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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Richmond Hill Montessori Private School

    RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

    OMS Montessori

    OMS MONTESSORI

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1986

     

    1966


     

    Enrolment

     

    600

     

    300


     

    Grades

     

    Preschool to 8

     

    Nursery/Toddler to 6


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day

     

    Day


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English, French

     

    English, French


     

    Faith Based

     

     


     

    School focus

     

    Science and technology

     

    Academic


     

    Developmental Priorities

     
    Balanced
    "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."
    Emotional
    The goal is to cultivate "emotionally intelligent and con?dent individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others."
     
    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

     

    Traditional, Montessori

     

    Montessori


     

    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).
     
    Student-paced
    The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

     

    Academic culture

     
    Rigorous
    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “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.

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    16 to 20

     

    16 to 25


     

    Special needs support

     

     

    Learning


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    In-class adaptations

     

    In-class adaptations


     

    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

     

    $21,000 to $23,500

     

    $12,864 to $21,384


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    No

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    10%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    None

     

    Nursery/Toddler to 6


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $2,500

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    50

     

    27


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    0%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

    Preschool, JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

     

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


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Nov 17, 2020

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades Preschool - 8

     

    Yes: grades 4 - 6


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Richmond Hill Montessori Private School

    RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

    OMS Montessori

    OMS MONTESSORI

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

    information not available

    OMS MONTESSORI

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

    information not available

    OMS MONTESSORI

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    Our Take

    Our Take

    RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

    RHMS was established in 1986, and has grown considerably over the years to where it sits now with an annual student population of 600. That’s big in the world of private schooling, particularly given that the program only covers preschool through Grade 8. Size can be a strength, to be sure, and Richmond Hill is a prime example of that. The program is broad and deep, with extensive curricular and extracurricular offerings. The campus has been developed throughout the life of the school, and today is an example, in every way, of how good a facility school can be, both aesthetically and practically. Classroom appointments are up to date throughout, including in-class technology that incorporates a full range of instructional devices and applications. All resources are applied in sympathy with the core program of the school and the values that undergird it. And, despite the size of the student population as a whole, the segmentation of the primary and elementary programs, in consort with the low student to teacher ratios, the lived experience of the school is quite close-knit and personal. Over the past three decades plus RHMS has done a lot, and in all the right ways, and the school certainly lives up to its reputation.

    OMS MONTESSORI

    Established in 1966, OMS is one of the older dedicated Montessori schools in the country. It’s also one of the larger Montessori environments, something that is in part a function of the school’s long success. Size is certainly not a bad thing, and the principal benefits are diversity within the student population and the breath of program offerings. That said, with a student population divided between two schools, OMS is able to have the best of both worlds, with each location feeling very close-knit in all the ways that we imagine Montessori programs to be. OMS grew from offering instruction in the primary years into the middle and high school years. In 2015, the high school grades became The Element, a school of its own. So, while the locations may be separate, the continuity across all grade levels is understandably attractive to the families that enroll at OMS.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Richmond Hill Montessori Private School

    RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

    OMS Montessori

    OMS MONTESSORI

    Highlights

    Highlights

    RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

    • Complimentary Before/After School
    • CAT 4 Annual Testing
    • Innovative curriculum with proven learning tools
    • Low student to teacher ratio
    • Specialty certified teachers
    • Daily onsite homework support
    • Single grade Elementary classes
    • Award winning choir, athletics, and science competitions
    • Over 25 extra-curricular programs
    • Comprehensive Computer Program

    OMS MONTESSORI

    • Francophone Program
    • Authentic Montessori Approach
    • CCMA Accreditation
    • Academic Excellence
    • From 18 months to 18 years
    • World Class Environment

    Description

    Description

    RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

    Over more than three decades of service, we have educated thousands of children in our positive and progressive learning environment. Our methods empower children to form their own identity, and strive with ambition towards the goals that they choose. The foundation that our private school provides, gives children the tools to succeed at higher levels of education and beyond.

    OMS MONTESSORI

    Established in 1966, OMS Montessori is a non-profit, independent organization accredited by the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (one of only three schools in Ottawa). We serve around 300 students from 18 months to grade 12, with Francophone and English programs. We were the first Montessori school in Ottawa and we continue to be an educational leader by creating and implementing education beyond the ordinary.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Richmond Hill Montessori Private School

    RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

    OMS Montessori

    OMS MONTESSORI

    Message

    Dear Friends,

    Be it ever so beautiful. There’s no place like home. (L. Frank Baum)

    Richmond Hill Montessori Private School is my second home; and a home-away-from-home for our students and teachers.  Each morning when I arrive, I am reminded how fortunate I am to be here.

    The spirit thriving within these hallways is powerful. It’s a testament to the school’s culture, developed over decades of passion, friendships and education. Students, faculty, and parents form this incredible community; a community that is caring, compassionate and supportive – an environment truly fostering the love of learning.

    My own journey at RHMS began in the classroom, back in 2006. I have filled the shoes of many diverse positions, each with it an opportunity to learn about the school from another angle, and to understand the complexities of each role.

    It humbles me to have a steady stream of former students and alumni, returning to share their great feats, and many adventures. Knowing the considerable victories they achieve each year not only motivates me, but reinforces the notion our school’s community is empowering young minds to find ambition and purpose in life.

