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Woodbridge Montessori School
Woodbridge Montessori School
10 Westcreek Drive, Units 12-15, Woodbridge, Ontario, L4L 9R5
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Woodbridge Montessori School
 

Woodbridge Montessori School

10 Westcreek Drive, Units 12-15, Woodbridge, Ontario, L4L 9R5

Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
Preschool to 8 (Coed)
Tuition:
$8,500 to 9,000/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
Varies
Enrolment:
Day: Varies (Gr. PS - 8)

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Contact Name:
Linda Bisceglia

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School Address
10 Westcreek Drive, Units 12-15, Woodbridge, Ontario, L4L 9R5

About this school:

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Woodbridge Montessori Private School is a warm, loving atmosphere and features a year-round extended day program. Our programs is designed to enhance the emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of your child from preschool to grade eight. Woodbridge Montessori has provided educational oppurtunities for students since 2003. Our School motto, "Life Long Learning" reflects the aspirations of the whole School: members of staff, parents and especially the students themselves.


The Our Kids review of Woodbridge Montessori School

our takeOne of the key aspects of the Montessori method as initially described is place: to create a space that is organized, familiar, friendly, and which allows for children to work actively with one another at a range of hands-on tasks. Achievement in the core curriculum is important, though so is emotional, ethical, and social development, all things that have been at the leading edge of the Woodbridge program since it was founded in 2003. Size is important too, and Woodbridge has grown to a student population that allows for a very active classroom setting. The extension of the program up to grade 8 allows for mentor relationships to grow between the older and the younger students, while also allowing them to stay in a consistent setting through the preschool, primary, and elementary years. Before and after care are, understandably, very welcome to the families that enroll.  



Principal's Message

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Linda Bisceglia, Principal

Welcome to Woodbridge Montessori Private School. We are located at the corner of Langstaff Road and Weston Road specifically at 10 Westcreek Drive. We are currently enrolling and look forward to meeting your family! Our hours are 7:30 am - 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Our warm, loving atmosphere features a year-round extended day program. Our program is designed to enhance the emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of your child from preschool to grade eight. We also offer a summer academic and sports program.

Woodbridge Montessori Private School has provided educational opportunities for students since 2003. Our school motto, "Life Long Learning" reflects the aspirations of the whole school: members of the staff, parents and especially the students themselves.

Throughout our history, the ethos of the school has continued unchanged. Its aims are to uphold high standards of achievement; provide the opportunities for all students to succeed and to encourage in our students a set of personal values based on honesty, trust, tolerance and respect for others.

Today, the school has close to 100 full and part time students. Excellent exam results, high standards of behaviour and excellent extra-curricular opportunities have all contributed to its popularity in the area.

Whether you are someone with a direct connection to the school, a prospective parent, or you are simply browsing, we hope you will find our prospectus informative.

Should you have further questions about our school please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be pleased to assist you.

Linda Bisceglia - Director


Academics


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional


What Woodbridge Montessori says: The overall childhood years are filled with staggering growth and development. There are four main areas of development that occur all at the same time: Physical Development, Social Development, Emotional Development and Cognitive Development. \n

  • Approach:
    Focus
    Academic


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Traditional Math

      Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  


    • What Woodbridge Montessori 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 Phonics-intensive

      Systematic-phonics programs teach young children to read by helping them to recognize and sound out the letters and syllables of words. Students are then led to blend these sounds together to sound out and recognize the whole word. While other reading programs might touch on phonetics (either incidentally or on a “when needed” basis), systematic phonics teaches phonics in a specific sequence, and uses extensive repetition and direct instruction to help readers associate specific letter patterns with their associated sounds.
      Learn about the different early reading approaches  


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

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

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


    Writing Systematic approach

      The systematic approach to teaching beginner writing focuses on directly imparting explicit sentence construction strategies, along with planning, revising, and editing skills. Students are asked to learn these explicit strategies and skills and practice them before applying them in more holistic writing assignments. Grammar and parts of sentences tend to have a central role in systematic writing instruction.
      Learn about the different writing approaches  


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


    Science Expository

      Expository science is the more traditional method of teaching science: students learn scientific facts, theories, and the relationships between them through direct instruction by the teacher. These programs still incorporate hands-on experimentation and “live science”; however, relative to inquiry-based programs, expository science tilts towards content mastery and knowledge acquisition. Direct instruction ensures this acquisition process is efficient. Textbooks are emphasized (starting in earlier grades than inquiry-based programs), as are knowledge tests: students are asked to demonstrate they have thoroughly learned the content of the course, and can apply that knowledge to novel and challenging problems or questions.
      Learn about the different science approaches  


    • 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

    Literature Traditional

      In traditional literature programs students focus on decoding the mechanics of texts: plot, characterization, and themes. These texts tend to include a balance of contemporary and “classic” literature. When studying a past work, students investigate its historical context -- but only insofar as this adds understanding to the work itself. Past works are therefore studied “on their own terms”, and not merely as historical artifacts to be deconstructed: traditional literature programs are firmly rooted in the humanities, and carry the belief that great literature can reveal fundamental and universal truths about the human condition. These programs emphasize class discussions and critical essay writing, and aim to develop in students critical thinking, communication skills, and a cultivated taste and ethos.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  


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


    Social Studies Core Knowledge

      Usually focused on teaching history and geography at an early age, the core knowledge approach uses story, drama, reading, and discussion to teach about significant people, places, and events. Breadth of content and knowledge is emphasized. The curriculum is often organized according to the underlying logic of the content: history might be taught sequentially, for example (as students move through the grades).
      Learn about the different social studies approaches  


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


    Humanities and Social Sciences Perennialism

      Perennialism in the humanities and social sciences emphasizes the idea of education being a kind of “conversation” between generations, and so frequently turns to “Great Works” and “Big Ideas” for teaching-content. Perennialist programs approach past works on their own terms; as if they might actually help students understand “today” better. Past works are not viewed as mere historical artifacts, but as gateways to a deeper understanding of the human condition. History (and, by extension, the humanities in general) therefore plays a large role in perennialist curriculums, though social sciences like economics, psychology, and sociology can still be taught. There is a strong Liberal Arts bent to perennialist programs. The key goals are to develop critical thinking, a strong foundation of core knowledge (or “cultural literacy”), and persuasion skills through informed debate and extensive practice in essay writing.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  


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


    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 Woodbridge Montessori says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: This information is not currently available.


