Being a small school has many benefits and one of the most significant is the family-like atmosphere. School for Montessori East children is a happy place where they are respected as individuals and feel free to be themselves. A community where everyone knows each other. Principal Bill Conway regularly joins the primary school children for lunch. There aren't too many schools where you’d find the principal sitting down at the table like this, and with the children totally relaxed in his company. At 1pm it was back to the classroom and for Bill, his desk.