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Toronto French Montessori

   
53 Cummer Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M2M 2E5

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Curriculum:
Montessori
Grades (Gender):
Preschool to 8 (Coed)
Tuition:
$7,470 to 15,396/year
Main Language:
French
Avg. Class Size:
15
Enrolment:
Day: 90 (Gr. PS - 8)

School Address
53 Cummer Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M2M 2E5

About this school:

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Toronto French Montessori School is a bilingual coeducational school for students from age 18 months and up. Students with no previous exposure to French can join us at TFMS. We aim to provide a warm, happy and enriching environment in which the children are free to develop at their individual pace. Our staff creates a nurturing and supportive learning environment for every student towards academic and personal success. We look forward to welcoming you to our Cummer Campus. — Visit school website




Reviews:

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The Our Kids review of Toronto French Montessori

our takeTFMS is unique in that it provides language immersion beginning in the early years, and that it does so within a Montessori setting. What makes the program even more unique is that it does all of that through a Christian lens, bringing spiritual awareness and growth into the core of the program. The community of the school is small and close-knit, and parental involvement is welcome, something which is also an important draw for the families that enroll here. Ultimately, TFMS has a lot to offer, and it’s the combination of those offerings that make the school so unique. Yes, academics are important, just as they should be, but TFMS intends to deliver students into their high school years confident in their ability, their relationships with others, and their place in the world.




School busing:

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Toronto French Montessori offers bus transferring. Service options offered are regular rider, regular rider AM only, regular rider PM only. The regions it offers busing from are Toronto.

Upcoming Events Next event: January 12, 2018

upcoming events
  • January 12, 2018TFMS Winter Open House
    Toronto French Montessori, 53 Cummer Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Friday, January 12 from 09:30 am - 11:00 am

    Toronto French Montessori School

    French & English with Spanish as a second language

    Main Campus 53 Cummer Avenue



    TFMS WINTER OPEN HOUSE: January 12, 2018 (9:30 - 11:00 am)

     


  • May 11, 2018TFMS Spring Open House
    Toronto French Montessori, 53 Cummer Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Friday, May 11 from 09:30 am - 11:00 am

    Toronto French Montessori School

    French & English with Spanish as a second language

    Main Campus 53 Cummer Avenue



    TFMS SPRING OPEN HOUSE: May 11, 2018 (9:30 - 11:00 am)

     



Principal's Message

principal

Marie Mousa, Principal

Our duty and commitment at Toronto French Montessori School is to provide the best possible education to our students and ease their entry to their high schools.  Furthermore, we provide guidance and answers to their expectations at the next level of their life experience. 

Our qualified teachers are deeply committed to their students' academic development, dedicating their time to provide an enriched and rewarding learning experience both in French and English. 

I am proud of all our students at Toronto French Montessori School.  Heartfelt thanks go to the parents, students and staff that have contributed to making the school community what it is today.  We are also blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful families.

Together we will continue dedicating ourselves to assist our students and to build a better future for them.
 


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 Toronto French Montessori says: TFMS is a private independent school which places emphasis on the four pillars of personal growth: spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical. This is gained through a strong dedication to academia and discipline. Students 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.

  • Montessori offered:
    Program = offered
    Montessori toddler
    Casa
    Elementary
    Middle School
    High School
  • Approach:
    Focus Religious-based
    Academic Christian (Non-denominational)

    If you want to learn more about faith-based education, check out our comprehensive guide.
    If you want to learn more about Christian education, check out our comprehensive guide.


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Equal Balance

      These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  


    • What Toronto French Montessori says: The math program utilizes a series of sequential steps that enable the child to learn from concrete materials while moving to abstraction. Lessons are given individually and in small groups. The child practices with the math material until he or she is confident with their level of understanding and is able to do the math abstractly. Practical real life applications of math are incorporated to reinforce understanding

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.


    Early Reading Balanced Literacy

      Balanced reading programs are typically Whole Language programs with supplementary phonics training. This training might be incidental, or it might take the form of mini-lessons.
      Learn about the different early reading approaches  


    • What Toronto French Montessori says: Reading is learned through the use of a variety of individually paced, phonetically based materials. The study of grammar and analysis of sentences is introduced through impressionistic lessons

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

    • What Toronto French Montessori says: This information is not currently available.


