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Fairview Glen Montessori
Fairview Glen Montessori
3508 Commerce Court, Burlington, Ontario, L7N 3L7
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Fairview Glen Montessori
 

Fairview Glen Montessori

3508 Commerce Court, Burlington, Ontario, L7N 3L7

Curriculum:
Montessori
Grades (Gender):
Nursery/Toddler (18 months) to 6 (Coed)
Tuition:
$14,350 to $14,900 /year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
Varies
Enrolment:
Day: 135 (Gr. NS - 6)

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Contact Name:
Tammy-Leigh Sage

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School Address
3508 Commerce Court, Burlington, Ontario, L7N 3L7

About this school:

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Our focus is to provide children, age 18 months -12 years, with a stimulating and academically challenging education that is deeply committed to authentic Montessori principles, so they may reach their full potential with integrity and trust. Our passionate and experienced faculty nurture each child's talents and encourage the development of the whole person. Combined with specialized French, Music, Visual Arts, and Phys. Ed. programs, students are exposed to a wealth of interesting and immense learning.


The Our Kids review of Fairview Glen Montessori

our takeFamilies look to Fairview Glen because it is trusted and established, and presents a robust academic program that hews closely to Maria Montessori’s intentions, including multi-aged classrooms and a bright, comforting classroom atmosphere. Fairview is perhaps a bit larger than the average Montessori in Halton, something that allows for a nice breadth and depth of programming. That includes before- and after-school options, which allow for consistency from the preschool years into the elementary grades. A full range of arts programming, including distinct music and visual arts instruction, as well as a proven preschool immersion program, is also a draw.



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Tammy-Leigh Sage, Principal & School Director

Fairview Glen Montessori:  A place for the whole family

Fairview Glen Montessori focuses on enhancing academic excellence by stimulating creativity and intellectual curiosity.  By offering opportunities to strengthen our growing school community, students, faculty, and families are united in a bond of integrity.  Our holistic approach to education satisfies the developmental and academic needs of children from toddler through elementary levels, with high standards accredited by the C.C.M.A.

Combined with specialty French, Music, Visual Arts, and Physical Education programs, children are exposed to a wealth of interest and immense learning.  Faculty members are committed to providing an inspiring, diverse curriculum that allows children to experience the joy of learning, and to giving families a place they will always feel welcome. 


Academics


Curriculum Montessori

Primary Curriculum: Montessori

Particularly popular in the younger grades (preschool to elementary), but sometimes available all the way up to high school, Montessori schools offer an alternative vision to the standard lesson format of most classrooms. Lessons are highly decentralized: children typically work individually (though sometimes with others) on specialized "Montessori materials" -- without interference from the teacher. The materials are self-correcting and teach the student something about the subject at hand. The method's goal is to develop children's innate desire to learn, while freeing up time for teachers to help children individually, as needed.

If you want to learn more about Montessori education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also check out our guide to Montessori preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.


What Fairview Glen Montessori says: Fairview Glen Montessori maintains academic excellence and a school culture that supports responsibility, initiative, and passion for learning. Our individualized approach to education provides a stimulating curriculum that sparks interest and motivates deep exploration of concepts and skills, on the pathway to subject mastery.

  • Montessori offered:
    Program = offered
    Montessori toddler
    Casa
    Elementary
    Middle School
    High School
  • Approach:
    Focus
    Academic


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics
    • What Fairview Glen Montessori says: This information is not currently available.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.


    Early Reading
    • What Fairview Glen Montessori says: This information is not currently available.

    • DIBELS Testing: This school does not use DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

    • What Fairview Glen Montessori says: This information is not currently available.


    Writing
    • What Fairview Glen Montessori says: This information is not currently available.


    Science
    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Ecology
      Geology
      Meteorology
      Physics
      Physiology
      Zoology
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature
    • What Fairview Glen Montessori says: This information is not currently available.


    Social Studies
    • What Fairview Glen Montessori says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages
    • What Fairview Glen Montessori says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: • French


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • What Fairview Glen Montessori says: This information is not currently available.


    Computers and Technology
    • What Fairview Glen Montessori says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Fairview Glen Montessori says: This information is not currently available.


    Religious Education
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

      Completely segregated
      Mostly segregated
      Completely integrated
      Mostly integrated
      Not applicable
    • Approach to teaching religion

      Scripture as literal
      Scripture as interpretive
    • What Fairview Glen Montessori says: This information is not currently available.