    Soon, my own children will be joining the RHMS community and walking its bustling, bright halls; they’ll witness all that RHMS has to offer, including innovative curriculum, cutting-edge resources, a variety of extra-curricular activities, enthusiastic peers, and a team of knowledgeable and supportive teachers. What a great joy it will be to watch my children grow, develop and find a sense of belonging here, like so many children before them have.  

    RHMS’ culture is organic; it is grown from within -- I want to thank our teachers and faculty. Your commitment to students’ well-being and your own professional development move me each day.

    And of course, thank you to the RHMS parents, who have continued to provide ongoing commitment and support. We remain dedicated to upholding our promise to you, “To nurture each child’s distinct talents and ensure every child feels comfortable, challenged and confident they can achieve anything.” By working together, we can encourage students to accomplish incredible things.

    For families interested in learning more about RHMS, I welcome and encourage you to visit and experience our programs first-hand. You too may find your home-away-from-home.

    C. Ingravalle

    Principal

    On behalf of the OMS Montessori community, thank you for visiting our profile. As School Director, I have the privilege of working with a proficient team of parents, alumni, faculty and staff who are dedicated to offering their best to each of our students. We work tirelessly to realize our mission by delivering an educational experience designed to inspire and challenge students to discover the best of who they are, while year after year reaching to achieve their full potential.

    As a parent, you recognize that choosing a school for your child is one of the most significant decisions you will make. We need specific criteria by which to choose the ideal educational approach for our children. It is clear that the school years help to form the core foundation of our approach to learning and problem-solving, as well as who we are as contributing, global citizens. We ,at OMS, are here to support you.

    At OMS, we provide our students with an educational foundation from which they can achieve personal and academic goals, while building independence, self-confidence and self-esteem. The unique Montessori methodology, with its child-centered approach, encourages the development of personal responsibility and thinking skills, as well as fostering a love of learning. Each child is guided in the exploration of his or her own learning style and the development of work habits most suited to individual interests and needs.

    Please browse our website and discover how we work together with OMS parents to empower students to become self-regulated, engaged and lifelong learners. As trained experts in education, we understand that observation is an essential component in the decision making process. As such, we would like to invite you to visit us for a tour of our spacious and peaceful learning environment. This is the most personal way to see what OMS Montessori has to offer your child and family.

    OMS Montessori is a not-for-profit school. For over 50 years, we have offered exceptional education to families in the city of Ottawa. OMS welcomes you to call and chat with our friendly staff (613-521-5185) or email ([email protected]) regarding your child’s education. Share with us how we can partner with you and your family to further explore Montessori education and philosophy.

    It is with great anticipation that we embark on the next 50 years at OMS Montessori. Please join us on this journey of promise and excitement.

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Richmond Hill Montessori Private School

      RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

      OMS Montessori

      OMS MONTESSORI


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

      Traditional

      OMS MONTESSORI

      Montessori


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

      Montessori

      OMS MONTESSORI

      Information not available


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

      Traditional curricula tend to be very content-based and rooted in the core disciplines. It is a structured approach that involves the teacher delivering a unified curriculum through direct instruction. Students usually learn by observing and listening to their teacher, studying facts and concepts in textbooks, and completing both tests and written assignments - which challenge students to not only demonstrate their mastery of content but their ability to analyze and deconstruct it critically. Class discussions are also used to create critical dialogue around the content of the curriculum.

      OMS MONTESSORI

      Particularly popular in the younger grades (preschool to elementary), but sometimes available all the way up to high school, Montessori schools offer an alternative vision to the standard lesson format of most classrooms. Instead of listening to whole-class lessons, Montessori classrooms allow students to choose which "tasks" or activities interest them. These tasks centre around special Montessori puzzles - their essential feature being they contain a right answer and allow for selfcorrection. A strong emphasis is therefore placed on lessons being concrete and rooted in practical experience, along with students developing a sense of self-sufficiency, confidence and curiosity.


      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

      Particularly popular in the younger grades (preschool to elementary), but sometimes available all the way up to high school, Montessori schools offer an alternative vision to the standard lesson format of most classrooms. Instead of listening to whole-class lessons, Montessori classrooms allow students to choose which "tasks" or activities interest them. These tasks centre around special Montessori puzzles - their essential feature being they contain a right answer and allow for selfcorrection. A strong emphasis is therefore placed on lessons being concrete and rooted in practical experience, along with students developing a sense of self-sufficiency, confidence and curiosity.

      OMS MONTESSORI

      Not applicable


      What the school says about their curriculum

      What the school says about their curriculum

      RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

      At Richmond Hill Montessori Private School (RHMS), one of our directives is to bring the world into the classroom using a multitude of resources. The transformation of classroom into 'real world' requires not only physical resources such as textbooks, exercise books, maps, globes and an ongoing emphasis on incorporating technology into the classroom via everyday computer usage, presentations, smartboards, and other digital devices; it also requires very important abstract resources such as imagination, vision, and passion. These are all encouraged under the careful supervision of our nurturing staff. We believe that, together, these components are essential for a student's success in advancement of knowledge and development. RHMS is committed to remaining current and preparing its students to participate fully and effectively in today's society. That being said, it is our mission to ensure that the traditional core knowledge and the educational philosophy at the preschool and elementary levels has been, and will continue to be, consistent over time.

