Piccola Casa Playgroup
For: children 1 – 3 years

Casa Mia Montessori School offers a Montessori playgroup Perth for children under the age of three, who are walking, to ‘explore and discover’ in an especially prepared environment, in the company of their parent(s) and other children.

Early Learning Centre 3-6 Years
The Casa Mia Early Learning Centre is uniquely designed environment supporting curious and engaged little people who are eager to find their independence and begin to conquer the world. The pre-kindy, kindy and pre-primary children form a strong community in which they thrive socially and emotionally in the care of the adults who take great care in designing the activities and introducing them to the children.

Lower Primary 6-9 Years

Montessori Primary Education is a natural progression from the 3-6 programme. There are a number of changes to meets the natural needs of the child. Having mastered their physical independence they now embark on their intellectual independence. 6-9 years is a period of construction.

The 6-9 year old child is identified by the ‘why’ questions and their active imaginations.

They have a decreasing need over the three years to use concrete materials in their work as they develop their abilities to reason and abstract.

Upper Primary 9-12 Years

In Upper Primary, the children are entering into a stage of consolidation that is marked by creativity. Their experiences and thought processes begin to connect. Their numeracy and literacy activities continue to be pursued but now for consolidation purposes and are strongly linked to the research projects.


Casa Mia School was created in 1998 by an enthusiastic group of parents looking to provide an alternative style of education for their children.

We are always happy to hear from past families and students and encourage engagement with the current children progressing through the school.

After Casa Mia

Casa Mia graduates move on to various high schools, both private and public.

An average of around 50% of our graduates go into specialised programmes in the public schools.


Casa Mia Montessori School has permission granted by the Schools’ Curriculum and Standards Authority to deliver the Montessori Australia Curriculum. The Montessori Curriculum is mapped to the Early Years Learning Framework and the West Australian Curriculum. The curriculum addresses 8 learning areas which are taught in both a discrete and interdisciplinary manner.

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • The Arts
  • Technologies
  • Health and Physical Education
  • French

Montessori Education

The Montessori Method of Education was created and refined by Dr. Maria Montessori, one of Italy’s first female medical doctors at the turn of the 20th Century.

The method is based on observation of young children by Montessori, who came to understand the child’s naturally absorbent mind. It is this unique capacity to absorb information which allows children to naturally incorporate experiences in the environment directly into their whole basic character and personality for life.

This mental faculty, which is innate in young children, allows them to learn many concepts in an effortless, spontaneous and joyful manner. During this time, children are particularly receptive to certain external stimuli.



Our Specialist Subjects

All our children from 3 to 12 years old attend weekly classes in

  • French
  • Health and Physical Education
  • The Arts
  • Loose Parts Programme



The students learning in the Casa Mia setting is recorded through observation, detailed records of progress through the constructivist curriculum and project work. Progress is also measured against achievement benchmarks – or standards based criteria such as NAPLAN

Protective Behaviours Curriculum

At Casa Mia, we actively encourage the children to know who they are; what makes them happy and what makes them sad and when they are sad – what are they going to do about it.

We do not refer to school rules but rather to the rights and responsibilities of all members of the community.