If you like the child-centered educational approach to learning for kids, there are plenty of great options for you and your kids. Montessori has been taught for over 100 years and is a great approach for kids who like to learn at their own pace. With locations all over Singapore, there are plenty of Montessori childcare, preschool, and school options for you and your little learners to explore. Here’s a roundup of some of the top Montessori schools in Singapore !
What Is Montessori?
Montessori is a method of education designed to meet the developmental needs of the child from birth to age 18. The method was created 100 years ago by Doctor Maria Montessori and it has been proven by modern research to cater and support the different ages and needs of the child.
Is Montessori Is Right For Your Family?
* Make sure the curriculum is right for your family. Montessori is for every child but not for every parent or family.
* Classrooms are geared toward learning from all ages with mixed-age classrooms.
* It is a student-centered approach that encourages creativity and curiosity and leads children to ask questions, explore, investigate and think for themselves as they acquire skills.
* Specially trained Montessori teachers guide and facilitate each child’s learning through continuous observation and assessment.
* All learning materials are specially designed for Montessori curriculum.
* A traditional Montessori classroom offers uninterrupted blocks of work time.
With over 25 years of experience, Brighton Montessori is a great school to send your little one. They offer an authentic Montessori curriculum, a child-centered environment to aid learning, as well as dedicated, qualified teachers. All children are coached individually during lessons, with the teacher helping each student during lesson time until core concepts are mastered over the course of the term. This way, students can learn at their own pace and excel in their own ways. Brighton Montessori is also the first Montessori preschool in Singapore to introduce worksheets (for the higher levels). These not only help children revise the concepts they have already mastered but also introduce the concept of schoolwork to children, in preparation for the transition to formal education.
They offer classes for kids aged 1.5 to 6 years old.
Centrally located on Orchard Road, this is a great Montessori school with an international flair. They provide full and half day programs in the week as well as weekend classes. For bubs, they have mom and tot groups where your little ones will get to make friends and play at an early age. Their teachers are from all over the world and will give your kiddos the best start in life.
They offer classes for kids ages 17 months to 7 years of age.
Established in 1990, Greentree Montessori is a school community that allows children to be themselves and enjoy their childhood. Greentree Montessori supports a mindful approach to education, parenting, and child development by adopting and implementing the authentic Montessori Method alongside a natural environment. With programs for children aged 2 months to 6 years old, it’s a great place to start their education. They also offer holiday programs as well as offer DIY programs. They have two convenient locations across the island. Schedule a visit today, to see if Greentree is the right fit for you.
Greentree Montessori, 2 Locations In Singapore, www.greentreemontessori.com/. For kids 2 months to 6 years.
Located near Mount Sophia, they are the first Nienhaus Montessori in Asia. They ensure learning is always fun and that every day is special. They focus on sensorial, maths, language and cultural aspects of learning. They also learn Mandarin through songs and storytelling, so that little one will be able to recognize characters and words early on.
House on the Hill, 12 Mount Sophia Road, Singapore 228460,
A lovely little preschool, Little Hands Montessori offers a joyful, fun-filled experience for kids aged 2-9. They believe that children learn through their senses and make an effort to constantly engage and stimulate each child through their sense of sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste. Classes begin with the Early Starters (2-2.5-year-olds) and at the Starters (2.5 to 3-year-olds) program, formal Montessori training commences in preparation for the intermediate levels. At the Advanced/Graduating level for 3 to 9-year-olds, the focus will be towards independent learning and each child will be developed according to their pace. The school ensures that children will always be moving forward and challenging themselves.
Little Hands Montessori Kindergarten, 2A Paterson Hill, Singapore 238565,
Little Oaks uses the Montessori curriculum with a focus that children learn differently. They will have daily Mandarin, cultural lessons and will learn about practical life. As well as a traditional program, they also run Premier Pitch for soccer enthusiasts, Tennis for bat and ball lovers, and Drama Playhouse for the theatrical kiddos at home.
Little Oaks Montessori Kindergarten, 98 Farrer Road, Singapore, 259226, +65 6463 3720, www.littleoaks.com.sg. Nursery and Kindergarten programs offered.
This lovely little school has been around for nearly 30 years. They have two programs to choose from, Infant Community caters to children from 1½ to 3 years and Casa caters to children from 3 to 6 years old. The program allows them to explore and discover on their own while learning about the environment around them.
Montessori Children’s House, 886 Old Holland Rd, Singapore 278685, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.montessorich.com.sg/.
For kids from 18 months to 6 years.
Modern Montessori International (MMI) first began in 1989 in Singapore, with the aim of offering a Montessori pre-school education, which at that time was not very well known methodology. MMI has helped transformed Montessori education into a household name, with the core idea of helping children reach their full potential. Modern Montessori Preschool believes in providing a rounded learning environment which will help the child to develop physically, cognitively and more importantly, socially and emotionally. MMI has especially curated their own curriculum to enhance the Montessori way!
This Montessori school has locations in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Canada. There are two schools in Singapore to choose from. Children get to learn in a nurturing and positive environment. They will get to take part in fun and challenging activities on a daily basis, as well as making new friends! Take a look inside today to see if it’s the right school for you and your family.
Montessori for Children, 2 campuses in Singapore - Broderick and Newton, www.montessori.edu.sg/. Admits kids from 18 months to 6 years.
The Pink Tower has been an East Coast favorite for years. Located along the main high street, it’s a convenient place for picking up and dropping off on the way to work. Children learn in a fun and dynamic environment and are engaged every day. Lead by a qualified and enthusiastic team, your little ones will enjoy learning in this multicultural environment.
Pink Tower, 252 Tembeling Road #01-07, Singapore 423731,
For kids from 18 months to 6 years.
With 4 sessions offered per day from Monday to Friday, it’s a convenient choice for parents along the East Coast. The two programs cover, Toddler Community Club program for children age 18 months to 3 years old, and the Children's House program for children age 3 to 6 years old. They also have enrichment programs you can sign your little one up to as well.
Raffles Montessori, 105 Lorong Stangee, Singapore 425080, +65 6344 0077 or 6247 7072,
Raffles Montessori Kindergarten, 46 Lor 23 Geylang, Fansida Building, Level 4, Singapore 388375, +65 6745 2722, www.rafflesmontessorikindergarten.com
Wharton Preschool offers holistic learner-focused Montessori with integrated thematic curriculum for children aged 18m - 6y with a low teacher-child ratio. An environment rich in Montessori learning materials and built-in enrichment activities such as multi-sports and yoga ensures a well-balanced learning child. Wharton recognizes that each child is unique and learns at their own pace, the curriculum is customized to suit every child’s learning needs as they are prepared for the rigorous curriculum of the primary school. Children work in the traditional uninterrupted blocks of time and have the ability to choose their own activities, as is customary in a Montessori classroom.
Wharton @ Serangoon North, 15 Serangoon North Avenue 5, Popular Building, Singapore 554360, +65 6755 3218 | Wharton @ Upper East Coast, 791A Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 466601, +65 6636 3218, enquiry@whartonpreschool.
Schools With Multiple Locations:
Modern Montessori, modern-montessori.com/preschool
Amazing Star, www.amazing-star.com
Early Years Montessori, www.earlyyears.edu.sg
The Little House Montessori, www.thelittlehousemontessori.com
Inno Montessori, innomontessori.com
Near Chancery Court:
Little Woods, www.littlewoodsmontessori.com
Character Montessori, www.cm-preschool.com
Halifax Montessori School, www.halifaxmontessori.com.sg
Milagros de Montessori School, www.milagrosmontessori.com
Eager Kids Montessori, eagerkidsmontessori.com