Our Track Record by Numbers
Teachers in the Montessori method
Our Core Team
Meet The Team Bringing You The Merton Advantage
Dorothy Otoo has served as a school administrator for 21 years. Before then she worked with CRA Ltd, a company which markets unique educational materials for children in Ghana and the West African region.
Currently her duties as an administrative manager entail the overall supervision and professional development of the administrative staff. She is also responsible for ensuring a safe and productive learning environment for the children.
Easterlene Afful is the Human Resource Manager of Merton Montessori School. She has also served as an Administrative / Operations Manager and Nursery Superintendent of the School. Easterlene loves teaching and supporting children with learning disabilities.
Marian Opokua Nontwiri joined Merton Montessori School as a teaching assistant in the 1994/1995 academic. Marian also played the following roles; taught in crèche, nursery 2 and kindergarten 1 and 2. Marian was the sectional head for kindergarten 2 for 2 years and is currently the head teacher of the school.
Cecilia Welbeck has a bachelor degree in Arts from the University of Ghana Legon and a Master degree in Business Administration from Wisconsin International University College Accra, Ghana. She also has a postgraduate diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
She has worked with Faith Montessori School, Gbawe, Ghana International School at Cantonments and Accra Academy School at Odorkor. She joined Merton Montessori School in 2011 as a teacher in Jasmine (one of the nursery 2 classes) for two terms, after which she was moved to Daisy- a kindergarten 1 class of Merton Montessori School where she is currently teaching children between ages four to five.
Sec. Head for Nursery 1 & 2
Harriet Offei – Bediako has worked in Merton Montessori School for fourteen years. She joined Merton Montessori School as a teaching assistant for nursery 1 and 2 in 2005.
A year later, she was made an assistant teacher for the nursery 2 class. Harriet was also class teacher for Nursery 1, Nursery 2 and KG 1. She is currently the sectional head for nursery 1 and Nursery 2.
Sec. Head for Kindergarten
In her role as a class teacher, Susan has taught and nurtured more than a 100 pupils from all backgrounds, successfully preparing them for the next stage of their young lives.
Her philosophy in life is “never give up but always strive to achieve your goal no matter the obstacles”. Her hobbies are reading, watching movies and listening to educational programmes.
A Tradition of Excellence OUR HISTORY
September 1964 :
"Merton Nursery School was established by the Founders: Mr and Mrs Odunton"
The school was established to provide pre-school education in a stimulating environment. Upon it’s very inception, Merton has aimed to enable Ghanaian children to develop their physical, emotional and intellectual abilities and to prepare them for entry into mainstream schooling. The Founders placed an emphasis on helping children gain confidence, independence and life-skills.
Founders relocated to the school’s present site and changed the name to Merton Nursery School.
"Mrs Elizabeth Baitie, daughter of the Founders, became the Headmistress"
During the first phase of her tenure, Mrs Baitie expanded and upgraded Merton’s infrastructure by building more classrooms to increase the school’s capacity to take in a growing stream of children.
"Merton adopted the Montessori Method and changed its name to “Merton Montessori School"
Driven by her first-hand experience of teaching Montessori in the U.K. and seeing its benefit on children’s educational outcomes, Mrs. Baitie introduced the Montessori Method to Merton and trained staff and equipped them with the necessary skills and learning aids to deliver the Montessori method of education.
"Merton International School (Primary) was established as a separate entity to provide continued learning options"
The successful implementation of the Montessori method and the amazing output of Merton products resulted in Parents strongly requesting an expansion of Merton’s learning options. This led to the establishment of the Merton International School – which provides Primary & Secondary school learning opportunities. In recognition and appreciation of this continued relationship, Merton Montessori alumni are given discounted access to the Primary school.
Merton Montessori Educational Trust Established
Driven by the strong demand for high-quality teachers and recognition of Merton’s tradition of excellence, Merton set up a teachers’ training program to provide in-service training to teachers. This became a fully-fledged program for outsiders. Thus far, it’s trained over XX teachers through this program.
"Merton Montessori Celebrated 50 Years of delivering a “tradition of excellence”
Merton Montessori @5O
Read our magazine commemorating our 50th year anniversary
Learning at Merton
From the very first day we opened our doors to welcome budding young talents, we have aimed to provide a school experience that produces world citizens. We encourage a sense of curiosity, responsibility, integrity, discipline, loyalty and excellence in our students.
The Merton Way
Holistic learning through exploration, play, structure and tailored instruction.
At Merton, our children don’t just study their immediate environment – they study the world. They don’t just study to be prepared for Primary school education, they study to be ready for life.