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Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
3 Sunforest Drive
Brampton, Ontario, L6Z 2Z2
Contact name:
Registrar: Mrs. Peel

Phone number:
(905) 790-3838×
Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)

Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)

3 Sunforest Drive, Brampton, Ontario, L6Z 2Z2
93 Autumn Boulevard, 502 Central Park Dr., 4 Elizabeth St N., 11613 Bramalea Rd N., Brampton, Ontario,

Grades (Gender):
Preschool to 8 (Coed)
$4,100 to 11,200/year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
8 to 18
Day: 580 (Gr. PS - 8)

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Contact Name:
Registrar: Mrs. Peel

Phone Number:

School Address
3 Sunforest Drive, Brampton, Ontario, L6Z 2Z2
93 Autumn Boulevard, 502 Central Park Dr., 4 Elizabeth St N., 11613 Bramalea Rd N., Brampton, Ontario,

About this school:

Founded in 1969, RMS is a Gold Member of the Ontario Federation of Independent Schools(OFIS). Our four Preparatory campuses nurture children in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 1, and our Academy Campus is for students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8. RMS students consistently score among the highest in the nation in the Canadian Test of Basic Skills for Grades 3 to 8 thereby affirming Rowntree's leadership and reputation for surpassing the Ministry curriculum requirements and our motto of "Nurturing Tomorrow's Achievers."

Upcoming Events Next event: June 24, 2016

upcoming events
  • June 24, 2016OPEN HOUSE any weekday 9:00am-3:00pm
    Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS), 3 Sunforest Drive, Brampton, Ontario
    Join us Friday, June 24 from 09:00 am - 03:00 pm

    Rowntree Montessori Schools cordially invites your family to please drop in ANYTIME between now and the end of the school year at any of our 5 welcoming, friendly and family oriented campuses.

    We will gladly take the time with you and your family to:


    •             Tour the facilities (typically takes 15-20 minutes)

    •             Provide you the opportunity to meet teachers and administrators

    •             Outline our enriched educational programmes

    •             Discuss registration options

    …and of course, children are most welcome.


    We look forward to seeing you and sharing with you the private school community of which we are so proud!


    Unable to make it during that time? If you prefer, call to book an appointment for a personal tour anytime during 7:00am-6:00pm.

Principal's Message


Mr. John H. Bailey, Director of Education and Academy Principal

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Rowntree Montessori Schools!

As the largest and longest-running Montessori School in Brampton, Rowntree taps into children’s natural curiosity and love for learning, allowing the freedom to learn at their own pace.  Montessori is a holistic approach to learning and education, with the primary goal of helping children to develop their potential to the fullest extent, not only in the cognitive area, but also physically, emotionally, and socially.  Combining the Montessori-based principals with the structure and philosophy of a traditional education, RMS provides the best of both worlds. 

With small classes and enrichment infused into every program, it comes as no surprise that RMS students have a strong record of success, and consistently perform well on both internal and external academic competitions.  A wide variety of extra-curricular activities also helps to further broaden the rich RMS school experience.

It’s never too soon to start planning for your child’s academic future, and RMS welcomes children from Pre-Kindergarten (2.8 yrs) to Grade 1 at our 4 Preparatory campuses.  Students from Pre-Kindergarten (2.8 yrs) to Grade 8 attend our Academy campus, which is equipped with the professional staff, equipment, technology, and facilities (including gym) to provide a fulfilling school life.  With extended care offerings beginning as early as 7 am, and ending as late as 6 pm, parents/guardians can go about their days, knowing that their children are in good hands.

Please accept our invitation to visit Rowntree Montessori Schools and take advantage of our Open House ANYTIME by droping in for a tour any weekday between 9:00am-3:00pm, or attending one of our many evening/weekend Open Houses throughout the year, or by contacting our Registrar Christine Peel at   905-790-3838 or email admin@rowntreemontessori.com.  We look forward to seeing you here!




