In September 1980 St. Nicholas Montessori School opened its doors with 22 students ranging in ages from three to eight years of age. St Nicholas House was officially opened on the 6th December 1980, the feast of St. Nicholas. At the time nobody visualised the expansion of the school. The following September a second class opened and as the children reached six years of age parents asked that the school begin a class for older children. Today the school is a vibrant community of 100 children ranging from three to twelve years of age, where the happy atmosphere of that first year still persists.