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Montessori vs. Waldorf schools

Comparing Montessori and Waldorf schools in Canada

Which is better for your child: Montessori or Waldorf? And what are the main differences between Montessori and Waldorf schools?

Below, we compare Montessori to Waldorf schools in Canada. This should help you grasp the similarities and differences between these two approaches. It should also help you decide which school (if either) is right for your child.

Montessori schools

Montessori provides a unique alternative to mainstream schooling. It has a student-centred approach to learning, with several progressive practices.

Mixed-age classrooms

In Montessori schools, there are mixed-age classrooms. There are often 3-year age groupings in preschool and elementary school. This can include toddler classes from birth to age 3, primary (or casa) classes for ages 3-6, and elementary classes for ages 6-9 and 9-12.  

Decentralized learning

In Montessori schools, students tend to move around class, work on their own tasks, and interact and work with peers. Teachers almost never provide lectures to the whole class. Instead, they observe, guide, and sometimes give brief lessons to students (either one-on-one or in small groups).

Freedom and flexibility

Students have a lot of freedom to choose tasks, projects, and learning materials. While teachers provide guidance, students can often choose work their sparks their interest and satisfies their curiosity.

Concrete learning

Kids work with a lot of hands-on material, such as manipulatives, blocks, tiles, and pink towers. Concrete learning is a major focus, especially in preschool and elementary school. In middle and high school, there’s a movement to more abstract learning.

Minimal pretend play

Pretend play is rarely encouraged, even in preschool. Task-oriented work is favoured over imaginative play. There are no dolls, dollhouses, pretend kitchens or houses, or dress-up clothes in class. Instead, there are real kitchens, real (child-sized) furniture, work tools, food, cooking utensils, and other practical objects for kids to work with.

Uninterrupted work time

Students are given at least one full uninterrupted work period of around three hours a day. Normally, this starts in elementary school. Uninterrupted work periods allow kids to pursue their chosen work for long periods of time, without distractions.

Character education

While academics are important, this is only part of the focus. Montessori schools aim to educate the whole child: their character, sense of self, and values. For instance, students learn to take care of themselves, each other, and their environment.

Minimal technology

Very little, if any, modern-day technology is used in most Montessori schools. This is especially true in the early years. Computers, tablets, whiteboards, TVs, and similar devices are rarely used in class.


Waldorf schools

The Waldorf school philosophy is student-centred. Like Montessori schools, Waldorf schools have many features that distinguish them from mainstream schools.

Individualized curriculum

In Waldorf schools, students aren’t forced into a one-size-fits-all curriculum. They have the freedom to work in a broad range of areas and pursue their own interests.

Whole child education

Waldorf doesn't just focus on core academics. The aim is to educate the whole child: “head, heart, and hands.” Waldorf teachers develop children’s aptitudes for thinking, feeling, and acting.

Delayed formal academics

Core academics starts later than in most mainstream schools. Kids aren’t taught core subjects, such as math, science, and reading, until at least grade 1.

Focus on creativity and the arts

Art and music are infused throughout the curriculum. Most subjects are taught through artistic media, including stories, visual arts, dance, music, and crafts.

Imaginative learning

Pretend and imaginative play is encouraged in preschool and kindergarten. There are lots of toys, art materials, and games in the classroom. Kids also spend lots of time playing outdoors. This is thought to promote imaginative learning and the development of social skills.

Practical learning

Up to grade 3, students do lots concrete and experiential learning. They take part in different practical tasks, like cooking, cleaning, and gardening. They also learn woodwork, handwork, and sewing.

Focus on nature

Students are given lots of natural materials. And environmental and outdoor education are a big focus. Kids learn to appreciate and value nature, in its full splendour.

Minimal technology

Most Waldorf schools don’t use technology such as TVs, computers, and tablets. Too much screen time, it’s thought, can stunt physical growth and decrease social interaction. This can interfere with social and cognitive development.

 

Montessori vs. Waldorf

Main similarities between Montessori and Waldorf schools

  • Flexible curriculum: Neither Montessori nor Waldorf schools have a made-to-order curriculum. Students can choose their own activities and tasks, with guidance from the teacher. They can also mostly work at their own pace.
     
  • Decentralized learning: Montessori and Waldorf teachers rarely give whole-class lectures. Students are free to move around the classroom, work independently or in groups, and pursue their interests.
     
