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Gisborne Montessori School is a small, coeducational school of approximately 150 students, educating children from birth to age 12, nestled at the foot of Mount Macedon. The school offers facilitated Playgroup sessions, Early Learning sessions, Pre-school and Primary education through to Year 6 principles.


The school is located in New Gisborne, a picturesque country town graced with tree-lined streets, nestled at the foot of Mt Macedon. It occupies a 10 acre site on Barringo Road, within walking distance of Gisborne station and about forty-five minutes drive from Melbourne. Once a paddock, grazed by horses and devoid of trees, it now encourages biodiversity, links wildlife corridors and creates habitats for native species of plants and animals.

School Philosophy

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. We encourage in children the skills to enable them to look within themselves for self approval and wisdom. Respect for self, each other, the community and the environment are core values of Gisborne Montessori School.

School Community

Families in our school community are drawn from many towns in the district. Some families have relocated to the area to be closer to the School. The sense of community is built through social functions, working bees and volunteer committees.

Students, staff and parents are involved in the wider community through participation in community events, excursions, fundraising for charities, use of local libraries, swimming pools and other local facilities.