Capital Montessori offers an authentic, high quality Montessori preschool programme for children aged under 6 and a playgroup for 0-3 year olds.


The School combines a Montessori philosophy with New Zealand's National Early Childhood Education Curriculum - Te Whariki. Our programme is designed to open your child up to life - nurturing their independence, confidence, creativity and curiosity. 

One of the first Montessori preschools in Wellington

The school opened in 1987. We have two well-resourced 3-6 year classrooms - Kowhai and Koru - with qualified and experienced teachers, and around 25 children in each class. Children attend preschool Monday to Friday from 8.30am until 1pm or 3pm each day. We also have an infant and toddler 0-3 playgroup facilitated by a specialist AMI Montessori 0-3 teacher that runs several morning sessions each week.

Surrounded by bush, just 10 minutes from the City

Located in Kingston, close to the surrounding suburbs of Brooklyn, Mornington, Berhampore, Island Bay, Mount Cook and Newtown, the school is set in a beautiful, peaceful environment, with large outdoor areas and classroom gardens. 

A caring community school

Our school is very special. It's a not-for-profit, parent co-operative run by a Principal and an elected Board of parents. It's a place where everyone's voice and contribution is valued and respected, and people care for each other and the environment.

Capital Montessori School is a member of Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand (MANZ) & the Montessori Journey to Excellence Programme.