  • Holistic education: Both Montessori and Waldorf schools aim to educate the whole child. In addition to core academics, they place lots of emphasis on learning practical skills, developing the right character traits, and learning important values.
     
  • Concrete learning: Both the Montessori and Waldorf approach emphasize concrete learning. Children work with lots of hands-on material and learn important practical skills. Montessori is especially focused on concrete learning, at least in preschool and elementary school.
     
  • Limited technology: Montessori and Waldorf schools both restrict the use of modern-day technology. Waldorf schools may be more strict about this, though.

Main differences between Montessori and Waldorf schools

  • Academics: Montessori schools focus more on core academics, at least in preschool. Waldorf schools normally don’t introduce core academics, at least formally, until grade 1 or 2.
     
  • Work and play: Montessori schools favour work over play. Even in preschool, Montessori educators tend to discourage pretend play (or at least not encourage it). Waldorf schools, meanwhile, make pretend play and imaginative activities a major focus, especially in preschool.
     
  • The arts: Waldorf schools infuse art and music throughout the curriculum. Music, drama, dancing, the visual arts, and other artistic media, are woven into many lessons. Many Montessori schools, on the other hand, focus less on the arts, music, and imaginative activities.
     
  • Nature: Both Waldorf and Montessori schools educate kids about nature and have outdoor activities. Waldorf schools focus more on this, though.

To learn about the differences between various preschool approaches, read our comparison guides. In separate articles, we compare Montessori to Waldorf, Montessori to Reggio Emilia, Waldorf to Reggio Emilia, academic to play-based, Montessori to play-based, and Montessori to academic preschools. If you want to compare specific schools one-to-one, visit our compare hub.

To learn about the differences between Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia schools (at all levels), read our guide. You can also read our guides comparing Montessori to Reggio EmiliaWaldorf to Reggio Emilia, and Montessori to Reggio Emilia schools.

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Bond Academy (est. 1978)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
Bond Academy is a private, co-educational, non-denominational independent school with students from Montessori Casa to Grade 12. [View profile]
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  • Liberal Arts
$13,000 to $34,300


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 13000

Westside Montessori School (est. 2008)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (95 students)
An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children. [View profile]
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  • Montessori
$19,200 to $21,300

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 19200

Royal Cachet Montessori School (est. 2006)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS to 3 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
Royal Cachet Montessori School is a Montessori school that offers programs from nursery to grade three in Markham. Its average class size is five to 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,800 to $12,900


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6800

Westside Montessori Academy (est. 2008)  

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • PS to 7 Coed
  • Day school (120 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. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$5,175 to $11,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5175

Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (175 students)
Clanmore Montessori School in southeast Oakville offers a full spectrum, co-ed Montessori program from Toddler to Middle School. Tuition starts at $8,250. CCMA accredited. Member Oakville Independent Schools. Licenced. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $18,000

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8500

Forest Hill Montessori School (est. 1996)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
Conveniently located in Midtown Toronto, our Junior and Elementary campuses are a popular choice for families seeking exceptional childcare and the very best Montessori education for their children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$18,376 to $21,870


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 18376

Guidepost Montessori at Toronto (est. 2016)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (50 students)
Guidepost Montessori at Toronto is among a growing network of schools across the world. We serve ages 18 months to 12 and are located in Midtown, in proximity to many parks and sights for the children to explore. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$12,600 to $22,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 12600

Toronto Waldorf School (est. 1968)  

  • Thornhill, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (360 students)
Toronto Waldorf School offers a curriculum that integrates academics,arts & movement, and addresses the intellectual, physical, emotional & social aspects of child development. Preschool to gr. 12. [View profile]
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  • Waldorf
$18,000 to $21,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18000

York Montessori School (est. 2007)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school (150 students)
York Montessori School in Richmond Hill offers children from 16 months to 6 years old a wholesome Montessori education. Teacher to student ratios of 1:5 - 1:8. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$11,800 to $12,500

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Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 11800

Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School (est. 2000)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • NS to 1 Coed
  • Day school (24 students)
Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School in Mississauga offers Casa Montessori programs for children a ged 2.5 to 6. Before- and after-school care and summer camps also available. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,800 to $11,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6800

TMS (est. 1961)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (775 students)
TMS is a leading, accredited independent school that offers a unique design of Montessori and International Baccalaureate programmes. Our students thrive in academics while building a foundation of Significance. [View profile]
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  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
$18,300 to $31,350

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18300

Yip’s Music & Montessori School (est. 1990)  