    Sex and Health Education Doesn’t follow Ontario curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education:
    Topics We begin covering this topic at: Begins in Ontario
    Body parts K Gr. 1
    Nutrition K Gr. 1
    Human development Gr. 1
    Puberty Gr. 4
    Sexual health and hygiene Gr. 4
    Reproduction Gr. 5
    Pregnancy Gr. 7
    Sexually transmitted infections Gr. 7
    Sex and decision-making Gr. 7
    Contraception Gr. 8
    Consent Gr. 9
    Sexual orientation Gr. 8
    Gender identity Gr. 8
    Misconceptions relating to sexuality Gr. 10
    Relationships and intimacy Gr. 8
    Bias and stereotyping about sex Gr. 12
    Sexual harassment Gr. 9
    Body image issues Gr. 7
    Mental illness Gr. 11
    Social justice and diversity K

    What Fairview Glen Montessori says: Topics not included in curriculum are addressed in class discussions as they arise to ensure students have accurate, context relevant information that supports a peaceful school culture.

    Approach:
    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.


    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.

    Traditional

    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.

    Progressive

    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.

    31 % of Our Kids' schools use a progressive approach for sex and health education


    What Fairview Glen Montessori says: Teachers respond to spontaneous learning opportunities with an approach that maintains acceptance of others, kindness to humankind, and integrity.



    Montessori ApproachModerately Orthodox

    CLASSROOM PRACTICES
    SCHOOL POLICIES: This information is not currently available.

    Whole-class lectures
    • Orthodox

      Whole-class lectures should never be given. Students learn best through small group lessons, interaction, and independent work.

    • Moderately orthodox

      Whole-class lectures should only be given occasionally (e.g., at the beginning of a term or unit). Students usually learn best through small group lessons, interaction, and independent work.

    • Moderately non-orthodox

      Whole-class lectures should be given semi-regularly (e.g., at the beginning of a lesson or a week). While students often learn best through group and independent work, it's sometimes important for teachers to set the stage for and contextualize learning.

    • Non-orthodox

      Whole-class lectures should be given often (e.g., every day). While group and independent learning is important, teachers need to provide lectures on a regular basis to provide the foundation for learning.



    Special education
    • Orthodox

      External special education support isn't necessary. Core teachers can deal with all special education needs, by offering the relevant support for each student.

    • Moderately orthodox

      External special education support is only rarely necessary. For instance, a psychologist might be brought in to help out a student with a severe developmental disorder.

    • Moderately non-orthodox

      External special education support is quite important. Outside specialists are needed for a fairly wide range of special needs, such as developmental and learning disabilities.

    • Non-orthodox

      External special education support is very important. Outside specialists are regularly brought in to support students with many different types of special needs, including developmental and learning disabilities, language and speech issues, behavioural issues, and advanced learning abilities.



    Specialist classes
    • Orthodox

      We don't have any specialist teachers or classes. Core teachers are well-equipped to teach all subjects.

    • Moderately orthodox

      We only use specialist teachers and classes in rare cases (for instance, to teach a second language). Core teachers are well-equipped to teach almost all subjects.

    • Moderately non-orthodox

      We have a fairly wide range of specialist teachers and classes (for instance, in languages, music, and art). Core teachers are well-equipped to teach most subjects.

    • Non-orthodox

      We have many specialist teachers and classes (for instance, in languages, music, art, gym, science, and math). It's important that students receive specialized instruction in many subjects.



    Modern-day technology
    • Orthodox

      Modern-day technology is never used in the classroom. This can interfere with students' social and emotional development and can be a distraction.

    • Moderately orthodox

      Modern-day technology is very rarely used in class, since it can be a distraction and interfere with development. Students at the upper levels, though, might be permitted to use a computer or a tablet to do research for a specific project.

    • Moderately non-orthodox

      Modern-day technology is used in moderation since it can be a distraction. For instance, computers and other digital media might be used for research, writing, and multimedia projects.

    • Non-orthodox

      Modern technology is used fairly regularly. For instance, computers and other digital media might be used for research, writing, multimedia projects, and to learn keyboarding skills. Teachers may sometimes also use digital media, such as interactive whiteboards, to teach lessons or introduce topics.



