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Stepping Stones Montessori School was founded in 1983 by a small group of motivated parents. These parents funded and sourced equipment, and in some cases built furniture. This commitment and enthusiasm for the Montessori philosophy & methodology, coupled with dedicated teachers, has ensured the growth of the school. From the initial small beginning in St. John’s Hostel with two very small classes, growth necessitated a move to De Lorentz Street, Tamboerskloof, with approximately 50 children.

We have been in Oranjezicht since 1996 at our current premises in Sylvan Close.

Stepping Stones Montessori Bursary Fund sponsors a child in each class.


Stepping Stones is a member of SAMA (South African Montessori Association) and strives towards best practice.


We are a proud member of the WESSA Eco-Schools international program. In 2014 we achieved Bronze status, and Silver status in 2015.  In 2016 we achieved Green Flag status.

"The program's greatest achievement is arguably the fact that it produces generation after generation of sustainably minded, environmentally conscious people. These individuals will carry the behavioural patterns of Eco-Schools with them through life, in turn teaching the next generation the habits to make a difference."

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​Stepping Stones Montessori is a registered beneficiary of the 'MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet' initiative.


Every time you use your card at any of our partner stores they'll give back a percentage of your purchase value, on your behalf, to our school at absolutely no cost to you!

You can choose "Stepping Stones Montessori Pre-School" as one of your 3 beneficiaries by clicking here.

Click here to apply for a card and nominate "Stepping Stones Montessori Pre-School" as your beneficiary.

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