  • Unionville, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school
Founded in 1990, Yip's Montessori Program cater to children from 1.5 to 6 years old. Yip's four campuses are located in Markham, Unionville and Thornhill. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,650 to $12,650


Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 7650

Pine Lake Montessori School   

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 3 Coed
  • Day school (70 students)
Pine Lake Montessori School pursues teaching with a one on one method that respects and nurtures children and allows them to achieve their fullest potential. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$13,500 to $15,400


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 13500

Peel Montessori Private School (est. 1992)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (150 students)
Peel Montessori School offers an enriched, personalized program. Emphasis is on strong academics, and the development of personal excellence (leadership skills, creativity) in a supportive, family-like environment. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $18,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8500

Summit West Independent School (est. 2015)  

  • Foothills, Alberta
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (55 students)
An independent school that offers an individualized self-directed learning approach for tomorrow's leaders. Bursary programs available to qualified applicants. JK to Grade 12, Alberta Curriculum. [View profile]
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  • Progressive
$9,250 to $10,975

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Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 9250

The Element High School (est. 2003)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (100 students)
The Element nurtures focused, engaged and internally motivated students who strive to do their best. The Element High School provides conditions that will put youth ‘in their element,’ in school and beyond. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$17,208 to $18,840


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 17208

Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) (est. 1969)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (460 students)
RMS is an award-winning progressive private school, and voted the BEST private school in Brampton. We offer a structured programme that is ahead of the Ministry set guidelines. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$7,500 to $13,900

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7500

Century Private School (est. 1994)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school
Century Montessori Schools in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with class sizes as low as 12 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$16,550 to $26,800


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16550

OMS Montessori (est. 1966)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
OMS Montessori is a non for profit, independent school offering separate French and English programs within a world class Montessori environment. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Ottawa
  • Montessori
$12,864 to $21,384


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 12864

Ashwood Glen   

  • Burlington, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (260 students)
Ashwood Glen is located on a new purpose-built campus in Burlington, offering Pre-K– 8 education, and its Learning Program is based on the the IB framework, using the Ontario curriculum standards. [View profile]
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  • Progressive
$9,900 to $18,900


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9900

Ellington Montessori School (est. 1990)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school
Ellington Montessori School offers small class sizes and individualized programs from pre-school to grade eight. Our holistic approach to education helps prepare students for success in today's rapidly changing world. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,750 to $15,300


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8750

Avalon Children's Montessori School (est. 2000)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (90 students)
Avalon provides quality programmes from kindergarten to Grade 8 in the heart of the Beach. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,395 to $20,150


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 6395

Fairview Glen Montessori (est. 2007)  

  • Burlington, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (190 students)
Fairview Glen offers authentic Montessori education for children 18 mo.-12 yrs. The academically driven, collaborative and supportive community, also specializes in French, Music, Visual Arts and Phys-Ed programs. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$16,200


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 16200

Dearcroft Montessori School (est. 1968)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (170 students)
Offering Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by dedicated teachers. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Halton-Peel
  • Montessori
$8,800 to $21,250


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8800

Toronto French Montessori (est. 2000)  

  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
Toronto French Montessori offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in North York. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,620 to $15,704

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Day Coed 7620

Meadow Green Academy (est. 1995)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (150 students)
Meadow Green Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 students. [View profile]
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  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$8,800 to $15,490


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8800

Parkdale Montessori School (est. 2007)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (98 students)
The School offers authentic Montessori education, individualized learning, accommodations to meet each child’s needs, hands-on learning, enriched curriculum, and outdoor exploration. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,000 to $17,550


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8000

Town Centre Private Schools (est. 1986)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (1050 students)
Town Centre Montessori Private Schools offers programs from pre-school to grade 12/University Prep and is located in Markham. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$5,300 to $16,400


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 5300

Rotherglen School - Oakville (est. 1979)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 Coed
  • Day school (700 students)
Rotherglen School - OAKVILLE offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$13,700 to $22,800


Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13700

Braemar House School (est. 1996)  

  • Brantford, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (112 students)
Braemar House School is a not-for-profit elementary school that proves each day that children thrive in a nurturing environment that offers personalized attention. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$13,160

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13160

Montessori School of Calgary   

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (85 students)
The Montessori School of Calgary offers a preschool through Grade 6 program led by experienced guides and teachers who support each child with trust, respect, and proven academic success. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary
  • Montessori
$8,440 to $14,250


