Who We Are

Introduction to our school

Drumnigh Montessori Primary School is a private, child centred, parent run, non-denominational primary school catering for children aged 3 to 12 in Donaghmede. The children are taught using the Maria Montessori methodology, which means each child learns at their own pace in multi age classrooms.

The school was established in 1962 by a group of parents in Raheny before moving to Drumnigh House in Portmarnock, where the school got its name. The school has been operating from Donaghmede for almost 15 years.

In Montessori, the teachers are known as Directresses and we have three Lead Directresses and five assistant directresses. Our school caters for up to 66 children and our staff and student body are represented by 15 different nationalities.


Our School’s Mission Statement

In line with the Montessori Approach and Philosophy Drumnigh Montessori Primary School’s objectives include:

The national school curriculum is fully covered using the Montessori Method.  Our school is a registered AATI (Association AMI Teachers of Ireland) and an accredited IMEB (Irish Montessori Education Board) school.