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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 NameTypeApproachCost

Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
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]
  • Montessori
$8,925 to $18,900
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Guidepost Montessori at Toronto (est. 2016)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
Guidepost Montessori at Toronto is a new Montessori school coming to the GTA. At Guidepost, we offer an authentic Montessori experience as well as a global education that extends beyond the classroom walls. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$12,600 to $22,000

TMS (est. 1961)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (775 students)
TMS is a leading, accredited independent school that offers a unique design of Montessori and International Baccalaureate programmes. Our students thrive in academics while building a foundation of Significance. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
$17,485 to $31,350
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• User reviews (1)

Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School (est. 2000)  

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

Royal Cachet Montessori School (est. 2006)  

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

The Clover School (est. 1996)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
Our innovative curriculum combines Montessori essentials with heart-centred learning practices designed to nurture the ​mind​, heart, health, and soul of each child. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$18,810 to $22,100

Westside Montessori School (est. 2008)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$19,700 to $21,900
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Hillfield Strathallan College (est. 1901)  

  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1230 students)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
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]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$8,213 to $50,230
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• User reviews (1)

Peel Montessori Private School (est. 1992)  

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

Pine Lake Montessori School   

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

OMS Montessori (est. 1966)  

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

Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) (est. 1969)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
RMS is an award-winning progressive private school. Our structured enriched programme cultivates character, leadership, respect and cultural diversity while developing each child’s 21st century skills and a STEM mindset. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$7,900 to $14,600
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Century Private School (est. 1994)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
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]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$16,550 to $26,800

Ellington Montessori School (est. 1990)  

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

The Maria Montessori School (est. 1991)  

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

Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus (est. 1995)  

  • North York, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
CMS' aim is to prepare all children to reach their full potential (academically, artistically, & physically) and to play a responsible role in protecting the global environment and fostering peace and harmony. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,750 to $17,950

Trinity Montessori School (est. 1999)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
Trinity Montessori School offers programs from toddler to grade six in Markham, Ontario. Its average class size is nine students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$11,000 to $13,000

Northstar Montessori Private School (est. 1996)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
Northstar Montessori offers an authentic Montessori curriculum for 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]
  • Montessori
$9,800 to $15,400

La Villa Montessori School (est. 2012)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (31 students)
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]
  • Montessori
$9,000 to $16,350
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Montessori School of Calgary   

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

Shining Light Montessori School (est. 2011)  

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

Bishop Hamilton Montessori School (est. 1983)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School is a Christian Montessori school in Ottawa, Ontario, with classes from Infants to grade eight. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$12,575 to $20,215
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Alive Montessori & Private School (est. 2014)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
NOW WITH LICENSED DAYCARE! Bring your child for a free trial to let him or her experience the difference. Don't be surprised if he or she doesn't want to go home at the end of the day! [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • Waldorf
$8,500 to $15,500
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reviews (1)

• User reviews (1)

Parkdale Montessori School (est. 2007)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (78 students)
The School offers authentic Montessori education, individualized learning, accommodations to meet each child’s needs, hands-on learning, enriched curriculum, and outdoor exploration. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$14,700 to $17,550

Unionville Montessori Private Schools (est. 1987)  

  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
UMS offers year advanced programs from pre-school to grade eight. Our hallmark is a clear focus on high expectations blending academic success with the character development of the individual child. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$8,000 to $15,250

Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering (est. 1984)  

  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
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]
  • Montessori
$9,000 to $13,000

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

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

Central Montessori Schools - York Mills (est. 1995)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
CMS' aim is to prepare all children to reach their full potential (academically, artistically, & physically) and to play a responsible role in protecting the global environment and fostering peace and harmony. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,750 to $19,900

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

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

Avalon Children's Montessori School (est. 2000)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
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]
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox$7,115 to $22,275

Humberside Montessori School (est. 1987)  

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

Tall Pines School (est. 1987)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
Tall Pines School in Brampton provides enhanced Montessori and traditional classes from Infant to Grade Eight, is the longest accredited CCMA Montessori school in Canada, and is a leader in 21st Century education. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$14,970 to $19,970