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8440

Aurora Montessori School (est. 1989)  

  • Aurora, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (370 students)
Aurora Montessori School offers a comprehensive, nurturing and enriched program for Toddler to Grade 8. Our enrolment of 375 day students has an average class size of 15 to 24. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • Reggio Emilia
$10,500 to $16,200


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10500

Humberside Montessori School (est. 1987)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (328 students)
Humberside Montessori Schools a montessori private school in Toronto. It offers programs from nursery to grade eight. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,200 to $15,400


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9200

Hatch House Montessori School (est. 2005)  

  • Whitby, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school
The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for his/her uniqueness and is taught accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,950 to $13,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9950

The Maria Montessori School (est. 1991)  

  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • PS to K Coed
  • Day school (20 students)
Authentic Montessori Preschool. Students completing our 3 year program at The Maria Montessori School test extremely well. We balance academics, exploration and skills guided by your child's natural interests. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$2,500 to $4,000


Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 2500

ABC Montessori (est. 1995)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • NS to 5 Coed
  • Day school (150 students)
ABC Montessori is one of Mississauga's premier private schools. The school offers both Montessori and traditional school programs from preschool to Grade 5. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$6,600 to $10,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6600

Kaban Montessori School (est. 2002)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (147 students)
Kaban Montessori School in west Mississauga/Erin Mills is a CCMA accredited school for children aged 6 months to 12 years. Come for a tour, you'll love it! [View profile]
  • Montessori
$15,000 to $17,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 15000

Montessori Jewish Day School (est. 2000)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (115 students)
MJDS inspires a lifetime love for learning in a nurturing environment that fosters respect for oneself, the community and the world, guided by the shared values of Judaism and Montessori education. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,000 to $18,150


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9000

Montessori House of Children (est. 1974)  

  • Brantford, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school (41 students)
Located in Brantford, Ontario, Montessori House of Children (MHC) provides excellent programs for grades Nursery to 3 and helps young children reach their learning potential with both independent and self-directed learning. MHC also offers support for students with learning differences. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,200 to $10,000


Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 8200

Blooming Lives Montessori (est. 2017)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school (87 students)
Blooming Lives Montessori celebrates and nurtures the sense of curiosity of each child, supports them in exploring their expanding capabilities and guides them into their thriving potentials. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$5,300 to $16,200


Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 5300

Richmond Hill Montessori Private School (est. 1986)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (600 students)
Richmond Hill Montessori Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$21,000 to $23,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 21000

Tall Pines School (est. 1987)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (480 students)
Tall Pines School in Brampton provides enhanced Montessori and traditional classes from Infant to Grade Eight, is the longest accredited CCMA Montessori school in Canada, and is a leader in 21st Century education. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$13,921 to $19,988


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13921

La Villa Montessori School (est. 2012)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • NS to K Coed
  • Day school (31 students)
La Villa Montessori School is dedicated to following the Montessori philosophy and to create a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment that fulfills a child's emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,100 to $15,608

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Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 8100

Prince Edward Montessori School (est. 1995)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS 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. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,390 to $12,500


Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 6390

Rotherglen School - Mississauga (est. 1979)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (400 students)
Rotherglen School - MISSISSAUGA is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$6,700 to $16,800


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 6700

Cedar Ridge High School (est. 2016)  

  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (110 students)
Cedar Ridge High School is an independent high school, grades 7 to 12, in Kanata, Ontario. Our school offers an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a focus on leadership, innovation, student engagement and academics. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$16,296


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16296

Whistler Waldorf School (est. 2000)  

  • Whistler, British Columbia
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
WWS is a dedicated Waldorf school in Whistler, B.C. offering early years education all the way up to grade 12. [View profile]
  • Waldorf
$8,938 to $16,423


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8938

Odyssey Montessori School (est. 2006)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school
Odyssey Montessori School is a private Montessori day school with two campuses. The Christie and Sorauren locations provide programs for students 18 months to 6 years old. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,500 to $17,500


Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 9500

Sunrise Montessori School (est. 1988)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
Sunrise Montessori School in Markham offers both English and French Immersion programs from Infant (0 months) to Grade 8. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$10,500 to $16,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10500

Somerset Academy (est. 1990)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • Day school
Established in 1974, Somerset Academy is an independent, not-for-profit private school that provides education to students in Grades 1 to 8. Somerset Academy has an average class size of 10 to 18 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$12,300 to $13,900


