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Montessori middle schools

Find the top Montessori middle schools in Canada.




On this page, we cover Montessori middle schools in Canada. This includes schools in Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Pickering, and ScarboroughOntario, and across Canada.

For a more detailed guide to Montessori education, including a discussion of Montessori philosophy, theory, and curricular approaches, check out our introductory guide.

Table of contents


  1. List of Montessori middle schools

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at Montessori middle schools

  4. Compare Montessori schools

  5. A primer on Montessori middle schools
  6. Further resources


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Montessori schools





Montessori middle schools (or junior high schools) include kids aged 12 to 14, the equivalent of grades 7 and 8 in most schools. There are quite a few Montessori middle schools in Canada (though not as many as there are elementary or preschools). These schools vary in terms of their approach, philosophy, learning environment, and program offerings. The schools listed below reflect this diversity. They can be filtered for a wide range of features.


 
  • Toronto French Montessori
  • Forest Hill Montessori School
  • Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School
  • The Element High School
  • Bond Academy
  • OMS Montessori
  • TMS
  • Clanmore Montessori School
  • Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Ellington Montessori School
  • Peel Montessori Private School
  • Century Private School
  • Tall Pines School
  • Guiding Light Academy
  • Country Garden Montessori Academy
  • Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Odyssey Heights School for Girls
  • Aurora Montessori School
  • Humberside Montessori School
  • Summit West Independent School
  • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Trillium School
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Braemar House School
  • Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Sunrise Montessori School
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Wheatley School
  • Town Centre Private Schools
  • Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Cedar Ridge High School
  • Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Hatch House Montessori School
  • Somerset Academy
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • J. Addison School
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Rutherford Private School & Daycare
  • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.

 
School NameTypeApproachCost

Toronto French Montessori (est. 2000)  

  • Stouffville, 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
$7,470 to $15,396
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Forest Hill Montessori School (est. 1996)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (190 students)
Conveniently located in Midtown Toronto, our Junior and Elementary campuses are a popular choice for families seeking exceptional childcare and the very best Montessori education for their children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$17,173 to $19,888

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
$20,000 to $21,000

The Element High School (est. 2003)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
The Element nurtures focused, engaged and internally motivated students who strive to do their best. The Element High School provides conditions that will put youth ‘in their element,’ in school and beyond. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$17,448

OMS Montessori (est. 1966)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (245 students)
OMS Montessori (formerly Ottawa Montessori School) is an alternative private school that offers programs from 18 months to High School. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$13,776 to $20,388

TMS (est. 1961)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (750 students)
Internationally recognized since 1961,TMS is the leading university preparatory school in Richmond Hill with Montessori & IB frameworks that provide students with the foundation for a life of goodness & excellence. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
$14,075 to $25,440

Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler 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 $8,250. CCMA accredited. Member Oakville Independent Schools. Licenced. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,250 to $17,500
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Alive Montessori & Private School (est. 2014)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (30 students)
Bring your child for a free trial to let him or her experience the difference. Don't be surprised if he or she doesn't want to go home at the end of the day! [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,500 to $14,500

Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) (est. 1969)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) is an award-winning progressive private school, a GOLD member of OFIS (Ontario Federation of Independent Schools) and voted the BEST private school by the residents of Brampton. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$7,100 to $13,200
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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
$7,900 to $14,000

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
$7,500 to $15,000

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
$8,400 to $26,800

Tall Pines School (est. 1987)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler 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
$8,720 to $19,748

Guiding Light Academy (est. 2007)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
Guiding Light Academy is a Catholic private elementary school in Streetsville, Mississauga. We offer an enriched curriculum for JK, SK and Grades 1 to 8. We are located just minutes away from the Streetsville Go Station. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$9,500
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Country Garden Montessori Academy (est. 1995)  

  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
Situated on seven acres of rolling parkland and gardens, Country Garden Montessori Academy in Newmarket is a co-ed private day school for students in grades PS-12. The school provides a family atmosphere and is committed the intellectual growth and emotional well-being of students. [View profile]
  • Montessori


Rotherglen School - Oakville (est. 1979)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
Rotherglen School - OAKVILLE offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori


Odyssey Heights School for Girls (est. 2017)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school
Odyssey Heights School: starts at 9:55am with dance, yoga, or outdoor fitness; 25-35 Overnight OE3 trips are included in tuition, there's a "No Homework Ever!" policy; Equestrian curriculum, small group French, 1:1 iPads [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$26,450 to $28,375

Aurora Montessori School (est. 1989)  

  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (370 students)
Aurora Montessori School offers a comprehensive, nurturing and enriched program for Toddler to Grade 8. Our enrolment of 375 day students has an average class size of 15 to 24. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • Reggio Emilia


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


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

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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
$9,400 to $33,000

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


Braemar House School (est. 1996)  

  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (117 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. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$12,654