      OMS MONTESSORI

      An OMS education is grounded in creating the conditions for students to be in a state of flow or focused engagement, while they are learning academic and life skills. Teachers demonstrate individual and small group lessons using research-based Montessori materials; children learn primarily through activity rather than through a lecture or group presentation. The OMS Montessori prepared environments inspire academic progress, while preserving a natural joy in learning. Le fondement même d’une éducation à l‘OMS est la mise en place des conditions qui permettent aux élèves de se retrouver dans un état de « flux » ou d’engagement ciblé tout en apprenant à développer des habiletés tant académiques que de vie pratique. Les enseignants présentent les leçons individuellement ou en petits groupes en se servant du matériel Montessori ; les enfants apprennent principalement en faisant l’activité plutôt qu’en écoutant une présentation en grand groupe.Notre environnement préparé aide les élèves à atteindre leurs objectifs à leur propre rythme tout en préservant leur joie naturelle d’apprendre.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        Richmond Hill Montessori Private School

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        OMS Montessori

        OMS MONTESSORI


        Approach

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Equal Balance


        Our take: math approach type

        Our take: math approach type

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.


        What the school says about their math program

        What the school says about their math program

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        Our Mathematics program is rigorous and demanding and includes learning basic mathematical principles and operations while developing problem-solving skills. Our students are given a solid foundation of core mathematical concepts to assist their understanding of more complex questions. Expectations for pencil and paper skills in mathematical operations are very high. Students are taught to describe what they are doing in mathematics and to explain why they are doing it. Students are able to identify the relationships between mathematical concepts and everyday situations and to make connections between mathematics and other subjects. Mathematics and numbers are used throughout our daily lives for financial planning, shopping, telling the time, driving, cooking, and so much more. Learning mathematics can often be a challenge for our logical and practical thinking; however, it is a necessary tool we cannot live without.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        The technical aspects of mathematics and geometry (math facts, mathematical operations and facts, geometry constructions, etc.) are layered onto this curriculum, benefitting from the students’ natural curiosity and desire to master their world. The sequence of materials gradually directs the students into abstraction and work on paper. The Montessori curriculum encourages depth of understanding, creative thinking, problem solving, collaborative effort and mastery. Les aspects techniques des mathématiques et de la géométrie (arithmétique, constructions géométriques, etc.) se chevauchent dans ce programme qui fait appel à la curiosité naturelle des élèves et de leur désir de maîtriser leur monde. Le caractère séquentiel du matériel amène graduellement les élèves vers l’abstraction et le travail sur papier. Le programme Montessori favorise une compréhension en profondeur, la pensée créatrice, la résolution de problème, l’effort collaboratif et la maîtrise des concepts.


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Information not available


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Information not available

      • Early Reading

         

        Richmond Hill Montessori Private School

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        OMS Montessori

        OMS MONTESSORI


        Approach

        Approach

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        Balanced Literacy

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Balanced Literacy


        Our take: early reading approach type

        Our take: early reading approach type

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        Balanced reading programs are typically Whole Language programs with supplementary phonics training. This training might be incidental, or it might take the form of mini-lessons.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Balanced reading programs are typically Whole Language programs with supplementary phonics training. This training might be incidental, or it might take the form of mini-lessons.


        What the school says about their early reading program

        What the school says about their early reading program

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        Language is a core subject that is practiced on a daily basis. For a child to grasp the concepts of science, history, or geography, they must first be well-versed in language. The Montessori reading and writing learning sequence is categorized in three coloured-coded levels: the Pink, Blue, & Green series of readers. Once a child masters a level they move on to the next series. The Pink series focuses primarily on a child learning phonetic sounds, building and reading three-letter words. The Blue series places emphasis on learning how to read and write consonant blends. The Green Series introduces more challenging words that contain silent vowels sounds and phonograms. The Pink, Blue, and Green series create a solid foundation in language and provide a natural flow of Montessori phonetic education.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Montessori children generally write before they read using a moveable alphabet that allows them to create words without having to write on paper. While they are working on the moveable alphabet they are also working with materials that will help them control a pencil. After much repetition with these preparatory exercises, children begin writing full words and sentences on paper. Once children can communicate their own ideas in written form they are ready to begin to decipher what others have written. En règle générale, les enfants Montessori écrivent avant de lire à l’aide de l’alphabet mobile qui leur permet de créer des mots sans avoir à les écrire sur papier. Tout en travaillant avec l’alphabet mobile, ils utilisent parallèlement avec le matériel qui les aide à contrôler un crayon. Après plusieurs répétitions avec ces exercices préparatoires, les enfants commencent à écrire des mots et des phrases entières sur papier.

      • Writing

         

        Richmond Hill Montessori Private School

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        OMS Montessori

        OMS MONTESSORI


        Approach

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Equal balance


        Our take: writing approach type

        Our take: writing approach type

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        The process approach to teaching beginner writing aims to get students writing “real things” as much as possible and as soon as possible. The goal is to create the right environmental conditions to encourage a love of writing and a motivation to write well. With children invested in the writing process -- through assignments children find meaningful -- students are then given feedback on how they can improve.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.


        What the school says about their writing program

        What the school says about their writing program

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        In personal, academic, and workplace situations, students need to write clearly and coherently with precision and style. While doing so, they must also accurately apply the conventions of language, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Our extensive program gives students the tools to develop confidence in their writing skills.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Cursive writing rather than print is introduced. At this age children love to repeat so it is an ideal time to practice cursive writing. Children who learn to write in cursive read print easily but the opposite is not as true. Children also make fewer reversals of letters if they are using cursive. Les enfants au niveau Casa apprennent à écrire en lettres cursives. Cet âge est idéal pour pratiquer l’écriture en lettres cursives, car les enfants aiment la répétition. Les enfants qui apprennent à écrire en lettres cursives lisent les lettres moulées facilement, alors que le contraire n’est pas aussi vrai. Les enfants inversent moins les lettres s’ils écrivent en lettres cursives.

      • Science

         

        Richmond Hill Montessori Private School

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        OMS Montessori

        OMS MONTESSORI


        Approach


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Inquiry-based science emphasizes teaching science as a way of thinking or practice, and therefore tries to get students “doing” science as much as possible -- and not just “learning” it. Students still learn foundational scientific ideas and content (and build on this knowledge progressively); however, relative to expository science instruction, inquiry-based programs have students spend more time developing and executing their own experiments (empirical and theoretical). Students are frequently challenged to develop critical and scientific-thinking skills by developing their own well-reasoned hypothesis and finding ways to test those hypotheses. Projects and experiments are emphasized over textbook learning. Skills are emphasized over breadth of knowledge.


        What the school says about their science program

        What the school says about their science program

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        Science is both a body of knowledge and an experimentation process within the natural world. Our Science program encompasses a set of principles and methods for investigating all aspects of the physical world. Theories and methods are constantly re-evaluated as new information becomes available. Students are taught to have a deep respect for the environment and are shown ways to act as environmental stewards. Our Science program allows students to learn of scientific accomplishments, past and present. In addition, students have the opportunity to experience scientific studies that inspire a sense of wonder and respect for life and the environment. Our students are guided through the scientific process of developing a hypothesis, followed by experimentation, evaluation, and reaching a conclusion.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Each year five great stories are told in a dramatic fashion in order to create a framework of information to which students will add detail and understanding throughout their elementary years. The story of the beginning of the universe, of life on the Earth, of human life and of the great human creations of language, mathematics and science create a broad framework that invites students to explore all the traditional curriculums (the sciences, history and geography, as well as mathematics and language) creating greater depths of understanding each year.


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        Evolution as consensus theory
        Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
        Evolution is not taught

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Evolution as consensus theory
        Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
        Evolution is not taught


        Treatment of evolution (value)

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        Physics

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Not applicable

      • Literature

         

        Richmond Hill Montessori Private School

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        OMS Montessori

        OMS MONTESSORI


        Approach

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Equal Balance


        Our take: literature approach type

        Our take: literature approach type

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.


        What the school says about their literature program

        What the school says about their literature program

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        The literature we provide students is very stimulating with a highly educational content. Accompanying the text is a multitude of reading comprehension exercises that require imagination, critical thinking, and attention to detail. Our students are encouraged to read independently and, in doing so, actively participate in a Reading Log program that expands on their reading choices. Students also write book reports to enhance their reading comprehension abilities. Exploration of literature allows for an extensive analysis of vocabulary. Building and elaborating on this new vocabulary provides students with a tool to research and discover all possibilities that the world has to offer.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Academically, our program is rigorous, involving students in accurate self-assessment and individualized goal setting that emphasizes challenge, achievement, and accountability. The literature curriculum is interdisciplinary and centered on topics that have personal and societal relevance, and that allow for discussion and debate.


        Domains covered by the literature program

        Topics covered in literature curriculum

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        Ancient lit
        English lit
        World (non-Western) lit
        European (continental) lit
        American lit
        Canadian lit

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Ancient lit
        English lit
        World (non-Western) lit
        European (continental) lit
        American lit
        Canadian lit

      • Social Studies

         

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        OMS MONTESSORI


        Approach

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Core Knowledge


        Our take: social studies approach type

        Our take: social studies approach type

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        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).

        OMS MONTESSORI

        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).


        What the school says about their social studies program

        What the school says about their social studies program

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        At RHMS, the Social Studies curriculum is designed to give our students a solid knowledge of geography; an appreciation of the past through the study of history, helping them develop an understanding of the present; and how to apply this knowledge to daily life. We view our multicultural RHMS family as the perfect starting point to take our students on a fascinating journey around the world to study different environments, languages, architecture, literature, music, art, and traditions. This helps them develop pride in all achievements and responsibility for the future. Our Social Studies curriculum is integrated at all levels and exposes our students to a variety of hands-on activities meant to broaden their experience with various topics presented at different levels.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Each year five great stories are told in a dramatic fashion in order to create a framework of information to which students will add detail and understanding throughout their elementary years. The story of the beginning of the universe, of life on the Earth, of human life and of the great human creations of language, mathematics and science create a broad framework that invites students to explore all the traditional curriculums (the sciences, history and geography, as well as mathematics and language) creating greater depths of understanding each year.

