Welcome to Discover Montessori School

Nurturing caring, competent, compassionate learners & engaged global citizens. 

What is Montessori?

Montessori is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Dr. Maria Montessori. It is based on her extensive research on early learning and human development.  Focussed on self-directed activity, hands-on learning, and collaboration, this technique involves mixed-age classrooms that give students a choice of educational activities, rather than everybody learning the same lesson at once. Every material in a Montessori classroom supports an aspect of child development, matching the child's natural interests and the Montesssori activities. An unique curriculum is created for each child based on their interests and learning style, and the results are nothing short of amazing!  

                                  Our Programs



 Middle School

 Before &After

​Current Availability    


Primary (ages 3-6)



Elementary (ages 6-12)



Middle School (ages 12-15)


*We are taking names for grade 7 entry for 2022-23. No previous Montessori is required,

just a desire to challenge yourself, to work hard academically, to be kind, and to have fun 

as a respected member of our Middle School Adolescent Community. 


We encourage families to get onto the waitlist early as spaces are limited.

About Us

Discover Montessori School is a non-profit Independent school and licensed child care facility.  We follow the educational model and philosophy envisioned by Dr. Maria Montessori, with a deep emphasis on personal and collective responsibility for the Earth and for each other.  Within a strong academic framework, we teach the interconnectedness of all subjects, the importance of community, and work toward developing lasting Peace through mutual respect, compassion, and understanding.


Our programs offer experiential, hands-on learning for preschool and grade school students starting at age three through grade 9 equivalent at age fifteen. We deeply value and foster each child's growing independence and we work together with families to support the unique development of each student as they progress at their own pace.

Discover Montessori School
1111 Dufferin Crescent,
Nanaimo, BC
V9S 2B5
Phone: (250) 760-0615
E-mail Address: office@dm-school.ca
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