Montessori preschools and daycares

Find the top Montessori preschools and daycares in Canada.


On this page, we list Montessori preschools, nursery schools, kindergartens, and daycares in Canada. We also cover Montessori preschool costs, tuition, philosophy, and curriculum.

For a far more comprehensive guide to Montessori education, including a detailed discussion of the Montessori education method, start with our introductory guide.


Table of Contents


  1. List of Montessori preschools

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at Montessori preschools

  4. Compare Montessori schools

  5. A primer on Montessori preschools
  6. Further resources


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Montessori preschools and daycares include toddler programs (ages 0-3) and primary schools (ages 3-6). There are lots of Montessori preschools in Canada, almost all of which are private. These schools vary in terms of their philosophy, learning environment, curriculum, and activities. The preschools listed below reflect this diversity. They can be filtered for a wide range of features, including programming, special needs support, location, and cost.




  School NameApproachCost

The Clover School   (est. 1996)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

The Clover School's innovative curriculum combines Montessori essentials with heart-centred learning practices designed to nurture the ​mind​, heart, health, and soul of each child.  View profile

  • Celebrating 25 years
  • 3 Toronto Campuses (18 months - Gr. 8) in Toronto's Midtown and West End
  • New High Park campus opening Spring 2021
  • Integrated Curriculum, Character & Entrepreneurship Education, Inquiry Based Learning
  • French, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Drama, Yoga, Sports, Mindfulness, STEAM, Outdoor Education

$15,100 to $24,200
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Central Montessori Schools   (est. 1995)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

CMS provides a quality Montessori education for Casa and Elementary students. Set on beautiful campuses children are inspired to learn their role in protecting the global environment and fostering peace and harmony.  View profile


$8,750 to $19,900
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$8,750 to $19,900
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Westmont Montessori School   (est. 1954)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Montessori
Victoria, British Columbia

We identify the experiences that facilitate education that empowers the individual and fosters a community of collaborative contributors through interdisciplinary, integrated integrated projects.  View profile


$9,000 to $16,000
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$9,000 to $16,000
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Clanmore Montessori School   (est. 1997)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (185 students)
  • Montessori
Oakville, Ontario

Clanmore is one of the few schools offering authentic Montessori programming from Toddler - Middle School. Our culture is warm and inviting and our philosophy empowers us to support each child as a unique individual.  View profile


$10,000 to $20,000
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$10,000 to $20,000
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TMS   (est. 1961)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (850 students)
  • Montessori, International Baccalaureate

Richmond Hill, Ontario

TMS is a leading, accredited independent school that offers a unique design of Montessori and International Baccalaureate programmes. Our students thrive in academics while building a foundation of Significance for life.  View profile


$19,100 to $32,700
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$19,100 to $32,700
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Northstar Montessori Private School   (est. 1996)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Montessori
Mississauga, Ontario

Northstar Montessori offers an accredited Montessori curriculum from Toddler age to Grade 8. Our goal is to develop strong character and contributing citizens who understand that their involvement makes a difference.  View profile


$10,500 to $16,350
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$10,500 to $16,350
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Trafalgar Ridge Montessori School   (est. 1997)  

  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (84 students)
  • Montessori
Oakville, Ontario

TRMS uniquely provides enriched French as a second language (FSL) instruction for all levels from Preschool to Elementary. We give students a head start in their educational journey by insuring they "Love to Learn"!  View profile


$14,995 to $16,595
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$14,995 to $16,595
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Hillfield Strathallan College   (est. 1901)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Day school (1230 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Hamilton, Ontario

Established in 1901, Hillfield Strathallan College is one of Canada’s leading co-educational independent schools, offering academic programs from Montessori Toddler and Pre-K to Grade 12, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  View profile


$8,500 to $52,000
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$8,500 to $52,000
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Westside Montessori School   (est. 2008)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

Authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori Schools located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa, Elementary and Adolescent children in beautiful settings with large and expansive natural playgrounds.  View profile


$20,700 to $23,300
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$20,700 to $23,300
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Enquiring Minds Montessori   (est. 2012)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Montessori
Scarborough, Ontario

Enquiring Minds Montessori is a one-of-a-kind Montessori Art School. We have created a unique learning experience that fosters academic and artistic excellence in a nurturing environment while challenging young minds.  View profile