Montessori Jewish Day School (est. 2000)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
MJDS inspires a lifetime love for learning in a nurturing environment that fosters respect for oneself, the community and the world, guided by the shared values of Judaism and Montessori education. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,900 to $17,900

Sunrise Montessori School (est. 1988)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
Sunrise Montessori School in Markham offers both English and French Immersion programs from Infant (0 months) to Grade 8. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • Montessori
$11,500 to $19,800

Dearcroft Montessori School (est. 1968)  

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

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


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

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
$6,400 to $20,400

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 Infants to grade eight. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,315 to $16,170
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Cedar Ridge High School   

  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
Cedar Ridge High School is an independent high school, grades 7 to 12, in Kanata, Ontario. Our school offers an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a focus on leadership, innovation, student engagement and academics. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$13,995

Northstar Montessori Private School (est. 1996)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool 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! Now, Swim program is now included. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $13,300

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


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
$14,990

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
  • Montessori
$16,400 to $40,800

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


Rutherford Private School & Daycare   

  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
Rutherford Private School creates an atmosphere of academic excellence, and develops students with a love of learning that provides sound preparation for higher education. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$650 to $29,000

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

  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • Boarding school
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
$9,700 to $11,500


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

Summit West Independent School (est. 2015)  

  • Foothills, Alberta
  • K 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. K to Grade 12, Alberta Curriculum. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$8,925 to $10,750

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]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate


Somerset Academy (est. 1990)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
Established in 1974, Somerset Academy is an independent, not-for-profit private school that provides education to students in Grades 1 to 8. Somerset Academy has an average class size of 10 to 18 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$13,200






For general advice on how to choose private schools, check out our choosing a school guide. For advice specific to choosing Montessori schools (including middle schools), see our main Montessori school guide. You can also read our guides to questions to ask private schools and questions students get asked at school interviews.

Private school expos

Private school expos are a great starting point if you're looking for a school. We have annual private school expos in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, and Halton-peel. These expos allow you to speak with lots of private schools in Canada, many of which are (or have) middle schools. Find a Montessori middle school near you.

Parent discussion forum

Another great resource is the Our Kids parent discussion forum. The forum is an ideal place to discuss options and debate topics related to private schools, Montessori schools, and Montessori middle schools. Our community of parents, education experts, school officials, and alumni can help answer your questions and stimulate your thinking.

Open house events

Open houses can be a great way to learn more about schools. For general advice on open house visits, check out our guide on school visits.

School nameDateLocation
TMSSeptember 27, 2018 9:15 amTMS - Lower School
8569 Bayview Avenue Richmond Hill Ontario L4B 3M7
TMSOctober 04, 2018 9:15 amTMS - Lower School
8569 Bayview Avenue Richmond Hill Ontario L4B 3M7
TMSOctober 11, 2018 9:15 amTMS - Lower School
8569 Bayview Avenue Richmond Hill Ontario L4B 3M7
Clanmore Montessori SchoolOctober 20, 2018 10:00 amClanmore Montessori School
2463 Lakeshore Road East Oakville Ontario L6J 1M7
TMSOctober 27, 2018 10:00 amTMS - Lower School
8569 Bayview Avenue Richmond Hill Ontario L4B 3M7
TMSNovember 03, 2018 11:00 amTMS - Upper School
500 Elgin Mills Road East Richmond Hill Ontario L4C 5G1
TMSNovember 08, 2018 9:15 amTMS - Lower School
8569 Bayview Avenue Richmond Hill Ontario L4B 3M7
Northstar Montessori Private SchoolNovember 17, 2018 10:00 amNorthstar Montessori Private School
4900 Tomken Road Mississauga Ontario L4W 1J8
TMSNovember 22, 2018 9:15 amTMS - Lower School
8569 Bayview Avenue Richmond Hill Ontario L4B 3M7
TMSNovember 29, 2018 9:15 amTMS - Lower School
8569 Bayview Avenue Richmond Hill Ontario L4B 3M7
TMSDecember 06, 2018 9:15 amTMS - Lower School
8569 Bayview Avenue Richmond Hill Ontario L4B 3M7
TMSJanuary 16, 2019 9:30 amTMS - Upper School
500 Elgin Mills Road East Richmond Hill Ontario L4C 5G1
Northstar Montessori Private SchoolJanuary 19, 2019 10:00 amNorthstar Montessori Private School
4900 Tomken Road Mississauga Ontario L4W 1J8
Northstar Montessori Private SchoolFebruary 02, 2019 10:00 amNorthstar Montessori Private School
4900 Tomken Road Mississauga Ontario L4W 1J8
Clanmore Montessori SchoolFebruary 02, 2019 10:00 amClanmore Montessori School
2463 Lakeshore Road East Oakville Ontario L6J 1M7
TMSFebruary 02, 2019 10:00 amTMS - Lower School
8569 Bayview Avenue Richmond Hill Ontario L4B 3M7
TMSFebruary 13, 2019 9:30 amTMS - Upper School
500 Elgin Mills Road East Richmond Hill Ontario L4C 5G1




The cost of Montessori middle schools tends to be lower than the cost of other private middle schools. In fact, Montessori schools are usually on the lower side of private school tuition in general. Private school tuition can range from $5,000 to over $30,000 per year.

Some Montessori middle schools offer needs-based financial aid, such as bursaries or tuition relief. Some offer merit-based financial aid, namely, scholarships. Check out our financial aid guide for more on these options.

Below, you’ll find the range of costs for Montessori middle schools:

 
Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
The Element High School$17,448
OMS Montessori$13,776 to $20,38810%Nursery/Toddler - 6$2,500
TMS$20,250 to $25,440K - 12
Alive Montessori & Private School$13,500 to $14,50020%JK - 8$2,000
Ellington Montessori School$7,900 to $14,0005%1 - 8$3,000
Aurora Montessori School5%Preschool - 8$3,000
Summit West Independent School$8,925 to $10,75020%SK - 12$3,000
Montessori Jewish Day School$14,000 to $17,90020%1 - 8$5,000
Avalon Children's Montessori School$13,100 to $20,4005%1 - 8$10,000
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School$13,760 to $16,170Nursery/Toddler - 8
Somerset Academy$13,2005%1 - 8




 
 
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
Curriculum pace
Academic culture
Average class size
Language immersion
Special needs support
Tech integration
Toronto French MontessoriMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
Forest Hill Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal Assistance
Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private SchoolTraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous16 to 24No supportMedium integration
The Element High SchoolProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveIndirect SupportHeavy integration
Bond AcademyLiberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous15Withdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
OMS MontessoriMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceLight integration
TMSMontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedRigorousNo support
Clanmore Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
Alive Montessori & Private SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 16Indirect SupportLight integration
Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 18No supportHeavy integration
Ellington Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
Peel Montessori Private SchoolProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
Century Private SchoolProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous8 to 16Indirect SupportLight integration
Tall Pines SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18No supportLight integration
Guiding Light AcademyTraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous5 to 16No support
Country Garden Montessori AcademyMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 15No support
Rotherglen School - OakvilleProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No support
Odyssey Heights School for Girls ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
Aurora Montessori SchoolMontessoriReggio EmiliaAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24No support
Humberside Montessori SchoolMontessoriNo support
Summit West Independent SchoolProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive13 to 15Resource AssistanceHeavy integration
Rotherglen School - MississaugaProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No supportLight integration
Trillium SchoolMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo support
Montessori Learning Centre of PickeringMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
Braemar House SchoolTraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
Montessori Jewish Day SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 24Indirect SupportLight integration
Sunrise Montessori SchoolMontessoriMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive10 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
Dearcroft Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 20No supportLight integration
Wheatley SchoolMontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18Indirect Support
Town Centre Private SchoolsTraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive15 to 24No support
Unionville Montessori Private SchoolsTraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous18 to 25No supportHeavy integration
Avalon Children's Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportMedium integration
Bishop Hamilton Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceLight integration
Cedar Ridge High SchoolProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 10Resource Assistance
Northstar Montessori Private SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
Hatch House Montessori SchoolMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
Somerset AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive13 to 18No support
Meadow Green AcademyTraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous12Resource Assistance
J. Addison SchoolTraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 15No supportLight integration
Cornerstone Montessori Prep SchoolLiberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15No support
Rutherford Private School & DaycareProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 15No supportHeavy integration
Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 15Indirect SupportMedium 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
 








Montessori middle schools have a unique approach and philosophy based on the insights of Maria Montessori. They have a lot of self-directed learning, interaction, and group projects. For more coverage of Montessori middle schools (not to mention preschools and elementary schools), see our main Montessori school guide.

Montessori school curriculum

In Montessori middle schools, students do lots of independent and group work. They also often have some uninterrupted work time. During this time, they can work on tasks or projects, by themselves or with others. This is a hallmark of the Montessori method.

Montessori middle schools focus a lot on core academics, though. Montessori kids take math, science, languages, creative writing, and history, among other subjects. They may also work with modern-day technology. For instance, they may use computers, though usually only for research.

Middle schools start to prepare kids for high school, where they likely won’t be in a Montessori. Kids are given worksheets and start to practice note-taking. They may also be given some assignments and tests. They may not be graded on these, though.

Montessori middle schools are often a blend of standard Montessori education (including self-directed learning, group work, and student-to-student teaching) and traditional middle school education (including note-taking, assignments, and tests).

Montessori teaching approach

Some lectures are given, especially for difficult subjects such as math and science. More often, though, teachers give short lessons to small groups of students. Teachers also offer special guidance and support. They encourage students to take notes, and sometimes start to grade some of their assignments and tests.

Montessori students often work in groups to complete challenging projects. Older children help younger children with their work. This is a great way for both to reinforce their knowledge.