Welcome to Barrenjoey Montessori School

  • north-avalon
  • 0-3
  • 6-9

Barrenjoey Montessori School is a well established Montessori school located just behind the sand dunes of Avalon on the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney.

The vibrant school community consists of educators, students and families united by the core values that are embedded in a Montessori education.

The school provides an education for children from the age of 3 months to 12 years of age in learning environments that are designed to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of the child.

Barrenjoey Montessori School provides every child with the opportunity:

  • To Learn through exploration and discovery, with concrete, hands-on materials.
  • To be respected as an individual with recognition of individual learning styles and paces.
  • To balance freedom and responsibility in the classroom (freedom within limits).
  • To be respected as a competent learner trusting in the basic desire to learn.
  • To work independently and cooperatively without the need for comparison but rather with an emphasis on self improvement
  • To experience a social and learning environments designed to help each child feel good about who they are and what they have the power to accomplish.

 The annual report for 2019 is available here.


Term 1 2021

Term 1 2021 runs from Wed 27th January to Thursday 1st April.

Students return for Term 2 on Tuesday the 20th of April 2021.




The Under 3s program is attended by the child with their carer or parents for one morning each week during the term time. Sessions are run on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday from 9.30 – 11.30 with a Nido session for children from birth to 15 months being held at varying times during the year.


3-6 Program


Dr. Montessori referred to this stage as the period of the Absorbent Mind. She observed that children under the age of six absorb information without effort, through their everyday interactions with those around them and their environment. This important time of development provides the critical foundation of a child's character, learning, and growth.


6-9 Program


Dr. Montessori referred to this stage as the Intellectual Period. She saw this time as a critical time for expansive education, giving the children lessons and questions to guide their explorations of culture, science, mathematics, language and social rules and morals.