The School of Modern Montessori is born
In 1996, after a seemingly endless search for new premises to house our administration department, lecture facilities and flagship school, we found the perfect property set on five beautiful acres in Linbro Park, Sandton. The property was originally developed by Raymond Ammoretti, an acclaimed Italian woodcraftsman. Raymond and his wife, Lorna, had six children and as their family and business grew, they erected more buildings to accommodate their needs. When the children left home, Raymond and Lorna decided to sell their five acres. The property was far too big for most families, however, and was on the market for some time before we came across it. We knew immediately that it would be perfect to develop into a Montessori school and training centre.
We started with a Montessori preschool for children aged three months to six years old. After only a few months, parents were so pleased with their children’s development that they pressured us to expand to the primary school level, catering for children aged six to thirteen years old; which we did, most successfully.
The success of our Linbro Park School inspired us to expand Modern Montessori’s school division to include two more sites:
- The School of Modern Montessori, situated in Glen Austin, Midrand, Gauteng (established in 2002).
- The School of Modern Montessori Gillitts, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal (established in 2003).
Our experience of excellence in Montessori education is the foundation upon which each of the Modern Montessori schools were built. Our dedication to the development of early childhood education and our belief in the Modern Montessori Method ensure that standard of each of the schools will always be maintained.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.