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ABC Montessori

305 Matheson Boulevard East, Mississauga, Ontario, L4Z 1X8

Traditional,  Montessori
Grades (Gender):
Nursery/Toddler to Gr. 5 (Coed)
$9,200 to 9,800/year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
Day: Varies (Gr. NS - 5)

School Address
305 Matheson Boulevard East, Mississauga, Ontario, L4Z 1X8
285 Matheson Boulevard East, Mississauga, Ontario, L4Z 1X8

About this school:


Our goal is to provide every student with the most rewarding and fulfilling education experience. Recognized for academic excellence, ABC Montessori offers a developmental pre-CASA program, a modern Montessori program for students aged 2 to 5 years, and an enriched traditional elementary program from SK to grade 5. Our students excel academically through a rigorous study program and grow socially, emotionally, and physically through a variety of arts, athletic, and extracurricular activities. — Visit school website



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Our Take: ABC Montessori

our takeThere’s a lot to learn in the early years, one of them being a confidence to learn and to engage effectively with others. ABC, in keeping with the core tenets of the Montessori approach, was founded in 1995 to create a caring, supportive, family-centred environment, and that remains foremost in the school’s approach. An impressive roster of extracurricular activities is a draw, as is the attention to values. ABC’s reputation has been rightly gained through an individual attention to the needs of each student, and providing a solid foundation for their ongoing academic life.

Principal's Message


Raj Vekaria, Director and Principal

ABC Montessori is an academic school with an educational philosophy based on the development of the whole child. We believe in helping a child to develop academically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically. In addition to teaching academic subject matter, students at ABC Montessori are taught practical life and social skills, good work habits, time management, and respect of others and the environment.

At ABC Montessori, we offer our toddler and CASA students a hybrid learning approach which includes the use of Montessori materials and traditional learning materials and methods.  Our Elementary students undergo an advanced traditional curriculum based on the Ontario Ministry of Education’s base curriculum.

As a parent, you likely worry not only about your child’s academic success, but also about the social and physical environment of the school where he or she spends their day and about the teachers who are responsible for their learning and care. At ABC Montessori, our foremost priorities are to provide students with a friendly, nurturing and supportive school atmosphere and teachers who are caring, encouraging and dedicated to the overall success of every student.

ABC Montessori has a strict code of conduct that all students must follow.  Students are taught to respect their teachers and classmates and how to behave in the classroom.  Teaching a student respect, good manners, and how to conduct themselves is a cooperative effort between the school and parents and is a part of a student’s overall education. ABC Montessori does not tolerate physical or verbal abuse by anyone. Any student who abuses or causes harm to another student, or teacher, will not be permitted to continue at ABC Montessori.

Every student is an individual with a unique personality. We understand that each student learns at a different pace, and has his or her own strengths and weaknesses, interests, likes and dislikes and personal habits. Students receive a great deal of personal attention in the classroom; thus, the teachers have a good understanding of each student’s academic as well as social requirements. Teachers can assess the progress and understand a student’s strengths and weaknesses much more accurately by spending quality time with each individual student.

Every child deserves the support, encouragement and the opportunity to reach their full potential. At ABC Montessori, we promise to provide every student with the opportunity to succeed by giving him or her tools to build a strong foundation, in an environment that is stimulating, challenging, and very supportive. It is our goal to make every student’s experience at ABC Montessori as rewarding and fulfilling as possible.

At ABC Montessori, we believe that education is the foundation for life. The education that a child receives at an early age, along with his or her home life, are the most important factors in determining   his or her future.  The   impact of early education is   felt throughout   a person’s life.   A child’s school experience must be positive and fulfilling. We believe   that  the   responsibility  of  ensuring  that a child receives  a  good  education   is  shared  by  the school  and  parents jointly. We  believe  that  building  self-confidence,  independence   and   motivation  will  give  a  person the   ability to   attempt   new   things, be  a  leader  and  to always  put forth  their  best  effort.


Curriculum Traditional, Montessori

Primary Curriculum: Traditional

Secondary Curriculum: Montessori

Particularly popular in the younger grades (preschool to elementary), but sometimes available all the way up to high school, Montessori schools offer an alternative vision to the standard lesson format of most classrooms. Lessons are highly decentralized: children typically work individually (though sometimes with others) on specialized "Montessori materials" -- without interference from the teacher. The materials are self-correcting and teach the student something about the subject at hand. The method's goal is to develop children's innate desire to learn, while freeing up time for teachers to help children individually, as needed.

If you want to learn more about Montessori education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also check out our guide to Montessori preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.

What ABC Montessori says: We offer a modern montessori program for children aged 2.5 yrs to 5 years. In their senior kindergarten year, the students reduce their reliance on montessori materials in favour of a more traiditional approach in time for their entry into Grade 1. From Grade 1 onward, our curriculum is academically intense and one that focuses on the basics of writing, reading, communication, and numeracy. Students learn traditional subjects such as English, Math, Science, Social Studies, French, Art, Music, and Physical Education.

  • Montessori offered:
    Program = offered
    Montessori toddler
    Middle School
    High School
  • Approach:

  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Traditional Math

      Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  

    • What ABC Montessori says: Our Math curriculum is focused on perfecting the basics. A thorough combination of exercises and problem solving help the student to solidify the Math base which will aid them in understanding future concepts much better.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: We utilize the "Math Advantage" series of textbooks.

    • Calculator policy: Students are not allowed to use calculators. They are encouraged to be able to think on their feet and to work though mathematical calculations using their mathematical abilities only.

    Early Reading Phonics-intensive

      Systematic-phonics programs teach young children to read by helping them to recognize and sound out the letters and syllables of words. Students are then led to blend these sounds together to sound out and recognize the whole word. While other reading programs might touch on phonetics (either incidentally or on a “when needed” basis), systematic phonics teaches phonics in a specific sequence, and uses extensive repetition and direct instruction to help readers associate specific letter patterns with their associated sounds.
      Learn about the different early reading approaches  

    • What ABC Montessori says: Teachers present the reading curriculum using the phonics approach. Children learn to "sound-out" words using the concept of blending consonants and vowels. By using this approach, students learn to read any word. As the years progress, students have ample opportunities to read daily and to improve their reading and comprehension skills

    • DIBELS Testing: This school does not use DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

    • What ABC Montessori says: This information is not currently available.

    Writing Equal balance

      Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.
      Learn about the different writing approaches  

    • What ABC Montessori says: Students learn to write short sentences at the JK level and progress to writing short journals at the SK level. At the Grade 1 level, students begin to learn how to write book reports and answer reading comprehension questions. As students progress through the grades up to Grade 5, students are presented with ample opportunities to write many different types of writing including descriptive, narrative, persuasive, and expository.

