Physical Environment

“The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult.” - Maria Montessori

The Montessori environment is a vibrant community of children that reinforces the child’s independence and natural urge toward self development. When the environment offers freedom of use, with resources and opportunity to lead the child to activity, the child will create their own experiences.

Beechworth Montessori School is committed to providing indoor and outdoor environments that are beautiful, ordered and accessible. The outdoor learning environment is an extension of the classrooms and must be inclusive, reflecting the Montessori philosophy of the prepared environment.

Active involvement of the school community and hands-on engagement are integral to the development and maintenance of the outdoor spaces. The Beechworth Montessori School has a master plan for capital expenditure that enables the future development and maintenance of the physical environment.

Beechworth Montessori School aims to:


  • Provide a safe, Montessori influenced and sustainable environment for the school community.
  • Maintain and develop buildings and grounds to meet the needs of current and future students, staff and families.
  • Encourage students, staff and users of the facilities to take pride in their surroundings and engage in sustainable practices through shared responsibility.