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.

  • Montessori offered:

    Program = offered
    Montessori toddler
    Middle School
    High School

  • Pedagogies and subject courses

  • Mathematics
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    Early Reading
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    • DIBELS Testing: This school periodically uses DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

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    • Treatment of evolution:

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

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    Social Studies
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    Humanities and Social Sciences
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    Foreign Languages
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    • Languages Offered: • French

    Fine Arts
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      Visual Arts
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    Computers and Technology
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      Computer science
      Web design

    Physical Education
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    Religious Education
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    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.

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    Curriculum Pace

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

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    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

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    Academic Culture

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

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    Developmental Priorities

    Primary Developmental Priority:

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    Special Needs Support 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 No Support

    No Support

    school does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.


    What school says:
    • Rowntree Montessori private school in Brampton prides itself on offering various activities throughout the year that enhance your child’s learning experience. Mini-Olympics – All students are given the opportunity to compete in this annual event. School Book Fairs – The proceeds from this popular event help to support our library. Christmas/Spring Concerts – Students display their talents and perform in front of a large audience of family and friends. Science Fair – This annual event offers a podium for all students to display their knowledge and creativity. International Kid’s Day – a day set aside to celebrate what it means to be a kid. Teacher for a Day – The students get a kick out of this event that gives them a taste of what it’s like to walk in a teacher’s shoes. Charitable Events – Rowntree Montessori School wishes to encourage compassion and a sense of pride in helping others. Participating in Jump Rope for Heart, the MS Read-A-Thon and our Charity Dress Down Days are also important ways for us to do that. Multicultural Potluck Lunch/Dinner – These delicious events promote understanding and help parents in our school to get acquainted. Parents are an integral part of school life. Their involvement in activities is welcome and appreciated by teachers and students alike.

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Downhill skiing
      Ice Hockey
      Martial Arts
      Track & Field
    • Clubs Offered
      Chess Club
      Community Service
      Computer Club
      Debate Club
      Math Club
      Outdoor Club
      Outdoor Education
      Robotics club
      Science Club
      Student Council

    Tuition & Financial Aid



    Day$4,100 / program$10,800$11,000$11,200
    What school says: Payment Options: 1) Monthly (10 monthly payments) . . 2) Annual (Single payment with discount offered for Annual) -Commitment Fee required upon acceptance -Automatic withdrawal /Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) -Maximum # of monthly installments available – 12


    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    2nd child (sibling)all students10%
    3rd child (sibling)all students10%
    4th child (sibling)all students10%

    Need-based financial aid

    School has not provided this information.

    Merit based Scholarships

    School has not provided this information.


    Total enrollment 580
    Average enrollment per grade48
    Gender (grades)Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution: We do not have this data for Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)




    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewJK - 8
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:

    What Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) says:

    Please visit: rowntreemontessori.com/admissions


    Acceptance Rate:


    Type of student Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) is looking for: school has not provided this information

    Student Entry Points

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    Stories & Testimonials


    Model United Nations (MUN) Conference

    Model United Nations Conference at Appleby College

    On Saturday April 18th, Rowntree Montessori Schools Academy students participated in the 10th Annual Model United Nations (MUN) Conference at Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario. Together with 230 middle and high school students from all over Southern Ontario, our MUN group of student delegates from Grades 6, 7 and 8 participated and came out with flying colours!

    The 10 students from RMS who participated in the conference were assigned to 7 different committees, such as NATO, World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Program. Each student represented the interests of a different country, and negotiated with high school students from all over the GTA to resolve global issues. To make things more interesting, there was also a committee based on the Ministry of Magic from Harry Potter, and another based on the popular TV series “Under the Dome”!