$13,500 to $14,250
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$13,500 to $14,250
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Century Private School   (est. 1994)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Montessori, International Baccalaureate

Richmond Hill, Ontario

Century Private School in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with small class ratio to ensure best learning for our students.  View profile


$17,700 to $27,500
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$17,700 to $27,500
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Peel Montessori School   (est. 1992)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Progressive, Montessori

Mississauga, Ontario

Peel Montessori School and our Carrington College division students are encouraged to be engaged, inquisitive learners who think for themselves, display character strength, and learn to succeed on their own merits.  View profile


$8,500 to $18,500
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$8,500 to $18,500
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Blaisdale Montessori School   (est. 1969)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (750 students)
  • Montessori
Pickering, Ontario

Blaisdale Montessori School is the premier Montessori school in the Durham area. Offering an outstanding learning environment. Choose from one of 7 campuses in Pickering, Ajax, Oshawa and Bowmanville.  View profile


$12,350 to $12,690
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$12,350 to $12,690
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OMS Montessori   (est. 1966)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Montessori
Ottawa, Ontario

OMS Montessori is a non for profit, independent school offering separate French and English programs within a world class Montessori environment.  View profile


$16,045 to $27,202
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  • Orthodox
$16,045 to $27,202
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Hatch House Montessori School   (est. 2005)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Montessori
Whitby, Ontario

The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for their uniqueness and is guided through learning accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program.  View profile


$11,250 to $14,750
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$11,250 to $14,750
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J. Addison School   (est. 2002)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Montessori
Markham, Ontario

Since 2002, J. Addison has provided a stimulating education for students. Located at the corner of Woodbine and Valleywood Drive in Markham, ON, Canada, you will find our state-of-the-art 58,000 sq. ft. facility.  View profile


$16,500 to $40,800
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$16,500 to $40,800
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Toronto French Montessori   (est. 2000)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Montessori
Whitchurch-stouffville, Ontario

Toronto French Montessori offers French and English programs from pre-school to grade 8 in York Region. Its average class size is 15 students.  View profile


$7,620 to $16,350
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  • Orthodox
$7,620 to $16,350
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Braemar House School   (est. 1996)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (112 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Brantford, Ontario

Braemar House School is a not-for-profit elementary school that proves each day that children thrive in a nurturing environment.  View profile

  • Moderately orthodox
$14,240
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Meadow Green Academy   (est. 1995)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Mississauga, Ontario

Meadow Green Academy provides a strong Christian education in a nurturing environment. Strong academics combined with sports, enriched music, visual arts, and dramatic arts programs provide a well-rounded experience  View profile


$9,300 to $16,490
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$9,300 to $16,490
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Royal Cachet Montessori School   (est. 2006)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Montessori
Markham, Ontario

Royal Cachet has authentic Montessori programs from infants to grade 3 in our healthy & safe environments. We focus on the Language & Math areas of the Montessori Curriculum & encourage our students to grow and succeed.  View profile


$7,600 to $12,900
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$7,600 to $12,900
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La Villa Montessori School   (est. 2012)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (88 students)
  • Montessori
Mississauga, Ontario

La Villa Montessori is an AMI recognized School that adheres to Dr. Montessori's principles. We provide a nurturing environment that fulfills the child's emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs.  View profile


$11,000 to $17,900
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$11,000 to $17,900
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Kawartha Montessori School   (est. 1982)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Montessori
Peterborough, Ontario

Kawartha Montessori School is the only CCMA-accredited school in the region. We offer an education that inspires academic excellence and develops socially responsible, independent, and confident individuals.  View profile


$13,612 to $17,419
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$13,612 to $17,419
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Maria Montessori School   (est. 1975)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

Maria Montessori School is one of the longest established AMI accredited Montessori school's in Canada. We offer accredited programs for children 18 months to 12 years and hire only AMI certified teaching staff.  View profile


$10,080 to $16,800
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$10,080 to $16,800
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Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School   (est. 2000)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • Montessori
Mississauga, Ontario

Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School in Mississauga offers Casa Montessori programs for children a ged 2.5 to 6. Before- and after-school care and summer camps also available.  View profile


$7,800 to $12,000
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  • Not specified
$7,800 to $12,000
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Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.   (est. 1984)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (7 students)
  • Homestay school (0 students)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • Progressive, Montessori

Oshawa, Ontario

At G.B.MS, D.E.P.S and Durham Academy Secondary school focus is on each individual student and helping them meet their unique potential and goals. We believe in excellent customer service and families have a voice. Throughout the year we enhance our programs through program enhancement and enrichment.  View profile


$1,000 to $11,500
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$1,000 to $11,500
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Montessori House of Children   (est. 1974)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (41 students)
  • Montessori
Brantford, Ontario

Located in Brantford, Ontario, Montessori House of Children (MHC) provides excellent programs for grades Nursery to 3 and helps young children reach their learning potential with both independent and self-directed learning. MHC also offers support for students with learning differences.  View profile


$12,000 to $13,000
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  • Not specified
$12,000 to $13,000
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Fredericton Montessori Academy   (est. 2017)  

  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Montessori
Fredericton, New Brunswick

The main objective of FMA is to provide your child with a planned and stimulating environment in order for them to be able to reach their own individual and highest learning potential while honouring the whole child.  View profile


$9,500 to $10,000 /program
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$9,500 to $10,000 /program
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Sunrise Montessori School   (est. 1988)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Montessori
Markham, Ontario

Our curriculum are designed to build essential skills and concepts that help with the cognitive, social, creative, emotional, and physical development of your child with the aim to be a successful learner for life!  View profile


$10,500 to $16,500
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$10,500 to $16,500
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Alive Montessori & Private School   (est. 2014)  

  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • Montessori, Waldorf

Toronto, Ontario

NOW WITH LICENSED DAYCARE! Bring your child for a free trial to let him or her experience the difference. Don't be surprised if he or she doesn't want to go home at the end of the day! SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS AVAILABLE!  View profile


$15,500 to $17,500
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$15,500 to $17,500
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Kaban Montessori School   (est. 2002)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • Montessori
Mississauga, Ontario

Kaban Montessori School is a CCMA accredited school in the west of Mississauga area . We ensure that our environments foster each child's interests and abilities while supporting them to achieve their full potential.  View profile


$15,750 to $16,250
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$15,750 to $16,250
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Richmond Hill Montessori Private School   (est. 1986)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Richmond Hill, Ontario

Richmond Hill Montessori Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students.  View profile


$23,000 to $25,000
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$23,000 to $25,000
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Bannockburn   (est. 1993)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

Bannockburn School leads in Montessori education by offering an exceptional, enriched Montessori curriculum in a nurturing environment carefully prepared to meet the needs of children in the formative years of childhood.  View profile


$17,450 to $26,900
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$17,450 to $26,900
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Dearcroft Montessori School   (est. 1968)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • Montessori
Oakville, Ontario

Offering Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by dedicated teachers.  View profile


$9,900 to $23,900
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$9,900 to $23,900
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Trillium School   (est. 1991)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Markham, Ontario

Trillium School is a private school that offers programs from pre-school to grade twelve in Markham with Montessori-based kindergarten.  View profile


$11,500 to $37,500
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$11,500 to $37,500
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Trinity Montessori School   (est. 1999)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Markham, Ontario

Trinity Montessori School offers programs from toddler to grade six in Markham, Ontario. Its average class size is nine students.  View profile


$12,000 to $14,000
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$12,000 to $14,000
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École Montessori   (est. 2014)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
  • Montessori
Pickering, Ontario

École Montessori is Durham Region's premier French private school dedicated to transforming your child into a BILINGUAL critical thinker with our enriched curriculum that fosters the genius within each student.  View profile


$8,400 to $17,000
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$8,400 to $17,000
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Humberside Montessori School   (est. 1987)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

Humberside Montessori School is internationally recognized and accredited by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Our AMI certified teachers provide an authentic Montessori experience for our students.  View profile


$11,400 to $18,900
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$11,400 to $18,900
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Guidepost Montessori   (est. 2016)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

Guidepost is a new Montessori school coming to Toronto, serving children from 10 weeks to 12 years old. We offer year-round programming and rolling admissions into our programs to meet the needs of every family.  View profile


$1,150 to $1,550
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$1,150 to $1,550
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ABC Montessori   (est. 1995)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Mississauga, Ontario

ABC Montessori is one of Mississauga's premier private schools. We offers both Montessori and traditional school programs from preschool to Grade 5 with an emphasis on developing literacy, numeracy, sciences, and arts.  View profile


$9,950 to $11,500
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$9,950 to $11,500
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Unionville Montessori Private Schools   (est. 1987)  

  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Unionville, Ontario

UMS offers year-ahead advanced programs from pre-school to grade nine. We blend high standards for academic success with the social and emotional development of the individual child.  View profile


$9,050 to $15,750
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$9,050 to $15,750
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The Children's House Montessori School   (est. 1994)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • Montessori
Port Perry, Ontario

CHMS offers authentic supportive, vibrant, child centered AMI Montessori that is perfect for curious, inquisitive students looking to thrive in a social, hands on, collaborative, challenging environment.  View profile


$9,500 to $11,500
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$9,500 to $11,500
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The Maria Montessori School   (est. 1991)  

  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • Montessori
Surrey, British Columbia

Authentic Montessori Preschool. Students completing our 3 year program at The Maria Montessori School test extremely well. We balance academics, exploration and skills guided by your child's natural interests.  View profile


$2,500 to $4,000
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$2,500 to $4,000
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Avalon Children's Montessori School   (est. 2000)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

Our objective is to guide children with respect and understanding, developing in them a love of learning. Our aim is to create a nurturing environment full of intellectual, social and moral learning and development.  View profile


$7,200 to $22,275
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  • Moderately orthodox
$7,200 to $22,275
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Cornerstone Montessori Prep School   (est. 1990)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Liberal Arts, Montessori

Toronto, Ontario

Cornerstone students love to shape the future. They INSPIRE learning, DISCOVER their potential, EMPOWER themselves to be innovative citizens. Our boundless learning strategies open doors for successful learning.  View profile


$15,800 to $26,000
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$15,800 to $26,000
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Wheatley School   (est. 1986)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • Montessori, International Baccalaureate

St. Catharines, Ontario

We provide students with opportunities to explore real-world concepts and issues, broadening their sense of responsibility, develop their critical thinking skills, and empower them to take action in a global community.  View profile


$7,075 to $14,775
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$7,075 to $14,775
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Aurora Montessori School   (est. 1989)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • Montessori
Aurora, Ontario

Aurora Montessori offers an enriched Montessori program for students, Toddler to Grade 8, with an option of an OSSD credit in Grade 9 Math. A unique Mindfulness and Technology program develops key 21st-century skills!  View profile


$14,800 to $21,600
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$14,800 to $21,600
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Montessori Jewish Day School   (est. 2000)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

MJDS inspires a lifetime love for learning in a nurturing environment that fosters respect for oneself, the community and the world, guided by the shared values of Judaism and Montessori education.  View profile


$9,000 to $18,750
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$9,000 to $18,750
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Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering   (est. 1984)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Montessori
Pickering, Ontario

Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering is a non denominational, inclusive school that offers programs from Pre-school to Grade eight. We acknowledge and celebrate religious and cultural events as part of our cultural program.  View profile


$9,000 to $13,000
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$9,000 to $13,000
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Prince Edward Montessori School   (est. 1995)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

Prince Edward Montessori School offers programs for various grades in Toronto. Its average class size is ten to 16 students.  View profile


$7,325 to $14,934
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$7,325 to $14,934
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Kanata Montessori   (est. 1974)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • Montessori, Montessori

Kanata, Ontario

For more than 40 years, Kanata Montessori has been graduating students with self-confidence, critical thinking skills, respect, high academic achievement, and an international perspective.  View profile


$16,750 to $22,500
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$16,750 to $22,500
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Bishop Hamilton Montessori School   (est. 1983)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Montessori
Ottawa, Ontario

Bishop Hamilton Montessori School, a not-for-profit independent school in Ottawa, provides an authentic Christian Montessori approach for children 3 months to 14 years.  View profile


$13,083 to $21,240
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Some schools aren't Montessori schools, but use a Montessori approach for their preschool or daycare program. This approach gives young learners plenty of freedom to choose tasks and activities that interest them, which promotes their independence and confidence. It also strongly emphasizes concrete learning, where children work with lots of hands-on materials, and do practical life activities. Children usually work independently or in small groups in these programs.



  School NameApproachCost

Bond Academy   (est. 1978)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Liberal Arts
Toronto, Ontario

Bond Academy is a private, co-educational, non-denominational independent school with students from Montessori Casa to Grade 12. Our educational process is Beyond the Books! Education as it should be.  View profile

  • Character Education
  • Free Before/After School Program
  • Weekly Swimming Lessons
  • Early start French Classes
  • Art & Music & Drama

$7,000 to $16,000
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$7,000 to $16,000
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Yip’s Music & Montessori School   (est. 1990)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school

Unionville, Ontario

Founded in 1990, Yip's Montessori Program cater to children from 1.5 to 6 years old. Yip's campuses are located in Markham and Unionville.  View profile


$7,750 to $12,900
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$7,750 to $12,900
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Schoolhouse Montessori   (est. 2020)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (52 students)

Mississauga, Ontario

Schoolhouse Montessori provides a nurturing environment to support children in academics and self-discovery. Committed to provide high quality, inclusive early learning programs in Mississauga.  View profile


$7,350 to $14,500
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$7,350 to $14,500
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Aspen Grove Montessori School     

  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)

Aurora, Ontario

Our goal at AGMS is to inspire, educate and empower the next generation of global citizens. We provide a pristine, child-centered and supportive learning environment for each child to reach their full potential.  View profile


$13,500 to $15,000
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  • Not specified
$13,500 to $15,000
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Alder Ridge Academy   (est. 2020)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (204 students)

Brampton, Ontario

Alder Ridge offers 21st century education. Our innovative learning initiatives are founded in the Montessori Philosophy. We offer a student led, self paced learning environment that holistically supports all areas.  View profile


$9,950 to $14,000
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$9,950 to $14,000
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Western Heights Montessori Academy   (est. 2015)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)

Mississauga, Ontario

Western Heights offers an enriched Montessori program that fosters a love of learning. The school actively engages its close-knit parent community to offer an enriched curriculum that adapts to each student's needs.  View profile


$6,000 to $16,000
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$6,000 to $16,000
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Ashwood Glen   (est. 2019)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • Progressive, International Baccalaureate

Burlington, Ontario

Ashwood Glen offers a Montessori program for children aged 18months - 6 yrs. The Grades 1 - 8 Learning Program applies the IB framework to extend the learning outcomes of the Ontario curriculum.  View profile


$14,000 to $20,000
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$14,000 to $20,000
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Town Centre Private Schools   (est. 1986)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • Traditional, International Baccalaureate

Markham, Ontario

Located in Markham, Ontario, Town Centre Private Schools is an International Baccalaureate® World School and offers a Montessori Pre-School program as well as an IB Elementary School and optional IB Diploma Programme.  View profile


$7,700 to $17,750
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$7,700 to $17,750
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For general advice on how to choose and evaluate private schools, check out our choosing a school guide and read advice from leading education experts. For advice on choosing Montessori schools, read our main Montessori school guide and our Montessori choosing guide. For advice on finding the right preschool, read our preschool choosing guide.

Private school expos

Private school expos are a great starting point for finding a school, at any level. We have annual private school expos in Toronto, Halton-Peel, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver. These expos allow you to learn about different types of private schools across the country, many of which are Montessori schools or have a Montessori program. Find a Montessori preschool near you.

Parent discussion forum

Another great tool in your school and preschool search is the Our Kids parent discussion forum. The forum is the ideal place to discuss options and debate topics related to Montessori schools, and other topics of interests. Take advantage of our community of parents, education experts, and school officials to get your questions answered.

Open house events

Attending open houses can also be an effective way to learn more about schools and preschools. For general advice on open house visits, check out our guide on school visits.


School nameDateLocation
Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • August 11, 2022 9:00 amWestmont Montessori
    4075 Metchosin Road Victoria BC V9C 4A4
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • August 18, 2022 9:00 amWestmont Montessori
    4075 Metchosin Road Victoria BC V9C 4A4
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • August 25, 2022 9:00 amWestmont Montessori
    4075 Metchosin Road Victoria BC V9C 4A4
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (850 students)
  • $19,100 to $32,700
  • September 14, 2022 9:00 am
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (850 students)
  • $19,100 to $32,700
  • September 20, 2022 9:00 am
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (850 students)
  • $19,100 to $32,700
  • September 22, 2022 9:30 amTMS Lower School
    8569 Bayview Avenue Richmond Hill Ontario L4B 3M7
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (850 students)
  • $19,100 to $32,700
  • October 04, 2022 9:30 amTMS Upper School
    500 Elgin Mills Road East Richmond Hill Ontario L4C 5G1
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (850 students)
  • $19,100 to $32,700
  • October 06, 2022 9:30 amTMS Lower School
    8569 Bayview Avenue Richmond Hill Ontario L4B 3M7
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (850 students)
  • $19,100 to $32,700
  • October 19, 2022 9:00 am



    The cost of Montessori preschools tends to be lower than the cost of other private preschools, nursery schools, daycares, and kindergartens. In fact, Montessori preschools are usually on the lower side of private school tuition in general.

