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Lakeview Montessori School

   
13797 Riverside Drive East, Tecumseh, Ontario, N8N 1B5

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Curriculum:
Progressive,  Montessori
Grades (Gender):
Nursery/Toddler (18 months) to Gr. 8 (Coed)
Tuition:
N/A
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
Varies
Enrolment:
Day: 205 (Gr. NS - 8)

School Address
13797 Riverside Drive East, Tecumseh, Ontario, N8N 1B5

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About this school:

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Educating your child is a very delicate process and  is extremely important to us.  Lakeview Montessori School is fortunate to have a staff made up of committed and experienced teachers who create individualised programming for our children and continuously inspire their love of learning in a warm and nurturing environment. Our class sizes are small and we offer an exceptional child-teacher ratio: 1:5 with toddlers, 1:8 with pre-schoolers and 1:15 with elementary students.

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Our Take: Lakeview Montessori School

our takeLakeview was founded in 1978 by Janice Mayhew and had just 15 students in that first year. It’s grown considerably in the intervening years, and the school has built a reputation on providing an inclusive, supportive, and forward looking approach to education. The school maintains a commitment to the whole child, while also providing supports to address a range of learning styles, including the fairly recent adoption of the Arrowsmith program.  Small class sizes also contribute to ensure a personal, student-centred approach to instruction. The philosophy and techniques of the Montessori method provide a foundation, though the school builds from there, including a dedication to 21st century literacies and Mandarin instruction. Extra-curriculars, such as the after school music program, are also a draw.  






Principal's Message

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Prof. Maureen Harris, Head of School

Dear Parents and Guardians of Lakeview Students:

I would like to extend a warm welcome to each of you.  At Lakeview Montessori School we are fortunate to have a team of dedicated professionals on our Executive Board who are looking out for the best interest of our school. Our faculty consists of experienced and energetic teachers who create individualized programming for our children. Their insights and high level of integrity assures that each student receives an enriched experience.

As your Head of School I look forward to getting to know each family individually. My experience as an educator has allowed me to fully appreciate Lakeview as a leader in 21st Century learning. Our personal approach and attention to detail are invaluable to our families.

I invite you to stop in at any time if you require my assistance in any way. I congratulate you on your choice to have Lakeview inspire and educate your children.

Sincerely,

Prof. Maureen Harris, M.Ed, AMS
Head of School
Lakeview Montessori School
[email protected]


Academics


Curriculum Progressive, Montessori

Primary Curriculum: Progressive

Secondary 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 LMS says: A Curriculum Plan has been implemented by Lakeview to ensure that our Directors and Directresses are covering the Montessori Curriculum along with the Ontario Curriculum. In the higher grades this curriculum is enhanced with the ‘middle years program’, which prepares students for further studies in the ‘International Baccalaureate’ program. This is an international certification which is accepted by educational institutions globally. Lakeview offers standardized testing (CCAT) to be used as further insights into our efforts as educators and our students’ success in class.

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


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics
    • What LMS 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 LMS says: This information is not currently available.

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

    • What LMS says: This information is not currently available.


    Writing
    • What LMS 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 LMS says: This information is not currently available.


    Social Studies
    • What LMS says: This information is not currently available.


    Humanities and Social Sciences
    • What LMS says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages
    • What LMS says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: This information is not currently available.


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

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


    Computers and Technology
    • What LMS says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What LMS says: This information is not currently available.


    Sex and Health Education Doesn’t follow Ontario curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education: We don’t cover any topics in sex and health education

    What LMS says: This information is not currently available.

    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.


    What LMS says: This information is not currently available.



    Montessori Approach

    Orthodox Montessori     Moderate Orthodox Montessori    Moderately Non-Orthodox Montessori     Non-Orthodox Montessori

    SCHOOL POLICIES: This information is not currently available.

    CLASSROOM PRACTICES
    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
      36% of schools

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

    • Moderately Orthodox
      42% 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
      13% 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
      9% 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:

    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 LMS says: The period under six is decisive. What ever abilities the child constructs they will remain incarnate in him for life. - Dr. Maria Montessori\n \n\nAcademic Highlights:\n\n 5 full or half days English or Extended French for children from 3 to 5 years old\nBright and spacious classrooms, small in size with a 1:8 child-teacher ratio\nMulti-year age span in the classrooms\n\n


    Curriculum Pace

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    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 LMS says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


    Academic Culture

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    What LMS says: This information is not currently available.


    Developmental Priorities

    Primary Developmental Priority:

    What LMS says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support Special needs school

    Special needs school

    Full-time programming is offered for all students which is exclusively focused on one or more special needs.

    • 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
    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Learning disabilities
      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
      Williams syndrome
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Clinical anxiety
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Physical
      Multiple sclerosis
      Cerebral palsy
      Muscular dystrophy
      Spina Bifida
      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

    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    LMS does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

    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.


    Extracurriculars

    principal
    What LMS says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Field Hockey
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
      Golf
      Gymnastics
      Ice Skating
      Running
    • Clubs Offered
      Audiovisual Club
      Band
      Chess Club
      Choir
      Community Service
      Computer Club
      Dance Club
      Drama Club
      Musical theatre/Opera
      Outdoor Education
      Photography
      Robotics club
      Science Club
      Student Council
      Yearbook

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    This information is not currently available.