    Overall approach : Whick option best describes your overall curricular approach?
    • Orthodox
      42% of schools

      Schools that adhere strictly to the original Montessori program. They follow Montessori principles to the letter.

    • Moderately Orthodox
      34% of schools

      Schools that adhere to the original Montessori program and principles. On occasion, though, they supplement it with modern curricular approaches or materials.

    • Moderately Non-Orthodox
      11% of schools

      Schools that are faithful to the original Montessori program and principles, but sometimes supplement it with modern curricular approaches or materials.

    • Non-orthodox
      14% of schools

      Schools that are faithful to the original Montessori program and principles, but often supplement it with modern curricular approaches or materials.


    Teaching Assistants: This school uses teaching assistants.

    Preschool/K Curriculum Montessori

    • Play-based
    • Montessori
    • Waldorf
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Academic

    Montessori programs aimed at preschool and Kindergarten- aged children allow young learners to choose which “tasks” or activities interest them. These tasks centre around special Montessori puzzles -- the essential features of these puzzles being they contain a “right answer” and allow for self-correction. A strong emphasis is therefore placed on learning being concrete and rooted in practical experience, along with children developing a sense of self-sufficiency and confidence. Specially trained teachers act as guides, introducing children to progressively more difficult materials when appropriate. A Montessori classroom is typically very calm and orderly, with children working alone or, sometimes, in small groups.

    If you want to learn more about Montessori education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also check out our guide to Montessori preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.

    If you want to learn more about preschool education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also read our in-depth answers to important preschool questions: What is preschool? What are the main preschool programs? What are the main pros and cons of preschool? What do children learn in preschool? How much does preschool cost?  What makes for a great preschool?

    What Fairview Glen Montessori says: The Casa programs offer children aged 2.5 to 6 an individual approach to learning that fosters autonomy, initiative, curiosity, belonging, and engagement.


    Curriculum Pace Accelerated

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    The main curriculum accelerates beyond the pace of the provincial one; ALL students do the work of OLDER public-school peers in tangible and measurable ways. This accelerated pace is maintained by the teachers and school, (through textbook selection, topic selection, grading, assignment standards and expectations, etc).

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What Fairview Glen Montessori says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


    Academic Culture Rigorous

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

    What Fairview Glen Montessori says: Montessori believed that children a curious and capable of learning complex concepts. Students are supported using concrete materials to stretch their learning potential and delve deeply into a vast range of subject areas.


    Developmental Priorities Intellectual, Balanced

    Primary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
    Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

    What Fairview Glen Montessori says: Students are encouraged to be critical thinkers, capable of making decisions and confident in their choices. This is true in all areas of development including social, emotional, physical, emotional and intellectual.


    Special Needs Support High

    High

    Fairview Glen Montessori provides a high degree of support for special needs students.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Accommodations
      Modifications
      Extra support
    • What Fairview Glen Montessori says: An individual approach to education is designed to meet each child's needs. Modifications and accommodations are discussed with parents to offer the best opportunity for growth and success.

    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      Learning disabilities
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Dyscalculia
      Dysgraphia
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Developmental
      Autism
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Physical
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Blindness
      Deafness
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Forms of support delivery:
      Support Type = offered
      A regular class with indirect support
      A regular class with resource assistance
      A regular class with withdrawal assistance
      A special education class with partial integration
      A full-time special education class
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Psychotherapy
      Speech-language therapy
    • What Fairview Glen Montessori says: An individual approach to education is designed to meet each child's needs. Modifications and accommodations are discussed with parents to offer the best opportunity for growth and success.


    Gifted Learner Support Accelerated curriculum

    Accelerated curriculum

    All students enrolled at Fairview Glen Montessori are on an accelerated curriculum -- whether they are classified as gifted or not. This means they perform the work of older peers in the provincial system..

