High Hopes Montessori

Welcome to High Hopes Montessori

High Hopes Montessori is a part-time setting which opens from 8.30 – 12.00 five days a week, term time. Our calendar aligns with the calendar of Harold’s Cross Primary School in relation to breaks and holidays. Preschool children have the option of staying on until 1.00pm. However, the spaces are limited in this program. High Hopes offers the ECCE scheme for one or two years. A light snack is offered to the children in the morning by the school. We deliver the Montessori Curriculum in unison with Aistear: The Early Years Curriculum Framework. In enforcing the quality standards set out under The Siolta Quality Framework, we follow the child’s emerging interests as well as offering extracurricular curriculum including Gymboree sessions, Sensory Yoga, OWLS Visits (where children can learn about nature and our environment), The Cool Food School sessions etc. We are very proud of our graduate lead team of staff who are trained in the following areas: Montessori Curriculum for Preschool level, Primary School Education, Forest School Curriculum, First Aid Responding, Child Protection, Leadership for Inclusion, Fire Marshal Training, Early Years Care & Education, Special Needs Training, LAMH & Hanen Training and Yoga Training.










Our goal at High Hopes is to support the learning, care and development of each individual child
by providing a balanced and inclusive approach to the child’s overall well-being. Our mission is to
provide a complete emergent and inquiry-based Montessori program which considers the
emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development of the total child.


We aim to promote a safe, developmentally appropriate environment which respects, supports and celebrates every child’s individual needs, cultures and differences. Diversity, equality and inclusion is central to our practice and care. We offer a safe, healthy and happy environment in which children are encouraged to develop a range of skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To achieve this, we work in partnership with parents, outside agencies, volunteers and the children as part of a multidisciplinary team.


Programme 1: 8:30am to 12pm – 40€ monthly (including ECCE)

Programme 2: 8:30am to 1pm. – 140€ monthly (including ECCE)

The deposit to secure a place is 100€.

Application Form

Click here for a Montessori Application Form

Forms may be submitted one year ahead of the child’s start date. Example: If you are applying for 1st September 2024, your Application Form will be accepted from 1st September 2023.