    Private school tuition can range from $5,000 to over $25,000 per year. Preschool (Montessori) tends to be closer to the lower end of this scale. You can learn more in our preschool costs guide.

    Some preschools offer needs-based financial aid, such as bursaries or tuition relief. And some offer merit-based aid, in the form of scholarships. You can learn more about financial aid in our dedicated guide. 

    Below, you’ll find the range of costs for Montessori preschools across Canada. This includes Montessori preschools in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa, Victoria, Mississauga, and Brampton. 


     
    Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • $9,815 to $14,0001%Preschool - 12$5,000
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (850 students)
  • $19,100 to $32,700
  • $26,750 to $32,700Preschool - 12
    Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Day school (1230 students)
  • $16,428 to $28,775
  • $16,428 to $28,77510%JK - 12$4,500
    Yip’s Music & Montessori School
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $6,750 to $11,200
  • $10,850 to $11,200
    OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $12,864 to $21,384
  • $14,664 to $21,38410%Nursery/Toddler - 6$2,500
    Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • $15,990
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $16,700 to $26,250
  • $26,250
    Guidepost Montessori
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Nursery/Toddler - 8
    Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $6,400 to $20,400
  • $13,100 to $20,4005%1 - 8$10,000
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • 7%Preschool - 8$1,000
    Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $8,875 to $18,400
  • $15,250 to $18,40025%Preschool - 8$5,000
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $12,705 to $16,765
  • $12,705 to $16,765Nursery/Toddler - 8



     
     
    Primary curriculum
    Secondary curriculum
    Curriculum pace
    Academic culture
    Average class size
    Language immersion
    Special needs support
    Tech integration
    The Clover School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $17,173 to $19,888
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 30No support
    Bond Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • $13,000 to $16,000
  • Liberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 15Full-time Dedicated ClassMedium integration
    Central Montessori Schools
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $12,500 to $20,000
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo support
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
    Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (185 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (850 students)
  • $19,100 to $32,700
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedRigorousNo support
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,500 to $16,350
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Trafalgar Ridge Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (84 students)
  • $8,580 to $14,195
  • MontessoriSupportive8 to 18No supportLight integration
    Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Day school (1230 students)
  • $16,428 to $28,775
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 20No supportHeavy integration
    Westside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • $18,700 to $20,700
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 24No support
    Enquiring Minds Montessori
  • Scarborough, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $13,500 to $14,250
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous10 to 24Indirect SupportLight integration
    Yip’s Music & Montessori School
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $6,750 to $11,200
  • Student-pacedSupportive5 to 13No support
    Century Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,550 to $27,000
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedRigorous10 to 20No supportLight integration
    Peel Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Schoolhouse Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (52 students)
  • $7,350 to $14,500
  • Standard-enrichedSupportiveIndirect Support
    Blaisdale Montessori School
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (750 students)
  • $12,350 to $12,690
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedNo support
    OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $12,864 to $21,384
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive16 to 25Withdrawal AssistanceLight integration
    Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    J. Addison School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $16,500 to $40,800
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 15No supportLight integration
    Toronto French Montessori
  • Whitchurch-stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $7,782 to $15,396
  • MontessoriAcceleratedRigorous8 to 15No supportMedium integration
    Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (112 students)
  • $14,240 to $14,240
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 12Resource AssistanceMedium integration
    Aspen Grove Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • 15 to 24Indirect Support
    Royal Cachet Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive3 to 8No support
    La Villa Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (88 students)
  • $8,100 to $15,608
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveResource Assistance
    Alder Ridge Academy
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (204 students)
  • $9,950 to $13,500
  • Standard-enrichedRigorous10 to 16Indirect Support
    Kawartha Montessori School
  • Peterborough, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $13,262 to $16,943
  • Montessori16 to 24No support
    Maria Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • $7,070 to $11,960
  • MontessoriStandard-enriched10 to 15No support
    Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (7 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • $1,020 to $11,500
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 16Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Montessori House of Children
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (41 students)
  • MontessoriStandard-enriched8No support
    Fredericton Montessori Academy
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,500 to $10,000
  • MontessoriAcceleratedRigorousIndirect SupportLight integration
    Sunrise Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $11,500 to $19,800
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive10 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $10,000 to $16,500
  • MontessoriWaldorfAcceleratedRigorous10 to 16No supportLight integration
    Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • $15,750 to $16,250
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24No support
    Richmond Hill Montessori Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $21,000 to $23,500
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous16 to 20No supportMedium integration
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $16,700 to $26,250
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24Resource AssistanceLight integration
    Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,500 to $20,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 20No supportLight integration
    Western Heights Montessori Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • 5 to 24Indirect Support
    Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 16Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $11,500 to $37,500
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
    Trinity Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $11,000 to $13,000
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo supportLight integration
    École Montessori
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
  • $8,400 to $17,000
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous5 to 16No supportLight integration
    Humberside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • MontessoriNo support
    Guidepost Montessori
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive1 to 10No supportLight integration
    ABC Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,200 to $9,800
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorousNo supportLight integration
    Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $8,000 to $15,250
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous18 to 24Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
    The Children's House Montessori School
  • Port Perry, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $9,500 to $11,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedIndirect Support
    The Maria Montessori School
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $3,500 to $3,900
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive18 to 20No support
    Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $6,400 to $20,400
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportMedium integration
    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • $15,800 to $18,960
  • Liberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15No support
    Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18Indirect Support
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Partial IntegrationMedium integration
    Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $8,875 to $18,400
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveIndirect SupportLight integration
    Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $12 to $13
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $7,400 to $17,250
  • TraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive15 to 24No support
    Prince Edward Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive10 to 16No support
    Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • MontessoriMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 15Resource AssistanceHeavy integration
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $12,705 to $16,765
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceLight integration





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    Learning disorders:
     Dyslexia
     Auditory processing disorder
     Dyscalculia
     Dysgraphia
     Language processing disorder
     Non-verbal learning disorders
     Visual motor deficit
    Development disorders:
     Autism
     Asperger's

    Behavioural and emotional:
     Troubled teens
     Depression
     Suicidal
     Substance abuse
     Oppositional defiant disorder
    Physical:
     Dyspraxia
     Blindness
     Deafness
     Cystic fibrosis
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    The Clover School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $17,173 to $19,888
  • Bond Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • $13,000 to $16,000
  • Central Montessori Schools
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $12,500 to $20,000
  • Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,286 to $14,000
  • Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (185 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (850 students)
  • $19,100 to $32,700
  • Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,500 to $16,350
  • Trafalgar Ridge Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (84 students)
  • $8,580 to $14,195
  • Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Day school (1230 students)
  • $16,428 to $28,775
  • Westside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • $18,700 to $20,700
  • Enquiring Minds Montessori
  • Scarborough, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $13,500 to $14,250
  • Yip’s Music & Montessori School
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $6,750 to $11,200
  • Century Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,550 to $27,000
  • Peel Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • Schoolhouse Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (52 students)
  • $7,350 to $14,500
  • Blaisdale Montessori School
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (750 students)
  • $12,350 to $12,690
  • OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $12,864 to $21,384
  • Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • J. Addison School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $16,500 to $40,800
  • Toronto French Montessori
  • Whitchurch-stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $7,782 to $15,396
  • Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (112 students)
  • $14,240 to $14,240
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • Aspen Grove Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Royal Cachet Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • La Villa Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (88 students)
  • $8,100 to $15,608
  • Alder Ridge Academy
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (204 students)
  • $9,950 to $13,500
  • Kawartha Montessori School
  • Peterborough, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $13,262 to $16,943
  • Maria Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • $7,070 to $11,960
  • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (7 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • $1,020 to $11,500
  • Montessori House of Children
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (41 students)
  • Fredericton Montessori Academy
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,500 to $10,000
  • Sunrise Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $11,500 to $19,800
  • Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $10,000 to $16,500
  • Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • $15,750 to $16,250
  • Richmond Hill Montessori Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $21,000 to $23,500
  • Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $16,700 to $26,250
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,500 to $20,500
  • Western Heights Montessori Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $11,500 to $37,500
  • Trinity Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $11,000 to $13,000
  • École Montessori
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
  • $8,400 to $17,000
  • Humberside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • Guidepost Montessori
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • ABC Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,200 to $9,800
  • Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $8,000 to $15,250
  • The Children's House Montessori School
  • Port Perry, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $9,500 to $11,500
  • The Maria Montessori School
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $3,500 to $3,900
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $6,400 to $20,400
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • $15,800 to $18,960
  • Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $8,875 to $18,400
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $12 to $13
  • Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $7,400 to $17,250
  • Prince Edward Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $12,705 to $16,765








  • In Ontario, there are Montessori preschools in Toronto, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Burlington, Oakville,  Ottawa, Pickering, and Scarborough. Elsewhere in Canada, you can find casa programs in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria, among other cities. Most of these preschools are certified by a world-recognized accrediting institute, such as the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA) or the American Montessori Internationale (AMI).

