Who we are:
A place where we nurture the body, mind and spirit of children and encourage them to develop into their best possible selves.
We aim to provide phenomenal education that is affordable. Our preschool is 100% off the grid, meaning no interrupted learning, EVER. The school building is also engineered smartly, using the latest technology to ensure your little one gets the best.
The school comprises of 3 age groups:
Infants: 3 - 18 months
Toddlers: 18 months - 3 years
Children's House: 3 - 6 years
Montessori encourages different age groups to interact and learn from each other.
Younger children are very eager to learn from older learners, while older learners benefit greatly from assisting and demonstrating to younger children.
Our operating hours are as follows:
School opens: 7:00
Class begins: 8:00
Half day: 13:30
Full day: 15:30
Montessori education consists of a structured day of learning and play.
Here we encourage learners to become independent and enjoy learning.
At Sutherland Academy we keep it simple. Our fees are:
Admin fee: R350 p/y
Half day: R3500 p/m
Full Day: R3700 p/m
Full Day incl aftercare: R3900 p/m
These fees include breakfast, lunch and a snack.
Holiday Program is available to all, at an additional fee.
We also offer discount for multiple siblings and upfront annual payment.
*Fees may be subject to change.
What is Montessori?
Montessori education is a holistic approach to teaching children. It was developed by Maria Montessori, M.D. who developed her system by observing and following the internal law of development of children.
Through her observations, she concluded that children have an innate desire to be independent. She realized that the role of the teacher is not to pour knowledge into the child but rather to give the child tools for exploration of the world around him or her.
She developed classroom work around five major avenues: practical life, sensorial, language, math and culture.
One of the most important things about her message is that the role of the teacher is as “aid to life,” responding to the inner needs of each child.
Practical life activities are a way for young children to feel comfortable in their environment, while learning basic skills and honing both gross motor and fine motor skills.
It increases their independence and preparation for
everyday life activities.
Sensorial materials assist the child to develop and refine the five senses to take in clear concepts. It also lays the foundation for mathematics.
Language helps children express themselves and learn to write and read.
Young children are naturally able to learn language. Montessori classrooms incorporate both spoken and written language into the environment to further enrich this early learning.
Math offers concrete objects to learn counting and the four operations all the way into the abstract
Montessori Math includes the development of concepts such as numeration, place value, fractions, and the basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using numbers up to 9999.
Math offers concrete objects to learn counting and the four operations all the way into the abstract.
Children learn about living and non-living things, how land, air, and water make up the earth, Botany and Zoology.
There are many Montessori Cultural activities to enrich our children’s minds.