Welcome to Discover Montessori School


We encourage you to learn as much as you can about Montessori education and about our school. Please enjoy these pages as a start and then contact us to schedule a private classroom observation and child's tour.  


We look forward to meeting you.




Nanaimo Campus & Parksville Campus


Free the child’s potential and you will transform him into the world.

 Dr. Maria Montessori

COVID-19 Update 


In response to the restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, our in-class programs adapted quickly to new remote learning environments.  In September we returned to full in class instruction, keeping our learning groups small. 

We sincerely thank our students, parents, and our amazing teachers for their hard work, dedication, and support during this time.


Note:  Classroom observations have been suspended for the time being.


Available Spaces


Nanaimo Campus Primary Program (ages 3-6):  

We are taking names on our waitlist for 3 year olds to start Montessori programs as spaces become available.  Please contact the school for more information.


Parksville Campus Primary Program (ages 3-6):

Our Parksville campus will be closing on June 30, 2021.


Elementary Programs (ages 6-12):

We are taking names on our waitlist for 6 year olds to enter the Elementary program in 2020-21 and beyond.  Please contact the school for more information.


Middle School Programs (ages 12-15):

We have 2 spots available for grade 7 students.  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. Please contact the school for more information.

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 peace through mutual respect, compassion, and understanding.


Our programs offer experiential, hands-on learning for students ages three to fifteen, over two campuses in Nanaimo and Parksville. We deeply value and foster each child's independence and work together with families to support the unique development of each student, at their own pace.

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