The group commenced operations in 1997 as the Beechworth Montessori Children’s Group to provide a Montessori preschool program for three and four year old children. Tiny Tots program was established in 2002 for children aged up to three years and this acts as an introduction for both parents and children to the Montessori philosophy. In 2006 the preschool program expanded to include five year old children.
In 2007 a primary school for children aged 6-12 years old opened, enabling children to complete their early childhood and primary school learning within the Montessori educational philosophy.
Families may continue their Montessori education at the MAP (Montessori Adolescent Program) at Beechworth Secondary College which commenced in 2015.
The Tiny Tots program was established in 2002 for children aged up to three years and this acts as an introduction for both parents and children to the Montessori philosophy. In 2014 a care program was established for children in the kindergarten program at Beechworth Montessori, allowing more flexibility and greater support for our families. In 2015 this program was opened to the wider community and now runs four days a week for children from around 2 years of age.
The school logo depicts a peacock which in many cultures represents kindness, compassion, wisdom and patience. For a period of time, a wild peacock adopted our school as its home and spent several years as a free bird that chose to live within our grounds.