      • Humanities and Social Sciences

         

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        Approach

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        Pragmatism


        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

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        These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Pragmatism in the humanities and social sciences emphasizes making learning relevant to students’ present-day experience. Assignments tend to centre around projects and tasks rather than argumentative essays; these projects will often have a “real-world” application or relevance. There might be more of a social justice component to a pragmatic program, though that isn’t always the case. Subjects like history and philosophy are still covered/offered, but they play a less prominent role in the overall program than in the case of perennialism. The social sciences (contemporary geography, sociology, psychology, etc), meanwhile, might play a more prominent role in pragmatic programs. The key goals are to make learning progressive and relevant, while teaching students real-life skills and critical thinking.


        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        At the Intermediate (Grade Seven and Eight) level, RHMS introduces its students to the world of business and the economy. This provides an opportunity to explore technology; understand ethics, the community, and the environment; and how these rapidly changing issues relate to business today. It further explores the nature of the competitive global economy and investigates how individuals and societies can gain the information they need to make appropriate economic decisions. Students are introduced to macroeconomics and microeconomics; applying economic models and concepts to interpret economic information; assess the validity of statistics; and investigate marketplace dynamics. Students use economic inquiry and communication skills to analyse current economic issues, make informed judgements, and present their findings.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Adolescents need to be respected and allowed choice, not only to develop independence but also to help them experience personal dignity. Students are given the freedom to select research project topics that are important to them individually. There are also periods for independent work each day – focused freedom, to allow the students to independently prioritize their work and manage it according to their learning style. The Ontario Curriculum is often exceeded and there is a strong emphasis on skill development (research, writing skills, project writing, oral communication, problem-solving, studying and test taking).

      • Foreign Languages

         

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        Approach

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        Equal Balance


        Our take: foreign language approach type

        Our take: foreign language approach type

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        These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.


        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        French is a key component of our core curriculum. The ability to speak French in this global age provides a great advantage for students and is a key factor in academic success. Learning our country’s second official language will not only enhance a student’s overall skills in learning, but can also expand his/her career opportunities, promote understanding of different cultures, and create bilingual citizens of our children. Beginning in Preschool and continuing until Grade Eight, our students begin with simple words that eventually grow into complete and complex conversations. Our curriculum focuses on an intense study of grammar, creative writing, and conversations. Learning a second language at an early age is always a positive influence on a young student’s mind. We also believe it is important to learn about other cultures: how wonderful it is that within our own country we have another language to explore and research.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        In addition to traditional lessons on vocabulary, grammar and verbs, the Accelerative Integrated Method (AIM) which is a gesture-based program, begun in the preschool years, is continued and augmented with plays in which all students learn all parts, and with ‘raps’ for the older students. These aspects of the AIM approach increase the comfort with which students speak their second language. Long classes allow teachers to explore various units of interest with students from picking apples from our trees, describing them, cutting them up, cooking them and then eating them; to doing projects on native peoples or geographical landforms, all in French. Consolidated class time also means less time lost to changing classes and getting settled. Our students also benefit from being in a dual language school. French and English are working languages at OMS.


        Language instruction offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

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        Hebrew
        ESL
        Spanish
        Russian
        Latin
        Japanese
        Italian
        Greek
        German
        French
        Chinese-Mandarin
        Chinese-Cantonese

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        Hebrew
        ESL
        Spanish
        Russian
        Latin
        Japanese
        Italian
        Greek
        German
        French
        Chinese-Mandarin
        Chinese-Cantonese


        Learning a foreign language is required until

        Treatment of evolution (value)

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        Information not available

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        Information not available

      • Fine Arts

         

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        Approach

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        Equal Balance


        Our take: fine arts approach type

        Our take: fine arts approach type

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        These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.


        What the school says about their fine arts program

        What the school says about their fine arts program

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        Through the study of art, students are taken on a journey of discovery, development, and a quest for creativity. Beginning with the basic principles of art theory and technique, we complement their newfound knowledge with the study of Art History. We believe, to appreciate an art piece, a student must experience the joy of creation. Painting, sculpting, and drawing provide an outlet for emotions to surface in a positive way. At RHMS, we provide a well-rounded education in fine arts. This provides students with a solid appreciation of the world around them, from the CN Tower to Monet’s creations at the AGO to the city’s landscape.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        OMS has an Art Resource Room with a wide variety of art materials on display and available to students, such as clay, watercolours, acrylics, charcoal, paper-making and marbling. Music is one of the many subjects a student can choose to explore and we use the ukulele to facilitate this exploration of music. Opportunities to be dramatic abound in our classes. Some Montessori activities such as the Grammar Boxes require students to ‘act out’ various scenarios or interpret the nuances of our language in a dramatic way. Students often present projects they have done to their peers, students in other classes or other adults in the school. In addition, each Elementary class produces some type of dramatic performance at least once a year, which they present to their families. Having class level plays and presentations rather than a school-wide one, ensures that every student can participate fully.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

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        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

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        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

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        Approach

        Approach

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        Medium integration

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Light integration


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        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.


