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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Town Centre Private Schools

    TOWN CENTRE PRIVATE SCHOOLS

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1995

     

    1986


     

    Enrolment

     

    300

     

    1050


     

    Grades

     

    Nursery/Toddler to 6

     

    Nursery/Toddler to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day

     

    Day


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English, French

     

    English


     

    Faith Based

     

     


     

    School focus

     

    Academic

     

    Academic


     

    Developmental Priorities

     
    Balanced
    "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."
     
    Balanced
    "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."
    Intellectual
    The goal is to cultivate "academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions."

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Montessori

     

    Traditional, International Baccalaureate


     

    Curriculum pace

     
    Accelerated
    The main curriculum accelerates beyond the pace of the provincial one; ALL students do the work of OLDER public-school peers in tangible and measurable ways. This accelerated pace is maintained by the teachers and school, (through textbook selection, topic selection, grading, assignment standards and expectations, etc).
     
    Standard-enriched
    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.

     

    Academic culture

     
    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.
     
    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.

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    Varies

     

    15 to 24


     

    Special needs support

     

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    Accelerated curriculum

     


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
    Montessori
    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.
     
    Montessori
    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.

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

     

    $7,400 to $17,250


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    0%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    None

     

    None


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $0

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    27

     

    62


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    0%


     

    Day entry years

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 1 - 9


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Town Centre Private Schools

    TOWN CENTRE PRIVATE SCHOOLS

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    Our Take

    Our Take

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Since it was founded in 1995, CMS has grown to include five locations in the GTA. The program is founded on the core ideals that Maria Montessori promoted in her work, those of respect, community, purposeful engagement, and self-directed learning. That said, Montessori didn't create her program as a museum piece, but rather as a starting point, and that's a spirit that CMS upholds as well. Dr. Montessori, as has been said, "adjusted and adapted her educational system to better serve children's needs, and well-functioning Montessori classrooms typically share many features reflecting those adjustments." One of which was, of course, a willingness to adjust and adapt. As such, the CMS program includes, as at the Maplehurst location, a computer lab, a library, and a music room. In all, the focus is very clearly on the child, and supporting child development, which is just as it should be.

    TOWN CENTRE PRIVATE SCHOOLS

    Town Centre offers the best of many worlds, beginning with a pre-school Montessori program. TCPS is also an IB Continuum World School offering the International Baccalaureate PYP, MYP and DP. The programs run from pre-school through Grade 12, and the student body is on the large end of the private school spectrum, certainly much larger than a majority of the schools nearby. All of that provides a lot of room for the school to develop the curricular and extra-curricular programs. For the families that look to TCPS, those are the things that really catch their eye: dedicated teaching, a broad range of programming, and a clear demonstration of academic strength and innovation. For families enrolling in the earlier years, the fact that the school offers before- and after-care is certainly also a plus; for those of older children, equally welcome is the offering of various after-school programs, including after school courses, tutorials, clubs, and competitive sports. Throughout, TCPS provides a truly unique program—there’s no other school quite like it—one based in an attention to learner-based instruction and collaborative learning, and a vibrant student environment.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Town Centre Private Schools

    TOWN CENTRE PRIVATE SCHOOLS

    Highlights

    Highlights

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    • Helping each child reach their full potential
    • New, Spacious, Naturally lit, French Immersion & Private Elementary Campus
    • French and English Montessori Kindergarten at our Maplehurst Campus
    • French Immersion Elementary
    • English Montessori Elementary
    • Before and Afterschool Programs
    • Toddler & Casa Programs at our Sheppard Campus
    • Happy & stimulating learning environment
    • Open House every Thursday from 9am-4pm

    TOWN CENTRE PRIVATE SCHOOLS

    • International Baccalaureate® Continuum World School
    • Montessori Pre-School Program
    • No Cost Extended Care 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Specialized Subject Teachers
    • Homework Study Hall 4 to 5 p.m.
    • 2 to 3 Teachers per Class
    • Clubs and Competitive Sports
    • Variety of After School Programs
    • Pre-School, Elementary and High School Summer Programs

    Description

    Description

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    For over 20 years we have believed in the importance of building strong educational foundations. Our renowned Casa program helps children build a solid foundation and equips young minds with skills needed for future success. The Elementary program features an enriched curriculum that develops higher-level thinking skills while nurturing individual strengths, encouraging innovative thinking, and fostering a uniquely global perspective. French Immersion is available for children 3 - 12 years at our Maplehurst Campus.