    Dedicated gifted programs:

    Program = offered
    Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)
    Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)

    Curriculum delivery: Acceleration (The main focus is on acceleration. This means that all students work at a much quicker pace than public school peers (usually working at least one grade-level ahead). )

    In-class adaptations:
    Practice = offered
    Custom subject enrichment (special arrangement)
    Custom curriculum compacting (special arrangement)
    Guided independent study (custom gifted arrangement)
    Cyber-learning opportunities (custom gifted arrangement)
    Formalized peer coaching opportunities (specifically for gifted learners to coach others)
    Custom subject acceleration (special arrangement)
    Career exploration (custom gifted arrangement)
    Project-based learning (custom gifted arrangement)
    Mentorships (custom gifted arrangement)

    What Fairview Glen Montessori says: This information is not currently available.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

     GradesNSPSK123456
    Non-lunch recessFrequency 2/day 2/day 2/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 2/day
    Location Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside
    Amount 180 180 135 90 90 90 90 90 90
    Lunch recessAmount 120 120 90 45 45 45 45 45 45

    What Fairview Glen Montessori says: Recess provides an opportunity for unstructured play and spontaneous socialization. Supervisors encourage physical activity and inclusion, while remaining respectful to the students\' individual preferences for play.

    Non-lunch recesses: All of this school’s non-lunch recesses take place between classes or academic periods. Recess segmentation: This school segments recesses by grade

    What Fairview Glen Montessori says: Toddler and Preschool children have outdoor playtime mid-morning and at the end of their day. Kindergarten (Casa) age children have outdoor playtime at the end of the morning and at the end of the day. Elementary children have outdoor playtime following lunchtime.



    Extracurriculars

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    What Fairview Glen Montessori says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Running
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
      Downhill skiing
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Band
      Chess Club
      Choir
      Debate Club
      Musical theatre/Opera
      Outdoor Education
      Poetry/Literature club
      Science Club
      Yoga

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    This information is not currently available.



    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    2nd child (sibling)all students$250


    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 135
    Average enrollment per grade12
    Gender (grades)Nursery/Toddler (18 months) to 6 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview1 - 6
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling


    What Fairview Glen Montessori says: This information is not currently available.


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

    Type of student Fairview Glen Montessori is looking for: Students with a natural curiosity about the world will be captivated by our programs. Initiative and Self Regulation are an asset.



    Student Entry Points

    Student TypeNSPSK123456
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    0010 - 12 (100%)10 - 12 (100%)10 - 12 (100%)10 - 12 (100%)10 - 12 (100%)10 - 12 (100%)

    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    International Day

    This year's International Day celebration was a grand success. With parents, grandparents, and extended families in attendance, students displayed project work, art work and gave musical performances to reflect the country they studied. ...



    Chess Club

    This year's chess club practiced diligently to acquire skills for an annual invitational tournament. Not only was their performance impressive for so many new players, they received an award for the "Most Congenial Team." ...



    Ski Trip

    Upper Elementary students had excellent weather for their ski trip. For many it was their first experience and students caught on quickly. ...



    Olympic Torch

    Students and teachers were thrilled to receive a chance to hold an official olympic torch! Go Canada! ...



    Skating

    Elementary student enjoyed their skating sessions for their physical education. The instructors tailored an excellent program to the various levels of skating ability. ...



    Valentine's Day

    Thank you to our wonderful Fairview Glen Parents' Association for the delicious treat of a chocolate fountain and fruit skewers! ...



    Curriculum Night

    Parents had the opportunity to see how Montessori lessons offer a dynamic, hands-on approach to learning. Science was explored at this year's gathering, for the Casa, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary levels. ...



    Pre-Casa Age 2

    Fairview Glen Montessori was pleased to open their Pre-Casa classroom this past November. This class is quickly becoming a popular addition to the school, offering a lively balance of Montessori materials and creative play. ...



    Outdoor Education

    Elementary students were thrilled with their overnight trip to the Ecology Retreat Centre. This excursion had the students discovering nature first hand, and unforgettable experience. ...



    Rotary Festival

    Elementary students took the Gold Medal for their division at this year's Rotary Festival. Congratulations on a vibrant performance students! ...



    Remembrance Day

    All students gathered in the foyer to present songs and poetry in a celebration of Peace. Keira Hartley was proud after her first concert! ...



    Annual Terry Fox Run/Walk

    The elementary students were keen to learn more about Terry Fox and raised over $700 during their Terry Fox Run/Walk Event. Everyone participated well and showed excellent school spirit. Thank you to all parents who volunteered on the day to show support and ensure the safety of our students during their run at Burlington's waterfront. ...



    In the News

    News

    April 7, 2017 - Chess Champs!

    Junior Girls brought home the gold medal at the 2017 Chess Tournament, while the Junior Boys and Novice teams each won silver. ...



    Associations

    Associations
    • The Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA) Associations





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