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Montessori Secondary Education

to live, laugh  grow and learn together


Committed to Students

Peace Experiment (why is it called Peace Experiment?) is an opportunity for all 11-18 year olds to define their education. From top academics to those who struggle with curriculum, we invite you to refine what education means for you.

Education for Peace is the central theme in our community.


We are a Montessori Secondary School with the student at the centre of our curriculum. Our experiment encourages students to discover what education for peace looks like in our community and environment.


We welcome all students from all backgrounds, ethnicities, races, abilities, orientations, and genders.  Diversity is key, celebrated and valued.


Students are accepted for who they are, and feel supported by each other. No bullying, no pressure, no judgements, no discrimination. 

Peace with self. Peace with others. Peace with the Environment

We are a creative learning environment


Our key competencies, taken from the New Zealand Curriculum are Thinking, Relating to others, Participating, Managing self, Understanding symbols and texts - we use the curriculum areas to explore these competencies: the Arts, PE & Health, Technology,  Languages, Science, Social Sciences, English, Mathematics.

As a United Nations recognised school we use the Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations as key pillars to our explorations. Students complete their own studies responding to each of the 17 UN SDG, after every 2 or 3 weeks exploration.  The students also take on a termly project PPP - Personal Peace Project, which recognises how students keep themselves peaceful.  Students also engage in several MAD - Make a Difference Project, that focuses on the needs of the local community, and also global society and planetary issues. 

Assessment and Qualifications:   Students use learning experiences to explore their world. Students may elect to study for qualifications such as standards from NCEA. We have CONSENT to ASSESS NCEA at all three levels on the NZQF framework. Note the NCEA is changing and students will be updated as changes affect them.

Peace Experiment is

a school of choice where students

make choices and take responsibility for themselves and their outcomes.

"Don't take opportunities,

Make them!"

Work at your own pace, with your own style, to accomplish your own goals in a curriculum designed by you to meet your own needs.

No classes. No timetable. No homework. No uniform. No assemblies.

No assignments. No detentions. No tests. No exams (unless requested).

Welcome to Peace Experiment
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