Lodestar Montessori SchoolsBuilding the inner guide
Lodestar Montessori schools cultivate a friendly attitude towards mistakes, instil passion in learning and encourage service to the community.
Montessori believed all children have an inner guide that directs their optimal development and self-construction given the right environment and support.
At Lodestar Montessori schools, we respect the child’s inner guide, nurturing and supporting it, and helping it towards self-regulation.
We invite you to visit us to discuss how we can work together to develop your child’s potential and bring out your child’s best.
To inspire a passion for life, a love for learning and a desire for service through a safe, loving and mistake-friendly environment based on the principles and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.
A world where people can live together peacefully, respect one another and are good stewards of the environment; all this through our children who become the future keepers of our world.
Lodestar Montessori Schools
Lodestar Montessori schools offer some of our children a seamless transition from preschool to elementary, with the opportunity to experience Montessori education in the early years and in childhood.
Current research supports Dr. Maria Montessori’s belief that the critical years of childhood from 0-12 years are the most important in the formation of the human being. What better gift to give your child than the gift of a Montessori education that will set your child up for life and instil in your child a love for learning and a clear understanding of the world around.
Lodestar Montessori Preschool
Weekdays (08.30 – 15.30), 23 Jalan Teliti, Singapore 537319
Our Montessori preschool is registered with ECDA (Early Childhood Development Agency) and is situated in a stand-alone house with a beautiful outdoor garden in a quiet neighbourhood. It caters to children from ages 3-6 years old.
Lodestar Montessori School
Weekdays (08.30 – 16.00), 24 Jalan Selaseh, Singapore 808444
Our Montessori elementary school is registered with CPE (Committee for Private Education) and is situated in a spacious shophouse that overlooks a well-equipped park. It caters to children from ages 6-12 years old.
Children : Guides
Hours of uninterrupted work cycle
Joshua completed his preschool years at Lodestar Montessori. He currently attends Catholic High Primary and has been described as a student who “works independently towards goals in a determined and disciplined manner” and “does not give up when the task is challenging”.
His preschool days has prepared him well for primary school where he is commended for the quality of his work and for being “attentive during lesson time and strives to do his work well”. He was also noted as being a “confident speaker who makes his feelings and thoughts known and cooperates well with his peers in a group learning setting”, an outcome that is largely influenced by his years with his guides and friends at Lodestar where the social and emotional development of their children are as important and highly valued.
Our daughter is very different in terms of the way she learns and processes information.
She looks forward to school and we love the idea that her interests and curiosity are respected and allowed to drive her daily choices. She comes home at the end of the day happy and excited most of the time to share what she has learned.
The school/guides were able to tailor the approach to every child which we like. Parent-Guide conferences helped us to extend her learning experience beyond the prepared Montessori environment.
True Montessori principles and teaching style and not a trend-driven Montessori. The school/guides exceeded our expectations. We wish you continued success!
“Is your child coping well in a normal school after studying in a Montessori school?” I have been asked this question several times by parents when we shifted to India for good. My answer has always been a definite and emphatic “yes” to all those concerned parents.
Our journey with Montessori began when our first child was preschool-ready. Teachers’ and parents exert a great impact on a child’s behaviour during their early stages of development. Undoubtedly, Montessori has a great positive influence on a child’s early learning abilities, which in turn, determines how the child grows into a better individual.
When Montessori children have to return to formal schooling, as we had to do, due to relocation to India, it is evident that children with Montessori education have an edge over children from non-Montessori background. We will be ever grateful for the strong foundation that Montessori education gave to our child.
We enrolled our son in the middle of his second grade, from a mainstream school. It was the best decision we have made in our lives!
We have watched and enjoyed, and eased into nurturing our son, simply by enabling him to thrive in a wonderful environment. His confidence and self esteem had been broken due to racism, bullying, and feeling alienated. It has been so rewarding to just watch him come to himself, and explore the world full of possibilities with curiosity.
We have since, within a short span of 6 months, developed a nurturing parent-child relationship too. And we feel this is the foundation we would like to give our child – for him to develop and grow by feeling empowered to learn and contribute in meaningful ways.
We have nothing but gratitude for Lodestar Montessori School, and its philosophy of education that has enabled healing, growth and learning, for us as parents and our child.
After moving to India, the thought that struck me time and again was, would Tanmay be able to adapt well to traditional school after spending years at Lodestar Montessori Preschool and Elementary School?
The answer has turned out to be an emphatic ‘yes’. He adjusted beautifully. In fact, he made an immediate, favourable impression upon his new teachers. Not only were his academics outstanding, but he also adjusted well with his new classmates. Given the two Parent-Teacher Conferences I attended with his new teachers, it became clear that Lodestar Montessori had prepared him in many ways to be adaptable in the face of change, and to greet those changes as opportunities.
He has learned how to adapt in new situations, making friends easily and figuring out how to solve problems (both academic and social) as they arise. Thanks to all the guides for being there for our son in building a strong foundation in his life.
I had the honour of having 5 wonderful kids from Lodestar Montessori join the holiday class. Paired with 3 kids from my studio. This group is truly heavenly to coach. Workshops are always a frenzy of activities and there are often children of varying skill levels and abilities all coming together in a single class. These kids, they are self regulated, they take their time and their turn and even queue up when they are drying their works. They are so present with the work that I can pass a single container of paint around the class and everyone gets to use it at their own time. I never once hear a “ME FIRST!” or even “I WANT!”
The moment I give out instructions they immediately know to turn around and tune in. They are able to resume activities at their own pace without a FOMO (Fear of missing out) mentality. They stay present and take time to reflect on what they want for their art work. They are confident and even took care of the younger kids. I wasn’t the only one with the answers in class. Every single one of them took in my instructions and ran with it, helping each other out and became experts! They own the authority and have such great initiative. I wish for this sort of confidence for all my kids in the studio. So if you believe in such learning environments, you know where to look!