MOUNT ANVILLE MONTESSORI JUNIOR SCHOOL, DUBLIN, IRELAND
Mount Anville Montessori Junior School is located alongside the Secondary School in the beautiful grounds of Mount Anville campus, and enjoys extensive shared facilities. The Montessori Department opened in 1954 with nine pupils, thanks to the generosity of Mount Anville past pupils, and is also indebted to the Society of the Sacred Heart, who further enhanced the facilities with the construction of a new building in 2000. This Department upholds the principles and philosophy of Maria Montessori, providing an authentic experience for the younger children. Well-prepared by this, they continue through the school availing of a wide and varied range of both curricular and extra-curricular activities.
The Junior Department has existed in a sense since 1865, when the school housed ‘Junior Boarders’, although it did not acquire its own separate campus space until 1984. As the girls progress through the school they broaden their knowledge and become self-reliant, open-minded learners, ready to cope with the opportunities ahead. Since 2009, the Montessori and Junior departments have been amalgamated. This is a significant moment in our school history, as we move forward together to build on our shared identity, strengthen our links, and provide a stimulating and holistic education that caters to the talents and abilities of each of our pupils.
WHAT MAKES OUR SCHOOL UNIQUE
We possess a shared understanding of both the unity of the school community and the diversity of its children. A calm, safe, nurturing environment prevails throughout our school, leading to the whole-hearted engagement of both pupils and staff, who create in turn the ideal atmosphere for teaching, learning, and mutual respect. We also welcome the active involvement of parents in school life: they share with us our commitment to the goals of Sacred Heart Education. Ours is a close-knit yet inclusive community, where respect is consciously taught, where diversity is cherished, and where children are instilled with a life-long love and enjoyment of learning.
OPERATIONAL / ADMINISTRATIVE
TYPE OF SCHOOL
Principal and Deputy Principal (teaching part-time),
18 Class Teachers,
4 Supplementary Teachers,
2 P.E. Teachers,
Learning Support Teachers – 1 full-time, 2 part-time ,
5 Classroom Assistants,
1 Drama Teacher,
1 Irish Dancing Teacher,
3 Music Teachers,
1 Library Coordinator,
1 Welcome/pupils office, Pastoral Care team (2), Chaplain
Fully equipped classrooms; Montessori Programme: 3 - 8 years; Speciali Teachers (curricular & extra curricular); Library and computer room; All weather pitches, tennis courts, large halls; a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities.