For over 20 years, CMS has focused on engaging students and building strong foundations during the most formative years of their lives. We provide quality Montessori education at every stage of a child's development. Our renowned Toddler & Casa programs nurture and encourage the inquisitive minds of children to build foundational skills needed for future success. As children move through our Casa Program, emphasis gradually shifts from basic motor skills and language to development of concentration, co-ordination, independence and a sense of order. This allows the child to consolidate their writing, reading and math skills. Our Elementary program offers an enriched curriculum that promotes analytical and collaborative thinking, while nurturing individual strengths. We exceed the Ministry of Education curriculum by introducing hands-on material, facilitating deep understanding of concepts before they are committed to memory. Physical education, French, music, art, computers and a variety of extracurricular activities enrich the learning experience for CMS students. At CMS, young minds are inspired to be creative, innovative and inquisitive. We cultivate bright, young leaders and strong communicators ready for the 21st century. — Visit school website
Since it was founded in 1995, CMS has grown to include five locations in the GTA. The program is founded on the core ideals that Maria Montessori promoted in her work, those of respect, community, purposeful engagement, and self-directed learning. That said, Montessori didn't create her program as a museum piece, but rather as a starting point, and that's a spirit that CMS upholds as well. Dr. Montessori, as has been said, "adjusted and adapted her educational system to better serve children's needs, and well-functioning Montessori classrooms typically share many features reflecting those adjustments." One of which was, of course, a willingness to adjust and adapt. As such, the CMS program includes, as at the Maplehurst location, a computer lab, a library, and a music room. In all, the focus is very clearly on the child, and supporting child development, which is just as it should be.