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

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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)
$7,000 to $12,600 per year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
15 to 22
Day: 250 (Gr. Nursery/Toddler-8)

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Contact Name:
Deborah Renwick

Phone Number:

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

About this school:

Ellington Montessori School is a CCMA accredited school offering education in the Montessori tradition since 1990. The objective of our committed, qualified education 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 are conveniently located north of the 401 at Kennedy and Sheppard. Ellington accepts students from Toddler to Grade 8.

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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 250 students. Ellington Montessori School has an average class size of 15 to 22 students and has a tuition of $7,000 to $12,600 per year. Founded in 1991, this private school requires students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English.

Principal's Message


Deborah Renwick, Principal


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


Proud to be a culturally diverse small 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 seek to 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 word, and by example, to respect the talents and perspectives of others and to work together cooperatively in the quest for knowledge.


Parental cooperation, communication and understanding are paramount to providing a successful, productive and satisfying educational experience for your child. We welcome your comments and concerns and view education as a partnership between home and school.


R.O.A.R...Respect for others, On Time, Academic Excellence and Ready to Learn.


Yours in education,


Deborah Renwick




Application Deadlines:

Type Date
Day Rolling

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School Entry Points:

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

Tuition & Financial Aid



Type Tuition
Day Students $7,000 to 12,600 CDN

Stories & Testimonials


Characterplus© and Social Responsibitly

The Virtues program will be is taught alongside the Characterplus© program and is practised daily by staff and students.


-showing positive regard for self, others, and property


-being accountable for one's actions


being open to the ideas and feelings of others, adjust when something unexpected happens, go with flow try imaginative ways to do things


ability to relate to and understand the feelings of others


creating ways to achieve positive solutions or outcomes


-carrying out action sympathetic to others in an effort to assist


-of diversity-acknowledging differences and appreciating individuals as equal members of society


-willingness to be truthful in both words and actions


-the action of working together for mutual benefit to accomplish a task


-positive belief in oneself and in one's ability



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

Teachers and school staff, under the leadership of the Principal, 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.

Our History

Deborah L. Renwick founded Ellington Montessori School in July 1990. The school began as a corporation and continues as such to date. Ms. Renwick opened the school with the intent of operating a Primary program (3 to 6 year olds), accommodating 20 students. By the end of the first year enrolment was up to 32 children and expansion was on the horizon. By the fall of 1992, the first elementary class was opened and the school eventually expanded, over several years, to include classes up to the 8th grade. Ellington Montessori School maintained a middle school program for four years.

Currently, the school has three classrooms: a Casa class (3 to 6 year olds), a lower elementary (6 to 9 year olds) and an upper elementary (9 to 12 year olds).

The school has grown around a multicultural community, and this is reflected in its population. The faculty and students have always contributed to the community via outreach programs and various community services.


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


  • 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


  • English
  • French

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers

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

    Academic / Social Clubs

  • Yearbook


  • Choir


  • 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


  • The Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA) Associations

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