​"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 2 and 6 years. We also offer a  customised Montessori toddler programme for children between 2 and 3 years. They have their own equipped classroom with 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 2021


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

5 Days a week

R8 100 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 2021


First term                                                                                                                  

13 January -25 March

Second term                                                                                                             

6 April - 2 July

Third term                                                                                                                 

26 July - 29 September

Fourth term                                                                                                     

12 October -  10 December


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