    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    Elementary Scholarship Program - Academic
    Amount: $1,000
    Academic
    Deadline: Rolling
    Eligibility Details: Students grade 1 to 8—

    Lakeview recognizes students’ outstanding academic achievement with academic scholarships and entrance awards. These awards have been created to publicly honour excellence in those who will be attending Lakeview.

    The School will award Academic Scholarships in the amount of $1000.00 to eligible elementary students from the Windsor-Essex and Chatham/Kent area who have been accepted to Lakeview. The Awards will be presented to the students with the highest average based on the criteria below. Each $1000.00 Scholarship/Award will be applied toward Tuition fees at Lakeview.

    Awards will be posted to the recipient’s Lakeview tuition account upon acceptance into the program. Awards may not be used as deposit for registration.

    CONDITIONS AND CRITERIA

    An award recipient must be:

    • Canadian citizens or Permanent Resident
    • Entering a Lakeview Montessori elementary program for the first time
    • Currently attending an Ontario elementary school Grade 1 through 8.
    • Have a minimum average of 85% on the most recent report card to be considered for one of the Academic Scholarships ($1000)
    • Have a minimum average of 75% at school and demonstrate exceptional skills in Arts, innovation or entrepreneurship to be considered for an Academic Entrance Award ($1000).

    RECIPIENTS OF AWARDS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL FOLLOWING A PERSONAL INTERVIEW WITH LAKEVIEW’S HEAD OF SCHOOL, PROF. MAUREEN HARRIS.

    We are now accepting applications for scholarships and encourage students who are seeking an exceptional education to apply!

    For more details, visit: lakeviewmontessori.ca/elementary-scholarship-program/
    Elementary Scholarship Program - Arts, Sports
    Amount: $1,000
    Sports
    Deadline: Rolling
    Eligibility Details: Students grade 1 to 8—

    Lakeview recognizes students’ outstanding academic achievement with academic scholarships and entrance awards. These awards have been created to publicly honour excellence in those who will be attending Lakeview.

    The School will award Academic Scholarships in the amount of $1000.00 to eligible elementary students from the Windsor-Essex and Chatham/Kent area who have been accepted to Lakeview. The Awards will be presented to the students with the highest average based on the criteria below. Each $1000.00 Scholarship/Award will be applied toward Tuition fees at Lakeview.

    Awards will be posted to the recipient’s Lakeview tuition account upon acceptance into the program. Awards may not be used as deposit for registration.

     

    CONDITIONS AND CRITERIA

    An award recipient must be:

    • Canadian citizens or Permanent Resident
    • Entering a Lakeview Montessori elementary program for the first time
    • Currently attending an Ontario elementary school Grade 1 through 8.
    • Have a minimum average of 85% on the most recent report card to be considered for one of the Academic Scholarships ($1000)
    • Have a minimum average of 75% at school and demonstrate exceptional skills in Arts, innovation or entrepreneurship to be considered for an Academic Entrance Award ($1000).

    RECIPIENTS OF AWARDS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL FOLLOWING A PERSONAL INTERVIEW WITH LAKEVIEW’S HEAD OF SCHOOL, PROF. MAUREEN HARRIS.

    We are now accepting applications for scholarships and encourage students who are seeking an exceptional education to apply!

    For more details, visit: http://lakeviewmontessori.ca/elementary-scholarship-program/

    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 205
    Average enrollment per grade16
    Average class sizeVaries
    Gender (grades)Nursery/Toddler (18 months) to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution:

    NSPS12345678
    Day Enrollment30861212121111111010

    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewNS - 8
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    N/A


    What LMS says:

    Families are welcome to contact Lakeview Montessori School by email or phone to schedule a meeting and tour of our campus. After a complete tour of our facilities, all questions regarding our programming will be addressed. A date will be established for the family to return with their child for an in class visit. At the end of the tour parents will be given an application package to take home to review and complete.

    In the event that a child has special needs (for example: a unique learning style, physical restrictions, speech delays etc.) Lakeview Montessori School reserves the right to request up to 3 visits for the child to experience our classroom. Lakeview Montessori School has limited resources to support individual students, as a result parents may be encouraged to contact CCAC or Children’s First for further classroom support. During the visits the classroom teacher and the ED will observe and gauge the child’s needs. A meeting will be called in order to review the outcome, the possibility of placement, as well as any recommendations for the prospective student.

    Once the registration documents are completed families are asked to schedule an appropriate time to submit their completed forms along with payment.

    Families will receive a formal welcome letter from Lakeview Montessori School identifying the newly registered student, the class they are enrolled in, the teacher and assistants of the class, and the schedule that they have been registered for. Any additional documentation will be sent home as well so that all necessary forms are complete for the child’s first day of school.

    Every application requires that both parents sign a “Conditions of Acceptance”. This document outlines the school’s policies and conditions that apply to all students.



    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    N/A

    Type of student Lakeview Montessori School is looking for: This information is not currently available.



    Student Entry Points

    Student TypeNSPSJKSK12345678
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
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