        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

        Today’s child is more engaged with technology than ever before. Children intuitively and quickly learn to navigate electronic devices to surf the Internet, draw on a tablet, and create highly imaginative and complex structures in videogames, all with very little guidance. The objective of the RHMS Computer Studies Program is to have students become digital creators, not merely digital consumers. Our curriculum bridges the gap between students’ technological experiences and their understanding of how technology is made, and its functional use and purpose in the future.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        OMS takes seriously current research and recommendations about screen time for students. At the Upper Elementary level, computers become a tool of the classroom. Each class has a set of computers that are available to students throughout their day. Students at this level are encouraged to use books as well as the Internet for research. Most of a student’s work is written by hand but final projects and presentations often make use of word processing, spreadsheet and PowerPoint applications. Upper Elementary students are introduced to proper keyboarding and an online keyboarding tutorial program capitalizes on the natural tendency at this age to be faster and better. Direct instruction is given on Internet safety as well as search skills, site credibility and citing sources.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

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        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

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        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

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        What the school says about their physical education program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

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        Our Physical Education program builds on the concepts learned at the preschool level by promoting self-confidence and reinforcing the benefit of physical fitness in maintaining good health. Our program fosters an environment where students can learn the skills, techniques, and rules of a broad range of sports such as ball hockey, badminton, volleyball, and basketball, among others. Our students build strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and co-ordination, and develop confidence, creative expression, freedom of movement, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work as a team to reach a common goal. Our two gymnasiums are well equipped with age-appropriate sports equipment and protective gear.

        OMS MONTESSORI

        Students have a physical education class ever other day in our large, bright and well equipped gymnasium. The emphasis is on making physical activity and fitness fun while building skills for a variety of sports. Students also have a 45 minute recess each day and, weather permitting, they enjoy the use of our new natural playground which encourages active play. Les élèves du primaire ont une classe d’éducation physique tous les deux jours dans notre gymnase bien équipé, spacieux et lumineux. L’accent est mis sur le plaisir de faire de l’activité physique et de se mettre en forme tout en développant des habiletés pour divers sports. Tous les élèves du primaire ont une récréation de 45 minutes, et lorsque la température le permet, ils jouent dans notre nouveau terrain de jeu naturel qui encourage les jeux actifs.

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

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      OMS MONTESSORI


      Approach

      OMS MONTESSORI

      Montessori


      Our Take

      Our Take

      RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

      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.

      OMS 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.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

      The Montessori philosophy and method of teaching fosters a loving, independent environment tailored to the individual needs and development of each student. Our Montessori classrooms include students who are three, four, and five years of age, providing opportunities for learning, helping to create a sense of community where everyone contributes to and takes responsibility for the functioning and maintenance of the environment. The older children provide leadership and guidance, and act as models for the younger children; they benefit by helping the younger children, reinforcing skills and knowledge previously learned, and gain satisfaction and self-worth by helping others.

      OMS MONTESSORI

      We have a separate toddler and preschool program because children have different innate characteristics at these ages. Our preschool programs are 3-year programs that serve 3, 4 and 5 year olds (Pre-Kindergarten, JK and SK). We maintain authentic Montessori practises while considering current educational research. Nos programmes préscolaires sont séparés à ces âges, vu les différentes caractéristiques innées des enfants. Nos programmes s’échelonnent sur trois ans et s’adressent aux enfants de trois, quatre et cinq ans (préscolaire, prématernelle et maternelle). Nous restons fidèles aux pratiques authentiques Montessori et tenons compte de la recherche éducationnelle actuelle.

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

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      Culture

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      Supportive


      Our Take

      Our Take

      RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

      A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

      OMS MONTESSORI

      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 the school says

      What the school says

      RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

      At RHMS, one of our directives is to bring the world into the classroom using a multitude of resources. The transformation of classroom into 'real world' requires not only physical resources such as textbooks, exercise books, maps, globes and an ongoing emphasis on incorporating technology into the classroom via everyday computer usage, presentations, smartboards, and other digital devices; it also requires important abstract resources such as imagination, vision, and passion. These are all encouraged under the careful supervision of our nurturing staff. We believe that, together, these components are essential for a student's success in advancement of knowledge and development.

      OMS MONTESSORI

      We are dedicated to creating focused engagement for our students. A student in this state is concentrated, content, and energized. He/she experiences a strong sense of wellbeing and their accomplishments. Students gets along well with others, and are easily guided by their teachers. This leads to academic and personal excellence. Un élève qui est concentré est motivé, heureux et énergisé. Il fait l’expérience d’un grand bien-être, il se sent bien dans sa peau et est fier de ses réalisations. Il s’entend bien avec les autres et ses enseignants le guide facilement. Cela conduit à une excellence académique et personnelle.


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

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      "We honour and distinguish our brightest students, using them as examples for other students to follow."

      OMS MONTESSORI

      "We intentionally avoid all forms of public distinction between students in terms of academic performance."

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

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      Primary

      Primary

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      Balanced
      "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."

      OMS MONTESSORI

      Balanced
      "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."


      Secondary

      Secondary

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      Emotional
      The goal is to cultivate "emotionally intelligent and con?dent individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others."

      OMS MONTESSORI

      Intellectual
      The goal is to cultivate "academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions."


