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Montessori schools in Ottawa

Find Ottawa Montessori schools listed below.

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Ottawa Montessori schools focus on the development of the whole child by applying the Montessori method of self-directed learning. Find below a number of Montessori schools from Ottawa and area that will help your child begin his or her journey into exploring the world.

Each of the schools under the umbrella of Montessori, the principles differently, with different emphases, so be sure to fully investigate the school with a visit or interview so that you fully understand how teachers will educate your children. Montessori schools in Ottawa are no different from the Montessori system around the world in that not all schools calling themselves Montessori rigidly follow the Montessori method or philosophy.

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Well established in Ottawa

Montessori schools in Ottawa have a history dating back at least 40 years; the province of Ontario was, in fact, home to the first Montessori school in all of North America. Curricula at schools listed below are focused on providing stimulation and moral development opportunities to children aged 18 months to mid level grades and higher.

Graduates of these programs look back on their teachers and education with fondness. Montessori students benefit immensely from the multi-class environment that facilitates help from those who are older as well as growth through helping kids younger than themselves. As these schools are often smaller than many public schools, Montessori facilitates a close knit environment among students.

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List of Montessori schools in Ottawa


  • Name
  • Cost
  • Element High School (est. 2003)   425 Marché Way, Unit 201, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5J3
    (Bank Street / Marché Way)

    • 7 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (100 students)
    We nurture 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.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $17,448 /year
    Day Coed 17448 12-17 Ottawa

    OMS Montessori (est. 1966)   335 Lindsay Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 0L6
    (Alta Vista Drive / Industrial Road)

    • 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Ottawa
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $12,864 to $19,260 /year
    Day Coed 12864 1-17 Ottawa

    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School (est. 1983)   2199 Regency Terrace, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 1H2
    (Baseline Rd. / Woodroffe Ave.)

    • 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Ottawa
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    • Christian
    $8,870 to $15,120 /year
    Day Coed 8870 1-13 Ottawa