Our Philosophy and Teaching


Our educational philosophy is based upon the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach.

Developed in Italy by Loris Malaguzzi, Reggio Emilia values each child as a strong, capable and resilient learner, with wonder and a passion for learning.

At Wahroonga Prep, our girls and boys are encouraged to challenge themselves and explore topics of interest to them through inquiry-based learning.

We use a constructivist approach, developing strong general knowledge to build deep conceptual understanding.


We are dedicated to supporting our teachers to be innovative, passionate educators through comprehensive professional development.

Our teachers regularly collaborate to showcase innovative teaching practice and have their lessons observed and critiqued throughout the year.

By promoting a culture of excellence in teaching practice, we can ensure every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential in the classroom.