      What the school says

      What the school says

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      Information not available

      OMS MONTESSORI

      The goal of OMS is to support the development of well-balanced individuals who know and accept themselves, and live as responsible community members. Our students are guided by the OMS community to recognize their potential. The faculty observes and prepares lessons and experiences which perpetuate a love of learning and the achievement of developmental milestones. L’OMS a pour objectif de soutenir le développement d’individus bien équilibrés qui se connaissent et s’acceptent. Ils mènent une vie active et responsable comme membres d’une communauté qui les guide afin qu’ils reconnaissent leur potentiel.

  • SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT


    FORMAL SUPPORT FOR DISORDERS, DISABILITIES, AND EXCEPTIONALITIES

    A - Forms of Support
    Accommodation:
    Modification:
    Remediation:
    B - Environments
    Indirect Support:
    Resource Assistance:
    Withdrawal Assistance:
    Partial Integration:
    Full-Time Class:

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    Forms of Support Environments Forms of Support Environments
    ADHD (moderate to severe)
    This is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable control their impulses. Or they may have trouble paying attention. These behaviors can interfere with school and home life.
    Learning disabilities
    Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
    This is a learning disability that can limit a child's ability to read and learn. It can have a variety of traits. A few of the main ones are impaired phonological awareness and decoding, problems with orthographic coding, and auditory short-term memory impairment.
    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
    This is a sound differentiation disorder involving problems with reading, comprehension, and language.
    Dyscalculia
    This is a kind of specific learning disability in math. Kids with this math disorder have problems with calculation. They may also have problems with math-related concepts such as time and money.
    Dysgraphia
    This is a kind of specific learning disability in writing. It involves problems with handwriting, spelling, and organizing ideas.
    Language Processing Disorder
    This is characterized by having extreme difficulty understanding what is heard and expressing what one wants to say. These disorders affect the area of the brain that controls language processing.
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    These involve difficulties interpreting non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions and body language. They're usually characterized by a significant discrepancy between higher verbal skills and weaker motor, visual-spatial, and social skills.
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    A characteristic seen in people with learning disabilities such as Dysgraphia or Non-verbal LD. It can result in missing subtle differences in shapes or printed letters, losing place frequently, struggles with cutting, holding pencil too tightly, or poor eye/hand coordination.
    Developmental
    Autism
    Refers to a range of conditions that involve challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, and speech and nonverbal communication. They also involve unique strengths and differences. For instance, there are persons with both low- and high-functioning autism (some claim the latter is identical to Asperger's syndrome).
    Asperger's Syndrome
    On the autism spectrum, Asperger's is considered quite mild in terms of symptoms. While traits can vary widely, many kids with Asperger's struggle with social skills. They also sometimes fixate on certain subjects and engage in repetitive behaviour.
    Down syndrome
    his is associated with impairment of cognitive ability and physical growth, and a particular set of facial characteristics.
    Intellectual disability
    This is a condition characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning (e.g., reasoning, learning, and problem solving). Intellectual disabilities are also known as general learning disabilities (and used to be referred to as a kind of mental retardation).
    Williams syndrome
    This is a rare genetic disorder present at birth. It is characterized by intellectual disabilities or learning problems, unique facial features, and cardiovascular problems.
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. These may include growth deficits, facial anomalies, and damage to the central nervous system, which can lead to cognitive, behavioural, and other problems.
    Behavioral and Emotional
    Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
    roubled teens tend to have problems that are intense, persistent, and can lead to quite unpredictable behaviour. This can lead to behavioural and emotional issues, such as drug and alcohol abuse, criminal behaviour, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.
    Clinical Depression
    This is a mental health disorder also called "major depression." It involves persistent feelings of sadness, loss, and anger. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms are usually severe enough to cause noticeable problems in relationships with others or in daily activities, such as school, work, or one's social life.
    Clinical anxiety
    This is a mood disorder involving intense, relentless feelings of distress and fear. They can also have excessive and persistent worry about everyday situations, and repeated episodes of intense anxiety or terror.
    Suicidal thoughts
    This involves persistent thoughts about ending one's life.
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    This involves the excessive use of drug and/or alcohol, which interferes with daily functioning.
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    This is a disruptive behavioural disorder which normally involves angry outbursts, often directed at people of authority. This behaviour must last continuously for six months or more and significantly interfere with daily functioning.
    Physical
    Multiple sclerosis
    This is a condition of the central nervous system. It affects the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. Symptoms can include fatigue, loss of motor control, memory loss, depression, and cognitive difficulties.
    Cerebral palsy
    his refers to a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. CP is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture.
    Muscular dystrophy
    Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular disorder which weakens the body's muscles. Causes, symptoms, age of onset, and prognosis vary between individuals.
    Spina Bifida
    This is a condition present at birth due to the incomplete formation of the spine and spinal cord. It can lead to a number of physical challenges, including paralysis or weakness in the legs, bowel and bladder incontinence, hydrocephalus (too much fluid in the brain), and deformities of the spine.
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    This is a Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Also known as "sensory integration disorder," it affects fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It may also affect speech.
    Blindness
    Visual impairment is a decreased ability or inability to see that can't be fixed in usual ways, such as with glasses. Some people are completely blind, while others have what's called "legal blindness."
    Deafness
    Hearing impairment, also known as "hearing loss," is a partial or total inability to hear. The degree of hearing impairment varies between people. It can range from complete hearing loss (or deafness) to partial hearing loss (meaning the ears can pick up some sounds).
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic condition, which affects the body's respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. It affects young children and adults.
    Multiple physical
    Accommodating a wide range of physical conditions and disabilities.
     

