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​"Montessori is not a teaching method, but a
  learning experience"
Maria Montessori
Our school

Stellenbosch Montessori Pre School opened its doors in 1996 and was the first Montessori school in Stellenbosch. It is conveniently located in a tranquil part of Paradyskloof. The playground is securely fenced-in and well-equipped, offering panoramic views of Stellenbosch Mountain and vineyards. A large, bright, and airy classroom is well equipped with Montessori apparatus. The bathrooms offer child-sized toilets and basins.


The school conducts formal morning sessions for children between the ages of 16 months and 6 years. We also offer a  customised Montessori toddler programme for children between 16 months and 3 years. They have their own equipped classroom with an adjacent bathroom.


The activities and environment provided by Stellenbosch Montessori stimulate and develop a love of learning, an abiding curiosity in one’s surroundings, and a desire to discover and do things for oneself.


Our goal for each child is to gain the ability to solve challenges using an organised approach, to use freedom wisely, to respect themselves and others, and above all to take joy in learning.

Fee structure 2024


Toddler Class (2-3-year-olds) & Pre School (3-6-Year-olds) 

5 days a week

R9 900 per term 


Non-refundable registration fee (new applicants only)
R2 000 

School hours

Toddler Class (2-3-year-olds)

Drop Off: 7:45 – 8:30
School starts: 8:30
Pick Up: 12:00 – 12:15


Pre School (3-6-Year-olds)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 

Drop Off: 7:45 – 8:30
School starts: 8:30
Pick Up: 12:15 – 12:30


                      Term Dates 2024


First term                                                                                                                  

10 January -20 March

Second term                                                                                                             

3 April - 14 June

Third term                                                                                                                 

9 July - 19 September

Fourth term                                                                                                     

2 October -  6 December


Please note that our school dates differ from those of the WCED, as we are a private school.


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