About Us

Our Background

Montpelier Pre Primary School was started in 1966 by a group of the Durban Jewish Woman’s Union. Initially the school was started to educate the children of these women as there was a shortage of school facilities at the time. The State briefly took over the school from the DJWY for a while, but since 1997 the school has been independent. The school is a member of ISASA (Independent Schools Association of South Africa) and the Principal is a member of SAHISA (South African Heads of Independent Schools Association.) The school has been situated on the same property all these years and the original building has celebrated 100 years of existence. As the school has grown so extensions have been made to the building, adding on the art room, fantasy room and upstairs Busy Bee classrooms. Montpelier used to have a Grade R class, but due to the surrounding junior schools opening their own Grade R’s suffered a drop in pupil numbers. As a result of this the school has opened a junior group to make up the numbers. There are five groups of children from 2 years old to 5 years.

A Little About Us

Thinking –

A stimulating fun-filled child centred environment facilitates:
Problem solving and searching for solutions and new idea
Active engagement and concrete experiences
Learning how to learn
Learning how to think
Developing a life long passion for learning and positive work ethic

Listening –

Active listening opportunities to enhance language development by:
Listening to music, poetry , prose, stories and sound to build concentration, empathy, reasoning, listening skills understanding and love of language

Its a small world – 

A small school for small children (2-5 years old) in small groups.
A society in miniature where there is a seamless extension of home
and family and a seamless transition to the wider community
Our aim is for Montpelier to be the best, to be a school where
Children acquire a sense of self, of having identified a talent, a skill, and an intelligence, which will enable them to be anything they want to be

Meet Our Lovely Team

Gail King


Anita Fernandes


Kayla Daw


Nakedi Luthuli

Student/ Assistant

Maureen Mkhize

WordPress Dev.

Louisa Kortjass


Siyabonga Sibisi

Groundsman/ Caretaker

FLorence Jele

Aftercare Teacher

Simoh Zama

Gate Keeper/ Car Guard


210 Montpelier Rd Morningside Durban 4001



Phone No

031 312 6670

Business Hours

Weekdays - 7:30AM to 4:30PM
Weekends- OFF