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Montessori preschools and daycares

Find the top Montessori preschools and daycares in Canada.




On this page, we cover Montessori preschools, nursery schools, kindergartens, and daycares in Canada. Most of these preschools are certified by a world-recognized accrediting institute, such as the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA) or the American Montessori Internationale (AMI).

For a far more comprehensive guide to Montessori education, including a detailed discussion of the Montessori philosophy, approach, and curriculum, start with our introductory guide.

Table of contents


  1. List of Montessori preschools

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at Montessori preschools

  4. Compare Montessori schools

  5. A primer on Montessori preschools
  6. Further resources


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Montessori schools





Montessori preschools and daycares include toddler programs (ages 0-3) and primary schools (ages 3-6). There are lots of Montessori preschools in Canada, almost all of which are private. These schools vary in terms of their philosophy, learning environment, curriculum, and activities. The preschools listed below reflect this diversity. They can be filtered for a wide range of features, including programming, special needs support, location, and cost.


 
  • OMS Montessori
  • Westside Montessori School
  • Momentum Montessori
  • Forest Hill Montessori School
  • Bond Academy
  • Westside Montessori Academy
  • Clanmore Montessori School
  • Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School
  • Royal Cachet Montessori School
  • Alive Montessori & Private School
  • York Montessori School
  • TMS
  • Toronto French Montessori
  • Central Montessori Schools - York Mills
  • Peel Montessori Private School
  • Enquiring Minds Montessori Casa
  • Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Ellington Montessori School
  • Century Private School
  • Tall Pines School
  • Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • Downtown Montessori
  • Lakeview Montessori School
  • Beyond Montessori School
  • Hatch House Montessori School
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Roots and Wings Montessori School
  • Liberty Prep School
  • Montessori Alberta
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • La Villa Montessori School
  • Town Centre Private Schools
  • Emerson Academy
  • École Montessori International de Montréal
  • Blaisdale Montessori School - Scarborough
  • Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)
  • Dundas Valley Montessori School / Strata Montessori Adolescent School
  • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Blaisdale Montessori School - Ajax
  • Bannockburn
  • The Mildenhall School
  • Fun to Learn Montessori School
  • Prince Edward Montessori School
  • Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy
  • Aurora Montessori School
  • Shining Light Montessori School
  • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S
  • The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Summit West Independent School
  • Humberside Montessori School
  • Maria Montessori School
  • Braemar House School
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Blaisdale Montessori School - Bowmanville
  • Blaisdale Montessori School - Pickering
  • The Maria Montessori School Ltd.
  • River Valley School
  • Blaisdale Montessori School - Oshawa
  • Blooming Lives Montessori
  • Wishing Well Schools
  • High Park Gardens Montessori School
  • Académie Vaudrin Academy
  • Odyssey Montessori School
  • Trillium School
  • Montessori House of Children
  • Kaban Montessori School
  • Fairview Glen Montessori
  • Montessori For Children
  • The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus
  • Taddle Creek Montessori School
  • J. Addison School
  • Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus
  • Wheatley School
  • ABC Montessori
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Yip’s Music & Montessori School
  • Trinity Montessori School
  • Monkey See Monkey Do Montessori
  • Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Northstar Montessori Private School

 
School NameTypeApproachCost

OMS Montessori (est. 1966)

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
OMS Montessori (formerly Ottawa Montessori School) is an alternative private school that offers programs from 18 months to High School. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$12,864 to $19,260

Westside Montessori School (est. 2008)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox

Momentum Montessori (est. 2016)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
Children absorb multiple languages, music & develop sports skills VERY easily. Momentum Montessori is a multilingual school exposing kids (1.5 - 6 yrs) to multiple languages, sports & music like no other program. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox$10,800 to $20,400

Forest Hill Montessori School (est. 1996)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
Conveniently located in Midtown Toronto, our Junior and Elementary campuses are a popular choice for families seeking exceptional childcare and the very best education for their children. [View profile]
  • Montessori

Westside Montessori Academy (est. 2008)

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
Westside Montessori Academy, located at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver offers a true Montessori education to children aged 2.5 to Grade 7. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox$5,050 to $10,750

Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
Clanmore Montessori School in southeast Oakville offers a full spectrum, co-ed Montessori program from Toddler to Middle School. Tuition starts at $7,750. CCMA accredited. Member Oakville Independent Schools. Licenced. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$7,750 to $16,500

Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School (est. 1986)

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Moderately non-orthodox

Royal Cachet Montessori School (est. 2006)

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
Royal Cachet Montessori School is a Montessori school that offers programs from nursery to grade three in Markham. Its average class size is five to 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori

Alive Montessori & Private School (est. 2014)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Boys)
  • Day school (5 students)
50% off the first three months for new elementary students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox$7,500 to $14,500

York Montessori School (est. 2007)

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (145 students)
York Montessori School in Richmond Hill offers children from 16 months to 6 years old a wholesome Montessori education. Teacher to student ratios of 1:5 - 1:8. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$11,800 to $12,500

TMS (est. 1961)

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (750 students)
Internationally recognized since 1961, TMS is a not-for-profit independent university preparatory school located in Richmond Hill where students, faculty and staff regularly Go Beyond. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
$14,075 to $25,440

Toronto French Montessori (est. 2000)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
Toronto French Montessori offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in North York. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$7,470 to $15,396

Central Montessori Schools - York Mills (est. 1995)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
Central Montessori Schools in Toronto offers instruction from nursery to grade six, with enrolment of 900 day students and tuition starting at $5,900. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox

Peel Montessori Private School (est. 1992)

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
Peel Montessori School offers an enriched, personalized program. Emphasis is on strong academics, and the development of personal excellence (leadership skills, creativity) in a supportive, family-like environment. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Orthodox$7,500 to $15,000

Enquiring Minds Montessori Casa (est. 2012)

  • Scarborough, Ontario
  • Preschool to Preschool (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
At Enquiring Minds Montessori Casa we have created a unique learning experience that fosters academic and artistic excellence in a caring and challenging environment. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox$4,500 to $11,750

Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) (est. 1969)

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
Rowntree Montessori Schools is a montessori school that offers programs from Pre-kindergarten to Grade 8 in Brampton. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$4,300 to $11,700

Ellington Montessori School (est. 1990)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
Ellington Montessori School offers small class sizes and individualized programs from pre-school to grade eight. Our holistic approach to education helps prepare students for success in today's rapidly changing world. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Moderately non-orthodox$7,900 to $14,000

Century Private School (est. 1994)

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
Century Montessori Schools in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with class sizes as low as 12 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Non-orthodox$8,400 to $26,800

Tall Pines School (est. 1987)

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (480 students)
Tall Pines School in Brampton provides enhanced Montessori and traditional classes from Infant to Grade Eight, is the longest accredited CCMA Montessori school in Canada, and is a leader in 21st Century education. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$8,720 to $19,748

Montessori Jewish Day School (est. 2000)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (122 students)
MJDS is the unique school of choice where creativity, independence, respect, peacefulness,innovation, a sense of community and joy are fostered guided by the shared values of Judaism and Montessori education. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox$7,900 to $17,900

Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School (est. 2000)

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School offers programs for various grades in Mississauga. Its average class size is ten to 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Non-orthodox$6,500 to $11,000

Downtown Montessori

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (57 students)
Downtown Montessori is a non-profit private day school for infants, toddlers and pre-school children in Toronto.Learning is focused on academic skills like reading, math and creative arts and combined with the social skills of compassion, courtesy and respect for others. [View profile]
  • Montessori

Lakeview Montessori School (est. 1978)

  • Tecumseh, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
Lakeview Montessori offers small class sizes starting with 1:5 teacher to student ratios. Programs from toddlers (18 months) to grade 8. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori

Beyond Montessori School (est. 2008)

  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (80 students)
Conveniently located near downtown St. Catharines, BMS offers core-French Montessori. Toddler to Grade 8 with class sizes of 5 to 20 students. Tuition from $4,000 to $9,500. Extended Care. New facility and acreage. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Non-orthodox$8,500

Hatch House Montessori School (est. 2005)

  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for his/her uniqueness and is taught accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Non-orthodox

Cornerstone Montessori Prep School (est. 1990)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School is a Toronto Christian Montessori school with grades from nursery to 12. Tuition begins at $13,500. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox

Roots and Wings Montessori School (est. 1985)

  • Langley, British Columbia
  • Nursery/Toddler to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
We aim to create a community to enable children to honour and respect their innate goodness, their joy in learning and their responsibility as caring global citizens and stewards of the earth. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox$4,830 to $12,000

