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Momentum Montessori
Momentum Montessori
237 Sackville Street (at Dundas), Toronto, Ontario, M5A 3G1
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Momentum Montessori

237 Sackville Street (at Dundas), Toronto, Ontario, M5A 3G1

Approach :
Montessori
Grades (Gender):
Nursery/Toddler (12 months) to K (Coed)
Tuition:
$10,800 to 20,400/year
Main Language:
English & French
Avg. Class Size:
Varies
Enrolment:
Day: 100 (Gr. NS - K)

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School Address
237 Sackville Street (at Dundas), Toronto, Ontario, M5A 3G1

About this school:

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Momentum Montessori is committed to providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment where children can develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. Our program treats each child as an individual with unique interests, culture, capabilities and aspirations. Through exploration and discovery, our program encourages self worth and self confidence with a holistic learning approach. SMART Board technology and the Suzuki Music method help provide an advanced learning curriculum.


The Our Kids review of Momentum Montessori

our takeThere are many aspects to the Montessori method, though the primary one is approaching children with a sense of respect. That was revolutionary when Maria Montessori was first describing the method, a time when children were seen as smaller, less complete, less facile adults. Momentum is a modern school, of course, though it retains a fidelity to the core of the Montessori approach, namely that provision of respect, and that desire to allow children to be seen as whole people, rather than incomplete adults. The environment has been created to be one of implicit caring and support, on one hand, while also providing lots of opportunity to make new discoveries and to try new things. The adoption of new techniques and technologies has been done in a sympathetic way in order to enhance engagement with the core program and the core values, rather than disrupt them. The inclusion of the Suzuki Method is admirable, allowing children to experience music in a more authentic way then they may find elsewhere. Families rightly turn to Momentum for all of that, both the adherence to the core of the method, and willingness to allow it to grow naturally as appropriate to the needs of community that it serves.  



Principal's Message

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Ryan Murray, Principal

Welcome to Momentum Montessori School. Momentum Montessori is a preparatory school for families who wish to give their child the best opportunity to excel in the Ontario education system.  We will not only meet the expectations required for students entering the public or private sector but offer a holistic approach to advance learner comprehension and application for an evolving world. 

We provide daily immersion of Mathematics, Reading, and Writing in the English language while building student empathy, patience, self-confidence and self-worth.  Our goal is to educate students to think globally but act locally by also teaching them about technology, physical literacy, and music.  We will develop our students understanding of the English language while also teaching them to speak Mandarin, French, and Spanish.  With a variety of student-based learning opportunities, our teachers will guide our students to enjoy the process of exploring and discovering the world around them.  This is highlighted by our experimental learning program which will take students out of the classroom and explore the best attractions the great city of Toronto has to offer.  We also invite educational programs and professionals from the community to bring their passion for education to our school.  When we have visitors, we have students take on leadership roles and act as Momentum Montessori ambassadors for our welcomed guests. 

Healthy active living is a corner stone for Momentum Montessori and we offer up daily physical education opportunities of moderate to vigorous activity in a fun filled environment while promoting proper hygiene.  Our school believes in making the healthy choice, the easy choice and that is why we offer a catered food program that is entirely based of organic, non-genetically modified, or artificially flavoured food.  A healthy start is a smart start. 

The incorporation of technology in education has shown to provide even higher levels of comprehension with learner development and cognitive growth, which is why Momentum Montessori uses SMART technology in its curriculum. Using SMART board technology and student tablets helps provide a fun and interactive learning stream while developing student confidence with technology.

 An introduction to the Arts is vital for a developing mind.  At Momentum Montessori we teach our students a variety of performing arts skills including singing, public speaking, movement to music, and instrumental music.  Our students will gain experience with playing the piano, percussion, and string instruments.  Momentum Montessori encourages our students to have as much fun as possible playing music and grow a deep seeded appreciation for the Arts. 

At Momentum Montessori we believe the Montessori Method is an excellent way to introduce learners to a wonderful life of learning but we also believe in honouring the traditional teaching strategies students will encounter once they graduate.  This is why we incorporate multiple learning strategies in our lessons which prepares our students for a successful school career. Momentum Montessori, the smart start to excellence. 

 


Academics


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 Momentum says: Momentum Montessori understands the importance of quality time with family and this is why we developed a program which also introduces its students to play the piano, swim, play soccer, tie shoe laces, and much more. At Momentum Montessori we believe the Montessori Method is an excellent way to introduce learners to a wonderful life of learning but we also believe in honoring the traditional teaching strategies students will encounter once they graduate. This is why we incorporate multiple learning strategies in our lessons which prepares our students for a successful school career. Momentum Montessori, the smart start to success.


Curriculum Pace Student-paced

  • Standard-enriched
  • Accelerated
  • Student-paced

The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

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


Academic Culture Supportive

  • Rigorous
  • Supportive

A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

What Momentum says: Learning comes from an eager child who is curious and willing to engage in new activities and taking risks. Trying new activities, and utilizing the best of deliberate and random practice protocols, children will be encouraged and praised for their effort and not rewarded for the outcome. Children will learn that the concept of "skills" is NOT an innate thing but one of possibility to acquire for anyone. This approach will one that is timeless: "you can do anything you put your mind to." We teach them how to achieve just that!


Developmental Priorities Balanced, Social

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

Secondary Developmental Priority: Social
Socially aware and active citizens, motivated to change the world (or their community) for the better.