    Writing Equal balance

      Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.
      Learn about the different writing approaches  


    • What Toronto French Montessori says: Emphasis is placed on the development of strong skills in composition and creative writing. The study of grammar and analysis of sentences is introduced through impressionistic lessons. Research and critical thinking skills are encouraged as early as first grade. The language arts program also includes: Cursive hand writing, creative writing, phonics, word study, grammar, sentences, reading/book reviews, research/project presentations, oral presentations


    Science Equal Balance

      Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.
      Learn about the different science approaches  


    • Teaching approach: The science curriculum is deeply integrated with the cultural studies curriculum and the presentation of the five Great lessons which center around themes of progress and inter-dependency: Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science and Scientific Reasoning and Technology, Observation Skills

    • 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 Social Justice

      In social justice- inspired programs, literature is not viewed as something to be merely decoded and “appreciated”: rather, it is viewed as a catalyst to social action. Choice of texts tends to favour contemporary works. If a classical text is used, it’s often in the context of social deconstruction: students are asked to critically examine possible prejudices and historical narratives inherent in the work. Like in traditional literature programs, students are often asked to engage in class discussion and critical essay writing, but more time might also be devoted to cooperative group projects and personal reflections. The goal is to teach students to think critically about what they read, while becoming intellectually and physically engaged in the social issues pertaining to their wider community.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  


    • What Toronto French Montessori says: Students are often asked to engage in class discussion and the goal is to teach students to think critically about what they read, while becoming intellectually and physically engaged in the social issues pertaining to their wider community


    Social Studies Expanding Communities

      The Expanding Communities approach organizes the curriculum around students’ present, everyday experience. In the younger grades, students might learn about themselves, for example. As they move through the grades, the focus gradually broadens in scope: to the family, neighbourhood, city, province, country, and globe. The curriculum tends to have less focus on history than Core Knowledge programs.
      Learn about the different social studies approaches  


    • What Toronto French Montessori says: The Social Studies curriculum includes History, Geography, and the cultures of the peoples and places of all the countries. Children learn geography through the use of interactive maps with increasing detail. The cultures of peoples of the world are learned through reading, research and discussion.


    Humanities and Social Sciences Pragmatism

      Pragmatism in the humanities and social sciences emphasizes making learning relevant to students’ present-day experience. Assignments tend to centre around projects and tasks rather than argumentative essays; these projects will often have a “real-world” application or relevance. There might be more of a social justice component to a pragmatic program, though that isn’t always the case. Subjects like history and philosophy are still covered/offered, but they play a less prominent role in the overall program than in the case of perennialism. The social sciences (contemporary geography, sociology, psychology, etc), meanwhile, might play a more prominent role in pragmatic programs. The key goals are to make learning progressive and relevant, while teaching students real-life skills and critical thinking.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  


    • What Toronto French Montessori says: Emphasis on making learning relevant to students’ present-day experience and assignments centre around projects and tasks that have a "real-world" application/relevance. The key goals are to make learning progressive and relevant, while teaching students real-life skills and critical thinking.


    Foreign Languages Communicative

      The communicative method of language acquisition emphasizes the use of the target language in authentic contexts. The approach commonly features interactive group work, games, authentic texts, and opportunities to learn about the cultural background of the language. Drills and quizzes may still be used, but less frequently than with the audio-lingual method.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  


    • What Toronto French Montessori says: The Spanish curriculum begins in Grade 1 and goes through until the end of Grade 8. It is based on a communicative and task based approach which considers the children's interests learning process and language acquisition stage. Students work on their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and learn how to make connections with the language curriculum. Chinese-Mandarin classes are offered for students from Casa up to Grade 8 in an after school/extra-curricular activity format.

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


    Fine Arts Equal Balance

      These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  


    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

      Expressive
      Disciplined
    • What Toronto French Montessori says: Promotes confidence, creativity, discovery and the joy of creating. The focus is upon the elements and principals of design.


    Computers and Technology Medium integration

      Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  


    • What Toronto French Montessori says: The technology curriculum is taught to the students in the Junior High Grades (7&8). Students learn how to properly type, how to connect their lessons back to the use of technology, and in doing so, their skills are advanced beyond what they would otherwise be from using computers outside of the classroom.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Toronto French Montessori says: Through a series of units, the physical education curriculum promotes an active and health life style. Students learn the fundamentals of sports including: Soccer, baseball, co-operative games, floor hockey, basketball, European Handball, Dodge Ball and Track and Field.


    Religious Education 11 to 25% of curriculum
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

      Completely segregated
      Mostly segregated
      Completely integrated
      Mostly integrated
      Not applicable
    • Approach to teaching religion

      Scripture as literal
      Scripture as interpretive
    • What Toronto French Montessori says: Religion classes are taught in French, from Grade 1 through to Grade 8. Students are taught about the fundamentals but are also given the opportunity to research and present any religion of their choice.