    Our students rigorously trained and prepared for several weeks prior to the conference. They debated various complex global issues, such as environmental issues, relieving famine in developing nations, limiting nuclear weapons throughout the world, and putting a stop to child labour, to name a few. The students skilfully navigated through question and answer periods and were often introduced to crisis scenarios in which any resolutions they had been working towards would be shut down. These scenarios included the collapse of a factory that resulted in fatal injuries, and an oil spill off the coast of Mexico that had to immediately be managed. Students adapted very well to these situations, and were able to steer through the obstacles and challenges that arose.

    Throughout the conference, each committee was presented with a sudden crisis, for which they could not prepare. In one such situation, Jessica S, who was representing Myanmar, was faced with finding countries to accept millions of refugees fleeing her country. She successfully negotiated with representatives from Vietnam and China, who agreed to help support Myanmar during this crisis.

    Many of our students were also directly involved in writing and presenting resolutions. Great work, team!

    While for many of our veteran Grade 8 students who had in past years participated in MUN conferences, this experience was a breeze, they additionally had the opportunity to implement their leadership skills as they assisted the Grade 6s and Grade 7s throughout the research, composition and conferencing processes. RMS participation has included MUN events at Trent University, Cedar Brae Collegiate, King’s Christian Collegiate, L’Amoreaux Collegiate, and most recently, Appleby College.

    In keeping with the celebrated RMS values of Responsibility, Ambition, and Teamwork, Rowntree’s MUN delegates continue to experience character-building activities that will strengthen their positions as fully contributing citizens of the future.  We are very proud toknow that past RMS students, including Hector, Safeeya, and Christopher, have taken their skills and interests in MUN from their experience at Rowntree through to their University years and beyond!

    Our MUN coordinators are very proud of the hard work of our delegates, and for spending 10 hours of their Saturday to help make the world a better place! On behalf of RMS teachers, administrative staff, parents, and MUN Coaches, we would like to congratulate all members of this year’s Model United Nations team for their many successes!




    Mrs. Laureen Harper's Visit to Rowntree Montessori Schools

    Mrs. Laureen Harper enjoys student performances at Rowntree Montessori Schools

    Rowntree Montessori Schools’ staff and students were very excited and honoured to welcome two very special guests to the Rowntree Montessori Schools’ Academy Campus today. Mrs. Laureen Harper (@LaureenHarper), the spouse of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, together with Mr. Parm Gill (@ParmGill), the current Member of Parliament for the Brampton-Springdale riding, visited our school and attended a special assembly hosted by our students.

    Rowntree staff and students planned an entertaining assembly to showcase our belief in promoting individual talents, embracing multiculturalism, and encouraging social acceptance through anti-bullying ideals. In keeping, Mrs. Harper is a well-known advocate for acceptance and tolerance, and noted just how topical the Grade 8 Class presentation was on this sensitive current events issue.

    Kindness. That was the message that Mrs. Harper delivered to the students of Rowntree Montessori Schools when she addressed them during the assembly. Her words to our students were quite profound.  “Be kind…it may sound easy, but sometimes it’s not…Being kind makes you feel good, and makes the people around you feel good”. Mrs. Harper took the opportunity to remind students that kindness can have a very positive impact, and we should all endeavour to bring a little bit more kindness into our lives.

    Since arriving in Ottawa in 2006, Mrs. Harper has been a strong advocate for anti-bullying initiatives, and she works closely with several organizations to educate youth and their parents about bullying. We at Rowntree are very proud of our anti-bullying programs, and we were privileged to show the Rowntree standard of inclusiveness to Mrs. Harper and Mr. Gill.

    The Junior choir, the grade 4 class, the grade 8 class, Richard R. and Aaryan K. were very excited at the opportunity to display their talents for Mrs. Harper and Mr. Gill.  We would like to extend a very special thank you to these students for their wonderful performances, and to the staff members who helped arrange them.

    At Rowntree Montessori Schools, we strive to develop social awareness in our students.  We believe in Mrs. Harper’s message of kindness, and truly thank her for promoting this message to our students.




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