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Vancouver Montessori schools

Find Montessori schools in Vancouver listed below.

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Find Vancouver Montessori schools here, including schools in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Burnaby, and other locations in the Vancouver area. Under the guidance of an AMI-trained teacher, children in Montessori schools feel safe in expressing emotions, taking risks and seeking help. Your son or daughter will be in an environment that helps develop his or her independence, confidence, concentration, motor skills, reading, writing, and much more.

A Brief Overview of the Montessori Approach to Education

Dr. Maria Montessori formulated the Montessori method for child education in 1907. She believed that education during a child's formative years is crucial to students' development and future success. Ms. Montessori observed that children absorb knowledge from all aspects of the world around them and that every child has an innate desire to learn. The Montessori setting encourages a child to acquire the skills necessary for practical life. This learning strategy enhances motor and social skills in even the youngest students.

Unlike many other types of private schools, most Montessori institutions don't believe in small class sizes. Instead, they will place your son or daughter in a relatively large class with different ages to allow him or her to socially develop.

Balanced lifestyle and Succeed in university

The Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA) is a registered not-for-profit corporation that supports Montessori administrators and schools in Vancouver and elsewhere throughout the country. It also administers Montessori schools in Vancouver. Similarly, the Canadian Montessori Teacher Education Institute (CMTEI) provides Montessori instructors with courses which teach them about the philosophical theory and practical application of all aspects of a Montessori education.

All of Vancouver's private schools are accountable to the British Columbia Ministry of Education. This governmental body inspects and regulates all private schools within the province and teaches instructors about their obligations in the classroom.

Studies show that Montessori education helps students succeed in university, live a balanced lifestyle, and gain an acute sense of social responsibility.

Paying for a Private Montessori School

B.C. provides many private schools with partial funding. The provincial government helps such institutions based on the quality of the education that they offer and their contributions to the community. Over 85% of B.C.'s private schools receive some funding. Tuition for these institutions typically begins around $5,000.

However, there are other ways to help you pay for Montessori schools in Vancouver. Some of these include:

  • Scholarships (i.e. academic, community involvement, essay writing competitions, athletic, artistic, and more)
  • Financial aid from charitable organizations or the schools themselves (be sure to apply early for these bursaries)
  • Sibling discounts

Our Kids' 18 tips to cover tuition has much more information on how to make private school affordable.

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List of Vancouver Montessori schools


  • Name
  • Cost
  • Westside Montessori Academy (est. 2008)   3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5M 3E4

    • Preschool to 7 (Coed)
    • Day school (100 students)
    Westside Montessori Academy, located at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver offers a true Montessori education to children aged 2.5 to Grade 7.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Vancouver
    • Montessori
    • Student- paced
    $5,050 to $10,750 /year
    Day Coed 5050 2-12 Vancouver

    Monkey See Monkey Do Montessori (est. 2007)   3525 W. 24th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6S 1L5
    (Dunbar / King Edward St.)

    • Preschool to SK (Coed)
    • Day school (40 students)
    We have offered high quality programs for children ages 2.5-6 since 2007 in Vancouver, B.C. Our students graduate with a solid academic foundation, good problem solving skills, pro-social behaviour and a love of school.  
    • Student- paced
    $4,500 to $7,500 /year
    Day Coed 4500 2-4 Vancouver