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Prince Edward Montessori School

   
2850 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M8X 1B2
12 Peter Street South, Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 0A1
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Approach :
Montessori
Grades (Gender):
Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
Tuition:
$6,120 to $10,900 /year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
10 to 16
Enrolment:
Day: 100 (Gr. NS - SK)

School Address
2850 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M8X 1B2
12 Peter Street South, Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 0A1

About this school:

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Founded in 1995, Prince Edward Montessori School's mission is to provide a nurturing, stimulating and enriching learning environment for children aged 1.5 to 6 years old. We adhere to the AMI Montessori curriculum in Mathematics, Language, Sensorial and Practical Life. In addition, we offer specialized classes in French, Music, Yoga, Gym and Dance. Our Mississauga Campus now offers French language courses for children and adults and is the only campus that offers a Toddler Program and summer camps. — Visit school website




Reviews:

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The Our Kids review of Prince Edward Montessori School

our takePrince Edward was founded in 1995, and has since grown to incorporate two campuses. The program at both extends from the early years through grade 1, providing a seamless transition into the elementary curriculum. Literacy and numeracy are at the forefront of the program, just as they should be, though the development of interpersonal skills and physical education are as well. All of those are draws for the parents to who enroll at Prince Edward. The summer camp offerings are a draw as well, providing some opportunities for a consistency of care throughout the year.





Academics


Montessori Approach

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
    38% 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
    12% 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
    16% 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 school says: Montessori is a philosophy with the fundamental tenet, that a child learns best within a social environment which supports each individual's unique development.Children create themselves through purposeful activity.


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 school 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 school says: This information is not currently available.


Developmental Priorities Balanced, Intellectual

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

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

What school says: Nobody will be rejected; nobody exempt!The whole of mankind will be enrolled in the children's life .


Special Needs Support Limited

Limited

school offers limited support for students with learning difficulties or special needs.

  • Academic Support:
    Support Type = offered
    Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
    Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties

Gifted Learner Support Accelerated curriculum

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: This information is not currently available.

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 school 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

 GradesNSPSJKSK
Non-lunch recessFrequency 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day
Location Outside Outside
Amount
Lunch recessAmount 120 120 120 120

What school says: The outdoors time is an extension of the classroom where the children's social skills continue to develop as well as their gross and fine motor skills. The outdoor time consists of planned activities as well as imaginative free playtime in two different playgrounds. One playground embodies a beautiful natural landscape consisting of wood chips, tree stumps and garden beds and the other has a flatter surface where children can ride tricycles and play on the play structure.



Extracurriculars

principal
What school says:

This information is not currently available.


  • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track & Field
    Volleyball
  • Clubs offered: None


Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition

This information is not currently available.



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 grade25
Average class size10 to 16
Gender (grades)Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
Boarding offeredNo

Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


Admission

Application

Admissions Assessments:

Assessment = requiredGrades
Interview
SSAT
SSAT (out of province)
Entrance Exam(s)
Entrance Essay
Application Fee 

Application Deadlines:

Day students:
Rolling


What Prince Edward Montessori School says: This information is not currently available.


Acceptance

Acceptance Rate:

100%

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



Student Entry Points

Student TypeNSPSJKSK
Day Acceptance
(Acceptance rate)
0000

Associations

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




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