Welcome to Discover Montessori School

Temporarily located in Woodlands Secondary School (1270 Strathmore Street) until June 30, 2023. 


All of our programs are moving to the Montessori Farm School (3460 Jingle Pot Road) on July 1, 2023.


Our phone number has changed to (250) 591-4450

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

Join us for programs at the Farm School  in September.

Registration is now open for students entering grade 1.

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 1-3


Casa Program

Ages 3-6

Preschool including Kindergarten


Ages 6-12

Grade 1-6

Middle School

Ages 12-15

Grades 7-9

Note that entry into our school typically occurs at age 1, 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

We are full for the 2022-23 (current) school year.  Registration for 2023-24 programs at Discover Montessori Farm School has begun. Please apply now to get into the cue.


Toddler (ages 1-3)

Full. We are accepting names on the waitlist. Apply now.


Casa (ages 3-6)

Registration is open for 3 year olds for September. Apply now.


Elementary (ages 6-12)

Registration is open for 6 year olds for September. Apply now.


Middle School (ages 12-15)

Full.  We are accepting names on the waitlist.  Apply now.


Discover Montessori School
Temporarily located at 1270 Strathmore Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 2L9
Phone: (250) 591-4450
E-mail: office@dm-school.ca
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