Liberty Prep School

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
Liberty Prep offers programs from Toddler - Gr. 6 in downtown Toronto. Our environment combines a beautifully renovated building with well-trained and passionate teachers. Reach out to discover what we do differently. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox

Montessori Alberta

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
Montessori Alberta is a Montessori pre-school/kindergarten for 3 to 6 year old children located in a bright and spacious facility with easy access to downtown Calgary. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$3,250 to $4,500

Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering (est. 1984)

  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering is a non denominational school that offers programs from Pre-school to Grade eight. We acknowledge and celebrate religious and cultural events as part of our cultural program. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox

La Villa Montessori School

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school
La Villa Montessori School is a private day school in Mississauga, Ontario dedicated to following the Montessori philosophy. The school's mission is to create a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment that fulfills a child's emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox

Emerson Academy (est. 2015)

  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (95 students)
Emerson Academy is the Bilingual Montessori & French Imm. school where your child’s bright future is created by design today. Here, character is cultivated, leadership skills are instilled & achievement becomes innate. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Moderately non-orthodox$12,500

École Montessori International de Montréal

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
Anchored in the community for over 20 years, É.M.i.M`s mission is to awaken each child`s potential. É.M.i.M is a trilingual Montessori environment and we encourage a child's eagerness to discover. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,400

Blaisdale Montessori School - Scarborough (est. 1969)

  • Scarborough, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
Blaisdale Montessori School in Scarborough offers nursery to grade three, with 120 students enrolled. Tuition ranges from $4,550 to $8,650. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox

Dundas Valley Montessori School / Strata Montessori Adolescent School (est. 2002)

  • Ancaster, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (210 students)
High fidelity CCMA Montessori. Canada's only land based Montessori Adolescent program. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$11,300

Rotherglen School - Mississauga (est. 1979)

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
Rotherglen School - MISSISSAUGA is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox

Blaisdale Montessori School - Ajax (est. 1969)

  • Ajax, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
Blaisdale Montessori School in Ajax runs from toddlers to grade eight. Tuition starts at $4,550. It features two rubberized play areas for younger children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox

Bannockburn (est. 1993)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (145 students)
Bannockburn, a Montessori school in Toronto, Ontario offers grades nursery to six, average class sizes of 22 students and tuition from $10,350 to $20,700. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$13,250 to $24,150

The Mildenhall School (est. 1967)

  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
The Mildenhall School provides an authentic Montessori education for children ages 2.5 to 14 years old in south Etobicoke. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$11,800 to $19,500

Fun to Learn Montessori School

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
Fun To Learn Montessori School offers genuine Montessori curriculum for toddlers and Casa. Serving Mississauga and surrounding areas for more than 12 years. [View profile]
  • Montessori

Prince Edward Montessori School (est. 1995)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
Prince Edward Montessori School offers programs for various grades in Toronto. Its average class size is ten to 16 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori

Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy

  • Caledon, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy offers our students an environment with an array of programming which supports them in discovering their passion within! [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox

Aurora Montessori School (est. 1989)

  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (370 students)
Aurora Montessori School offers toddler to grade 8 with enrollment of 400 day students. Average class size is 18 to 24 with tuition from $9,510. to $15,000. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox

Shining Light Montessori School

  • Maple, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Montessori

Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S (est. 1984)

  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
Our schools offer a maximum class size of 16 students for ages 4 & up. Tours are offered daily and new students are welcome to visit for a day. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox

The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus (est. 1988)

  • Nobleton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
For over 25 years, the Montessori Country School provides a first-class accredited curriculum for students 12 months through grade 6. The sprawling 10 acre campus offers a unique indoor and outdoor learning experience. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Non-orthodox$16,550 to $17,465

Avalon Children's Montessori School (est. 2000)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
Avalon provides quality programmes from kindergarten to Grade 8 in the heart of the Beach. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox$6,400 to $20,400

Humberside Montessori School (est. 1987)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (328 students)
Humberside Montessori Schools a montessori private school in Toronto. It offers programs from nursery to grade eight. [View profile]
  • Montessori

Maria Montessori School (est. 1975)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
Maria Montessori School is an AMI accredited Montessori school in Toronto that offers programs for children 18 months to twelve years. [View profile]
  • Montessori

Braemar House School (est. 1996)

  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (113 students)
Braemar House School is a not-for-profit elementary school that proves each day that children thrive in a nurturing environment that offers personalized attention. Class cap size is 16. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox$11,813

Bishop Hamilton Montessori School (est. 1983)

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (185 students)
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School is a Christian Montessori school in Ottawa, Ontario, with classes from nursery to grade eight. Tuition starts at $8,870. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$9,045 to $15,855

Blaisdale Montessori School - Bowmanville (est. 1969)

  • Bowmanville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school
Blaisdale Montessori School in Bowmanville, Ontario is an English speaking school offering nursery to grade 3 programs. Tuition costs $4,550 to $8,650 and students are required to wear uniforms. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox

Blaisdale Montessori School - Pickering (est. 1969)

  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
Blaisdale Montessori School in Pickering offers nursery to grade eight. Tuition starts at $4,550. Curriculum includes a strong arts focus. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Non-orthodox

The Maria Montessori School Ltd. (est. 1991)

  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
Authentic Montessori Preschool. Students completing our 3 year program at The Maria Montessori School test extremely well. Montessori balances academics, exploration and skills guided by the child's natural interests. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$3,500 to $3,900

River Valley School (est. 1983)

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (325 students)
RVS offers programs for the Early Learning & Elementary years in Progressive, Montessori & Arrowsmith environments. Specialists teach fine arts, physical education and French language. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox$7,400 to $13,100

Blaisdale Montessori School - Oshawa (est. 1969)

  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
Blaisdale Montessori School in Oshawa-Whitby offers nursery to grade eight in a small, newer school, with tuition ranging from $4,550 to $8,650. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox

Blooming Lives Montessori (est. 2017)

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (87 students)
  • Montessori

Wishing Well Schools (est. 1978)

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (220 students)
Wishing Well Schools offers enriched programs from 18 months to Grade 8 in Markham. Montessori program from 18 months to 6 years old, advanced academic program from Grade 1 to 8. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Orthodox$12,370 to $12,620

High Park Gardens Montessori School

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
High Park Gardens Montessori School is an authentic quality Montessori program for children ages 12 months to 12 years. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$11,800 to $17,300

Académie Vaudrin Academy (est. 2005)

  • Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (110 students)
This alternative and traditional private school in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec offers grades PS to 6 with a tuition cost of $3,600 to $7,900. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox

Odyssey Montessori School (est. 2006)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school
Odyssey Montessori School is a private Montessori day school with two campuses. The Christie and Sorauren locations provide programs for students 18 months to 6 years old. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox

Trillium School (est. 1991)

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school
Trillium School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Markham. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$9,400 to $33,000

Montessori House of Children (est. 1974)

  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
Located in Brantford, Ontario, Montessori House of Children (MHC) provides excellent programs for grades Nursery to 3 and helps young children reach their learning potential with both independent and self-directed learning. MHC also offers support for students with learning differences. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Non-orthodox

Kaban Montessori School (est. 2002)

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
Kaban Montessori School in west Mississauga/Erin Mills is a CCMA accredited school for children aged 6 months to 6 years. Come for a tour, you'll love it! [View profile]
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox

Fairview Glen Montessori (est. 2007)

  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (135 students)
Fairview Glen offers authentic Montessori education for children 18 mo.-12 yrs. The academically driven, collaborative and supportive community, also specializes in French, Music, Visual Arts and Phys-Ed programs. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox

Montessori For Children (est. 1995)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
Curriculum designed for kids aged 2 1/2 to 6 covers Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math and French. Located near Yonge /St Clair subway station. Please call or email to book a tour. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox

The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus (est. 2007)

  • Milton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
Montessori Country School has provided a first-class academic experience to students in an environment that is distinguished by its compassion, integrity and unwavering commitment to the individual child. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Non-orthodox$13,230

Taddle Creek Montessori School

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
Taddle Creek Montessori provides an authentic Montessori education for children ages 2.5 to 12 years old in the Annex. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$11,800 to $17,300

Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus (est. 1995)

  • North York, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one - the period from birth to the age of six. Choose Central Montessori Schools. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox

Wheatley School (est. 1986)

  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
Wheatley School offers programs from nursery to grade eight in St. Catharines. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
Moderately orthodox

ABC Montessori (est. 1995)

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
ABC Montessori is one of Mississauga's premier private schools. The school offers both Montessori and traditional school programs from preschool to Grade 5. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Moderately non-orthodox$9,200 to $9,800

Meadow Green Academy (est. 1995)

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
Meadow Green Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Non-orthodox$12,990

Dearcroft Montessori School (est. 1968)

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
Offering Montessori programs from Preschool to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by great teachers. Tuition starts at $5,900. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$8,500 to $20,500

Yip’s Music & Montessori School (est. 1990)

  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
Founded in 1990, Yip's Montessori Program cater to children from 1.5 to 6 years old. Yip's four campuses are located in Markham, Unionville and Thornhill. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,750 to $11,200

Trinity Montessori School

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Traditional
  • Montessori

Monkey See Monkey Do Montessori (est. 2007)

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
We have offered high quality programs for children ages 2.5-6 since 2007 in Vancouver, B.C. Our students graduate with a solid academic foundation, good problem solving skills, pro-social behaviour and a love of school. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$4,500 to $7,500

Unionville Montessori Private Schools (est. 1987)

  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
Unionville Montessori School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 to 22 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$7,450 to $13,550

Northstar Montessori Private School (est. 1996)

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
Northstar Montessori offers authentic Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8 in Mississauga. We pride ourselves on strong character development and supporting life long learners! [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$8,500 to $13,300

Some schools aren't Montessori schools, but use a Montessori approach for their preschool or daycare program. This approach gives young learners plenty of freedom to choose tasks and activities that interest them, which promotes their independence and confidence. It also strongly emphasizes concrete learning, where children work with lots of hands-on materials, and do practical life activities. Children usually work independently or in small groups in these programs.

 
School NameTypeApproachCost

Bond Academy (est. 1978)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
This traditional private school in Toronto offers preschool to grade 12 with average class sizes of 15 students. Facilities include a double gym and more. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$12,500 to $24,500

Town Centre Private Schools (est. 1986)

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1400 students)
Town Centre Montessori Private Schools offers programs from pre-school to grade 12/University Prep and is located in Markham. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate

Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS) (est. 2008)

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
Mississauga Christian French School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 15 students. Offering an Olympic-sized Gym. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia

Summit West Independent School (est. 2015)

  • Foothills, Alberta
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (55 students)
An independent school that offers an individualized self-directed learning approach for tomorrow's leaders. Bursary programs available to qualified applicants. JK to Grade 12, Alberta Curriculum. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Non-orthodox$8,925 to $10,750

J. Addison School (est. 2002)

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
Since 2002, J. Addison has provided a stimulating education for students. Located at the corner of Woodbine and Valleywood Drive in Markham, ON, Canada, you will find our state-of-the-art 58,000 sq. ft. facility. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$9,444 to $40,800




For general advice on how to choose and evaluate private schools, check out our choosing a school guide. For advice on choosing Montessori schools, read our main Montessori school guide and our Montessori choosing guide. For advice on find the right preschool, read our preschool choosing guide.

Private school expos

Private school expos are a great starting point for finding a school, at any level. We have annual private school expos in Toronto, Halton-Peel, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver. These expos allow you to learn about different types of private schools across the country, many of which are Montessori schools or have a Montessori program.

Parent discussion forum

Another great tool in your school and preschool search is the Our Kids parent discussion forum. The forum is the ideal place to discuss options and debate topics related to Montessori schools, and other topics of interests. Take advantage of our community of parents, education experts, and school officials to get your questions answered.

Open house events

Attending open houses can also be an effective way to learn more about schools and preschools. For general advice on open house visits, check out our guide on school visits.

School nameDateLocation
Town Centre Private SchoolsAugust 19, 2017 11:00 amTown Centre Montessori Private Schools
155 Clayton Drive Markham Ontario L3R 7P3
Clanmore Montessori SchoolOctober 21, 2017 10:00 amClanmore Montessori School
2463 Lakeshore Road East Oakville Ontario L6J 1M7
BannockburnOctober 21, 2017 10:00 amBannockburn
12 Bannockburn Avenue Toronto Ontario M5M 2M8
TMSOctober 28, 2017 10:00 amTMS
8569 Bayview Avenue Richmond Hill Ontario L4B 3M7
TMSNovember 04, 2017 11:00 amTMS
500 Elgin Mills Road East Richmond Hill Ontario L4C 5G1
Clanmore Montessori SchoolJanuary 20, 2018 10:00 amClanmore Montessori School
2463 Lakeshore Road East Oakville Ontario L6J 1M7
BannockburnJanuary 20, 2018 10:00 amBannockburn
12 Bannockburn Avenue Toronto Ontario M5M 2M8
BannockburnApril 21, 2018 10:00 amBannockburn
12 Bannockburn Avenue Toronto Ontario M5M 2M8




The cost of Montessori preschools tends to be lower than the cost of other private preschools, nursery schools, daycares, and kindergartens. In fact, Montessori preschools are usually on the lower side of private school tuition in general.

Private school tuition can range from $5,000 to over $25,000 per year. Preschools tend to be closer to the lower end of this scale. You can learn more in our preschool costs guide.

Some preschools offer needs-based financial aid, such as bursaries or tuition relief. And some offer merit-based aid, in the form of scholarships. You can learn more about financial aid in our dedicated guide. 

Below, you’ll find the range of costs for Montessori preschools across Canada, including in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vanouver, and Victoria:

 
Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
OMS Montessori$12,864 to $19,260
Alive Montessori & Private School$13,500 to $14,50020%JK - 8$2,000
TMS$20,250 to $25,440K - 12
Ellington Montessori School$7,900 to $14,0005%1 - 8$3,000
Montessori Jewish Day School$14,000 to $17,90020%1 - 8$5,000
Beyond Montessori School$8,50020%1 - 8$5,000
Bannockburn$24,150
Avalon Children's Montessori School$13,100 to $20,4005%1 - 8$10,000
Summit West Independent School$8,925 to $10,75020%SK - 12$3,000
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School$11,975 to $15,855Nursery/Toddler - 8
Yip’s Music & Montessori School$10,850 to $11,200




 
 
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
Curriculum pace
Academic culture
Average class size
Language immersion
Special needs support
Tech integration
OMS MontessoriMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveModerateLight integration
Westside Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 24Mild difficulties
Momentum MontessoriMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveMild difficultiesMedium integration
Forest Hill Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveLimited
Bond AcademyLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous15HighMedium integration
Westside Montessori AcademyMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveLimitedLight integration
Clanmore Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveHighLight integration
Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private SchoolTraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous16 to 20LimitedMedium integration
Royal Cachet Montessori SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive3 to 8Mild difficulties
Alive Montessori & Private SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 16HighLight integration
York Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Mild difficulties
TMSMontessoriInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorousLimited
Toronto French MontessoriMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous15LimitedMedium integration
Central Montessori Schools - York MillsMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive15 to 24Limited
Peel Montessori Private SchoolProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveHigh
Enquiring Minds Montessori CasaMontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous8 to 24HighLight integration
Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 18LimitedHeavy integration
Ellington Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24HighMedium integration
Century Private SchoolProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous8 to 16HighLight integration
Tall Pines SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18HighLight integration
Montessori Jewish Day SchoolMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 24HighLight integration
Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic SchoolMontessoriStandard-enriched10 to 15Limited
Downtown MontessoriMontessoriSupportive10 to 16Mild difficulties
Lakeview Montessori SchoolProgressiveMontessoriVery High
Beyond Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive5 to 15Mild difficultiesLight integration
Hatch House Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveLimitedLight integration
Cornerstone Montessori Prep SchoolLiberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15High
Roots and Wings Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 20High
Liberty Prep SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous10 to 26Mild difficulties
Montessori AlbertaMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 25Limited
Montessori Learning Centre of PickeringMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveLimited
La Villa Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveLimited
Town Centre Private SchoolsProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive15 to 24Mild difficulties
Emerson AcademyProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous15 to 16LimitedLight integration
École Montessori International de MontréalMontessoriStandard-enriched9 to 15Limited
Blaisdale Montessori School - ScarboroughMontessoriRigorousMild difficultiesMedium integration
Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)ProgressiveReggio EmiliaAcceleratedSupportive10 to 15Limited
Dundas Valley Montessori School / Strata Montessori Adolescent School MontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous15 to 30HighLight integration
Rotherglen School - MississaugaProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18LimitedLight integration
Blaisdale Montessori School - AjaxMontessoriRigorousMild difficultiesMedium integration
BannockburnMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive12 to 20LimitedLight integration
The Mildenhall SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive16 to 24Mild difficulties
Fun to Learn Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Limited
Prince Edward Montessori SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive10 to 16Limited
Home Sweet Home Montessori AcademyMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveMild difficulties
Aurora Montessori SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous18 to 24Limited
Shining Light Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-paced5 to 16Limited
Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.SProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 15Limited
The Montessori Country School - Nobleton CampusMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveHighLight integration
Avalon Children's Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveHighMedium integration
Summit West Independent SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive13 to 15HighHeavy integration
Humberside Montessori SchoolMontessoriLimited
Maria Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveLimited
Braemar House SchoolTraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive12 to 16ModerateHeavy integration
Bishop Hamilton Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveHighLight integration
Blaisdale Montessori School - BowmanvilleMontessoriRigorousMild difficultiesMedium integration
Blaisdale Montessori School - PickeringMontessoriStudent-pacedLimited
The Maria Montessori School Ltd.MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive18 to 20Limited
River Valley SchoolProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive12 to 18HighMedium integration
Blaisdale Montessori School - OshawaMontessoriRigorousMild difficultiesMedium integration
Blooming Lives Montessori MontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 24Mild difficulties
Wishing Well SchoolsTraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous15Mild difficultiesMedium integration
High Park Gardens Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Mild difficulties
Académie Vaudrin AcademyLiberal ArtsMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 18Very HighHeavy integration
Odyssey Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-paced15 to 24LimitedLight integration
Trillium SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousModerate
Montessori House of ChildrenMontessoriStandard-enriched8Limited
Kaban Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 20Limited
Fairview Glen MontessoriMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousHigh
Montessori For ChildrenMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive16 to 24Limited
The Montessori Country School - Milton CampusMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveHighLight integration
Taddle Creek Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive16 to 24Mild difficulties
J. Addison SchoolTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 15LimitedLight integration
Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard CampusMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24Limited
Wheatley SchoolMontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18Moderate
ABC MontessoriTraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous12LimitedLight integration
Meadow Green AcademyTraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous12High
Dearcroft Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 20LimitedLight integration
Yip’s Music & Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive5 to 13High
Trinity Montessori SchoolTraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousLimited
Monkey See Monkey Do MontessoriMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive20LimitedLight integration
Unionville Montessori Private SchoolsTraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous18 to 25HighHeavy integration
Northstar Montessori Private SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveLimitedHeavy integration





 Legend:

 ADHD

Learning disorders:
 Dyslexia
 Auditory processing disorder
 Dyscalculia
 Dysgraphia
 Language processing disorder
 Non-verbal learning disorders
 Visual motor deficit
Development disorders:
 Autism
 Asperger's

Behavioural and emotional:
 Troubled teens
 Depression
 Suicidal
 Substance abuse
 Oppositional defiant disorder
Physical:
 Dyspraxia
 Blindness
 Deafness
 Cystic fibrosis
 Multiple physical
 
 
OMS Montessori
Westside Montessori School
Momentum Montessori
Forest Hill Montessori School
Bond Academy
Westside Montessori Academy
Clanmore Montessori School
Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School
Royal Cachet Montessori School
Alive Montessori & Private School
York Montessori School
TMS
Toronto French Montessori
Central Montessori Schools - York Mills
Peel Montessori Private School
Enquiring Minds Montessori Casa
Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
Ellington Montessori School
Century Private School
Tall Pines School
Montessori Jewish Day School
Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
Downtown Montessori
Lakeview Montessori School
Beyond Montessori School
Hatch House Montessori School
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
Roots and Wings Montessori School
Liberty Prep School
Montessori Alberta
Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
La Villa Montessori School
Town Centre Private Schools
Emerson Academy
École Montessori International de Montréal
Blaisdale Montessori School - Scarborough
Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)
Dundas Valley Montessori School / Strata Montessori Adolescent School
Rotherglen School - Mississauga
Blaisdale Montessori School - Ajax
Bannockburn
The Mildenhall School
Fun to Learn Montessori School
Prince Edward Montessori School
Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy
Aurora Montessori School
Shining Light Montessori School
Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S
The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus
Avalon Children's Montessori School
Summit West Independent School
Humberside Montessori School
Maria Montessori School
Braemar House School
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
Blaisdale Montessori School - Bowmanville
Blaisdale Montessori School - Pickering
The Maria Montessori School Ltd.
River Valley School
Blaisdale Montessori School - Oshawa
Blooming Lives Montessori
Wishing Well Schools
High Park Gardens Montessori School
Académie Vaudrin Academy
Odyssey Montessori School
Trillium School
Montessori House of Children
Kaban Montessori School
Fairview Glen Montessori
Montessori For Children
The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus
Taddle Creek Montessori School
J. Addison School
Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus
Wheatley School
ABC Montessori
Meadow Green Academy
Dearcroft Montessori School
Yip’s Music & Montessori School
Trinity Montessori School
Monkey See Monkey Do Montessori
Unionville Montessori Private Schools
Northstar Montessori Private School