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12300

Bannockburn (est. 1993)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
Bannockburn School leads in Montessori education by offering an exceptional, enriched Montessori curriculum in a nurturing environment carefully prepared to meet the needs of children in the formative years of childhood. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$14,900 to $25,100


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 14900

Beyond Montessori School (est. 2008)  

  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (120 students)
Conveniently located near downtown St. Catharines, BMS offers Toddler to Grade 6 Montessori education with class sizes of 8 to 20 students. Extended Care. New facility and acreage. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,750


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9750

Waldorf Academy (est. 1987)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (240 students)
Waldorf Academy offers programs from childcare to grade eight in downtown Toronto. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Waldorf
$5,040 to $19,950

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5040

Maria Montessori School (est. 1975)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS 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. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,000 to $16,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 7000

Shining Light Montessori School (est. 2011)  

  • Maple, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school (30 students)
Shining Light Montessori is the community you've searched for -- where children feel comfortable, with teachers who care. Our children learn, build their confidence, reach their potential, & let their lights shine! [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,500 to $12,250


Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 6500

Rutherford Private School & Daycare   

  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
Rutherford Private School creates an atmosphere of academic excellence, and develops students with a love of learning that provides sound preparation for higher education. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$9,900 to $29,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 9900

Country Garden Montessori Academy (est. 1995)  

  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
Situated on seven acres of rolling parkland and gardens, Country Garden Montessori Academy in Newmarket is a co-ed private day school for students in grades PS-12. The school provides a family atmosphere and is committed the intellectual growth and emotional well-being of students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,200 to $25,900


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed 7200

Ellesmere Montessori School   

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (60 students)
Ellesmere Montessori School prepares children for a lifetime of creative and purposeful learning based on the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,120 to $15,744


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9120

Northstar Montessori Private School (est. 1996)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
Northstar Montessori offers authentic Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8 in Mississauga. We pride ourselves on strong character development and supporting life long learners! Now, Swim program is now included. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,500 to $14,900


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9500

Trillium School (est. 1991)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
Trillium School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Markham. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Montessori
$10,500 to $36,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 10500

Alive Montessori & Private School (est. 2014)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • Day school
NOW WITH LICENSED DAYCARE! Bring your child for a free trial to let him or her experience the difference. Don't be surprised if he or she doesn't want to go home at the end of the day! [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $15,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8500

Toronto High School (est. 1997)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school
  • Day school
  • Homestay school
An inspected and accredited private secondary school offering high school credit courses in small classes or online, leading to high school diploma [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$19,000


HighSchools Boarding Day Homestay Coed 19000

Atelier Kids Early Learning & Care   

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to PS Coed
  • Day school (70 students)
We take inspiration from the Reggio Emilia philosophy where each child is born creative, intuitive, resourceful, & has a strong potential for development from a very young age.Full-time care (7:30am-6pm). Tour anytime. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$27,600


Preschool Day Coed 27600

Silver Maple Montessori Private School   

  • Milton, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school (63 students)
Housed in the elegant colonial mansion, Harrop House in the beautiful town of Milton, Ontario. Offering low teacher to child ratios with an emphasis on personal and social development of each child. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,800 to $12,900


Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 6800

Vancouver Waldorf School (est. 1971)  

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
Vancouver Waldorf School offers programs from pre-school through to grade 12 in North Vancouver, BC. Its average class size is 12 to 25 students. [View profile]
  • Waldorf
$8,500 to $14,170


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed 8500

Bishop Hamilton Montessori School (est. 1983)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School is a Christian Montessori school in Ottawa, Ontario, with classes from Infants to grade eight. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Ottawa
  • Montessori
$12,850 to $19,675

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12850

Central Montessori Schools - York Mills (est. 1995)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (800 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. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,900 to $19,900


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8900

The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus (est. 2007)  

  • Milton, Ontario
  • PS to 3 Coed
  • Day school (69 students)
Montessori Country School has provided a first-class academic experience to students in an environment that is distinguished by its compassion, integrity and unwavering commitment to the individual child. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,160 to $13,600


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8160

Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy (est. 2010)  

  • Caledon, Ontario
  • PS to 3 Coed
  • Day school (60 students)
Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy offers our students a supportive environment, which allows them to discover their passions, all while reaching each individuals full potential! [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,000 to $12,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9000

Cornerstone Montessori Prep School (est. 1990)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS 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. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Liberal Arts
  • Montessori
$13,750 to $24,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 13750

