At Rowntree Montessori, attending school is not only about surpassing curriculum expectations, it’s about learning how to live. With a unique mix of Montessori-based principles and traditional educational practices focusing on the whole child, RMS students become academic leaders and outstanding citizens. Visit RMS and explore how they are truly “Nurturing Tomorrow’s Achievers.”
Education Exceeds Expectations at RMS
At Rowntree Montessori Schools, it’s never too soon for children to embark on a path of achievement.
The Brampton-based coed day schools—which include three pre-elementary schools for children 12 months to six years old inclusive and an Academy campus for students in Kindergarten to Grade 10—equip children with the tools and guidance they need to succeed.
“Academics are extremely important but it’s not only about grades,” said Dan Zebeljan, Director of Education of RMS and Principal of the Academy campus. “Our environment focuses on community and the development of the whole child, building character and teaching children to become outstanding citizens.”
As the largest and longest-running Montessori school in Brampton, RMS taps into children’s natural curiosity and love for learning, giving them freedom to learn at their own pace. Combining the Montessori-based principles with the structure and philosophy of a traditional education, RMS offers students the best of both worlds.
With small class sizes and enrichment infused into every program, it’s little wonder that RMS students have a consistent record of academic success. They are, on average, one full grade ahead of the Ontario Curriculum according to their results in the CTBS (Canadian Test of Basic Skills), a national standardized academic achievement test, which measures vocabulary, reading, language, mathematics and science for Grades 3-8.
“Our best achievement on the last standardized test from spring 2011, was boasted by our Grade 7s who, according to the provincial curriculum grade equivalency, were performing at Grade 10 provincial standard, almost three academic grades ahead of their peers in other schools,” said Mr. Zebeljan. “We’re constantly exceeding provincial curriculum expectations.”
In addition, RMS takes pride in its Canadian National Math League results, where the RMS students are the defending, reigning champions. Based on the last year’s test results, Grades 6 and 8 achieved first-place rankings both provincially and nationally, whereas Grade 7 was number one provincially and number two nationally.
School life is brimming with activity at RMS with a wide range of extracurriculars available to its students – from a wide variety of sports and track and field events, cultural events such as its own Festival of Arts judged by the local artists, to the Model United Nations Competitions which always take place at renowned private schools of similar ilk. The last time around, for example, the event was hosted by Appleby College and the RMS students had a superb showing, representing their school with pride, knowledge and maturity.
Promoting a healthy lifestyle goes beyond the standardized curriculum expectations; RMS ensures its students get at least 20 Minutes of the Daily Physical Activity (DPA) in addition to their Physical Education classes. The most popular DPA days are those that start early in the morning, allowing the students to begin their day the right way, right away!
The school’s strong community focus extends education outside school boundaries. Students can be found cleaning local parks, or singing the anthem at Brampton Battalion hockey games in front of thousands of spectators. Parents can also take advantage of the school’s car drop off and pick-up program which securely escorts each child from their parents’ cars to the front entrance at the beginning of the school day, and vice-versa at the end of their day. Last but not least, the school’s after-care program conveniently runs to 6 p.m.
The school builds a strong relationship with its parents, who value education and the potential of their children.
“We’re like a family,” said Mr. Zebeljan.
Visit the Open House on March 31st at all four of its Brampton locations and see first-hand how RMS can enrich your child’s life.
Date: March 31, 2012
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact: Registrar Christine Peel at 905-790-3838 or email email@example.com