our program

Our program is practical and functional which unifies the child’s mental and physical energies to bring about the harmonious functioning of the whole body, improving self image, thereby developing a sense of dignity, which inclusively allows children to adapt to a social environment.



Directress of DSM Norwood

Our Classroom


I attended Different Strokes Montessori School 10 years ago and what I had learnt definitely stayed with me, throughout the years.
Teacher Zainab taught me the importance of honesty and sincerity. She instilled confidence and teamwork which I realise their true value now, years later.
Over the years I have achieved several awards ranging from mathematics to geography. I have achieved well in Eistedfords throughout my primary school years. In grade 7 I was elected Academic Executive Councillor of Tom Newby School. I was given the Principal’s award and Top Learner Award in my last year at TNS.
In high school I have achieved the Top Learner Award annually and have participated in various debates and speech contests.
I will be forever thankful to Teacher Zainab for instilling the love for learning and passion for reading at a young age.

Radhiyya Essop

(15 years)

Zainab started her early schooling at Montessori Different Strokes in Rynsoord and moved on to Benoni Junior which only goes up to grade 3 she finished of there with a Rotary Award. She attended Rynfield Primary where she finished off with the Dux Award.
She moved on Benoni High and received several Prestige Awards in the Eistedford in the categories she participated in.
She finished Matric with 7 Distinctions. She studied BComm Accounting at UJ and was in the Top Ten achievers, she completed her degree Cum Laude and finally completed her CA Board exam in 2017 and qualified as Charted Accountant.


I really enjoyed my time at Different Strokes Montessori as I
learnt a lot.
I was given a good foundation and this made Grade 1 a lot easier for
me and helped me get many awards.
I came in the top learners for grade 1 and took the Islamic studies
award. I also got an award for UC-MAS.

Nayyirah Kharva

(7 Years)


Contact Us

45 Henrietta Rd,
Norwood, Johannesburg, 2192

081 307 2549