MontessoriWorks   

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to K Coed
  • Day school
MontessoriWorks provides half/full-day experiential learning programs, based in the Montessori method, conducted in a nurturing, cooperative, supportive environment, for children in preschool through senior kindergarten. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,000 to $13,000


Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 7000

The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus (est. 1988)  

  • Nobleton, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school
For over 25 years, the Montessori Country School provides a first-class accredited curriculum for students 12 months through grade 6. The sprawling 10 acre campus offers a unique indoor and outdoor learning experience. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,000 to $18,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9000

Unionville Montessori Private Schools (est. 1987)  

  • Unionville, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (900 students)
Unionville Montessori School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 to 22 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$7,750 to $14,750


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7750

St. Peter's ACHS College School (est. 1990)  

  • Harrow, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 Boys
  • Boarding school (6 students)
  • Day school (13 students)
St. Peter's ACHS College School in Amherstburg, Ont. is a day/residency school for boys grades 1-8 who love Sports and the Outdoors. Tuition starts at $8,900. and is a member of OFIS. We put "FUN" back into learning. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $29,000

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Elementary MiddleSchools Boarding Day Boys 8500

Trinity Montessori School (est. 1999)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (120 students)
Trinity Montessori School offers programs from toddler to grade six in Markham, Ontario. Its average class size is nine students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$1,100 to $1,200


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 1100

Montessori School of Wellington (est. 1996)  

  • Guelph, Ontario
  • JK to 1 Coed
  • Day school (47 students)
Montessori School of Wellington in Guelph is the only CCMA accredited school in Guelph and the number one choice for children's education and life skill [View profile]
  • Montessori
$5,750 to $12,500


Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 5750

Acorn Montessori   

  • Thornbury, Ontario
  • PS to SK Coed
  • Day school (16 students)
  • Montessori
$6,000 to $9,000


Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 6000

Wheatley School (est. 1986)  

  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (160 students)
Wheatley School offers programs from nursery to grade eight in St. Catharines. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
$5,900 to $13,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5900

Liberty Prep School   

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (140 students)
Liberty Prep offers programs from Toddler - Gr. 6 in downtown Toronto. Our environment combines a beautifully renovated building with well-trained and passionate teachers. Reach out to discover what we do differently. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$12,000 to $16,500

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 12000

Stirling Montessori Academy (est. 2013)  

  • Milton, Ontario
  • PS to 3 Coed
  • Day school (65 students)
Our highly qualified staff use the Montessori Method to provide students with the opportunity to develop intellectual and social skills and to enhance their self-esteem and self-confidence. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,600 to $11,995


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6600

J. Addison School (est. 2002)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
Since 2002, J. Addison has provided a stimulating education for students. Located at the corner of Woodbine and Valleywood Drive in Markham, ON, Canada, you will find our state-of-the-art 58,000 sq. ft. facility. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$15,000 to $42,450


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 15000

Halton Waldorf School (est. 1984)  

  • Burlington, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (180 students)
Halton Waldorf School in Burlington, Ontario offers a licensed preschool, kindergarten and grades 1 to 12. It’s average class size is 15 to 21 students. [View profile]
  • Waldorf
$8,800 to $14,620


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8800

Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. (est. 1984)  

  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school
  • Boarding school
  • Day school
Our schools offer a maximum class size of 16 students for ages 4 & up. Tours are offered daily and new students are welcome to visit for a day. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$9,700 to $11,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Boarding Day Coed 9700

Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering (est. 1984)  

  • Pickering, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering is a non denominational school that offers programs from Pre-school to Grade eight. We acknowledge and celebrate religious and cultural events as part of our cultural program. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,000 to $13,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9000

Guiding Light Academy (est. 2007)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • Day school (100 students)
Guiding Light Academy is a Catholic private elementary school in Streetsville, Mississauga. We offer an enriched curriculum for JK, SK and Grades 1 to 8. We are located just minutes away from the Streetsville Go Station. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$9,500

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Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9500

Dewey Institute   

  • Bracebridge, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (130 students)
We uphold and pursue a pragmatic, balanced education with an emphasis on art, sports and music to cultivate talents to lead the new century. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Waldorf
$20,000 to $35,000


MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Coed 20000

Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus (est. 1995)  

  • North York, Ontario
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (250 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. [View profile]
School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
  • Montessori
$8,700 to $17,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8700

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