    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 Gr. 1 Gr. 1
    Nutrition Gr. 1 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 Toronto French Montessori 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.

    69 % of Our Kids' schools use a traditional approach for sex and health education

    Progressive

    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.


    What Toronto French Montessori says: This information is not currently available.



    Montessori ApproachModerately Orthodox

    CLASSROOM PRACTICES

    Orthodox     Moderate Orthodox     Moderately Non-Orthodox     Non-Orthodox

      Primary Lower Elementary Upper Elementary Middle
    Age groupings 1 to 5 6 to 8 9 to 11 12 to 13
    Uninterrupted work periods 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours
    Tests and assignments Never
    Graded work Never
    Arts and crafts 50% 2% 1% 1%


    Whole-class lectures Moderately non-orthodox
    • 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
    • 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 Moderately non-orthodox
    • 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 Moderately orthodox
    • 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 Toronto French Montessori says: 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.


    Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

    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 Toronto French Montessori says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


    Academic Culture Rigorous

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

    What Toronto French Montessori says: This information is not currently available.


    Developmental Priorities Balanced

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

    What Toronto French Montessori says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support Limited

    Limited

    Toronto French Montessori 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

    Toronto French Montessori 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 8, Toronto French Montessori students perform an average of 1 hour of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
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    Site Average2 mins5 mins7 mins6 mins16 mins18 mins24 mins29 mins34 mins40 mins54 mins58 mins

    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered gradesPreschool to 8
    Prose (narrative)-based feedbackPreschool to 8
    Academic achievement reportingPreschool to 8
    Habits and behaviour reportingPreschool to 8
    Parent-teacher meetingsPreschool to 8

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

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    Non-lunch recessFrequency 2/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day
    Location Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside
    Amount 0 60 60 60 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
    Lunch recessAmount 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30

    What Toronto French Montessori says: At TFMS, we believe that daily physical activity has a positive impact on students’ physical, mental, and social well-being. In particular, physical activity is likely to have an impact on students’achievement, readiness to learn, behaviour, and self-esteem. Positive experiences with physical activity at a young age also help lay the foundation for healthy, productive lives.

    Non-lunch recesses: All of this school’s non-lunch recesses take place between classes or academic periods. Recess segmentation: This school segments recesses by grade

    What Toronto French Montessori says: This information is not currently available.



    Extracurriculars

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    What Toronto French Montessori says:
    • At Toronto French Montessori School we offer a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including: Progressive Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Intramural Sports, Zumba, Mandarin classes, Music Lessons, School Band, After school tutorials.

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Badminton
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Downhill skiing
      Gymnastics
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs Offered
      Band
      Choir
      Community Service
      Foreign Language Club
      Jazz Ensemble
      Student Council
      Yoga

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    Day Day (Half day)
     
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    Day$13,659$12,150$14,776
    Day (Half day)$8,322$7,470
    What Toronto French Montessori says: .

    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 90
    Average enrollment per grade8
    Average class size15
    Gender (grades)Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution:

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    Day Enrollment323010764576

    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview1 - 8
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling


    What Toronto French Montessori says:

    When submitting your application, we require the following:

    1. A recent photograph of your child. 

    2. A copy of birth certificate; baptismal certificate, passport, permanent residence card or immigration documents (if child was not born in Canada).

    3. Completed Immunization Record and Allergy Form.

    4. Chosen payment marked on Tuition Fee Schedule with accompanying installments. Please do not make payments in cash.

    5. A copy of your child’s most recent progress report. (If the student is transferring from another Montessori School or Ministry of Education Program) 

    All payments of tuition must be made by cheque and post-dated cheques must be submitted with registration. All monthly post-dated cheques must be dated for the first day of each month and every month from August to May. All registration paperwork must be completed and all post-dated cheques must be received before enrollment can be confirmed.



    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

    Type of student Toronto French Montessori is looking for: Montessori education is ultimately about "real" life; about helping children develop into confident, successful, caring adults who will become valuable members of their community. As educators, we strive to provide our children with the strongest possible foundation from which to grow and develop.



    Student Entry Points

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    (Acceptance rate)
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    Notable Alumni

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    Alumni Highlights

    • The Toronto French Montessori School will invite alumni and their families to TFMS special events such as anniversary galas, community BBQ, Christmas and End of Year Concerts, Parent Info Nights and any other events that may be organized by the school administration and/or TFMS Parent Council. Parents of alumni are welcome to volunteer at TFMS events. TFMS has also set up a Facebook page dedicated to TFMS Alumni, who may keep in touch with the school and with each other.

