Welcome to Discover Montessori School

Registration is open for 2024-2025 programs. 

We are accepting new students into grade 1,2, and 3 this year.  No previous Montessori is required this year. 

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Discover Montessori Society respectfully acknowledges that we live, work, play and learn on the traditional and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.

Registration is now open.

What is Montessori?

Montessori is an educational approach developed by physician and educator Dr. Maria Montessori that is based on her extensive research on early learning & human development. Focussed on self-directed activity & hands-on learning, this technique involves mixed-age classrooms in which students are provided a choice of educational activities rather than everyone learning the same lesson at once. Every element in the classroom supports the child's development and matches the child's interest with meaningful activity. A unique curriculum is created for each child based on their interests and learning styles. The results are nothing short of amazing!

Our Programs

Toddler Program

Ages 1.5-3


Casa Program

Ages 3-6

Preschool including Kindergarten


Ages 6-12

Grades 1-6

Middle School

Ages 12-15

Grades 7-9

Note that entry into our school typically occurs at age 1.5, 3, grade 1 and grade 7 to follow the developmental cycles of learning as identified by Dr. Montessori. Students may transfer from an equivalent Montessori program at any point, space permitting.

Kindergarten is the third year of our Casa program. The Elementary level starts at grade 1 in this system.

Current Availability

Registration for 2024-25 Elementary programs is underway.  This year we are accepting new students into grade 1, 2, and 3. (no previous Montessori is required this year)  Spaces are limited.

Apply Now to get into the cue. We will reach out with next ste

Our programs are currently full for the 2023-2024 school year.  If spaces open up throughout the year, we will fill spots from the waiting list in the order in which applications were received.


Toddler (ages 1.5-3)

Click apply now to get into the waiting list.


Casa (ages 3-6)

Click apply now to get into the waiting list.


Elementary (ages 6-12)

Registration for new students entering grades 1 & 2 is now open.  No previous Montessori experience is required this year!

Note: There are no spots available in the higher Elementary years (grades 3-6).


Middle School (ages 12-15)

Registration for new students entering grade 7 is now open. No previous Montessori is required. 

Discover Montessori School
3460 Jingle Pot Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6W9
Phone: (250) 591-4450
E-mail: office@dm-school.ca
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