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Twelve to Sixteen


“At this time the human soul by nature opens itself to love. His conscience becomes sensible to the greatness of man and to civilisation based on the great conquests which were made possible by human cooperation …this man is now ready to begin to live mysteriously, yet positively for other people, to dedicate his life to others, to make sacrifices, to give his life to protect. That is the meaning and importance of this period: i.e. the man who lives for others is a fundamentally social being.”

– Dr. Maria Montessori

Our vision for the adolescents in our care is that they will leave the Young People’s Community as intelligent, thoughtful and compassionate young adults, who love their world, and who feel within themselves both the desire to contribute to it and the power and capability to transform it.

Our commitment is to nurture the kind of environment described by Maria Montessori as being ideal for the extraordinarily tumultuous, creative, deeply felt and revolutionary period of life that adolescence represents.

Our anticipated capacity is 60 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 who live, study, and work together in a context that prepares them to be agents of transformative change in a 21st century world.

We began in September 2016 with a small pioneering group of seven 12 and 13 year olds – three girls and four boys. We have an Instagram and Facebook account which offer a glimpse of some of the work our pioneers have been doing these past few months.

We have 5 places left to offer for the September 2017 academic year.

If you are considering the Young People’s Community for your child for the 2017/18 or subsequent academic years, and would like to find out more, please do get in touch.