    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    TFMS - A Perfect Fit

    I wanted stability and continuity for my daughter so I had to make sure that I enrolled her in the right school where she was going to be happy. The parent in me needed for her to be in a school where her teachers liked her as much as I did and were open to communication with me at all times. 

    The teacher in me - I'm a high school teacher - needed for her to be in a school that offered a strong curriculum tied in with Ministry expectations so that she could leave TFMS and be successful in high school. As both a parent and a teacher, I know that it is the principal who serves as the barometer within a school. The principal sets the tone and creates the learning climate. 

    On behalf of my daughter and my husband, we wanted to take this moment to thank Claire's teachers support staff and administration over the years. You've far exceeded our expectations and for that we are sincerely grateful. Thank you very much.

    ~Ann McCanny~

     

    ...



    TFMS is the Perfect School

    Many many years ago, I was looking for that one perfect school that was going to help my daughter become the best girl she can ever be. She was four; so I thought it had to be safe and protective, it had to feel welcoming and it had to promote learning. It also had to be taught in English and French. I walked into TFMS. I was greeted with Mme. Marie's inviting smile and I saw the Casa students quietly enjoying each their own Montessori material. I saw interest. I heard "please" and "thank you." I felt the respect. It really felt like this was it. 

    Both my daughters have been at the school from a pre-school age. I never felt bad for being a working mom because every time I came to pick them up, they still wanted to stay longer. They loved their friends and their teachers and always came excited to tell me about the new things they learned at school. 

    As they grew older, I could see them develop, more and more, a sense of commitment and responsibility when having to complete assignments and projects. They felt they had to spend as much time as needed to produce the best work they could. I don't know how the teachers do it, but it amazes me how much pride my kids take when receiving a teacher's compliment for good work. They somehow inspire them in a profound way. I never have to tell them to do any homework. They know what they have to do and they won't be able to sleep until it's done.

    ~Helena Fourati~

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    Thank You TFMS

    I can't believe that I started at TFMS when I was 3 in CASA and I graduated in Grade 8 because time passed quickly. I have great memories with school friends who I still keep in touch with to this day. What I really remember is how TFMS teachers and Mme. Marie always made sure that I could work at my own pace. I really enjoyed the way we were taught mathematics and how I really understood learning with the Montessori method, which helps me to this day as I have always had top marks while at TFMS and at my current high school.

    I can also remember how the entire Casa class would sit together and have music class and music class was available every year. Learning music at an early age made me appreciate music and I learned how to play a bass guitar on my own. The small class sizes helped me because I would get help all the time. I can compare this now with larger class sizes at my current high school and sometimes teachers just don't have time to help.

    TFMS teachers and Mme. Marie always taught us to respect others, younger students and elders. I will always remember TFMS and how it helped me develop skills academically and as an individual.

    Thank you TFMS teachers and Mme. Marie, I wish all the best for TFMS.  

    ~Matthew Pronyshyn~

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    Welcome

    Students under 6 years old with no previous exposure to French can join us at TFMS. We aim to provide a warm, happy and enriching environment in which the children are free to develop at their individual pace. Our learning environment will create a nurturing and supportive environment in which every student has the opportunity to experience academic and personal success. We welcome you to visit our campus to give you a tour of our facilities. Contact us As a private Montessori school, Toronto French Montessori School will strive to offer the best in quality education and a caring "Family" environment for your child. Our Christian education focuses on the moral lessons that are no longer being taught in other school systems. As a result of our bilingual programme, and our low ratio of teachers to students, TFMS has become the school of choice for an increasing number of parents. ...



    About Us

    Toronto French Montessori School is comprised of spacious and bright classrooms, equipped with authentic Montessori materials which is a basic foundation of this school. Montessori method encompasses the following: -Encourages respect for individual differences - Promotes self-motivation - Students learn at their own pace, free to complete a project or pursue a subject as deeply as they wish and according to personal enthusiasm - Knowledge is acquired through the use of concrete materials scientifically designed to enhance conceptual thinking and lead to abstraction - Testing is built into the method as the third period of a "three-period-lesson" and is applied routinely when the individual is read ...



    In the News

    News

    March 30, 2017 - TFMS Summer School

    Toronto French Montessori School Summer School 2017 - 6 years old & up! ...


    March 28, 2017 - TFMS Casa Summer Session 2017!

    Toronto French Montessori School - Casa Summer Session 2017! ...


    April 7, 2016 - TFMS is a Green School!

    We support and enforce the 3 Rs of the environment: Recycle Reduce Reuse ...



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