12 Bannockburn Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M5M 2M8
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Meg Kahnert

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12 Bannockburn Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5M 2M8

School Type:
Grades (Gender):
Preschool to 6 (Coed)
$12,350 to $23,700 per year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
12 to 20
Day: 115 (Gr. PS-6)

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Contact Name:
Meg Kahnert

Phone Number:

School Address
12 Bannockburn Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5M 2M8

About this school:

Established for over 20 years as a leading Independant school, Bannockburn offers an outstanding, authentic Montessori learning environment, carefully implemented to meet the specific needs of children during the most crucial periods of their formative years: Toddler (18 months-3 years old), Primary (3-6 years old), Elementary (6-12 years old). Children grow and thrive in a nurturing and stimulating family community, unified by the love of learning. Each fully equiped classroom is directed by dedicated, qualified teachers complemented by specialist instruction in French, music, visual arts and physical education. In the heart of north Toronto, Bannockburn is situated on 5 acres of green space surrounded by mature trees. We invite you to discover how Bannockburn can make a brilliant difference in your child's life.... from the very beginning.

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Principal's Message


Meg Kahnert, Head of School

Thank you taking the time to read about Bannockburn. I encourage you to pay us a visit and see what makes Bannockburn such a special place. It starts with our Toodlers who show us that these young individuals are capable of so much more than we would normally expect, and culminates with our Upper Elementary graduates who trully exhibit that they are responsible, nurturing, peaceful young people with self-esteem and respect for others. Bannockburn graduates are self-motivated, intellectually curious, love learning and achieve academic success.



Application Deadlines:

Type Date
Day Rolling

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School Entry Points:

  • Entry Points (Day): Students Admitted
    Preschool Limited
    JK Limited
    SK Limited
    K Limited
    1 Limited
    2 Limited
    3 Limited
    4 Limited
    5 Limited
    6 Limited

Tuition & Financial Aid



Type Tuition
Day Students $12,350 to 23,700 CDN

Scholarships & awards:

  • Financial Aid Bursary
       Amount: 50%
       Type: Need based
       Grade(s): 0 to 8
  • Financial Aid Scholarship
       Amount: 100%
       Type: Merit based
       Grade(s): 0 to 8

Stories & Testimonials


Looking Back: Bannockburn From the Very Beginning

I am writing this letter to let you know that Ryan has just graduated from The York School and will be off to Queen's University next year, taking Life Sciences. His goal is to study medicine as soon as he is eligible to write his MCAT in a couple of years. As I reflect back on his childhood and his more recent adolescent years, I cannot help but think about the true gift that Montessori gave him. Interestingly, Ryan does not recognize how special the Montessori learning methodology is, because to him it was normal, as he did not have a traditional school experience to compare it to. I wish it was the norm for all children, because it teaches them so much academically, socially and spiritually. Ryan’s strong foundation for learning and his love of school was fostered during his nine years at Bannockburn. I recall so clearly his work with the golden beads, the stamp game and the exercise to understand pi. Math has been his favourite subject ever since, and his fascination with science has been all encompassing . Ryan has excelled in school because he goes beyond expectations and sees the world in a very interrelated way. When your child is in the Montessori program it is often difficult to see what they are learning and how it will impact their future. I want to share with you that Ryan received an IB Diploma from The York School with a 95% average, and accepted at his university of choice. This past year he was also Captain of the Senior Boys Volleyball Team, Captain of the Ultimate Frisbee Team, competed on the Ontario Freestyle Mogul Team and continued to lead fundraising events to support kids with cancer at Camp Oochigeas. Bannockburn gave him the foundation for learning and the skills in time management and leadership, to help him reach his full potential. Looking back, we absolutely made the right choice to send Ryan to Bannockburn School (or as you may recall, he chose Bannockburn himself). ...

