Established in 1989 • Unleashing Every Child's Full Potential

Enrolment Guidelines

Joining the Montessori Journey at Titoki

An offer of a place for your child is based on several factors, one of which is a successful match of the family's and the school's educational goals for the child. Siblings of currently qualifying students and children transferring from other Montessori schools are given priority. New applicants are admitted for the remaining spaces, while gender and age balance is maintained within the class.

Titoki is a charitable trust run by parents committed to ensuring that children gain the benefits of the entire Montessori experience. Dr Montessori observed that human development took place over 4 planes of development; with the first 6 years being the formative ones of a child’s life. Children leaving before the end of their 6th year in a Montessori Casa environment are robbed of the precious third year, where they have the opportunity to complete the full cycle of activity with the classroom materials and to be the leaders and role models in the Casa. The third year enables them to reach the apex of their Montessori preschool learning through consolidating and reinforcing their own knowledge as they guide their younger peers.

In continuing the original mission of the founding members to provide an authentic and affordable Montessori 3-6 curriculum, Titoki offers a cost-effective fee structure that requires parents' philosophical and financial commitment to the 3 year programme. This commitment is clearly stated at the time of enrolment and is essential for the programme to continue to thrive and grow.

Expressions of interest in securing a place for your child will require completion of the application form as the first step in our admission process, this is then followed by an interview, a signed enrolment form and payment of a tuition bond when a place is offered. The tuition bond will be released at the end of your child's final term in their third year at Titoki.

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