    Science Inquiry

      Inquiry-based science emphasizes teaching science as a way of thinking or practice, and therefore tries to get students “doing” science as much as possible -- and not just “learning” it. Students still learn foundational scientific ideas and content (and build on this knowledge progressively); however, relative to expository science instruction, inquiry-based programs have students spend more time developing and executing their own experiments (empirical and theoretical). Students are frequently challenged to develop critical and scientific-thinking skills by developing their own well-reasoned hypothesis and finding ways to test those hypotheses. Projects and experiments are emphasized over textbook learning. Skills are emphasized over breadth of knowledge.
      Learn about the different science approaches  

    • Teaching approach: Our Science program is theme based and students explore the various themes at each grade level through the inquiry approach, often resorting to experiments to help them learn about the themes.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature Traditional

      In traditional literature programs students focus on decoding the mechanics of texts: plot, characterization, and themes. These texts tend to include a balance of contemporary and “classic” literature. When studying a past work, students investigate its historical context -- but only insofar as this adds understanding to the work itself. Past works are therefore studied “on their own terms”, and not merely as historical artifacts to be deconstructed: traditional literature programs are firmly rooted in the humanities, and carry the belief that great literature can reveal fundamental and universal truths about the human condition. These programs emphasize class discussions and critical essay writing, and aim to develop in students critical thinking, communication skills, and a cultivated taste and ethos.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  

    • What ABC Montessori says: Students at the Grade 4 and 5 level dwell into novel studies, reading and studying in depth one novel per term. Each novel is dissected to help students explore the literature by exploring not only the facts, but also symbolism and imagery.

    Social Studies Core Knowledge

      Usually focused on teaching history and geography at an early age, the core knowledge approach uses story, drama, reading, and discussion to teach about significant people, places, and events. Breadth of content and knowledge is emphasized. The curriculum is often organized according to the underlying logic of the content: history might be taught sequentially, for example (as students move through the grades).
      Learn about the different social studies approaches  

    • What ABC Montessori says: The Social Studies curriculum focuses on Canada and its people; however, as the students progress, activities help to tie in the rest of the world. Students learn not only about Canadian geography and history but also the history and geography of the countries from where Canada's immigration originated.

    Foreign Languages Communicative

      The communicative method of language acquisition emphasizes the use of the target language in authentic contexts. The approach commonly features interactive group work, games, authentic texts, and opportunities to learn about the cultural background of the language. Drills and quizzes may still be used, but less frequently than with the audio-lingual method.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  

    • What ABC Montessori says: Our French program commences at the pre-school level and its main objective is to have the students become familiar with the language, both phonetically and grammatically. Through a mix of grammar lessons, oral lessons, reading, and writing, students become proficient in the French language so that they are able to converse, read, and write the language with reasonable fluency at the Grade 5 level.

    • Languages Offered: • French

    Fine Arts Creative

      Creative arts programs are studio-driven. While historical works and movements may still be taught to add context to the program, students mainly engage in making art (visual, musical, theatrical, etc). The goal is use the actual practice of art to help educate students’ emotions, cognition, and ethos.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  

    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Graphic Design
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

    • What ABC Montessori says: Every class integrates the subject of arts to include visual arts, dance, drama, and music. Students explore various mediums of visual arts through out the year and tie these explorations with various themes during the year. Our drama, dance, and music program culminates into a fantastic Concert each year in which, every student participates and learns to appreciate the various cultures represented at our school.

    Computers and Technology Light integration

      Computers are used in the classroom from time to time, but integrating technology into everything students do is not a dominant focus. Digital literacy is understood to be a legitimate skill in the 21st century, but not one that should distract from teaching the subject at hand, or more fundamental skills and literacies. The idea is today’s students, being “digital natives”, are likely exposed to computers and new media enough outside the classroom: the role of the school, rather, should be to develop competencies that may otherwise get missed.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  

    • What ABC Montessori says: As a pre-school, kindergarten, and lower elementary school, technology use is still at its infancy. We believe that students must first perfect their ability to read and comprehend before they learn to use technology in the classroom. As students progress to our upper grades 4 and 5, the use of computers are encouraged to supplement research for project and to produce research reports.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What ABC Montessori says: The objective of the physical education program is to help students improve their fine motor and gross motor skills, while improving their strength, flexibility, and fitness as they grow. Various routines are taught to address our objective and game play is introduced to further enhance the program.

    Sex and Health Education Doesn’t follow Ontario curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education: This information is not currently available.

    What ABC Montessori says: This information is not currently available.

    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.

    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.


    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.


    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.

    What ABC Montessori says: The Sex-Ed curriculum is explored at the Grade 4 and 5 level. It is based on teaching the students the biology involving sex-ed.

    Montessori ApproachModerately Non-Orthodox

    Orthodox Montessori     Moderate Orthodox Montessori    Moderately Non-Orthodox Montessori     Non-Orthodox Montessori

      Toddler Primary Lower Elementary Upper Elementary
    Age groupings 2 to 3 3 to 5 6 to 10 n/a
    Uninterrupted work periods 7 hours 7 hours 7 hours
    Tests and assignments Never Occasionally Regularly Regularly
    Graded work Never Semi-regularly Regularly Regularly
    Arts and crafts 10% 10% 5%
    Whole-class lectures Non-orthodox
    • Orthodox

      Whole-class lectures should never be given. Students learn best through small group lessons, interaction, and independent work.

    • Moderately orthodox

      Whole-class lectures should only be given occasionally (e.g., at the beginning of a term or unit). Students usually learn best through small group lessons, interaction, and independent work.

    • Moderately non-orthodox

      Whole-class lectures should be given semi-regularly (e.g., at the beginning of a lesson or a week). While students often learn best through group and independent work, it's sometimes important for teachers to set the stage for and contextualize learning.

    • Non-orthodox

      Whole-class lectures should be given often (e.g., every day). While group and independent learning is important, teachers need to provide lectures on a regular basis to provide the foundation for learning.

    Special education Orthodox
    • Orthodox

      External special education support isn't necessary. Core teachers can deal with all special education needs, by offering the relevant support for each student.

    • Moderately orthodox

      External special education support is only rarely necessary. For instance, a psychologist might be brought in to help out a student with a severe developmental disorder.

    • Moderately non-orthodox

      External special education support is quite important. Outside specialists are needed for a fairly wide range of special needs, such as developmental and learning disabilities.

