Established in 1989 • Unleashing Every Child's Full Potential

Vision and Mission

Our Vision

Our Vision is 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.

At Titoki Montessori School, our vision is to establish and maintain an exemplary Montessori educational institution that prioritises the development of key qualities such as independence, respect, concentration, and creativity in every child. We aspire to create an environment where each student can flourish and achieve their highest potential. By embracing the Montessori philosophy, we aim to provide a nurturing space that encourages self-directed learning, fosters a deep sense of respect for oneself, others, and the environment, cultivates the ability to focus and concentrate, and sparks creativity in all aspects of life. Our ultimate goal is to empower our students with the skills, knowledge, and mindset necessary to become lifelong learners and compassionate individuals who positively impact the world around them.

Our Mission

Our mission is to work in the tradition of Dr. Maria Montessori to provide safe learning environments for children, assisting their growth as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.

This mission is best accomplished by:

  • Providing a curriculum adhering to rigorous Montessori standards, informed by current thinking and research on child development and learning;
  • Fostering a love of learning;
  • Embracing a diverse student body in which students experience and learn to respect ethnic, cultural, economic and other differences and to seek and identify common ground;
  • Recognising that personal growth involves responsibility toward others and toward the earth; and
  • Facilitating the involvement of parents, teachers, students and larger community.

Our Objectives

We have a set of clear objectives that drive our educational approach. First and foremost, we aim to create a child-centred environment based on the Montessori Method of Education, ensuring that each child's unique needs and interests are at the forefront of their learning experience. Our ultimate goal is to allow children to develop to their fullest potential, fostering a love for learning and providing them with the tools and support they need to thrive. We are committed to employing teachers trained in the Montessori Method whenever possible, and we actively seek to raise funds to achieve our objectives. Additionally, we strive to spread awareness and acceptance of child-centred education, specifically as envisioned by Maria Montessori.

  • To provide a child-centred environment based on the Montessori Method of Education.
  • To allow children to develop to their fullest potential.
  • To provide an environment which will nurture a love of learning.
  • To employ, whenever possible, only teachers trained in the Montessori Method of education.
  • To raise funds necessary to achieve these aims.
  • To spread the acceptance of child centred education, particularly as originally developed by Maria Montessori.

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