    TOWN CENTRE PRIVATE SCHOOLS

    Established in 1986, Town Centre Private Schools (TCPS) is an International Baccalaureate® (IB) Continuum World School providing students with the foundation for academic excellence with award winning education and a well-rounded program. TCPS offers a Pre-School Montessori program as well as IB Private School Programmes in grades 1 through 12. The Montessori Pre-School program for students between the ages of 18 months and 6 years, provides half day or full day programs with 2 to 3 teachers per class. Pre-School and Elementary enrolment is available year round. The Elementary program offers an IB curriculum with 2 teachers per class providing enrichment in the core subjects. French, Music, Computer studies, and Physical Education are taught by specialist teachers. The High School offers the IB Diploma Programme in addition to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Upon graduation students are well prepared for university and have a 100% university acceptance rate. School life is further enhanced with extracurricular programs, competitive sports, intramurals, clubs, community outreach, trips and visitors. All Campuses offer a before school program 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and an after school program 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at no additional cost. During the summer Pre-School and Elementary Summer Camps as well as Ministry Credit Courses are available.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Town Centre Private Schools

    TOWN CENTRE PRIVATE SCHOOLS

    Message

    Our campus focusses on the development of the young child.  Our caring and professional staff at the Sheppard Campus provides an enriching environment to enable your child to reach their potential.

    Welcome to Town Centre Private Schools®. Founded in 1986, TCPS® is a unique school offering a Montessori Pre-School program and an Elementary and High School International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School. Students who take the IB Programme excel in university studies and beyond.

    It is so gratifying to find an ideology that can take our Montessori foundations and build upon them in both the Elementary and High School Divisions. The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) prepare students for the demands of the High School IB Diploma Programme. In grades 11 and 12, TCPS students have the option of completing the regular Ontario Ministry curriculum, taking IB Certificate Courses, or doing the full IB Diploma Programme (DP). In today’s world with rapidly changing parameters, critical thinking along with self-challenging habits are a necessity and TCPS students will be able to rise to the challenges with ease.

    It is with great pride that each year we celebrate the graduating class, many of whom we have had the privilege of watching grow up as part of our TCPS family. With our Remote Learning program in the spring of 2020, our students are fully prepared for the start of school this September, both with Town Centre and those moving on to university. This year the graduating class of 2020 earned over $28,000 in university scholarships. We wish these graduates all the best as they begin the next chapter of their lives.

    With detailed safety protocols established, we ran a successful Pre-School Summer Camp and Elementary Summer Camp during July and August. High School students were also able to earn additional credits with online courses this past summer.

    Over the summer a comprehensive re-opening plan for the regular school year was put in place allowing students to return to Town Centre this fall and continue with their studies in a safe and controlled environment. Visit TCMPS.com for more information.

    Classed resumed on Tuesday, September 8th with students from Pre-School to High School attending class 5 days a week. For TCPS families who prefer to study from home, we are also offering a Remote Learning program for students in Preparatory (age 4) to grade 12.

    We have come a long way from our modest beginnings in 1986. One of the keys to our success has been the dedication of our teaching staff and administration. I would like to acknowledge their hard work and enthusiasm over the years. We have grown over the last 3 decades to become a reputable and respected educational institution and I look forward to our future together.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus

    Town Centre Private Schools

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Badminton

    Baseball

    Basketball

    Canoeing/Kayaking

    Cricket

    Cross-country skiing

    Cycling

    Downhill skiing

    Equestrian

    Fencing

    Field Hockey

    Figure Skating

    Football

    Golf

    Gymnastics

    Ice Hockey

    Ice Skating

    Lacrosse

    Martial Arts

    Mountain biking

    Racquet Ball

    Rowing

    Rugby

    Running

    Sailing

    Skateboarding

    Snowboarding

    Soccer

    Softball

    Squash

    Swimming

    Tennis

    Track & Field

    Volleyball

    Weightlifting

    Wrestling

    Archery

    Curling

     

    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Town Centre Private Schools

    TOWN CENTRE PRIVATE SCHOOLS


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Ballet and Classical Ballet
    Yoga
    Yearbook
    Student Council
    Scouting
    Science Club
    School newspaper
    Round Square
    Robotics club
    Radio club
    Poetry/Literature club
    Photography
    Paintball
    Outdoor Education
    Outdoor Club
    Online Magazine
    Musical theatre/Opera
    Math Club
    Jazz Ensemble
    Habitat for Humanity
    Foreign Language Club
    Environmental Club
    Drama Club
    Debate Club
    Dance Club
    Computer Club
    Community Service
    Choir
    Chess Club
    Band
    Audiovisual Club
    Astronomy Club
    Art Club
    Animation

    TOWN CENTRE PRIVATE SCHOOLS

    Ballet and Classical Ballet
    Yoga
    Yearbook
    Student Council
    Scouting
    Science Club
    School newspaper
    Round Square
    Robotics club
    Radio club
    Poetry/Literature club
    Photography
    Paintball
    Outdoor Education
    Outdoor Club
    Online Magazine
    Musical theatre/Opera
    Math Club
    Jazz Ensemble
    Habitat for Humanity
    Foreign Language Club
    Environmental Club
    Drama Club
    Debate Club
    Dance Club
    Computer Club
    Community Service
    Choir
    Chess Club
    Band
    Audiovisual Club
    Astronomy Club
    Art Club
    Animation


    What the school says

    TOWN CENTRE PRIVATE SCHOOLS

    • DECA Club
    • MUN Club
    • STRIVE Club
    • Planting Club
    • HOSA Club
    • Film Festival Club
    • Drop-In Sports



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