning. In the elementary years, children learn to gradually take on ever more responsibility for their own learning.

The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.
Dr Maria Montessori

Rose House Montessori School aims to be leading the Montessori movement within the UK as a flagship school delivering outstanding authentic Montessori practice.

At Rose House Montessori School we foster the child's ability to embrace challenges with curiosity and enthusiasm, following their unique pattern and rhythm of exploring all areas of the curriculum in a beautifully-crafted environment of respect, peace, and joy.

Our school is designed and organised so children can be independent, lead their own learning and have a sense of belonging. Guided by Montessori trained adults, children acquire the skills that enable them to make sensible choices about the resources they want to use, whether to be inside or outside and when to stop for a snack.

Why choose Montessori education for your child?

• It offers an education based on making the most of your child’s individual capabilities;
• It nurtures the ability to embrace challenges with curiosity and enthusiasm;
• It offers a curriculum which fully meets the requirements of the EYFS and in it outcomes is broadly congruent with the National Curriculum;
• It presents opportunities to develop mathematical and literacy skills with attractive, hands-on materials;

•It is an education which maximises the use of the classroom environment as well as drawing on outings and learning in the community;
• It presents continuity and development of learning experiences and approaches, moving from the Montessori Children's House into the Elementary Community at a pace that is right for the individual child;

• It welcomes the child into a small group of children working together and sharing ideas;
• There is no attempt to work to an externally determined curriculum which is not based on your child’s needs;

• It assess your child’s progress without testing: Continuous observations and documentation of progress allows evaluation of your child’s progress, seeking further challenges to encourage new skills and knowledge;
• The knowledge that children educated in Montessori schools achieve at least as well and often better than children in other schools by the ages of 7 and 11, not only academically, but also socially.