The Montessori Academy and College had its beginnings next to the Farm Inn near Silver Lakes. The preschool and primary school flourished there from 1996 until 2002. In 2003, we moved to the current location and have continued to grow and expand our environments. There are four distinct areas within our school. Following the Montessori philosophy of vertical grouping, educating children within three year cycles. This interestingly enough fits into the National Education department’s phases.The preschool which has two groups: 18 months to 3 years & 3 years to 6 years.Our primary school is divided into a 6-9 years class (FOUNDATION PHASE) and a 9-12 years (INTERMEDIATE PHASE) class. Middle school is a term not commonly used within the South African context, but these 12 – 15 year olds (SENIOR PHASE) work best as a community.Our high school (FET PHASE) is structured to phase the students into the Cambridge exit examinations at the end of grades 11 and 12. We also offer A- levels through Cambridge which are taken at a post-matric level.