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Ellington Montessori School
Ellington Montessori School
40 Cowdray Court
Toronto, Ontario, M1S 1A1
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Ellington Montessori School
 

Ellington Montessori School

40 Cowdray Court, Toronto, Ontario, M1S 1A1

School Type:
Montessori,  Academic
Grades (Gender):
Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
Tuition:
$7,500 to $13,000 per year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
Varies
Enrolment:
Day: 225 (Gr. Nursery/Toddler-8)

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Contact Name:
Deborah Renwick

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School Address
40 Cowdray Court, Toronto, Ontario, M1S 1A1

About this school:
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Ellington Montessori School is conveniently located at 401 and Kennedy and is CCMA accredited. Established in 1990, EMS educates students from Nursery (15 months) to Grade 8. The objective of our program is to help guide each child to reach his potential and to assist each student in recognizing his own capacity to make a difference in the world. The population reflects a diverse community and prides itself on its outstanding reputation within the private school community.

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Ellington Montessori School is a Montessori, academic, day school in Toronto, Ontario. The school offers programs for grades Nursery/Toddler to 8 with enrolment of 225 students. Ellington Montessori School has varied class sizes and has a tuition of $7,500 to $13,000 per year. Founded in 1990, this private school requires students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English with Partial French immersion .


Principal's Message

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Deborah Renwick, Principal

On behalf of our staff, I would like to welcome you to Ellington Montessori School.

A culturally diverse school, EMS is a tight knit community, an extension of one's family, rather than an institution. The objective of our caring, committed staff is to help guide each child to reach his or her potential academically, socially, and emotionally; and to assist each student in recognizing his or her own capacity to actively make a difference in the world. We incorporate the values of EMS into the daily life and culture of the school, rather than represent them in symbols or rote recitations. Students are encouraged by example, to respect the talents and perspectives of others and to work collaborativel and pursue personl interests.

Parental cooperation, communication and understanding are paramount to providing a successful, productive and satisfying educational experience for your child. 

Our mission is: To Inspire = To Engage + Motivate = Success

Yours in education,

Deborah Renwick

Head-of-School


Admission

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Application Deadlines:

Type Date
Day Rolling

Application Requirement:

Admissions 

At EMS we use the admissions process to help families ensure that EMS is the right fit for their child. We consider students and families that have shared values and support the principles and philosophy of Montessori. At EMS we value integrity, respect and collaboration, among other virtues. We feel that family and school are the cornerstones to support the learner and thus wish to create a partnership.

The Montessori curriculum is based on a three-year approach and results are best achieved when the full cycle is met. Children are split into three-year family groupings with the exception of the toddler and middle school programmes.

EMS admits students regardless of gender, creed or ethnicity.

At EMS we seek to Inspire to Engage, Motivate, Succeed

Toddler Admission Policy:

  1. Families are expected to come for a tour to see the school, visit the toddler classroom and meet with the Head-of-School or Designate.
  2. Children applying to EMS the toddler programme must be able to walk and self-feed by hand or with utensil. 
  3. Children are not required to be toilet trained; toileting supplies are the responsibility of the family.
  4. Families are expected to support the phase-in period, which may include daily attendance for abbreviated periods of time.
  5. Standard student teacher ratio is 5:1
  6. A child applying for placement in the toddler class is expected to attend a two-hour personal visit, without a primary caregiver prior to admission being offered.

Casa Admission Policy:

  1. Families are expected to come for a tour to see the school, visit the casa classroom and meet with the Head-of-School or Designate.
  2. Children applying for casa must be capable of recognizing when he/she must use the toilet and be able to independently clean him/herself once there.
  3. Casa children should be able to self-feed using a utensil.
  4. A child applying for placement in the casa class is expected to attend a two-hour personal visit, without a primary caregiver, for individual assessment prior to admission being offered.
  5. It is recommended that a child be no older than four years of age upon enrolment and should attend at least one year of the full day program. Children who have surpassed their fourth birthday will be accepted upon the discretion of the Head-of-School or Designate, according to school and/or family requirements.
  6. Favour is given to children whom have attended a Montessori programme.
  7. Standard student teacher ratio is 15:1 or lower.
  8. Families will submit assessments or reports from any previous programmes.
  9. Family agrees to a three month probationary period.

Elementary Admission Policy:

  1. Students over the age of six, seeking entrance into the elementary programmes, are required to have an academic evaluation (by EMS) and spend a minimum of one full day in the classroom. The purpose of this evaluation and visitation is to determine whether the school can meet the needs of the student and whether the student and family will blend with the school community.
  2. The family and child/ren are to tour the school, visit in the respective classroom and meet with the Head-of-School or Designate and classroom teacher.
  3. During said visit, supporting documents are to be submitted (i.e. reports, assessments).
  4. Family agrees to a three month probationary period.
  5. Standard student teacher ratio is 16:1 or lower.


