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"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire" (St Catherine of Siena)

St Catherines' Montessori was founded with one purpose - to build an accessible, inclusive Montessori space where all children are welcome to access quality Montessori education. Supported by highly experienced Montessori Guides, children will have the opportunity to  grow, learn and create in an environment which recognises and celebrates their diversity and individuality. Through the implementation of Montessori heutagogy by truly passionate staff, St Catherines' Montessori will support families during their Home Education journey to guide their students as they explore the Montessori curriculum and the world around them. 

We invite you to explore our site and discover the community St Catherines' Montessori provides to each and every student. Get in touch with us today to learn more about being involved, or ask any other questions.


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Goings Out

Taking learning out into the Community around us

Instrumental Music 

Learn Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass


Community Service

Give back to the Community 


"The greatest gift we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence" Dr Maria Montessori 

At St Catherines' Montessori, we are committed to creating an affordable, accessible and inclusive educational atmosphere that helps learning be an enjoyable experience, each and every day. Our Montessori Home Education Support Program is intended to empower families and their students to take responsibility for their learning by providing them with a prepared Montessori environment which allows for and encourages student agency, encourages them to explore the wider community around them, provides them with opportunities to undertake practical life experiences, and encourages them to give back to the community which forms their educational foundation.  Keep exploring our site to learn more about Montessori Education, meet the Montessori Guides of St Catherines' Montessori Home Education Program and hear from some of our families.


Inclusive Montessori Home Education Support, provided by staff who truly care, where the child is at the very centre of the creation of their own learning journey.  

Staff of St Catherines' Montessori follow the Montessori philosophy which has proven time and time again how through trusting the child, education can be successful. Through this well respected guiding approach to education, that makes students feel respected, appreciated and capable, we create an engaging and collaborative experience for every Home Education family and student. Contact us today to learn more about Montessori Education so you can determine if this Home Education Support Program is the right fit for your child and family. 


Ms Andrea Garwell

Co-Founder & Director, Montessori Guide & Home Education Support Consultant


Bachelor of Arts

Graduate Diploma of Learning & Teaching

Master of Education (Special Education)

International Montessori Teaching Diploma (Lower Elementary)

International Montessori Teaching Diploma (Upper Elementary - in progress)

AMI Administrators Certificate

AMI Montessori 12-18 Orientation Certificate (in progress) 

First Aid & CPR Qualified 

Registered Senior Experienced Teacher

Australian Army Veteran

With 20+ years experience as an educator, I am privileged to hold the position of Director of the St Catherines' Montessori Home Education Support Program. 


Thank you for your interest in St Catherines' Montessori!
To find out more information about Montessori education and the St Catherines' Montessori Home Education Support Program, we encourage you to review the information below and contact us to speak with one of our staff.

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At St Catherines' Montessori, accessibility and affordability are our key goals. With reasonable term fees and discounts available for large families, St Catherines' Montessori is dedicated to making Montessori education accessible to all. Contact us today via the link below to find out more details.


Enrolling with St Catherines' Montessori is easy - contact us via the links below for more information.



Enrolments are currently OPEN for families with school aged Montessori Home Education students. 




Families with students who are aged 3-6 are invited to submit an expression of interest in attending a program provided by St Catherines' Montessori. 





At St Catherines' Montessori, Community is everything, so an understanding and alignment with the values of Montessori education is important. Contact us via the link below to discuss opportunities to discover more about the St Catherines' Montessori Home Education Support Program so you can determine if it is a good fit for your family.


Community First

The student experience at St Catherines' Montessori Home Education Support Program includes a diverse range of curricula, extracurricular activities and opportunities to bond as a community. We offer many options for our students to choose from, making them directly involved in designing their own educational path. Get in touch to learn more about what it’s like to attend St Catherines' Montessori Home Education Support Program  .


Your Generosity

One of the core values at the St Catherines' Montessori Home Education Support Program is the belief that everyone deserves access to a high quality education. Our commitment is to create that opportunity for all current and future families who are embarking or continuing a Home Education experience. We are always appreciative of support from our Brisbane community, which helps us provide an exceptional educational experiences for these Home Education families. Get in touch to learn more.

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