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Toronto Montessori schools

Find Montessori schools in Toronto listed below.

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Montessori schools in Toronto have an interesting history. Toronto Montessori Schools (now TMS School) was one of the first Montessori schools in Canada and was the de facto base for the spread of Montessori schools throughout North America. The Richmond Hill school was founded by one of Maria Montessori's own students, Helma Trass, in 1961. Trass came to Canada from the Netherlands, grateful to Canada for the liberation of her homeland. In 1971, she started the Toronto Montessori Institute to train Montessori educators. Toronto is still viewed as a base for Montessori in North America. While there is one true Toronto Montessori Schools (now called TMS School), all the schools listed below participate in the Montessori legacy to one degree or another.

As we caution elsewhere, not all schools closely follow the Montessori education philosophy. Even within the umbrella of schools that strive to strongly adhere to the principles espoused by Maria Montessori, there are differences or emphases that might be notable to some parents and educators. It's most important for parents to be sure that the school they decide on is accredited by or part of authoritative Montessori organizations like the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators or the Association Montessori Internationale.

Toronto Montessori Schools: what to expect

Schools listed here provide your child with a stimulating environment, opportunities for rich personal and moral development. Graduates of Montessori programs are grateful for the many benefits of the multi-class environment. This aspect of Montessori facilitates children at a variety of ages and stages growing together. Kids get help from older students and they grow by helping children younger than themselves. Montessori tends to facilitate a close knit school environment since they are often smaller than public schools.

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Below, you will find Montessori schools in Toronto proper as well as schools from throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including schools in Mississauga, Oakville and Burlington in the east as well as Montessori schools in Aurora, Pickering, Richmond Hill, North York, Markham and other points west and north in the GTA. Ourkids.net and Our Kids Go to School magazine have always strongly supported the Montessori school community in the GTA.

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List of Toronto Montessori schools


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  • Bond Academy (est. 1978)   1500 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2G5
    (Ellesmere Rd / Birchmount Rd)

    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (350 students)
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    This traditional private school in Toronto offers preschool to grade 12 with average class sizes of 15 students. Facilities include a double gym and more.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Liberal Arts
    • Standard- enriched
    $12,500 to $16,500 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 12500 2-17 Toronto

    Alive Montessori & Private School (est. 2014)   2 Wembley Road, Toronto, Ontario, M6C 2E9
    (Bathurst St. / Eglinton Ave. West)

    • Preschool to K (Coed)
    • 1 to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (36 students)
    50% off the first three months for new elementary students.  
    • Montessori
    • Accelerated
    $7,500 to $14,500 /year
    Day Coed Coed 7500 2-13 Toronto

    Toronto French Montessori (est. 2000)   53 Cummer Avenue, North York, Ontario, M2M 2E5
    (Yonge St. / Cummer Ave.)

    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (90 students)
    Toronto French Montessori offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in North York. Its average class size is 15 students.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Montessori
    • Standard- enriched
    $7,320 to $15,090 /year
    Day Coed 7320 2-13 North York

    Westside Montessori School (est. 2008)   95 Bellevue Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2N8

    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (80 students)
    An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Montessori
    $17,400 to $18,900 /year
    Day Coed 17400 1-11 Toronto

    Performance Montessori (est. 2015)   237 Sackville Street (at Dundas), Toronto, Ontario, M5A 3G1
    (Dundas Street East / Parliament St.)

    • Nursery/Toddler to 4 (Coed)
    • Day school (120 students)
    Kids from 0-7 absorb multiple languages, music & develop sports skills VERY easily. Performance Montessori is a multilingual school exposing kids (1.5 - 9 yrs) to multiple languages, sports & music like no other program.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $10,800 to $18,000 /year
    Day Coed 10800 1-9 Toronto

    Central Montessori Schools - York Mills (est. 1995)   18 Coldwater Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 1Y7

    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (700 students)
    Central Montessori Schools in Toronto offers instruction from nursery to grade six, with enrolment of 900 day students and tuition starting at $5,900.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Montessori
    • Standard- enriched
    $7,550 to $16,550 /year
    Day Coed 7550 1-11 Toronto

    Forest Hill Montessori School (est. 1996)   585 Cranbrooke Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 2X9
    (Lawrence Ave. / Bathurst St.)

    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (200 students)
    Conveniently located in Midtown Toronto, our Junior and Elementary campuses are a popular choice for families seeking exceptional childcare and the very best education for their children.  
    • Montessori
    $9,800 to $18,500 /year
    Day Coed 9800 1-11 Toronto

    Enquiring Minds Montessori Casa (est. 2012)   24 Progress Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario, M1P 2Y4
    (Kennedy Road / Ellesmere Road)

    • Preschool to K (Coed)
    • Day school (24 students)
    At Enquiring Minds Montessori Casa we have created a unique learning experience that fosters academic and artistic excellence in a caring and challenging environment.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $4,500 to $11,750 /year
    Day Coed 4500 2-2 Scarborough

    Ellington Montessori School (est. 1990)   40 Cowdray Court, Toronto, Ontario, M1S 1A1
    (Kennedy Avenue / Highway 401)

