Chartwell House Montessori Eco School


Chartwell House is more than a school. It is a family who share the same goals and aspirations for their children, and their education. We offer:

  • a true Montessori learning environment, accredited by the South Africa Montessori Association
  • small classes with a focus on each learner
  • regular feedback sessions with parents 
  • a countryside feel, encouraging a lot of outdoor activities


After many years of Singing Forest parents requesting an opportunity for their children to continue in the Montessori way of life with an authentic Montessori primary education, we bought a burnt-down ruin in Chartwell in 2014 and turned it into our very own primary school.

We’ve come a long, long way since then and now have a thriving community of 68 three to twelve-year-olds mining their untapped talent, developing their ability to think for themselves, a personal love of work and learning, becoming accountable for how they manage their time and execute their responsibilities. These are children who are learning to take pride in what they do for intrinsic rewards, not external rewards, are growing an internal work ethic, muscles of proactivity and initiative and making a positive contribution to their social community. We are very proud of them.

These are the movers and shakers of tomorrow, the children who will become young adults who think for themselves and are trend setters, not followers. They children who are secure in themselves and their abilities, and desire to be the best they can possibly be, for internal rewards.

At Chartwell House we hand select applicants through a stringent admissions process. Applicants are required to come for a 3-day trial and parent interview for consideration of acceptance into our school.


Our School

Situated in Chartwell, in the north of Johannesburg, the school’s surrounds lends itself to an authentic Montessori experience. With loads of open space and close to nature, our students have the freedom to play and learn in a safe ‘countryside’ environment.

Our two pre-schools, Singing Forest Montessori Fourways and Singing Forest Montessori Chartwell, serve as incubators for our little seedlings from 18 months old up to six years of age and both campuses offer Grade R classes.
Please feel free to contact us for a tour around our school:


telephone: +27 (0) 82  529 7005