General Information

Jackalberry Montessori General Information

School Times
The school opens at 07h00 and closes at 17h30. There are three school day options available to parents to choose from:

For a detailed breakdown of the typical school day for the toddler and preschool environments, including a typical daily schedule, please consult the Jackalberry Montessori Parents Prospectus.


Should you be enrolling your child for the first time with Jackalberry Montessori, a refundable deposit of R1800 is required to be paid as a pre-requisite to your child's enrolment and is payable immediately upon signature of this agreement. Jackalberry Montessori cannot guarantee your child's placement at the school unless we have received payment of the deposit. Please note that significant planning and costs are incurred based on the number of children who will be attending the school. Please see the “Withdrawal Requirements” section below for details on when the deposit will be refunded. The deposit will be kept in a non-interest bearing account.

Enrolment Fees

All enrolments are subject to a non-refundable enrolment fee of R1000. The payment of the enrolment fee does not constitute an acceptance or acknowledgement of any nature whatsoever by Jackalberry Montessori, and does not initiate or form part of any legal contract between the parties. All applications are subject to an assessment.

School Fees 2019

Fees for the 2019 school year are as follows for both the toddler and pre-school environments1:
Fees excluding holiday care:


Please consult the school regarding any school fee discounts/ specials that may be applicable.

Fees including all holiday care – long mid-term break, April holidays and August holidays:


The cost of the baby care is 15% less than the prices quoted above. Please contact us for detailed prices.

School Terms

Jackalberry Montessori runs on the private school term system i.e. three terms. Jackalberry Montessori is closed during the short mid-term breaks but open for the long mid-term breaks. While holiday club is included in the school fees (for those parents that wish to make use of the facility), the holiday care program charged at R115 per day per child for those students enrolled in Jackalberry Montessori and R135 per child per day for those students not permanently enrolled in Jackalberry Montessori). The 2019 term structure is as follows:


Extra Murals

A host of extra mural activities are available based on demand. The extra mural usually take place between 11h00 and 12h00, with some extra curricula activities scheduled in the afternoons after 13h00. In some instances, it is possible that an extra curricula activity may only be scheduled in the afternoon for PreSchool children. The children really enjoy the activities, however they are not compulsory. For further details on the extra murals available, please do not hesitate to contact us.

A 7.5% discount is provided on Termly Payments paid in advance. A 10% discount is afforded on annual payments paid in advance. Each siblings will attract a further 10% discount on the fees depicted above.

Download our fees document below for more info.