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The Singaraja

Montessori School

Offers education in a world-class environment using the Montessori method. This approach is a hands-on method enabling children to become active learners.

SMS is a bilingual school, with Indonesia its primary language instruction, and English as its second language. We provide a quality education that empowers students to become confident students and responsible members of society.

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The Goal of Singaraja

Montessori School

Is to provide a stimulating environmen where children can explore and learn in without fear. We at SMS aim to make learning exciting for children by allowing them to explore without limitations. Beacause much of the learning process is self-directed, children can gain a sense of independence and confidence in their abilities much faster than in a traditional school setting.

Montessori children learn from one another as much as from adults and collaborate rather than compete for honors and grades. Children learn best by doing. While manipulating materials children are learning and not only “playing” as perceived by most adults. It is thE philosophy that inspired us to open a Montessori school.

The Goals of  a Montessori School

  • Developing a positive attitude toward school
  • Helping each child develop self-confidence
  • Assisting each child in building a habit of concentration
  • Fastering an abiding curiosity
  • Developing habits of initiative and peersistence
  • Fastering inner security and sense of order in the child




Poonam Thakurdas Nanwani

The headmaster of the Singaraja Montessori School is Poonam Nanwani, a highly trained and officially certified Montessori teacher who graduted from Indian Montessori Centre, Bangalore, India.

She continued her training with The North American Montessori Centre in Canada. Poonam went on to work at several international schools including the Forest International School, Mareil-Marly, France where she worked as a Pre-Primary teacher and IPC Coordinator.

Poonam also worked at The Netherlands International School in Jakarta, the Gandhi Memorial International School Jakarta and Gandhi Montessori School in Jakarta.

At the Singaraja Montessori School classroom, Poonam is assisted by Widia Helena, a graduate from the Pendidikan Ganesha University in Singaraja.

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Why Choose Us

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Learning and fun

Learning can be fun, and fun can be learning. When we learn new things, we not only expand our knowledge, but we also get to apply what we’ve learned in new and exciting ways.
This can spark our creativity, build our confidence, and make us feel accomplished. When learning is done in a fun and engaging way, it can be more enjoyable and memorable, and we are more likely to retain what we’ve learned. Fun is an important aspect of learning, as it helps to motivate us and keeps us engaged. This can  be especially true for children, who are naturally curious and enjoy exploring the world around them. By incorporating fun activities, games, and hands-on experiences into our learning, we can create a more positive and enjoyable learning environment that encourages us to continue learning for the rest of our lives.

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Using Montessori Method

The Montessori method is a teaching approach that encourages child-led learning and encourages independence, creativity, and self-expression.
It is based on the belief that children have an innate desire to learn and that their natural curiosity and imagination should be fostered through hands-on, hands-on activities, and self-directed learning. By providing a supportive and structured environment that encourages exploration, Montessori teachers help children develop the skills they need to become independent, self-directed learners.

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Professional Montessori educator

Professional Montessori educators are certified teachers who specialize in applying the Montessori method to educational
They have gone through extensive training and education, which includes learning about child development, Montessori materials and techniques, and a range of other topics related to education. They are skilled at using the Montessori method to help children develop independence, critical thinking skills, and a love of learning. They are also skilled in working with children of different ages, abilities, and learning styles, and are able to adapt Montessori methods to meet the needs of each child. Professional Montessori educators are passionate about helping children to reach their full potential, and their work can be both rewarding and inspiring.

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A wide range of Extracurricular

Extracurricular activities can help students develop important skills, such as teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving, while also providing opportunities for
them to explore their interests and passions outside of the classroom. These activities can also help students to build a sense of community and connection to their school or organization, and they can provide opportunities for students to challenge themselves and grow in new and unexpected ways. In addition, extracurricular activities can look great on college applications and résumés, so they can also provide valuable benefits to students beyond the experience itself.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Montessori method is a teaching approach that encourages the independence and creativity of students in a nurturing and supportive environment. Created by Maria Montessori, it is based on the idea that children have intrinsic motivation to learn and explore their surroundings, and that our role as educators is to provide the appropriate environment to facilitate this process. The Montessori method focuses on hands-on learning with a variety of sensorial materials, and encourages student participation in daily classroom activities ranging from cleaning to cooking and playing musical instruments. It also emphasizes collaborative learning and respect for diverse abilities and learning styles.

We use K13 Curriculum and Merdeka Curriculum.

Montessori school are known as a multi-age classes. The Montessori classrooms  are not divided by age. In Singaraja Montessori School, we have 3 classrooms. Preschool’s classroom for playgroup (2.5 – 4 years old ) and kindergarten (4-6 years old). In primary we have two classrooms Octopus and Rainbow. For primary students grades 1,2,3 they will study in Octopus class, for primary students grades 4,5,6 they will study in Rainbow class. The benefit of multi-age classroom we can see children from different ages working together and socializing happily. An older child showing the younger one how to complete the activity, or a younger watching what his older classmate can accomplish with fascination.

The key to teaching multi-age classes is to differentiate instruction so that each student is challenged appropriately based on their individual needs and abilities. For example, a Montessori teacher might teach a lesson on math concepts to a multi-age class. The younger students might work with manipulables like beads and blocks, while the older students might use abacuses and work with more complex problem-solving techniques. The teacher might also provide additional support or guidance for students who are struggling with a concept, or might create a small group activity for students who are struggling or excelling at the material.

Regarding assessment, it is important to note that Montessori teachers do not focus on standardized tests, but rather on ongoing observation and feedback. Teachers evaluate students based on their level of independence, focus, and social skills, rather than just their academic abilities. Montessori schools often use detailed observation of student work, progress reports, and regular parent-teacher conferences to monitor student growth and provide support as needed.

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