    Other countries also offer this Montessori preschool, including Poland. If you're interested in a Polish Montessori preschool, read our guide: przedszkola Montessori w Polsce (or in English, Montessori preschools).

    What is Montessori preschool?

    But, what is the Montessori preschool approach? And how is this approach different from other preschool and daycare programs?

    Montessori preschool, like elementary, middle, and high school, is meant to accommodate the growing child. They have mixed-age and interactive classrooms which allow children to grow cognitively and socially, and become more independent and responsible.

    Preschool (Montessori) is for infants, toddlers, and older children. It's usually divided up into two programs: toddler rooms (Montessori daycare) and primary schools. Each program uses a distinct method and focuses on a special set of skills (with some overlap).

    Montessori toddler rooms

    Montessori toddler programs, sometimes referred to as Montessori daycare or nursery programs, have children from birth (or 18 months) to age 3. These programs are often “play based”: they have lots of social activity. Similar to Waldorf and Reggio Emilia schools, children start interacting with other kids here, and start to develop social skills, such as listening, cooperation, and self-control. They also start to walk, talk, and engage in physical play.

    That said, toddler programs (also referred to as "toddler preschool") also focus on some basic cognitive skills. Quite a bit of time is allotted for concrete learning and practical life activities. Though most toddlers don’t engage in long, uninterrupted work, they’re curious and love to explore. The Montessori classroom is set up to build on this curiosity.

    Montessori primary classes

    There are many Montessori primary classes, or what are sometimes called “casa dei bambini,” meaning “the children’s house.” These classes are for kids aged 3 to 6. They start to prepare kids for grade school.

    Primary classes start to focus more on academics. Kids do lots of concrete learning, using many different Montessori materials. They also work on their speech, and start reading, writing, and math. Teachers sometimes give short lessons to kids at this level, but mostly they guide them and help them focus on their work.

    Montessori students also start working for longer periods of uninterrupted time in primary school. They also start to develop intense focus and concentration. This is one of the benchmarks for moving on to elementary school.

    There are four main areas of the primary school Montessori curriculum: 

    Practical life: Kids take care of themselves, the environment, and learn grace and courtesy. They also work on their physical coordination. This is meant to improve their organization, social skills, and sense of responsibility.

    Sensory exploration: Kids order, classify, and describe sensory impressions of length, width, temperature, mass, colour, pitch, and the like.

    Math: In Montessori math, kids use manipulative materials to learn different math concepts. These include number, symbol, sequence, and operations.   

    Language arts: Kids work on speech, written expression, reading, grammar, and the creative arts. They learn to express their thoughts and feelings orally and in writing.

    For more details about the Montessori preschool curriculum and the Montessori teaching methods (preschool), read our preschool curriculum guidecomparison of Montessori to other preschools, and our guides to kindergarten and daycare. You can also check out our guides to Montessori curriculum and teaching approaches.

    Benefits of Montessori preschool

    Montessori preschool, at both the toddler and primary level, has a lot of benefits. It can foster independence, responsibility, and social skills. And, its focus on sensory exploration and cognitive learning can be very engaging for many kids. And, most Montessori preschools, like Waldorf and Reggio Emilia preschools have dedicated (and certified) teachers, who promote children's learning with a structured classroom, individualized lesson plans, and engaging materials.

    Montessori preschools work especially well for kids who are strong listeners, have good attention spans, and are motivated to learn. On the other hand, kids with severe learning, developmental, behavioural disorders, or other special needs, may need extra support. 

    For more details, see our article on Montessori benefits. To learn about the pros and cons of preschool in general, read our guide.

    Paying for Montessori preschool

    Tuition for Montessori schools and preschools across Canada continues to decline. You will find some accredited programs which cost $6,000 or less per year. There are also other ways to afford a Montessori school or preschool. They include:












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