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Serving Toronto for over 35 years, the care and education experts at the non-profit Downtown Montessori offer standard-setting programs for infants, toddlers and pre-school children. Our educators are specially trained to follow each child’s interest, progress and readiness to leap to the next level. Committed to enhancing the lives of children through exemplary care and education. A philosophy that encourages children to embrace knowledge, learning and mature into adults with the intelligence and tools to positively impact the world. A methodology blending Montessori principals of helping children achieve high developmental levels through experiential learning, as well as proven best practices of Early Childhood Education. Curricula that build on the high correlation between academic and personal excellence - skills like reading, math and creative arts, combined with the social graces of courtesy, compassion and respect for others. — Visit school website
Downtown Montessori was founded in 1976 by Liz Ferguson, who remains director today. As such it’s one of the older Montessori schools in the city, and with a notably consistent leadership and fidelity to its founding principles. Over the course of four decades the school has built a reputation for offering a program that is solidly based in the core philosophy and techniques of the instructional method while also growing its unique character. It has also grown in size to include four locations throughout the city. At all, the environment is rich, welcoming, and ordered. Yoga, a rich arts program, and cultural awareness are draws for the families that enroll, as is the lunch program that sources locally while also providing students an introduction to international cuisine. There, as across the curriculum, students are introduced to countries and cultures as means of learning more about their communities and their place within them. And on it goes. Across the Downtown Montessori programs, there’s a lot to love.