    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (225 students)
    Ellington Montessori School, in Toronto, offers pre-school to eight grade individualized education since 1990. Small class sizes, lead by dedicated staff ensure that your child's needs are met.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $7,900 to $14,000 /year
    Day Coed Coed 7900 1-13 Toronto

    The Mildenhall School (est. 1967)   35 Ourland Avenue, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8Z 4E1

    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (120 students)
    The Mildenhall School provides an authentic Montessori education for children ages 2.5 to 14 years old in south Etobicoke.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $11,800 to $19,500 /year
    Day Coed 11800 2-13 Etobicoke

    Montessori For Children (est. 1995)   25 Alvin Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 2A7
    (Yonge Street / St. Clair Avenue East)

    • Preschool to K (Coed)
    • Day school (60 students)
    Curriculum designed for kids aged 2 1/2 to 6 covers Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math and French. Located near Yonge /St Clair subway station. Please call or email to book a tour.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $8,500 to $14,000 /year
    Day Coed 8500 2-5 Toronto

    Bannockburn (est. 1993)   12 Bannockburn Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5M 2M8

    • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (125 students)
    Bannockburn, a Montessori school in Toronto, Ontario offers grades nursery to six, average class sizes of 22 students and tuition from $10,350 to $20,700.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Montessori
    • Accelerated
    $12,350 to $23,700 /year
    Day Coed 12350 2-11 Toronto

    Blaisdale Montessori School - Scarborough (est. 1969)   231 Milner Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario, M1S 5E3

    • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
    • Day school (120 students)
    Blaisdale Montessori School in Scarborough offers nursery to grade three, with 120 students enrolled. Tuition ranges from $4,550 to $8,650.  
    • Montessori
    $5,978 to $9,260 /year
    Day Coed 5978 1-8 Scarborough

    High Park Gardens Montessori School   35 High Park Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, M6R 1S8

    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (120 students)
    High Park Gardens Montessori School is an authentic quality Montessori program for children ages 12 months to 12 years.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $11,800 to $17,300 /year
    Day Coed 11800 1-11 Toronto

    Central Montessori Schools - Sheppard Campus (est. 1995)   181 Maplehurst Avenue, North York, Ontario, M2N 3C1

    • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (180 students)
    The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one - the period from birth to the age of six. Choose Central Montessori Schools.  
    • Montessori
    • Accelerated
    $7,600 to $16,550 /year
    Day Coed 7600 2-11 North York

    Prince Edward Montessori School (est. 1995)   2850 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M8X 1B2
    (Prince Edward Dr N / Bloor Street West)

    • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
    • Day school (100 students)
    Prince Edward Montessori School offers programs for various grades in Toronto. Its average class size is ten to 16 students.  
    • Montessori
    • Accelerated
    $5,999 to $10,900 /year
    Day Coed 5999 1-4 Toronto

    Blaisdale Montessori School - Pickering (est. 1969)   231 Milner Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario, M1B 2V9

    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school
    Blaisdale Montessori School in Pickering offers nursery to grade eight. Tuition starts at $4,550. Curriculum includes a strong arts focus.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $6,500 to $12,000 /year
    Day Coed 6500 1-13 Scarborough

    Odyssey Montessori School (est. 2006)   136 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6R 2E4

    • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
    • Day school
    Odyssey Montessori School is a private Montessori day school with two campuses. The Toronto campus provides programming for students 2.5 - 6 years old and programs for students 18 months to 6 years old is provided at the Christie Campus.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $7,600 to $12,600 /year
    Day Coed 7600 1-6 Toronto

    Liberty Prep School   24 Boston Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4M 2T9

    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (140 students)
     
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $9,500 to $15,000 /year
    Day Coed 9500 1-11 Toronto

    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School (est. 1990)   177 Beverley Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1Y7
    (University Ave. / Dundas street)

    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (130 students)
    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School is a Toronto Christian Montessori school with grades from nursery to 12. Tuition begins at $13,500.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Liberal Arts
    • Montessori
    • Accelerated
    $12,900 to $22,800 /year
    Day Coed 12900 2-17 Toronto

    Avalon Children's Montessori School (est. 2000)   2181 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4E 1E5
    (Queen Street East / Lee Ave.)

    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (90 students)
    Avalon provides quality programmes from kindergarten to Grade 8 in the heart of the Beach.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $6,400 to $14,750 /year
    Day Coed 6400 2-13 Toronto

    Maria Montessori School (est. 1975)   125 Brentcliffe Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4G 3Y7
    (Eglinton Ave E / Laird Dr)

    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (120 students)
    Maria Montessori School is an AMI accredited Montessori school in Toronto that offers programs for children 18 months to twelve years.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $7,000 to $14,000 /year
    Day Coed 7000 1-11 Toronto

    Humberside Montessori School (est. 1987)   121 Kennedy Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 2X8

    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (338 students)
    Humberside Montessori Schools a montessori private school in Toronto. It offers programs from nursery to grade eight.  
    • Montessori
    $8,800 to $14,800 /year
    Day Coed 8800 1-13 Toronto

    Taddle Creek Montessori School   39 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2S9
    (Bloor St / Spadina Rd)

    • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (125 students)
    Taddle Creek Montessori provides an authentic Montessori education for children ages 2.5 to 12 years old in the Annex.  
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $11,800 to $17,300 /year
    Day Coed 11800 2-11 Toronto