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Royal Cachet Montessori School
Royal Cachet Montessori School
9921 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L6C 1H7
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Royal Cachet Montessori School

9921 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L6C 1H7
160 Mostar Street, Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 0Y2

Curriculum:
Montessori
Grades (Gender):
Nursery/Toddler (3 months) to 3 (Coed)
Tuition:
$6,800 to $12,900 /year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
3 to 8
Enrolment:
Day: 200 (Gr. NS - 3)

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9921 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L6C 1H7
160 Mostar Street, Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 0Y2

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Royal Cachet Montessori School offers CCMA accredited Montessori programs for children 3 months to 9 years of age, and is licensed by the MEDU per the Child Care and Early Years Act. The RCMS buildings have extra-large windows and high capacity HVAC systems to create bright classrooms with clean, fresh air for our students’ well-being. Large outdoor play areas complement the schools’ large gyms. In addition to our low student-to-teacher ratios, our experienced MACTE accredited teachers will use authentic materials in all areas of the Montessori curriculum to provide your child with maximum support for the best education possible. Students are also taught French starting from toddler age so that they can build up their communication skills as they flourish. RCMS educates and nurtures children in our spacious, healthy, family environments with infant, toddler, pre-school and elementary classes. Royal Cachet Montessori School won 1st places in Markham’s kindergarten writing and poster competitions in 2009 through 2016. In addition to superior academics, RCMS also offers a variety of extracurricular activities to enrich our students’ learning experience and provide them with a jumpstart on their educational journey.


The Our Kids review of Royal Cachet Montessori School

our takeMontessori can mean different things to different people, and programs and facilities can vary between schools. That said, if you knew very little about what Montessori is, Royal Cachet may well reflect the image that you would have in your mind. The school operates out of a dedicated building, purpose built to house the Royal Cachet program. That's a plus. Within it the administration seeks to provide a setting and a model of instruction that remains very close to the intentions and techniques outlined by Maria Montessori. This is very much the school for those looking for a very traditional, dedicated, consistent application of the Montessori method. The ideal student is one who thrives in a play-based, constructivist learning environment.



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 school says: Royal Cachet Montessori School provides education based on methodology developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. RCMS is accredited by CCMA and licensed by MEDU. Our classes are directed by MACTE accredited Montessori teachers using a full spectrum of authentic Montessori training materials. The children manipulate these specialised training materials to learn and flourish.

  • Montessori offered:
    Program = offered
    Montessori toddler
    Casa
    Elementary
    Middle School
    High School
  • Approach:
    Focus Language-based
    Academic French immersion


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

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

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

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


    Writing
    • What school 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

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


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

    • Languages Offered: • Chinese-Mandarin • French • Greek • Spanish


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

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


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

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What school 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 JK Gr. 1
    Nutrition JK Gr. 1
    Human development Gr. 1 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

    What school 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 school says: This information is not currently available.



    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
      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:

    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: The classrooms at Royal Cachet Montessori School are equipped with a full spectrum of authentic Montessori training materials. The MACTE accredited Montessori teachers guide the students through the many activities of the Montessori curriculum. The children and staff enjoy the bright and clean facilities with high capacity HVAC systems.


    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: The multi-age grouping is promoted in the pre-school classrooms since the younger students look up to and learn from their more senior associates. The more mature students re-enforce their learning and become more out-going while assisting the younger students .


    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: The Montessori approach is to provide many training materials for the students to choose from and the supportive guidance of teachers to challenge the students to excel.


    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: On the academic side, the use of Montessori training materials and the guidance provided by the Montessori trained teachers enable the students to learn and excel above the provincial standard. The Montessori approach is inherently a balanced educational method with work in the core subjects of math and language, plus learning in culture, practical life and sports activities.


    Special Needs Support Mild difficulties

    Mild difficulties

    school can provide support for mild disablities. school 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
    • What school says: Dr. Maria Montessori\'s philosophy is based on the principle that children learn best within an environment prepared to nurture and enhance each child\'s unique development. This enables gifted children to excel at a fast pace while enabling challenged children to explore and learn with the specialised Montessori exercise materials.


    Gifted Learner Support Accelerated curriculum

    Accelerated curriculum

    All students enrolled at School 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 and enrichment (There is an equal emphasis on acceleration and enrichment.)

    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

     GradesNSPSJKSKK123
    Non-lunch recessFrequency 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day
    Location Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside
    Amount 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
    Lunch recessAmount 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120

    What school 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

    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.



    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    Full payment all students5%
    Early paymentall students5%
    2nd child (sibling)all students5%
    3rd child (sibling)all students5%
    4th child (sibling)all students10%


    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 200
    Average enrollment per grade25
    Average class size3 to 8
    Grades (gender)Nursery/Toddler (3 months) to 3 (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 Royal Cachet Montessori School says: This information is not currently available.


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

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



    Student Entry Points

    Student TypeNSPSJKSKK123
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    00000000

    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Director's Message

    Many years ago, when I was a young child, I was enrolled in a Montessori program for my pre-school and elementary grades. I still remember the excitement and learning enjoyment when using the large variety of specialized Montessori materials. More recently, I revisited the Montessori school system when I enrolled my daughter in the CASA program. She has enjoyed her pre-school and elementary classes immensely. I also enjoyed many experiences gained as a parent volunteer throughout those years. These Montessori related experiences and my love for children culminated into my passion for Montessori education and I took the Montessori course to fulfill my dream of teaching children. Recently, I decided to direct the Royal Cachet Montessori School to provide the best possible education in our community. Dr. Maria Montessori was certainly a visionary ahead of her time. Educational research today is reinforcing the importance of movement and learning. Schools are recognizing the value of holistic approaches to education including experiential learning, self-directed learning and the learner-centered approach - the educational method and principles Dr. Montessori developed. My goal is to share Dr. Montessori's vision and to ensure that the Royal Cachet Montessori School offers excellence in education in a safe, clean, bright and stimulating environment conducive to children's motivation and intellectual growth. As a parent, you can be totally confident when choosing Royal Cachet Montessori School. I will do my utmost to offer the best learning environment for your child for the development of his/her motivation, creativity, problem-solving skills and self-confidence. Sincerely and Best Regards, Kathy Bobotsis, Director, Royal Cachet Montessori School ...



    About us

    The Royal Cachet Montessori School is a non-denominational, co-educational, private Montessori school in Markham offering a diversified program to promote intellectual, physical and emotional growth in children between 1.5 - 9 years old. The school is a member of the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators and is licensed by the Ontario CSS Ministry. Our new building with large, bright classrooms and state-of-the-art facilities provides a safe, healthy and stimulating environment that promotes wellness and encourages children's natural desire to reach their immeasurable potential. ...



    The primary goals of Royal Cachet Montessori School include:

    * Creating a safe, happy, caring and nurturing environment where children feel comfortable to discover and become self-motivated problem solvers and creative thinkers. * Having a low child/teacher ratio to ensure a focus on the individual needs of each child in order to encourage learning and the development of essential social skills through critical thinking, independence and cooperation. * Stimulating growth by using specialized Montessori materials and activities that enhance each child's unique learning style and encourage the child to explore, learn and solve problems. * Emphasizing reading, writing and math with enriched curriculum in crafts, music & movement, French, science and computers. * Helping children develop confidence and leadership skills. * Providing nutritious morning and afternoon snacks as well as hot lunches. ...



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