 

 

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School Entry Points:

  • Entry Points (Day): Students Admitted
    Nursery/Toddler 5 - 10
    Preschool 1 - 15
    JK 1 - 10
    SK 1 - 10
    K 1 - 10
    1 1 - 5
    2 1 - 5
    3 1 - 5
    4 1 - 5
    5 1 - 5
    6 1 - 5
    7 1 - 5
    8 1 - 5

Tuition & Financial Aid

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Tuition:

Type Tuition
Day Students $7,500 to 13,000 CDN

Stories & Testimonials

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Goals and achievments

The goals of Montessori education are to cultivate each child's natural desire to learn, acquire and master skills, learn responsibility and cooperation and foster strong, positive feelings about oneself and others. The method addresses the total child developing social skills, emotional growth, physical coordination, and cognitive preparation, within a thoughtfully designed environment. Read on to see what others thought: 

I am so glad that I selected Ellington, a well balanced school, which had built the fundamentals for my children to become well balanced humans. Jenny Wang - parent

We sincerely feel the love of learning, strong life values and the intellectual simulation gained by Téa and Elise at EMS will serve as a strong, solid foundation as they grow up and move forward with their lives. Today, our girls are both excelling in their respective schools.  George, Joanne, Téa and Elise Christopoulos​ - EMS Alumni

What a pleasure to teach the students at your school! So eager, willing and excited to learn. I teach a lot of kids in my week, and want to say that your school is doing a great job instilling respect, curiosity and willingness to learn and grow. Ella Isakov - Yoga Instructor ​

I wouldn't be the person I am today without EMS and Deborah Renwick. The best there is. Aaron Marshall - Alumni

Ellington prepared me for post-secondary education. I watched others flounder my first year university and attributed my success to EMS' early training on self-regulation, seeing things through to completion and  discipline.  Asha Shelton M.H.Sc., SLP - Alumni

 

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Faculty

The faculty at Ellington Montessori School are dedicated professionals, who foster a love of learning and provide a safe, nurturing and academically challenging environment for the students. The staff are university educated holding a BA degree or higher and are trained from MACTE accredited Montessori institutions.

Teachers and school staff, under the leadership of the Head-of-School, maintain order in the school and are expected to hold everyone to the highest standard of respectful and responsible behaviour. As role models, staff members uphold these high standards when they:

  • help students work to their full potential and develop their self-worth.
  • communicate regularly and meaningfully with parents.
  • maintain consistent standards of behaviour for all students.
  • demonstrate respect for all students, staff and parents.
  • prepare students for the full responsibilities of citizenship.

All faculty and adults who are in regular contact with the students are required to submit an annual police reference check as safety is a primary concern. 

Ellington Montessori School is dedicated to the development of the whole child (social, academic and physical) in a safe, nurturing environment.  At EMS, we:

•    provide an environment which is conducive to learning and appealing to the child 
•    foster respect for others and self
•    support individuality and celebrate differences 
•    build self-esteem and confidence
•    offer a wide variety of experiences to broaden the mind and the body

 

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Our History

Ellington Montessori School was founded in 1990 by Ms.  Deborah L. Renwick.  The school opened the school with the purpose of operating a single Casa classroom accommodating 20 students. By the end of the first year, enrolment had increased substantially and expansion was on the horizon.  The fall of 1992, the first elementary class was opened and the school grew over the next decade to include classes up to the 8th grade.  Eventually, EMS outgrew its cozy Lawrence Avenue. campus, and in February of 2013 moved to its current location at 40 Cowdray Court, just north of the 401 off of Kennedy Road, in Toronto.  EMS’ new home is a single-story building boasting 20,000 square feet of space, situated on two and a half acres of land.

The school has seven classrooms: Toddler (18mos.-2.5 years), Casa (2.5 years-6 years), Lower Elementary (6-9 years), Upper Elementary (9-12 years) and Middle School (12-14 years) a designated French classroom and one class being used as a common drop off area, at this time . The classrooms were specially built-out featuring unique natural light features and access to water and washroom facilities either close by or in class (toddler only).  The school population reflects a diverse multicultural community.  The faculty and students contribute to community via outreach programmes and community services. Ellington Montessori School prides itself on its outstanding reputation within the Montessori and private school community as having a highly regarded academic and well-rounded educational program.  EMS is an accredited school and is in compliance with current Building Code, Fire Code, and Ministry of Health requirements and is listed under the Ministry of Education.  All faculty and adults who are in regular contact with the students are required to submit an annual police reference check as safety is a primary concern.

Ms. Renwick, the current Head-of-School and sole owner/operator of EMS, sat on the CCMA Board of Directors for over a decade, in numerous positions. She was instrumental in the development of its website, the accreditation process and best practices.  EMS received its first accreditation in 1998. Ms. Renwick continues to support CCMA as a consultant.

Ellington Montessori School is dedicated to the development of the whole child (social, academic and physical) in a safe, nurturing environment.  At EMS, we:

  • provide an environment which is conducive to learning  and appealing to the child
  • foster respect for others and self
  • support individuality and celebrate differences
  • build self-esteem and confidence
  • offer a wide variety of experiences to broaden the mind and the body

 

 

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Curriculum & Programs

Curriculum & Programs

    Specialty Academics

  • Montessori Casa
  • Montessori Elementary
  • Montessori Junior High
  • Montessori Toddler
  • Summer camps/program

    School Support

  • After-school program
  • Before-school program
  • Full-day kindergarten
  • Half-day kindergarten
  • Lunch program



    Arts

  • Dance
  • Music history
  • Music theory
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Voice/Vocal/Singing

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Canadian history
  • Classics
  • Creative writing
  • Debate
  • European history
  • Independent study
  • Literature
  • Medival history
  • Philosophy
  • Public speaking
  • World religions

    Languages

  • English
  • French

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers

  • Algebra
  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Geometry
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology


    Academic / Social Clubs

  • Yearbook

    Arts

  • Choir

    Athletics

  • Downhill skiing
  • Field Hockey
  • Figure Skating
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial Arts
  • Outdoor Education
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

    Moral Development

  • Character education
  • Leadership
  • Social justice
  • Whole Child

    Admissions & Finances

  • Interview required
  • Sibling discounts

    Religious Affiliation

  • Non-denominational

Associations

  • The Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA) Associations


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