What Momentum says: Balanced is obvious, but beyond the obvious, we will focus on the development of grittiness and determination. Across all disciplines as humans, desire and grittiness/determination is a trait that determines success in any endeavour. Our teachers are taught the "right" way to praise versus the "wrong" way to praise. And this distinction on how we as parents/teachers praise our children have long-term impacts on them that last an entire lifetime. Beyond that, a "social" emphasis is obvious for those who are going to be speaking multiple languages and communicating across cultures.


Special Needs Support Mild difficulties

Mild difficulties

Momentum can provide support for mild disablities. Momentum does NOT provide specialized support for moderate-to-severe learning disabilities, developmental disabililties, behavioural/emotional disorders, or physical disabilities.

  • 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

Gifted Learner Support No Support

No Support

Momentum 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.

Homework Policy

In grade 4, Momentum Montessori students perform an average of No homework of homework per night.

Nightly Homework
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Site Average0 mins2 mins5 mins7 mins16 mins18 mins24 mins30 mins

Report Card Policy

How assessments are delivered across the grades:

Prose (narrative)-based feedbackPreschool to K
Academic achievement reportingPreschool to K

Class Sizes Not available

This information is not currently available.

Recess Policy

 GradesNSPSJKSK
Non-lunch recessFrequency 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day
Location Inside Inside Inside Inside
Amount 0 0 0 0
Lunch recessAmount 15 15 15 15

What Momentum says: This information is not currently available.

Non-lunch recesses: All of this school’s non-lunch recesses take place between classes or academic periods.


Extracurriculars

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What Momentum says:

This information is not currently available.


  • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track & Field
    Volleyball
    Cycling
    Downhill skiing
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Ice Skating
    Martial Arts
    Rugby
    Running
  • Clubs offered: None


Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition

Day Day (Half day)
 
NSPSJKSK
Day$20,400
Day (Half day)$10,800
What Momentum says: Our Curriculum based program has two sections: a) Elective education will immerse our children in multiple languages (three languages per day in addition to English). Students will also learn to play musical instruments, and build their physical literacy. b) Core education will give our students a strong foundation in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.

Discounts

Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
Full payment all students13%


Need-based financial aid

This information is not currently available.



Merit based Scholarships

This information is not currently available.


Enrollment

Total enrollment 100
Average enrollment per grade20
Gender (grades)Nursery/Toddler (12 months) to K (Coed)
Boarding offeredNo

Student distribution:

NSPSJKSK
Day Enrollment20202020

Admission

Application

Admissions Assessments:

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

Application Deadlines:

Day students:
Rolling


What Momentum says:

Momentum Montessori requires families to complete the entire enrollment form package, ensure all fees are paid to start registration, take a tour of the campus, and meet the staff. 



Acceptance

Acceptance Rate:

100%

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



Student Entry Points

Student TypeNSPSJKSK
Day Acceptance
(Acceptance rate)
0 - 20 (100%)0 - 20 (100%)0 - 20 (100%)0 - 20 (100%)

Stories & Testimonials

News

Teachers Are Dedicated And Skilled

"Since starting at Momentum, she is enjoying school and comes home with stories of her daily activities. She is learning to read and write. She sings songs in French, Spanish and Mandarin, and knows quite a bit of vocabulary in each language. She has developed an appreciation for classical music and interest in musical instruments. She is engaged and proud of her achievements. I have been amazed by the pace of her learning. I'm very happy with our decision to send Ada to Momentum. The school is a safe and nurturing environment. The teachers are dedicated and skilled. They have an enthusiasm and aptitude for stimulating the imagination and potential of kids. Thanks to everyone at Momentum Montessori!"- Vikky, 2017

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Our Son is Excited About School

"Momentum Montessori is a great school for my child to thrive in. Not only does the school provide a very nurturing staff of teachers but it also exposes the students to a rich environment. Our son was excited about the school from our first visit and the progress he made in only a few months is quite remarkable."- Lina, 2017

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Couldn't Have Found A Better Place

"We probably couldn't have found a better place in the whole city for our 3 year old to have fun and learn at the same time. The multi language program is amazing and after a few months we can already see impressive results. The kids are learning letters and numbers, they're making cool scientific experiments, playing musical instruments, riding bikes and learning how to swim, they're celebrating their birthdays at school and engaging in fun activities specific to various holidays from multiple cultures. It's such a pleasant and stimulating environment created by a wonderful and very dedicated group of teachers."- Marta, 2017

 

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Our Daughter Loves School

We are extremely happy with Momentum Montessori and our daughter loves it. We feel lucky that we have been able to find a place that nurtures each child as an individual and helps our daughter to thrive. We couldn't be any happier with a preschool! She immediately felt right at home in the warm cheery environment and with the friendly and superb teaching staff. My daughter has learned so much academically and socially through all the fun activities that the teachers plan.
Our daughter has thrived here and I feel the foundations have been set for a love of learning which will stay with her
I would definitely recommend you (and do) as I think you create a very nurturing environment for children to flourish.


Zaigham & Javeria 

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Parental Comment

“My son loves his new school. The diversity in programs is excellent, blending traditional Montessori with a focus on languages, music and sports (great location with access to a large field/playground and aquatic centre). The staff is very dedicated and our son is learning so many new skills. Highly recommend!” Spencer C

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Parental Comment


“We've been sending our preschooler for a few weeks.  It's been a very positive experience.  The staff are friendly and professional, and my child enjoys herself every day.  She seems to be absorbing the multilingual approach which is exciting to see!” Chris G

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