The school is a part of the Montessori Institute. It is entered into the register of elementary schools at the Ministry of School, Science and Sport under the sequence number 457. The school implements a Montessori program for elementary schools that has been officially recognised at the 129th conference by the Council of Experts of the Republic of Slovenia for General Education on February 4th, 2010. Therefore, the execution of the program is co-financed by the Ministry of Education.
The first pupils started attending the school in 2010. The Ministry of Education has been monitoring the first generation of students as well as the program itself, and the results were approved annually by the Council of Experts of the Republic of Slovenia for General Education.
In 2011, they bought a land for the construction of our own premises for the elementary school in Podutik, Ljubljana and in 2018 we moved into the new building.
How the Montessori Elementary School works:
The school started operating in 2010 and every autumn we enrol a new generation of pupils. In the school year 2019/2020 the number of enrolled pupils is over 180, ranging from the first to the ninth grade.
The school opens at 7.00 and closes at 16.30.
The central part of the morning classes is from 8:15 to 11:45. During this time, children work with materials individually or in groups. They also have presentations of new teaching contents.
From 11:30 to 12:30 they finish their work, tidy up the rooms, eat lunch.
The second part of the work with materials is from 12:30 to 14:00 and it also includes: sports, art, music, foreign languages English and Spanish, and optionally the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
The time from 14:15 they spent outside – until 15.30.
From 15.30 on is reserved time for the afternoon care, which can also involve individual instrument sessions and the conclusion of the morning work.
The teachers who teach at our school have Montessori training. 4 of our teachers also have an AMI diploma (from London or Bergamo). Prior to montessori training, they have also completed various university programs; three of them have degrees as Primary Teacher Educators.