“The child should live in an environment of beauty.”
A school in a windmill
The Montessori School of Mallorca is placed in an old windmill on an estate of 3,000 square meters on the outskirts of Santa Maria del Cami, a town of 6,000 inhabitants in the centre of the island. Our mill, ‘El Molí de Son Gulla,’ was built over 400 years ago and is full of history. Find out more about the history of the windmill.
Close to nature
The Montessori School of Mallorca is located in a residential area bordering agricultural farms, so kids can enjoy a healthy and rural environment. It is a place very close to nature, where our kids can feed their curiosity about the world around them. Our extensive outdoor area offers a variety of plants and trees, including lemon, orange, pomegranate, plum, and olive trees. There is plenty of space for children to play, discover, experiment, and learn!
Large and open classrooms
The classrooms are located in the main house and separate classrooms, which are situated in the garden of the estate. Our classrooms are large, open-feeling spaces, with low shelves, different sizes of tables that comfortably seat one to four children, and chairs that are appropriately sized for the children in the classroom.
A prepared environment
Montessori learning environments are prepared to enable infants, children and young people to learn through their own activity. As much freedom and independence as possible is given for their age and stage, in other words a level of freedom matched to their ability to regulate and discipline themselves. They are also provided with resources and activities that capture their interest and initiate cycles of purposeful activity requiring concentration and judgement.
In the Montessori view the development of infants, children and young people is stimulated by action, and interaction, within their environment. What is offered in the environment will, thus, largely determine how children develop intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.
Safe parking area
To make sure that you can drop off and pick up your children in a stress-free and safe manner, the school provides a large parking area with direct and safe access to the premises.
Santa Maria is located in the centre of the island and has excellent connections from the capital, Palma, and other places by road and train. Our school is easily accessible from highway Ma-13, which connects Palma with Inca, and is two minutes walking distance from the train station.