Inner Sydney Montessori School - help me do it myself


Where children love to learn

Welcome to Inner Sydney Montessori School. We provide authentic, quality Montessori education for children from birth to 12 years old in Sydney’s inner west.

Drawing on the educational theories of Dr Maria Montessori, ISMS helps children achieve their maximum potential by harnessing their natural need and desire to learn. The Montessori approach nurtures a love for learning and helps children become happy, confident and self-motivated.

Inner Sydney Montessori School, at Balmain, follows the Montessori methodology and also meets the expectations of the NSW Board of Studies curriculum (K-6), and the new national curriculum for Primary children.  Together, the Montessori curriculum combined with the conventional Australian national curriculum, provide an attractive and immensely thorough education for inner Sydney boys and girls.

We hope this website answers your questions about ISMS and the benefits of a Montessori education.  If you are thinking of ISMS for your child, we invite you to attend one of our regular school tours and information evenings. If you have any specific questions you’d like addressed, please contact us directly.

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School and Infant Community Term 1 dates for 2016


Term dates: Thursday 28th January 2016  to  Thursday 7th April 2016.

Easter holiday period falls within the Term 1 period being:  

Friday 25th March 2016 to Monday 28th March 2016 (inclusive)

APRIL 5, 2016 : Vote by Association members to endorse new School Constitution: School Hall at 6.30pm

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