    Fine Arts Receptive

      Receptive arts programs emphasize art history (visual, music, theatre, etc) and appreciation over creating or “making” art. Students learn about various artistic works and movements, and are asked to reflect on their underlying aesthetic features and principles. The goal is to give students a core body of knowledge related to the arts, while developing their cognitive, emotional, and aesthetic sensibilities. Studio-work is still a component of most reflective programs, but it plays less of a role than in creative programs.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  


    • Program offers:

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


    Computers and Technology Light integration

      Computers are used in the classroom from time to time, but integrating technology into everything students do is not a dominant focus. Digital literacy is understood to be a legitimate skill in the 21st century, but not one that should distract from teaching the subject at hand, or more fundamental skills and literacies. The idea is today’s students, being “digital natives”, are likely exposed to computers and new media enough outside the classroom: the role of the school, rather, should be to develop competencies that may otherwise get missed.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  


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

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Woodbridge Montessori says: This information is not currently available.


    Religious Education
    • 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 Woodbridge Montessori says: This information is not currently available.


    Sex and Health Education Doesn’t follow Ontario curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education: We don’t cover any topics in sex and health education

    What Woodbridge 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.

    Progressive

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


    What Woodbridge Montessori says: This information is not currently available.



    Preschool/K Curriculum Play-based

    • Play-based
    • Montessori
    • Waldorf
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Academic

    Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.

    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 Woodbridge Montessori says: Woodbridge Montessori quality assurance provides the foundation for the entire School program. Teachers contribute to ongoing quality standards. We encourage teachers to share ideas, express viewpoints and develop relationships with peers throughout the school organization. Our faculty is current with learning trends. We regularly inform teachers about early childhood development trends and current research.


    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 Woodbridge Montessori 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 Woodbridge 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 Woodbridge Montessori says: The early childhood years are filled with staggering growth and development. There are four main areas of development that occur all at the same time: Physical Development, Social Development, Emotional Development and Cognitive Development.


    Special Needs Support Limited

    Limited

    Woodbridge 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

    No Support

    Woodbridge 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.

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

     GradesPSJKSK12345678
    Non-lunch recessFrequency 3/day 3/day 3/day 3/day 3/day 3/day 3/day 3/day 3/day 3/day 3/day
    Location Inside Inside Inside Inside Inside Inside Inside Inside Inside Inside Inside
    Amount 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
    Lunch recessAmount 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30

    What Woodbridge Montessori says: This information is not currently available.

    Recess segmentation: This school segments recesses by grade

    What Woodbridge Montessori says: This information is not currently available.



    Extracurriculars

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    What Woodbridge Montessori says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
      Martial Arts
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

     
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    Day$8,500$9,000
    What Woodbridge Montessori says: A $1000 tuition deposit is required at the time of enrollment and 10 postdated cheques for the remaining balance required dated September 1st to June 1st upon registration. Please make cheques payable to WOODBRIDGE MONTESSORI INC. The $1000 deposit is non-refundable. Any student that withdraws from the school year will lose their deposit and payments made.

    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    Early paymentall students$1,000


    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment Varies
    Average enrollment per gradeVaries
    Gender (grades)Preschool to 8 (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 Woodbridge Montessori says:

    A $1000 tuition deposit is required at the time of enrollment and 10 postdated cheques for the remaining balance required dated September 1st to June 1st upon registration. Please make cheques payable to WOODBRIDGE MONTESSORI INC. The $1000 deposit is non-refundable. Any student that withdraws from the school year will lose their deposit and payments made.

    *Please note that tuition does not include uniform and books



    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

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



    Student Entry Points

    Student TypePSJKSK12345678
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    00000000000

    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Thank You

    Thank you and the rest of the staff for all that you do. I couldn't be happier about the quality of care my children receive during the course of the day. Every interaction that I have had with any of the staff members has been very positive. I know, without a doubt, that my children are safe, well cared for and happy. On top of all that, they are learning so much! I tell everyone I know what an excellent establishment the school is and I recommend it to everyone. I believe that a child's school success starts at a very young age. I am extremely grateful that the entire staff has helped provide this type of positive experience for Sandra and Davis. Thank you again for all that you do.

    ...



    Woodbridge Montessori: A Home Away From Home

    Our son, Junior absolutely loves school! He can't wait to get to school each day and see his friends and teachers. It's so nice to know he is at a place that cares about him and his development and treats him with the utmost respect as a person. The school is truly his home away from home.

    ...



    Friendly Staff

    Our four-year-old son Mikael has been enrolled full-time since fall of 2008. This has been a wonderful experience for us as parents, as well as for our son. It’s amazing how much he has learned in the short time he’s been there. The staff is always friendly and seeing the smile on our son’s face when he’s there tells us we definitely made the right decision. Our seven-year-old daughter is also looking forward to attending the summer camp program at the school as well. Thanks for all you do!

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    June 13, 2017 - Open House

    Woodbridge Montessori is pleased to announce that we will be hosting an open house Friday June 16, 2017 from 9 am until 3 pm ...



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