    • Non-orthodox

      External special education support is very important. Outside specialists are regularly brought in to support students with many different types of special needs, including developmental and learning disabilities, language and speech issues, behavioural issues, and advanced learning abilities.

    Specialist classes Orthodox
    • Orthodox

      We don't have any specialist teachers or classes. Core teachers are well-equipped to teach all subjects.

    • Moderately orthodox

      We only use specialist teachers and classes in rare cases (for instance, to teach a second language). Core teachers are well-equipped to teach almost all subjects.

    • Moderately non-orthodox

      We have a fairly wide range of specialist teachers and classes (for instance, in languages, music, and art). Core teachers are well-equipped to teach most subjects.

    • Non-orthodox

      We have many specialist teachers and classes (for instance, in languages, music, art, gym, science, and math). It's important that students receive specialized instruction in many subjects.

    Modern-day technology Moderately orthodox
    • Orthodox

      Modern-day technology is never used in the classroom. This can interfere with students' social and emotional development and can be a distraction.

    • Moderately orthodox

      Modern-day technology is very rarely used in class, since it can be a distraction and interfere with development. Students at the upper levels, though, might be permitted to use a computer or a tablet to do research for a specific project.

    • Moderately non-orthodox

      Modern-day technology is used in moderation since it can be a distraction. For instance, computers and other digital media might be used for research, writing, and multimedia projects.

    • Non-orthodox

      Modern technology is used fairly regularly. For instance, computers and other digital media might be used for research, writing, multimedia projects, and to learn keyboarding skills. Teachers may sometimes also use digital media, such as interactive whiteboards, to teach lessons or introduce topics.

    Overall approach : Whick option best describes your overall curricular approach?
    • Orthodox
      38% of schools

      Schools that adhere strictly to the original Montessori program. They follow Montessori principles to the letter.

    • Moderately Orthodox
      36% of schools

      Schools that adhere to the original Montessori program and principles. On occasion, though, they supplement it with modern curricular approaches or materials.

    • Moderately Non-Orthodox
      11% of schools

      Schools that are faithful to the original Montessori program and principles, but sometimes supplement it with modern curricular approaches or materials.

    • Non-orthodox
      15% of schools

      Schools that are faithful to the original Montessori program and principles, but often supplement it with modern curricular approaches or materials.

    Teaching Assistants: This school uses teaching assistants.

    Preschool/K Curriculum Montessori

    • Play-based
    • Montessori
    • Waldorf
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Academic

    Montessori programs aimed at preschool and Kindergarten- aged children allow young learners to choose which “tasks” or activities interest them. These tasks centre around special Montessori puzzles -- the essential features of these puzzles being they contain a “right answer” and allow for self-correction. A strong emphasis is therefore placed on learning being concrete and rooted in practical experience, along with children developing a sense of self-sufficiency and confidence. Specially trained teachers act as guides, introducing children to progressively more difficult materials when appropriate. A Montessori classroom is typically very calm and orderly, with children working alone or, sometimes, in small groups.

    If you want to learn more about Montessori education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also check out our guide to Montessori preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.

    If you want to learn more about preschool education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also read our in-depth answers to important preschool questions: What is preschool? What are the main preschool programs? What are the main pros and cons of preschool? What do children learn in preschool? How much does preschool cost?  What makes for a great preschool?

    What ABC Montessori says: Our CASA program is much more academic focused than the traditional material-only based Montessori program. Students work with textbooks, workbooks and readers as well as the Montessori materials and related activities. Language and math are the core of the curriculum.

    Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What ABC Montessori says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.

    Academic Culture Rigorous

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

    What ABC Montessori says: The academic culture at our school is strong. Our main focus on the whole schooling approach is highly academic.

    Developmental Priorities Balanced, Intellectual

    Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
    Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

    What ABC Montessori says: We are committed to academic excellence, personal growth and most importantly, fostering a love for learning.

    Special Needs Support No support

    No support

    ABC Montessori offers no/limited support for students with learning difficulties or special needs.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Extra support
    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Learning disabilities
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Williams syndrome
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Clinical anxiety
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Multiple sclerosis
      Cerebral palsy
      Muscular dystrophy
      Spina Bifida
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Forms of support delivery:
      Support Type = offered
      A regular class with indirect support
      A regular class with resource assistance
      A regular class with withdrawal assistance
      A special education class with partial integration
      A full-time special education class
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Speech-language therapy

    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    ABC Montessori does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Homework Policy

    In grade 5, ABC Montessori students perform an average of 45 mins of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
    ABC Montessori0 mins15 mins15 mins30 mins30 mins30 mins30 mins45 mins45 mins45 mins
    Site Average0 mins2 mins6 mins7 mins6 mins16 mins18 mins24 mins29 mins34 mins

    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered grades1 to 5
    Prose (narrative)-based feedbackNursery/Toddler to K
    Parent-teacher meetingsNursery/Toddler to 5

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.


    What ABC Montessori says:

    This information is not currently available.

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Ice Hockey
      Track & Field
      Ice Skating
    • Clubs offered: None

    Tuition & Financial Aid


    What ABC Montessori says: Our tuition fees are set with the objective of making private school education affordable while delivering maximum value. The fee is payable with an initial installment of $1,200 due at the time of registration with the balance payable either in advance, on a quarterly basis, or on a monthly basis. Extended Care programs are also available at an additional cost each month.


    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    Full payment all students3%
    Early paymentall students3%
    2nd child (sibling)all students3%
    3rd child (sibling)all students3%
    4th child (sibling)all students3%

    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.

    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Total enrollment 150
    Average enrollment per grade15
    Average class size12
    Gender (grades)Nursery/Toddler to Gr. 5 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution:

    Day Enrollment103420201512121010



    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)1 - 5
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:

    What ABC Montessori says:

    For students entering Grades 1 to 5, an entrance assessment covering reading, writing, and numeracy is administered. Following a successful assessment, an admission offer is presented and parents may subsequently prepare the application package available at http://www.abcmontessori.com/elementary_admissions.htm for elementary applications or http://www.abcmontessori.com/Casa_admissions.htm for nursery, preschool, and kindergarten applications.


    Acceptance Rate:


    Type of student ABC Montessori is looking for: Our students have a natural curiosity for learning and are well adjusted individuals who exhibit good behaviour and a sense of respect for their teachers and classmates alike. We believe that a well adjusted and well mannered child will have the necessary traits to gain the most out of their classroom exposure.

