Welcome to Discover Montessori School

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

*New Address*

We are currrently located in Woodlands Secondary School located at 1270 Strathmore Street, Nanaimo.


*New Phone Number*

Administration phone number is 250-591-4450

Discover Montessori Society acknowledges that we live, work, learn, and play

on the traditional and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.

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 and human development. Focussing 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 everyone learning the same lesson at once. Every learning material in the classroom supports an aspect of child development and matches the child's interests with the Montesssori activities. A unique curriculum is created for each child based on their interests and  learning style ... and the result is nothing short of amazing!


Entry into the school occurs at age 3, grade 1 and grade 7. 

Students transferring directly from other Montessori schools may join at any point, space permitting.

Kindergarten is the third year of our Primary program. Elementary starts at grade 1 equivalent.

Casa  (age 3-6)


Middle School


Contact Us

Current Availability


We are full for the current 2022-23 school year.   For upcoming 2023-24 programs:


Toddler (ages 1-3)



Casa (ages 3-6)

Registering 3 year olds from waiting list. Apply now.


Elementary (ages 6-12)

Registering 6 year olds from waiting list. Apply now.


Middle School (ages 12-15)

 Taking names on waiting list. Apply now.


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


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