The Field and Study Montessori Pre-School is a small Pre-School consisting of two classrooms.
As you enter the main gates to the park you will immediately feel as if you are in the country. Passing the stables to your left and following a driveway lined with large indigenous trees with views of large openspaces, it is likely that you will see horses trotting by, people walking their dogs, or children happily playing in the park.
The school is conveniently located next to a child friendly coffee shop which is a popular meeting place for families to meet after they have collected their children from school.
Our school is securely enclosed with a separate entrance and has large enclosed beautiful play areas equipped with safe play apparatus, sandpits, bikes, balls, swings, water tables, seesaws and lots more. Within the play areas are vegetable and flower gardens that the children proudly take care of.
Facilities & Equipment
Our Classrooms & Play Areas
Our school has two large, bright, clean and spacious classrooms. The children have views of the park though the classroom windows and can watch as horses trot by or see rabbits hopping around. We thrive on giving your child our full attention, our classroom sizes consist of no more than 10-15 pupils per class.
We have three enclosed beautiful play areas equipped with safe play apparatus, sandpits, bikes, balls, swings, water tables and lots more. Within the play areas are vegetable and flower gardens that the children proudly take care of as part of our 'care for the environment' programme.
Our classrooms are fully equipped with imported Montessori learning materials displayed on low wooden shelves and complimented with child sized wooden tables and chairs. Each child is taught individually with the Montessori materials and works at his/her own pace according to his/her own skills.
We are privileged to have dedicated and experienced teaching staff who celebrates each childs individuality.
Meet Our Principal
Julia Gorham, a well recognized Montessori Educator, has developed an excellent and highly successful learning program for young children that has provided children with the best start in life.
Heads of many Private Primary Schools in Sandton have personally contacted Julia Gorham praising the Fields and Study Montessori Pre- Schools high standard of education and noted that children who attended the Field and Study Montessori Pre- School are the best prepared children with advanced learning skills, confidence and independence.
Julia Gorham completed one of the first full time Montessori courses in 1987 offered by Strilli 0ppenheimer at the Montessori Training Centre. Julia then went on to gain experience at the Hout Bay Montessori and returned to Gauteng to open and run the Alta Montessori Preschools. She continued to teach whilst starting her family and opened the Rivonia Montessori Preschool from her home in 1992. After running a successful school for 8 years the school relocated its premises in 2000 to a tranquil country setting in the Field and Study Park.
First Class of 1992
Rivonia Montessori 1995
Dress up Day 1999