About the school
The Brighton & Hove Montessori School was established in 1985 and provides an individualised Montessori education for boys and girls aged two to twelve years.
Our small community enables children to excel within a homely yet stimulating environment, as our friendly and experienced teachers facilitate the child’s education and enable learning opportunities within the Montessori classroom and further afield. We work closely with parents, maximising the child’s potential and thus laying the foundations for life as an independent, confident individual and a responsible citizen eager to learn and flourish.
The Montessori method of education has been respected and used in public and private schools around the world for over 100 years. We've listed some interesting reading and links in our further information section.
Some key advantages of a Montessori education include:
Independent thinking and learning
Relationships across age groups,
encouraging both independent and
peer based learning.
Expansion and enrichment of the
National Curriculum at each key
Evaluation of progress without
Respect for self, community and
Our vision at Brighton & Hove Montessori School:
The way to achieve a better and more peaceful world is to start with the child
We respect each person as a unique individual with different needs and contributions to make
We welcome each child, supporting the development of the human being through education and care
Our ethos can be summarised as ‘respect yourself; respect others; respect the environment'
Our small class sizes enable each child to receive one-to-one attention, for our children to excel within a stimulating environment and to engage in learning opportunities unique to the Montessori classroom.
We work closely with all of the parents, to maximise their children’s potential, thus laying the foundations for their lives as independent, confident and responsible citizens.
Our individualised learning plans, parental partnerships and regular feedback on the children’s progress, offer the very best learning environment.
Unique to Brighton & Hove Montessori School is our vision to accept each child as they are. Our approach appreciates each of our children’s unique qualities, encourages all the children to grow at their own pace and to be active, enthusiastic learners in the world around them.
A parent's comments after observing in The Children's House in November 2018.
"I noticed the teaching staff are able to attend to children's individual needs - there is constant observation of all children. The childrens' choice is always respected.
The children direct and guide each other in their work, by showing and waching each other. They are comfortable in and take care of the environment."
Our childrens’ welfare is our paramount concern. The designated safeguarding staff and other staff members will ensure that our school will safeguard and promote the welfare of children and work together with other agencies to ensure that our school has adequate arrangements to identify, assess and support those children who are suffering or likely to suffer harm.
Our school is a community and all those directly connected, staff members, parents, families and children, have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure.
Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes, into contact with children and families has a role to play, both in and out of school. Should you have any concerns please contact the school office to speak to one of our Designated Safeguarding Staff. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy and Procedure is available on our website or from the school office.
The real difference is the formation of children’s fundamental capacities is hugely important during the first years of life – not just academic learning but the ability to concentrate, persevere and think for themselves as well as the ability to interact well with others. Children who have been given the right kind of support during these formative years grow into adults who are self-motivated and love learning, can think flexibly and creatively and who are not only conscious of the needs of others but actively foster harmony as they go through life.