What I Learned at Bannockburn - A Student's View

The most valuable thing I learned at Bannockburn is organization. Bannockburn gives students the opportunity to create their own schedule for the day, and a list of work is set for them to fulfill by the end of the week. In this way,the students are trained to balance their time to work, to play and for family. Although there is a lot of pressure now - mostly from myself - to maintain a 90 average, I still have time to relax and spend time with my friends. Montessori has found an interesting way to build independence. The work students complete in Montessori shape future work ethics, judgment and character. There are no desks in the classes that seclude, but rather round tables that encourage conversation and social interaction among peers. Journal entries are made each week to develop good writing skills, while providing students a chance to reflect and express their own thoughts. This method of teaching helped me prepare for applications and interviews for high school and university. I have always dreamed of becoming a musician, and I have always loved math and being able to solve problems. To me, math itself is a language and an art that can be used to form logical solutions. I take piano and violin lessons as music makes up such a great part of my life; I want to keep improving. I am also in a community orchestra, which has been an outstanding learning experience for me. It has taught me that each member is significant to the overall success of the organization and the ability to connect with the group is the most important aspect of a good orchestra. I believe my greatest strength is my ability to follow through in anything I set my mind on. My ambitions can become reality if I work hard spend time on it. I could never have accomplished what I have without the support of my family and my group of friends. Bannockburn is the memory of my childhood that I cherish deeply. ...

Was Bannockburn Worth It?

We were determined to enrol Tristan in a Montessori school. We looked at all the Montessori schools within a 15-mile radius of our home and found Bannockburn School to be the best from our visits. The Montessori method gives the child the opportunity to be an individual and be responsible for choosing materials; such independence empowers the child to have a love for learning. The Bannockburn family is very close and the children feel secure and cared for in the school. This makes the children happy and confident, which then enables them to reach their full potential. Even though the financial aspect is one big item to consider, it is a matter of priority. In our opinion, it is of absolute importance to give the child a solid foundation during the early years of development. Putting our child in a private school provided him with an amazing quality of life as a young student. While it was true that he seemed more protected than if he had been immersed in the public school system, that protection and security were what we feel enabled him to be who he truly is and be confident and proud of his being. We felt that Tristan needed the right environment to fully achieve his potential. In grade 1-3, he was not interested in Math, but he did his work and he did not feel much pressure to do otherwise. Then during grades 4-6 he excelled in Math as he just found his passion for it. The fact that the Montessori environment allows a child to grow in their own pace gave Tristan more confidence. After graduating from grade 6 at Bannockburn, Tristan has constantly been on the honour roll of his school and his teachers have praised him for his love of learning. He adjusted to the new school immediately without any problems. We are very happy that Tristan stayed on at Bannockburn. We felt that Grade 7 was the perfect time for him to face the main stream. He is not only equipped educationally but he is also full of confidence and security in who he truly is. We can happily say that Tristan's life at Bannockburn from 18 months to 12 years old was worthwhile each and every day. He always wanted to be at school and never was there a day he did not want to go to School. Bannockburn prepared our son to be a confident and independent individual, and was most definitely and without a doubt, worth it. ...

Curriculum & Programs

Curriculum & Programs

    Specialty Academics

  • Community service
  • Montessori Casa
  • Montessori Elementary
  • Montessori Toddler
  • Summer camps/program

    School Support

  • After-school program
  • Before-school program
  • Private/Individual lessons

    Special Needs

  • Learning study assistance


  • Acting
  • Ballet
  • Ceramics
  • Choral Music
  • Choreography
  • Composition
  • Dance
  • Drawing
  • Graphic design
  • Music history
  • Music Theatre/Opera
  • Music theory
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Production
  • Sculpture
  • Set design

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Creative writing
  • Independent study
  • Literature
  • Public speaking


  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • English
  • French

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers

  • Animation

    Academic / Social Clubs

  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Foreign Language Club
  • Science Club


  • Art Club
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Musical theatre/Opera
  • Photography


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial Arts
  • Outdoor Club
  • Outdoor Education
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

    Moral Development

  • Character education
  • Leadership
  • Social justice
  • Whole Child

    Admissions & Finances

  • Bursaries
  • Financial aid
  • Interview required

    Religious Affiliation

  • Non-denominational


  • The Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario (CIS) Associations
  • The Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA) Associations

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