    Student Entry Points

    Student TypeNSPSJKSKK12345
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    8 - 10 (100%)8 - 10 (100%)8 - 10 (100%)8 - 10 (80%)03 - 5 (70%)3 - 5 (70%)3 - 5 (70%)3 - 5 (70%)3 - 5 (60%)

    Stories & Testimonials


    Mississauga Elementary School at ABC Montessori

    The Elementary School program at ABC Montessori offers customized traditional school curriculum for kids from Kindergarten to Grade 5. We understand that each student requires special attention in different areas of study and offer small class sizes so that each student receives a great deal of individual attention.

    The elementary school curriculum has no boundries. It allows kids to reach their full capabilities and ensures that no student is left behind. We are commited to academic excellence, personal growth and in developing a love for learning. 

    If you're looking for Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4 or Grade 5, ABC Montessori's traditonal elementary school has a program for your child. Contact us today and come by for a tour.

    The ABC Montessori Experience

    Eight years ago, my three and a half years old son and I walked into ABC Montessori and fell in love with the warmness of staff and the friendly environment. When I walked in on the first day, I saw teachers smiling as they hugged and wiped tear-stained little faces of children who were no doubt experiencing separation anxiety. The teacher met my son at the door, took his hand and said, “Welcome Navarre!” He took a quick look around the classroom then back at me and said “Bye Mom.” I was amazed but the principal assured me that he was in good hands and over the years, I never once doubted that statement. Over the eight years, I never questioned my decision of enrolling my son in this school. Each year, I would say it was my last but my son went on to Grade 5 because I believed in the teachers, the principles of the school, and the quality of education offered. I also enjoyed the small classes that guaranteed my child was observed independently every moment, so the teachers were better able to individualize his learning needs. I was sad when my son had to leave but I know that the education provided at ABC Montessori will be with him for life. The teachers are very warm, honest, and their doors are always open for a quick update on your child. The curriculum is outstanding; therefore, I am not surprised when kids leave this school with some being deemed ‘Gifted.’ I am recommending this school to any parent who wants a different kind of education for your child, one that includes: - Small Classes - Caring and easy going teachers and other members of staff - An environment conducive to learning - Affordable private education - Confidence in self and in public speaking as demonstrated every year with their Christmas concert. ...

    My Life at ABC Montessori

    My name is Diya. I am in grade 5, and I’m 11 years old. I have been attending ABC Montessori for the past 9 years, and this is my final year at this incredible school. ABC Montessori is the first school that I have ever attended, and it is an experience impossible to forget. During these 9 years I have had many wonderful experiences that I would like to share with you. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to be taught by many amazing teachers and along the way I also made friends. The teachers and friends in this school are basically my second family, and I will miss them very much! My teachers taught my peers and me many lesson and morals that I will remember for years to come. Three of the most important morals that they taught us include: to be an honest person, to be earth friendly, and to treat others the way you want to be treated. These three morals will help my friends and me a lot during our lives. The principal of ABC Montessori, Mr. Raj, is truly exceptional. Not only is Mr. Raj our amazing principal, he is also our gym teacher. He always tries his best to keep the school neat, clean, organized, and efficient through his long hours and years of hard work. Whenever we have gym, Mr. Raj always encourages people in the most positive way possible to keep us going. He always gives us advice on how to become a better athlete and student. Ms. Kathy was my grade 5 teacher. She has a very unique way of teaching. I thing teaching is the perfect job for her because she is very good at it, and any student of hers would agree with me without hesitation. Her way of teaching is like no other. Ms. Kathy plays Jeopardy or Who Wants to be a Millionaire with us to help us remember facts and information on various subjects such as Language Arts and Tapestry. Ms. Jyoti was my math and science teacher. She is a very inspiring teacher. She makes math and science seem fun with her different ways and strategies of teaching. Ms. Jyoti is always coming up with different slogans, proverbs, and riddles for us to solve before the day’s lesson to warm up our brains. Ms. Mirna is the best French teacher in the world. She has a great sense of humor, and is always kind to her students. Merci Madame Mirna pour tout et je vais vous oubliez chèrement !  My music teacher, Ms. Lily, is very talented. She has been teaching me piano ever since I was in grade 1. She sings very well and also plays the recorder, flute, and piano. Thank you Ms. Lily for teaching me music for 5 years. At ABC Montessori we have higher curriculum levels than a normal public school. The math and science taught here can be compared to grade 7 and 8 levels. We even participate in math competitions. All the teachers at ABC Montessori have been really helpful to us. Over the years we have gone on many different trips. My favourite trips were: going to Centre Island, visiting the Old Britannia School House, and going to the Cadbury Chocolate Factory. Every year the teachers and principal plan different trips to make it more interesting. Some trips were educational and others were fun, like going to the movies. I’ve accomplished many things at this school over the years, and I am very proud of them. In April 2011, my classmates and I participated in a math contest called “Mathematica”. Many schools across Canada participate in this contest every year. We all worked very hard for this contest. Ms. Jyoti really helped me a lot. It was an experience I will never forget. Winter Concerts are always my favourite part of the school year. For two years, I was given the opportunity along with my three friends Majd, Monte, and Megan to be one of the Masters of Ceremonies at the Winter Concert. I really enjoyed the experience. Every year at school we learn about different cultures while working on our dance item for the concert. All the teachers and students work very hard to prepare a dance item that will impress our family. I will miss ABC Montessori a lot because this school has been like a second home to me. I will never forget all the friends and memories I made at this school, and the wonderful teachers who taught me. I am sad to leave, but I will try my best to come back and help out whenever possible. I will miss all of my friends and teachers very much, and I will always cherish the beautiful memories that I made here at ABC Montessori. Good-bye ABC Montessori, you will always be in my heart no matter what school I go to! Diya Vekaria (2002-2011) Grade 5 ...

    Our Time at ABC Montessori

    At the age of three, our energetic daughter was eager to learn. That is why instead of daycare, where learning would be optional and self directed, we chose ABC Montessori. As our little girl took the hand of her first teacher Ms. Mari, and waved goodbye, she was not merely attending school. She joined a community that would bring her strong friendships and cultivate in her a long search for knowledge and a love for learning. At ABC Montessori, the principles of integrity, co-operation, responsibility, and respect are modeled by teachers, emulated by students, and practiced by all. While other schools are exclusive, not recognizing the cultural and religious celebrations of its student body, ABC Montessori is inclusive in acknowledging its cultural and religious diversity. Our daughter has learned tolerance, respect, and understanding as she studied the celebrations of Christmas, Ramadhan, Hanukah, and Diwali. At ABC Montessori, children and parents are free to express to each other their wish for happy celebrations. The annual winter concert is a continued expression of this diversity and rivals professional performances. Participation in this event is fostered in our daughter a unique understanding of the arts while developing presentation skills and self esteem. Children learn to trust and co-operate with others as they perform for family and friends on stage, in full costume with professional sound and lighting. Parents are extremely proud as each child is made to feel like the “star of the show.” In its physical education, ABC Montessori goes beyond the exercise that most schools provide. Beyond the opportunity to play basketball, floor hockey, and dodge ball, the school provides a chance to learn gymnastics, skating, and swimming. The latter two of these activities have provided our daughter with not only physical exercise, but years of recreational enjoyment as well. Finally, ABC Montessori provides children with high standards and a desire to achieve academic excellence. Total strangers have remarked on how well spoken our daughter is for her age. They have commented that she “must be attending a good school.” Her testing as she moves on to higher education has demonstrated that ABC Montessori was the right choice as these scores show an understanding well beyond her current grade level. Today, eight years later, as we prepare for our daughter to move on to higher education, she still turns to us and gives us a big wave with a happy smile as she enters school. Each day of these eight years we have been able to leave her trusting that she is safe, surrounded by principals, teachers, and friends whom she respects and who respect her. While there is much more that can be said of this school, if we were asked to summarize the school and staff in just a few words, those words would be “Truly Exceptional!” ...

    My Time at ABC Montessori

    My journey at ABC Montessori has been the best 6 years of my life. I have learned a lot from my teachers and my friends who are always there for me. The educational field trips gave us a different experience of learning that I would not have received elsewhere. We have not only learned about how important academics are at ABC Montessori but also to respect each other. Our Winter Concerts are remarkable. They give us an opportunity to learn the dances of other cultures. I am proud to be a student at ABC Montessori. At ABC Montessori, I have had many great teachers that I would not have found anywhere else. My teachers have helped me become the bright student I am today. Mrs. Kathy has greatly improved my grammar and social studies skills. Mrs. Kathy has encouraged me and my classmates to study by playing games like “Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Grammar Style.” Mrs. Jyoti has taught me many new concepts in math and science. Mrs. Jyoti lets our class do experiments so that we understand concepts much better. Mr. Raj has helped me build stamina during gym class. In the past I used to have problems throwing a basketball into the net, but with Mr. Raj’s help that is no longer a problem for me. Mr. Raj understood my problem and taught me how to throw the ball with more force. Now I can shoot the ball in the net almost every time. Madam Mirna and Ms. Lily have tried their best to teach me French and music over the years. I will never forget the help of all my teachers. I have many good friends here at ABC Montessori. I have friends from Elementary Prep all the way until Grade 6. They have helped me in my studies and helped me understand concepts I do not get. One time, I was not able to find the interest on a price. Then my best friend, Jaclyn, explained it to me. Now, I know how to do it so well that I will never forget how to do it. They cheer me up whenever I fell sad. I will remember the friends I made here forever. The field trips at ABC Montessori are amazing. They are educational and fun. They are a different way of learning. Trips help motivate us to learn. Some of the field trips that we have gone on over the years include Medieval Times, Toronto Zoo, Pioneer Village, ROM, and many others. Each field trip was amusing and provided us with new information. I have learned a lot about academics here at ABC Montessori. At ABC Montessori, I am provided with the knowledge that a 7th grader would be learning at a regular school. The teachers make sure that I understand the topic that we are learning. The teachers have prepared me for my future so that I do well when I leave this school. At ABC Montessori we learn about respect and integrity. I have learned to tell the truth even if it means getting into trouble. I have also learned to respect people’s beliefs, traditions, food choices, and differences because everyone is special in their own way. ABC Montessori’s Winter Concerts are the best! The Winter Concerts give everyone a chance to show case their talents. It also allows us to learn the dances of other cultures. The show is quite entertaining and the parents clap very hard. The students feel appreciated when they hear their parents clapping. ABC Montessori is an amazing school that every student should go to. It gives students a great education for their future. This school teaches us about academics, integrity, respect, and culture. With my amazing friends and helpful teachers, this school is like my second home, and it always will be. Kirandeep Khurana (2002-2010) Grade 6 ...

    My Experience at ABC Montessori

    My time at ABC Montessori has been amazing. There are many things I will always remember. I have made many friends here and learned so much from my teachers over the past 8 years. Through my participation in our annual Winter Concerts, I have learned not to be shy while performing in front of an audience, and about cultural diversity. All the educational field trips have made learning fun. The high academic standards set by ABC Montessori make me feel confident that I will do well at my new school. The exciting teaching methods used by my teachers have encouraged me to learn and to participate in all school activities. I don’t think I’ll find a better school than ABC Montessori. At ABC Montessori I have made many friends. Some of my good friends include: Kiran, Gabriel, Nikola, Sumir, William, and many others. I enjoy talking and playing with all of them. My classmates at ABC Montessori are very helpful, respectful, and considerate. I remember a time when I didn’t understand how to find the square root of numbers and my friend Kiran encouraged me to keep trying. She explained the concept to me. I will never forget the kind and caring friends I’ve made here at ABC Montessori. Participating in the Winter Concerts at ABC Montessori gave me the confidence I need to perform in front of others. I was very pleased when I was chosen to be “Mistress of Ceremonies” for the 2009/2010 Winter Concert. It was an experience I will always remember. Although it takes a lot of time for the teachers to put the Winter Concerts together, all the students have fun performing for their parents and friends. I really enjoyed learning the dances of different cultures. All the educational field trips have made learning so much fun. On one of our field trips we went to a pioneer village. We learned a lot about the daily lives and activities of pioneers. While there we went to an old house that baked breads and rolls. Our teacher bought us some fresh baked bread to share with all the students. It tasted great! We also went to the zoo where we learned a lot about animals and their natural behaviours and habitats. ABC Montessori sets high academic standards. The teachers always encourage us to ask questions and to ask for help when the concepts are not easy for us to understand. The curriculum is challenging which makes us think hard about the answers to many problems. Our teachers teach us advanced concepts that we will need to know in years to come. The exciting teaching methods used at ABC Montessori are both exciting and fun. In grade 1, Ms. Stella would ask us French questions and if we got the question right we would get a tally mark on the board. The person with the most tallies always got a prize. In grade 3, during a revision for a test, Ms.Kathy encouraged correct answers by giving us yummy cookies and other treats. It was very motivating and fun! The experiences I’ve had at ABC Montessori have changed my life. I always feel that I can reach my full potential here. I will miss all of my friends and my teachers when I go to my new school next year. I will never forget the good times I have had here at ABC Montessori! Jaclyn Viehweger (2001-2010) Grade 6 ...

    My ABC Montessori Experience

    I’ve had many memories here at ABC, and I am going to miss a lot people such as all the teachers, the students, and of course the best principal in the world, Mr. Raj. ABC Montessori was my first school and I will never forget it. I’ve been in this school since I was 3 years old, and I’ve been keeping memories since then. Many years have passed and it is now time for me to leave. It will be difficult for me to leave all my memories behind, but life must go on. On the first day of school I didn’t have any friends. I was too shy to make any at first, but over the years I have learned how. My parents and teachers encouraged me to try. It took me a long time to socialize and become friends with other people, but now I can. Not only have I made friends with the students, but I have also made friends with all the teachers. Today I have more than 70 friends thanks to all my friends and teachers’ help. Ms. Kathy is an incredibly funny teacher. She always makes funny gestures during spelling tests in order to act out the words to give us clues. Her teaching style is very creative and beyond what is expected. She used to play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and Jeopardy with us when we were in Grade 3 and 4 to help us learn. Learning from Ms. Kathy is very interesting and in a very pleasing way. I learned from Ms. Kathy that learning and studying can be fun. Ms. Jyoti is a clever teacher. She will keep explaining a concept until you finally understand it. Ms. Jyoti has taught us a lot of smart proverbs. I like Ms. Jyoti for her hard work. Mostly everyday she will come up with a riddle for us to solve. She also teaches us sayings to use in everyday life. Ms. Jyoti always pushed me into tapping my potential, but I never did. That’s a lesson I still have to learn. I thank her for always having confidence in me and in all my hard work. Mr. Raj is the best principal ever. I was scared of him at first, but eventually I realized that he was a very nice and friendly principal. He almost always has a smile on his face. He always lets us have fun the way want to, as long as it is safe. During gym class he always makes everyone happy by allowing them to put in their own opinions. All of my other friends are very jealous of me for having such a great principal. I will never find a better principal than Mr. Raj. He always tries to help solve problems to everyone’s satisfaction. He taught me that you can solve problems without getting angry or impatient. Many students here are very athletic, but I was never one of them. Basketball was my weak point, but my friend Majd, offered to give me some basketball lessons during our after school recess time. I accepted his generous offer and over the years I improved greatly. Now, I am almost as good as Majd. He has taught me valuable lessons and helpful tips. This improved my stamina and reflexes. I will never forget those unforgettable moments with my two friends, Majd and Soorya. Majd will always be the best pre-teen basketball teacher I will every meet. Winter Concerts have always been exciting for me. We always dance and entertain our parents. The choreography was taught to us by our talented teachers. We learned a lot of cultural dances over the years. This taught me about different beliefs and the way people live. This Winter Concert my mom asked me to sing a solo performance. When I first got on stage I was really nervous, but all my helpful friends encouraged me and gave me some helpful tips on how not to be nervous. They also encouraged me to wow the crowd and take the house down, and I did! This is my favourite school and it always will be. Everyone at ABC Montessori has been like a member of my family. I started at age 3 and will end at age 11. No school will ever have such beautiful and considerate teachers, all my kind and helpful classmates, and of course, the magnificent Mr. Raj. You have always been there for me, not matter how hard the situation. I will never forget the unforgettable moments here at ABC Montessori. Zoe Virola (2000-2008) Grade 6 ...

    The ABC Montessori Experience

    I am Soorya Goel and I am 11 years old. I have been in this beloved school for almost all my life. I started in this school when I was 2 years old, and now I have to leave at the age of 11. It will be a sad moment for me and my friends. This was the first school that I have ever been to. It will always be special to me. I am very sorry to say this, but this is going to be my last year here. I will never forget this phenomenal school. The first time I came here, I was extremely shy. I would not talk and socialize with anyone. My teacher at the time, Ms. Valentini, gave me moral support and embedded good qualities in me. She taught me that learning CAN be fun after all, and so can going to school. After some time, I wasn’t shy anymore. I still remember her today, even after these 9 years I spent at ABC Montessori. Ms. Valentini was such a polite teacher (all of them were) that I was always so eager to go to school in the morning. I never want to leave this adored school. ABC is like a second home to me. The work that we do here surpasses standard levels. The work is not too hard for the students, but it is challenging. We enjoy learning because of our teachers. They make learning fun. My parents always used to tell me that school was fun, and they were right. They are very impressed with the advanced learning of this school. We receive information that some Grade 9s won’t even understand! ABC Montessori is a very safe environment. My parents are never worried to leave me here at school. Since the classes are very small, the teachers give us a lot of feedback and we get a lot of one-on-one learning. It is a protective surrounding and it is impossible to get lost. The principal Mr. Raj, is also very kind. He knows every student in the whole school. Every year we go on field trips to fun places. We always enjoy them. We also have a fun Winter Concert every year which entertains our parents. It is also a good break for the students. We learn dances about many different cultures. It is a fun and educational way to learn. My teachers Ms. Kathy and Ms. Jyoti were always there for me, through thick or thin. Ms, Kathy was my grade 2-6 teacher, but in grades 5 and 6, she was my homeroom teacher. Ms. Kathy is a very funny teacher. During some classes, Ms. Kathy acted out amusing gestures to help us learn the information and made all the students laugh at the same time, unlike many other teachers would do. She is a brilliant teacher. Ms. Kathy is also a fantastic artist and teaches us many valuable life lessons. She is an amazing teacher. Ms. Jyoti also taught me in Grades 2-6. She was my homeroom teacher in grades 2-4. She teaches Math and Science very well. She is a fun teacher and makes learning fun by thinking different ways to teach us. She teaches us many sayings and proverbs that we will never forget. Overall, I think Ms. Kathy and Ms. Jyoti were the best teachers! So, I just want to thank Mr. Raj, our honourable principal, and all my teachers for having me and teaching me in this school. It was a pleasure to be here. I will really miss all of you. I don’t consider you as teachers but as friends. You have taught me everything that I know today and I will never forget your kindness. I will also never forget my amazing and supportive friends, who have been with me all this way. They have supported me greatly and made me laugh whenever I was sad. Some of my dearest friends include Majd, Zoe, Phillip, Anthony, Armon, Piotr and Colin. I just want to say that I really like this school and my life will feel very different without my teachers and friends from ABC Montessori. I would never want to leave, but unfortunately I have to. So bye everyone, I will never forget you and will miss you a lot. This school will always be in my heart, no matter what. Soorya Goel (2000-2009) Grade 6 ...

    My Experience at ABC Montessori

    I have had many great experiences at ABC Montessori which I would like to share with you. I made many great friends at this school. I will always remember them. There are so many to list, but I will only mention a few, namely, Soorya, Majd, Zoe, Armon, Philip, Colin, and Anthony. We have always had a great time together. We have shared a lot of good times together learning, studying, playing and having a fun time. We’re like a family. I don’t know what my life will be like when I leave this school in June. This school has taught me so much in the past 7 years. All of the students in this school have learned good manners from our wonderful teachers and principal Mr. Raj. Any time we had a problem, whether it was school related or not, we would be able to go to our teachers and ask them for help without any hesitation. The teachers would always be willing to help my friends and I in any way they could. They tried their best to explain all concepts and information clearly until we understood. One example of this would be the time I was adding two digit numbers with Ms. Amani in Grade 1. She practiced a lot with me until I was able to do it on my own. Another time was when the class was having a hard time understanding new grammar concepts. Ms. Kathy came up with a creative way to get us interested in our work by playing a game called “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Grammar Style.” It was really fun. You should try it. This school is filled with polite and helpful teachers. Our teachers treat us like we are part of their own family. Each student is like their prized possession. Any time we have a problem we can ask any one of our teachers for helpful advice. I realize that the teachers in my next school may not live up to my high expectations, but I sure hope they can. Another thing I love about this school is the annual Winter Concert. The Winter Concert brings people closer together. We all have fun working together to learn steps to music or notes to a piece of music. The students practice as a team. The concert is also great because the show is a lot of fun for the students and the parents to watch. Every concert is different. All the preparation for the concert is a lot of work, but it is even more fun to be a part of it. I will miss ABC Montessori concerts very much. I love this school. I can’t believe it’s time to leave. I will miss so many things about this school, mostly my friends, and Mr. Raj. I wish I didn’t have to leave. I will always remember this school and the great memories I have made here. Piotr Gladysz (2002-2009) Grade 6 ...

    The ABC Montessori Experience

    My life at ABC Montessori had been awesome. I have learned many valuable lessons and got to know many friends. I have been at ABC Montessori for 7 years. I will miss my school for many reasons. One of the reasons is how the teachers helped me improve to become a stronger student. I will also miss the incredible friends I’ve made and the teachers who helped me. First of all I will remember ABC Montessori because of the ways everyone at school helped me improve. No one ever gave up on me. The teachers were always there to help me no matter what the problem. They helped me with my school work whenever I needed help. The principal, Mr. Raj, also helped me in countless ways. I will also miss the friends I’ve made and mostly the ones that have stayed with me for the 7 years while I was attending ABC Montessori. They are Colin, Anthony, Piotr, Majd, Zoe, Soorya, and Armon. My friends also helped me with my work and encouraged me to do better. We played together a lot and had so much fun over the years. I have also made friends with the teachers at ABC Montessori and even the principal! I will never forget them. Something else that gives me pride to be a student at this school is the wonderful and kind teachers that work here. They always help, even through the many hardships we face together. No matter how down you are, they will try to cheer you up. They are always willing to explain what we don’t get without a second thought. This clearly shows me that they are excellent teachers. ABC Montessori is a great school. It has many great students, awesome teachers, and a very kind principal. I will miss every one of them, a lot. They will always be in my memories. I’m sad that I can’t spend another year here at ABC Montessori so I could come back. Phillip Vo (2002-2009) Grade 6 ...

    My Life At ABC Montessori

    I achieved many things while at ABC Montessori. I will never forget this school. It has been like my second home. ABC Montessori was my first school. Almost everything I know was taught to me by intelligent teachers. I always knew that one day I would leave this awesome school, but I never expected that it would come so fast. I treasure many memories. I will write about the friends I made, how I improved over the years, how this was my first school, and how generous everyone was to me. I made almost all friends I have here at ABC Montessori. The friends I made are not only students, but teachers and the principal too. Some of the friends I made and will always remember include: Soorya, Zoe, Colin, Armon, Piotr, Melvyn, Phillip, Jaclyn, Kirandeep and Anthony. We were all at ABC Montessori when we met. My best friends and I knew that this was a safe environment, so it was safe to be friends with whoever we wanted. Even if some of us get separated next year when we move to different schools, we will always keep in touch and remain best friends. Some of the other friends I made here are also my teachers and my principal, Ms. Kathy, Ms. Jyoti and Mr. Raj. They will always me in my memories and my heart. I will remember them all. ABC Montessori was my first school. I will never forget the challenges, lessons and the enjoyment I had here at school. They were all incredible. One day I plan to make a time capsule where I can store some of my most important treasures. I’ll put this journal inside it, to show the people of the future what great friends I made and what great teachers I had. No matter where I go, this school will always be my first school, and I will never forget it. I will always love this school, and it will always remain in my heart. I improved greatly while at ABC Montessori. For example, in third grade, I was horrible at math. Now, I have improved a lot. I am much better than I was in the past. My knowledge had been expanded due to a variety of greatly taught concepts. I learned Math, Science, Grammar, Social Studies, French, Music and Spelling at ABC. I am very sure that even the smallest things I learned will benefit me at my next school. Everything I know will be put into good use there. There are many great teachers and a wonderful principal at ABC Montessori. Mr. Raj, our principal, and all the teachers were very kind to me. Ms. Mirna taught me French. Ms. Kathy taught me Grammar and Social Studies. Ms. Jyoti taught me Math and Science. Ms.Lily taught me music. Ms. Mina and Ms. Varsha were my after school teachers. All these teachers were always there for me whenever I needed them. They taught me many things that I could never have learned on my own. Every year I was happy to be in these teachers’ classes. I would like to thank them all. Every teacher taught me incredible lessons that I will never forget. Ms. Kathy and Ms. Jyoti have been my teachers for the last five years. I have gotten very attached to them. Ms. Kathy is really smart and humourous. She played many interesting and educational games with us that would help us understand the concepts more. Ms. Kathy was also very helpful. I often turned to her for help. I’ll miss her a lot. Ms. Jyoti is a very wise and a quick witted teacher. I always turned to her for help as well. Ms. Jyoti is really clever too. She taught us things eight graders should know. Ms. Jyoti always gave me good ideas about how to solve my problems. I don’t think I’ll ever encounter a principal like Mr. Raj again. Mr. Raj was very generous to us. He never got angry, and I never heard him yell. He always listens to what students say before he makes a fair judgement when there is a conflict. He is very reliable and friendly. You can always trust him even when you think you might get into trouble. Something else I enjoyed at this school is the Winter Concert. We learned how to perform very interesting dances from different cultures all over the world. This helped us learn about many different cultures and to be respectful of all cultures. I also enjoyed this Winter Concert because Mr. Raj gave me the opportunity to host it. I was the Master of Ceremonies along with my friend Diya. It was a blast. We both really enjoyed it. The Winter Concert also brought many teachers and students closer together. We practice together a lot and even suggest ideas on how to improve the dance. Parents from our school are always thrilled to see their children perform. Another thing I will miss at ABC is the time I spent in the after school program. My friends and I always played basketball and when we went outside. This helped improve my basketball skills a lot. It was very fun! We even helped each other with our homework when we couldn’t go outside. I really enjoyed myself at ABC Montessori. I lived, learned, laughed and played. If I could. I would never leave this school. I started ABC at the age of four and I am now leaving at the age of twelve. After 8 years I find it very hard to believe that I have to leave, but I know that I must move on. I spent many great times here and now it is time to enter a different world, something I am not very excited to do. All the teachers are like big family to me. I am very sad to depart after all these years and the memories I’ve shared with them all. Too bad I won’t be able to see these awesome teachers as much as I used to. I will miss everyone. I wish them all the best in the next year. I am very grateful, thankful, appreciative, and happy that I was a student at this school. If someone ever asks me to recommend them a good school, ABC Montessori will be the first on my list. I went through many experiences here, through thick and thin. There are so many great things I want to say, but there is so much that I just can’t express in words. I hope this school stands until the world goes flat. It should be considered a landmark for many reasons. I am very proud to say that I love ABC Montessori! I promise all the teachers, Mr. Raj, and myself that I will try my best to visit this school whenever I can. Majd Obeid (2000-2008) Grade 6 ...

    The ABC Montessori Experience

    At ABC Montessori, I did many things. I have many memories that I will always treasure in my mind. I will never forget my time here. I learned a lot, made many friends, performed on stage, and learned how to get in shape. Now it is time to share these ideas with you. When I came to this school I didn’t know much about the subjects being taught. I was always behind in my work at first. I gradually caught up with my classmates with the help of my teachers. This made me really happy. Today I study hard to be a smarter student. I will never forget this. When I first came to this school I didn’t have any friends. I was very lonely. Then Majd, Phillip and Anthony asked me if I wanted to play with them, I was really happy. Then I started to play with them more and we became friends. That’s how I made my first friends. I try to be a nice student so I could have more friends. That’s a memory that I will never forget. When I came, I didn’t know how to perform on stage at all. It all started when I went to the Winter Concert. I was really nervous. When I started to perform I thought I was going to do something wrong but my teachers always helped me. Eventually I got the hang of it. It was a lot of fun. We have Winter Concerts each year. They keep getting better and better each time. I will never forget them. When I came, I was not in good shape. My fitness improved a lot after I had been through Mr. Raj’s gym classes. It was a little hard for me to keep up with the group. Then after many classes I started getting better. Finally I could keep up with everyone. I try to get in better shape by exercising. I couldn’t do this without ABC Montessori. I will never forget ABC Montessori. I love this school. It is now time for me to leave. I knew that this day would come eventually, but I did not know that it would come this fast. I grew up in this school, so I always treat my friends, teachers and my principal like family. I will never forget all the friends I made, the teachers, and my principal. I will always be happy to tell others that I came from ABC Montessori. If it were my choice and I had one more year I would definitely come back. Colin Tan (2000-2008) Grade 6 ...

    My ABC Montessori Experience

    I have had a great time at ABC Montessori. It has been like my second home. Everyone is so friendly. Even my parents feel good when I am at school because they know it is a safe environment. Together we are all one big family. I have made so many friends and learned so many things. I will miss all my friends and teachers when I leave this June. I wish that I could stay at least 1 more year. I will remember them all. All the friends I have made at school are so great. I love to play and have fun with them. We have had a great time together over the years. I am really going to miss them all. I have learned so much at this school. I learned History, Math, Science, Language, Spelling, French, and Music. Ms. Jyoti taught us Science and Math. She is very kind and always listens to us. Ms. Kathy taught us Language and History. She is funny! Ms. Lily taught us Music. She never yells. Ms. Mirna taught us French. She tried really hard to teach us. All my teachers were always ready and willing to help me with my work and other problems. I bet my new teachers in September will not be as kind as the ones at ABC Montessori. It was a pretty interesting time at this school. I will never forget all the teachers who taught me and cared for each and every one of us. I will also never forget my principal, Mr. Raj. He is great! I have had lots of fun at this school. We went on my many different field trips. One of my favourite trips was to Medieval Times. We ate food and saw a Medieval Tournament. It was incredible. We also went on a trip to a Pioneer school one year. On that trip, we learned about how kids went to school during the Pioneer times. It was very different. We had many parties and played several games over the years. I remember a game we played called “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” with Ms. Kathy. It was like playing a real game show. In the game you had to answer questions about language and grammar. It was so much fun. I have improved so much while at ABC Montessori. I have also learned good manners and respect. I will never forget the Winter Concerts. We put on shows for the parents to watch and to help raise money for World Vision. I usually play the recorder every year. We raised so much money for charity. I also loved all the awesome bake sales we had. Every year the school had a sale of baked goods. All the goods were so delicious. It also helped raise money for World Vision. The students and teachers all helped at the bake sales. I have been at this school for 8 years now. I often dream about staying a bit longer. I have had such a great experience at ABC Montessori. I have learned so many different things at this school and I will miss everyone at this school, especially my friends and teachers. I bet this is the best primary school ever. I have had a great time at ABC Montessori and I shall never, ever forget everyone I met while here. Anthony Luu (2000-2008) Grade 6 ...

    The ABC Montessori Experience

    ABC Montessori has been our daughter's very first school. With the great care and strong focus on academics that this remarkable education centre has provided, we have seen astounding progress in the academic and social development of our daughter. Under the keen guidance of the principal, the staff members put their heart and soul in the total development of all pupils. Being a public school teacher myself, I can see the difference in the quality of education and one-to-one care provided at this outstanding school. We are very happy that our child is in good hands and is growing by leaps and bounds every single day. ...

    The ABC Montessori Experience

    When choosing this school for our son, Andy, we believed the school would help him in becoming a responsible, motivated, and intelligent student so that he would be well prepared to face the life he would have when he grew up. In ABC Montessori School, we have seen him fulfill his full potential in pursuing academic success and social and physical development. Andy enjoys going to school everyday and ABC Montessori is like his second home. The fact that he has been staying in ABC Montessori for seven years since his enrollment as a CASA student is solid proof of our whole family's satisfaction with ABC Montessori School ...

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