Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to many frequently asked questions. Please feel free to contact us if you don't find what you are looking for or have any additional questions.

How does Montessori work within a primary school?

The Montessori Primary programme reflects the special needs of the six to twelve year old child. This is a period of stability after the rapid developments of the first . . . Read more


How will my child mix with the rest of the school?

We strive towards as much integration as possible, whilst preserving the key elements of Montessori. The class achieves the three-hour work cycle in the morning and . . . Read more


Who is eligible?

The school prefers to take children who have had a good grounding in Montessori methods through attending sufficient sessions and. . . Read more


Can my child enter Mahurangi Montessori Primary when he/she is five?

Children tend not to be ready for a Montessori Class at five. The final year at a Montessori preschool is a very important year in the life . . .Read more


Can we send our child to mainstream school at five and then transfer over into Mahurangi Montessori Primary at six?

Unfortunately, this does not work as the final year at a Montessori preschool is a very important year in the life. . .Read more


Is the Montessori Unit for gifted children?

No, children of all abilities can be found in the Unit. Montessori is designed to help all children reach their fullest potential at their own unique . . . Read more


How much does it cost?

For a detailed answer to this question please see the Enrolment page.


Does my child need to leave Mahurangi Montessori Primary at age 9?

No. The Unit caters for children from the age of six until the. . .Read more


Can I come and observe the class?

We welcome class observations. It is important that visitors respect the children's space and we ask that you read the Observation Guidelines before visiting . . . Read more


How will my child fit into mainstream education once they've complete their Montessori primary education?

The transfer from Montessori is generally smooth. There can be, of course, an initial adjustment period, just as in any transfer between schools. In our . . . Read more


What if my child doesn't feel like working?

It is true that Montessori students are given significant freedom to explore topics that interest them. However, this freedom is not . . . Read more