In Ontario, there are Montessori preschool-casa programs in Toronto, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Burlington, Oakville, and Ottawa. Elsewhere in Canada, you can find casa programs in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria, among other cities. 

What is Montessori preschool?

But, what is the Montessori preschool approach? And how is this approach different from other preschool and daycare programs?

Montessori preschools, like elementary, middle, and high schools, are meant to accommodate the growing child. They have mixed-age and interactive classrooms which allow children to grow cognitively and socially, and become more independent and responsible.

Montessori preschools are for infants, toddlers, and older children. They're usually divided up into two programs: toddler rooms and primary schools. Each program uses a distinct method and focuses on a special set of skills (with some overlap).

Montessori toddler rooms

Montessori toddler programs, sometimes referred to as nursery or daycare programs, have children from birth (or 18 months) to age 3. These programs are often “play based”: they have lots of social activity. Similar to Waldorf and Reggio Emilia schools, children start interacting with other kids here, and start to develop social skills, such as listening, cooperation, and self-control. They also start to walk, talk, and engage in physical play.

That said, toddler programs also focus on some basic cognitive skills. Quite a bit of time is allotted for concrete learning and practical life activities. Though most toddlers don’t engage in long, uninterrupted work, they’re curious and love to explore. The Montessori classroom is set up to build on this curiosity.

Montessori primary classes

There are many Montessori primary classes, or what are sometimes called “casa dei bambini,” meaning “the children’s house.” These classes are for kids aged 3 to 6. They start to prepare kids for grade school.

Primary classes start to focus more on academics. Kids do lots of concrete learning, using many different Montessori materials. They also work on their speech, and start reading, writing, and math. Teachers sometimes give short lessons to kids at this level, but mostly they guide them and help them focus on their work.

Montessori students also start working for longer periods of uninterrupted time in primary school. They also start to develop intense focus and concentration. This is one of the benchmarks for moving on to elementary school.

There are four main areas of the primary school Montessori curriculum: 

Practical life: Kids take care of themselves, the environment, and learn grace and courtesy. They also work on their physical coordination. This is meant to improve their organization, social skills, and sense of responsibility.

Sensory exploration: Kids order, classify, and describe sensory impressions of length, width, temperature, mass, colour, pitch, and the like.

Math: In Montessori math, kids use manipulative materials to learn different math concepts. These include number, symbol, sequence, and operations.   

Language arts: Kids work on speech, written expression, reading, grammar, and the creative arts. They learn to express their thoughts and feelings orally and in writing.


For more details about the Montessori preschool curriculum and activities, read our preschool curriculum guide, comparison of Montessori to other preschools, and our guides to kindergarten and daycare. You can also check out our guides to Montessori curriculum and teaching approaches.

Benefits of Montessori preschool

Montessori preschool, at both the toddler and primary level, has a lot of benefits. It can foster independence, responsibility, and social skills. And, its focus on sensory exploration and cognitive learning can be very engaging for many kids. And, most Montessori preschools, like Waldorf and Reggio Emilia preschools have dedicated (and certified) teachers, who promote children's learning with a structured classroom, individualized lesson plans, and engaging materials.

Montessori preschools work especially well for kids who are strong listeners, have good attention spans, and are motivated to learn. On the other hand, kids with severe learning, developmental, behavioural disorders, or other special needs, may need extra support. 

For more details, see our article on Montessori benefits. To learn about the pros and cons of preschool in general, read our guide.

Paying for Montessori preschool

Tuition for Montessori schools and preschools across Canada continues to decline. You will find some accredited programs which cost $6,000 or less per year. There are also other ways to afford a Montessori school or preschool. They include: