Gisborne Montessori School is a small, non-denominational, independent school, providing early years and primary education in accordance with the philosophies of Dr Maria Montessori. We cater for students from birth to 12 years.

Gisborne Montessori School is nestled at the foot of Mt Macedon and is set on a 10-acre site on Barringo Road, within walking distance from Gisborne station.

Our school is located in a local wildlife corridor with a creek and dam located on our premises that are home to local frogs, birds, kangaroos and other native flora and fauna.

We acknowledge and pay respects to the Indigenous communities and countries that have cared for and nourished the land on which we work for countless generations.

New Gisborne is a growing community in a picturesque country town just forty-five minutes from Melbourne. We have access to newly built local sporting facilities, the local community bus and safe walking paths to the station.

We are the only Montessori primary school in Victoria that is purpose-built on sustainable principles.

At Gisborne Montessori School we actively empower your children by encouraging, facilitating and guiding their development to allow each child to reach their own potential.

In addition to playgroup, early years, Cycle 1, 2 and 3 Montessori classes we provide:

  • Multi-age classes
  • Montessori trained staff
  • Cooking and Gardening Classes
  • Lunchtime Learning Program
  • A swimming program once a year
  • Working relationship with a CSIRO STEM/coding specialist
  • Respectful Relationships Lead School
  • Berry St trained staff
  • Japanese, Art, Music, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education specialist lessons
  • Choir/singing, recorder, guitar and ukelele lessons
  • A yearly concert
  • A daily formal lunch, fully catered by our onsite commercial kitchen
  • Yearly camps for all primary students
  • Incursions and excursions
  • An animal care program - including ducks, chickens, goats, sheep, donkeys, peacocks, an alpaca, yabbies and other rescued animals.
  • A Bike program
  • Links to local businesses and organisations to encourage further learning
  • Cycle 3 - Year 6 Leadership program.
  • "Schools Out" - before, after school and vacation program.

Our school parent governance, Principal and staff are working to establish an International Baccalaureate High School onsite.

Come and join our learning community!

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03 5428 4520
57 Barringo Road
New Gisborne VIC 3438
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