Established in 1989 • Unleashing Every Child's Full Potential


Titoki Montessori School: Nurturing Minds, Inspiring Futures

Titoki Montessori School (TMS), nestled on Stredwick Drive alongside the picturesque Awaruku wetland reserve, is a beacon of excellence in Montessori preschool education. Since its establishment in 1989 by a dedicated group of parents, TMS has remained committed to its original vision to create and sustain an exemplary Montessori school which fosters independence, respect, concentration and creativity; a place where each child can reach their fullest potential. With a strategic plan centered around the ethos of stewardship rather than ownership, the school acknowledges the contributions of its predecessors and endeavors to ensure the longevity and prosperity of its program for the next generation of children. If you have recently discovered TMS and are intrigued by the possibilities Montessori education offers your family, feel free to reach out through the 'Casa Contact' button for further information. In these critical formative years, the TMS community provides invaluable support, camaraderie, and guidance in alignment with Montessori principles of respect and peace. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to meet you and your child, and embark on this transformative educational journey together.

Our Programme

Enriching Education at Titoki Montessori School

At Titoki Montessori School, we believe in providing an enriching educational experience that nurtures the minds of young learners and inspires them to reach their full potential. Situated alongside the lush Awaruku wetland reserve on Stredwick Drive, our school has been a beacon of excellence since its establishment in 1989 by a group of dedicated parents. Our committed Titoki Council and community continue to uphold the original mission, guided by the theme of 'stewardship, not ownership.' With a focus on Montessori principles of respect and peace, we foster a supportive and inclusive environment where children can thrive. Whether you have recently discovered TMS or are already familiar with the benefits of Montessori education, we invite you to join our community and embark on a transformative educational journey with us.

The Titoki Community

Titoki Montessori School is a non-profit, parent-governed preschool that has been serving 3-6-year-olds and their families for over 30 years. Located beside the beautiful Awaruku wetland reserve, the school is dedicated to fostering independence, respect, concentration, and creativity in each child. Founded by committed parents in 1989, Titoki Montessori upholds its original vision and follows Montessori principles, providing a child-centered learning environment where children can flourish at their own pace. The community values stewardship, ensuring the school's longevity and excellence for future generations. With a strong sense of camaraderie, support, and guidance, Titoki Montessori welcomes families to embark on a transformative educational journey together, leaving a lasting legacy of love for learning and personal growth.

Montessori Testimonials

"The best and most authentic Montessori preschool in Auckland! Both my children went to this school for the full 3 years and they absolutely thrived. Although they are both at school now, they still talk about Titoki frequently and go visit. I can't imagine a better start to their educational journey. All the staff are extremely knowledgeable in Montessori philosophy and do a fantastic job delivering an authentic programme. As a Montessori teacher myself, I am truly grateful for the level of care, effort and education Titoki provides. Children acquire skills for life at this preschool! As my 6 year old said "Titoki is the best school ever!""

Marina M


"Our son has recently graduated from Titoki Montessori. He absolutely loved his time there and we are very glad that we chose this preschool. At Titoki they follow a very authentic Montessori approach which values the whole child. The environment is fully prepared to suit the children’s needs, making child-led learning a really enjoyable experience for these pre-schoolers. The staff are absolutely wonderful, very nurturing and supportive and there is a great community vibe to the school. Our son left very well prepared for starting Primary School. We are so lucky to have such a high quality, authentic Montessori option right here in Torbay."

Olivia Worthington


"Thank you for being wonderful teachers. Your kindness, patience and dedication have made a huge difference in Willis’ life. We appreciate all the love and care you have given to our precious young man over the past three years. You have created a warm and supportive learning environment that has helped him grow and develop in so many ways."

Evan & Christy


"Our family loves Titoki. The environment and the teachers are well-prepared to support the children on their journey to develop themselves. The team is always trying their best to be as authentic to Montessori as possible which I really appreciate! If you’re finding a preschool program for your child(ren), you must consider this school."

Huong Thai


"Be very proud of your school... You and all of your teachers are providing a wonderful learning environment for the children, and Adam has thrived in your care. Thank you all."

Ruth Guthrey


"I love all the teachers a million and a trillion! (Quote from our 3.5 years old daughter) I just feel overwhelmingly grateful that our daughter gets to go to Titoki. It is truly an amazing place full of amazing people. Thank you!"

Susan and Eugene Pearson


"Titoki is an environment where kids can go and learn how to be their own person. This school enables them to grow at their pace, with their interests - they learn without realizing it....Montessori education at its best - a great start for education and the love of learning.‎"

Sacha and Shelley Belcourt


"My daughter could not have had a better pre-school experience. Titoki Montessori pre-school exceeded my expectations and helped develop my child into a caring confident person. A must for all 3 - 6 year olds! ‘Education is a natural process and is acquired not by listening to words but by experiencing the environment’ - Maria Montessori."

Allan Rutledge


"To all who have contributed to the wonderful experiences our grandson, Adam, has had at Titoki, Thank you so very much for your amazing dedication."

Janice Tasker


"Education should no longer be mostly imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities."

Maria Montessori