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    Additional support

    Additional support

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    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    OMS MONTESSORI

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES


     

    Learning Strategy

     

     


     

    Extra Support

     

     


     

    Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD

     

     

    Accommodations

    Modifications


    Additional support

    Additional support

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    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    OMS MONTESSORI

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy


    What the school says about their special needs support

    What the school says about their special needs support

    RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

    Information not available

    OMS MONTESSORI

    Information not available


    What happens if child develops disorder while enrolled/Should families seek enrollment if child has disability

    What happens if child develops disorder while enrolled/Should families seek enrollment if child has disability

    RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

    Information not available

    OMS MONTESSORI

    We treat each student as an individual. Through discussions with the parents, student and specialists, we determine how we might meet the student's needs and whether or not our school is the best choice in meeting those needs. Nous traitons chaque élève comme un individu à part entière. Par le biais de discussions avec les parents, l’élève et les spécialistes, nous déterminons la façon de possiblement satisfaire les besoins de l’élève et si notre école est en mesure de répondre à ces besoins.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Richmond Hill Montessori Private School

    OMS Montessori

    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

     

    Richmond Hill Montessori Private School

    RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

    OMS Montessori

    OMS MONTESSORI


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

    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

    OMS MONTESSORI

    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

    OMS MONTESSORI

    • Our Robotics Team is taught by a North-American Renowned instructor. OMS Montessori offers a Cooking Club in French taught by a Chef with a full certificate from Cordon Bleu. We commence offering After School Clubs and Private Music Lessons starting at the age of 5 through Grade 6.
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    0%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

    Preschool, JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

     

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


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Nov 17, 2020

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades Preschool - 8

     

    Yes: grades 4 - 6


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    Yes: grades 1 - 8

     

    No


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    Yes: grades 5 - 8

     

    No


     

    Application fee required

     

    No

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    What the school says

    What the school says

    RICHMOND HILL MONTESSORI PRIVATE SCHOOL

    We understand that choosing the right school not only for your child but for your entire family is an important decision and one that requires a great deal of care and research. We would like to therefore  give you the opportunity to learn more about our school, through a personal orientation visit. During the orientation you will view our facility, see our classrooms and be given sufficient time to ask all of the questions necessary to assist you in this very big decision. You will also be provided with information pertaining to program availability, curriculum, policies and guidelines, school fees and hours, as well as all application registration documentation, including a step by step, concise outline, of the complete registration process.

     

    To book your orientation visit please contact us at 905-508-2228.

     

    We thank you again for the interest you have shown in Richmond Hill Montessori Private  School and we look forward to meeting with you in the near future.

    OMS MONTESSORI

    The first step in the Admissions process is to attend a school tour to learn about Montessori education in general and OMS Montessori in particular. Tours are hosted with only one family only, and we recommend for your first visit, to try to arrange child care for your son or daughter. This will provide you with an opportunity to answer any questions you may have, and determine if OMS Montessori is the best fit for your family before your child builds a rapport with our community. Information packages and application forms are distributed during your tour. If you are able to attend a tour in the morning, you will have the opportunity to tour the school and observe a number of active classes. If you attend an evening tour, we ask that you make arrangements to visit OMS and observe the students in their classes before completing an application.

  • NOTABLE ALUMNI

    OMS MONTESSORI

    Alumnus (year)
    Accomplishment

    Emily Brecher (1995)
    Emily Brecher works as a Family Physician with a special focus on women, young families, and sexual health.
    Jonathan Estabrooks (1995)
    Jonathan is a successful opera singer. He has performed for Presidents and Prime Ministers and has worked with great conductors such as Steven Reineke and Pinchas Zuckerman.
    Naomi Kirshenblatt (2010)
    Naomi is currently studying Actuarial Sciences in the Asper School of Business, a discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk.
    Dominic Bradford (1983)
    Dominic is Head of School at Yukon Montessori School (YMS), after working at the attached preschool for 6 years prior to starting the Montessori school.
    Thomas Shepherd (1983)
    Thomas left his career as a federal public servant to establish a firm in Whitehorse that assists Self-Governing First Nations to design, implement and evaluate their own programs.
    Lauren Peirce (1993)
    Lauren is a full-time Analyst with the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (Aboriginal Affairs).
    Morgana McKenzie (2012)
    Morgana is a Filmmaker & Visual Artist. Here latest film, GIFTS, has won 8 awards and screened at 21 festivals.
    Christopher Macies (1997)
    Christopher is a Manager in the Advisory practice of Deloitte Transactions & Business Analytics LLP in New York City, who said he is "eternally grateful" for OMS.
    Cathy Nguyen (2008)
    Cathy is a first year student at the University of Ottawa for the Biomedical Sciences Program. She is currently debating between a career in pharmacy and pediatrics.
    Tamlynn Bryson (2005)
    Tamlynn won "Emerging Artist Award" for her original one woman play, “Working Title: Undecided” at the 2015 Ottawa Fringe Festival.
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