Hatch House Montessori School (est. 2005)  

  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for his/her uniqueness and is taught accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,950 to $14,000

Aurora Montessori School (est. 1989)  

  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (395 students)
Aurora Montessori School offers an extensive, nurturing, enriched program for 395 day students from Toddler to Grade 8 including an Outdoor Ed Classroom and the option to earn an OSSD credit in Grade 9 Academic Math. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • Reggio Emilia
$10,500 to $16,200

Maria Montessori School (est. 1975)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
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]
  • Montessori
$7,000 to $16,000

Richmond Hill Montessori Private School (est. 1986)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
Richmond Hill Montessori Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$23,000 to $25,000

Kaban Montessori School (est. 2002)  

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

Cornerstone Montessori Prep School (est. 1990)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
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]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Montessori
$13,750 to $24,000

Montessori Jewish Day School (est. 2000)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
MJDS inspires a lifetime love for learning in a nurturing environment that fosters respect for oneself, the community and the world, guided by the shared values of Judaism and Montessori education. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,125 to $18,400

ABC Montessori (est. 1995)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
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]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$6,600 to $10,000

Trillium School (est. 1991)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
Trillium School is a private school that offers programs from pre-school to grade twelve in Markham with Montessori-based kindergarten. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$7,600 to $41,500

J. Addison School (est. 2002)  

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

Bannockburn (est. 1993)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
Bannockburn School leads in Montessori education by offering an exceptional, enriched Montessori curriculum in a nurturing environment carefully prepared to meet the needs of children in the formative years of childhood. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$15,900 to $25,600

Liberty Prep School   

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
Liberty Prep offers programs from Toddler - Gr. 6 in downtown Toronto. Our environment combines a beautifully renovated building with well-trained and passionate teachers. Reach out to discover what we do differently. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$12,000 to $16,500
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Meadow Green Academy (est. 1995)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
Meadow Green Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$9,050 to $15,990

Silver Maple Montessori Private School   

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

Braemar House School (est. 1996)  

  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (106 students)
Braemar House School is a not-for-profit elementary school that proves each day that children thrive in a nurturing environment that offers personalized attention. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox$13,357
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Dearcroft Montessori School (est. 1968)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
Offering Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by dedicated teachers. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,600 to $23,000

Wishing Well Schools (est. 1978)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (105 students)
  • Day school (138 students)
Wishing Well Schools has an academically advanced program from 18 months to Grade 8. Montessori program from 18 months to 6 years old, accelerated academic program from Grade 1 to 8 with 21st c. teaching and learning. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$13,600 to $14,500

Montessori House of Children (est. 1974)  

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

Atelier Kids Early Learning & Care   

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

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

  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • Boarding school (0 students)
  • Homestay school (0 students)
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. We also offer March Break and Summer Camps for working parents. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$9,700 to $11,500

Toronto French Montessori (est. 2000)  

  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (60 students)
Toronto French Montessori offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in North York. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$7,620 to $15,704
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• User reviews (1)

Sunrise Montessori School (est. 1988)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
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]
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
$10,500 to $16,500
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• User reviews (2)

Acorn Montessori   

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

Rotherglen School - Mississauga (est. 1979)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
Rotherglen School - MISSISSAUGA is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. The average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$7,800 to $17,900

Ellesmere Montessori School   

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

Wheatley School (est. 1986)  

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


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 NameTypeApproachCost

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

  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
Founded in 1990, Yip's Montessori Program cater to children from 1.5 to 6 years old. Yip's four campuses are located in Markham, Unionville and Thornhill. [View profile]
    $7,750 to $12,900

    Bond Academy (est. 1978)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    • Day school (350 students)
    Bond Academy is a private, co-educational, non-denominational independent school with students from Montessori Casa to Grade 12. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    $13,000 to $16,000

    Ashwood Glen (est. 2019)  

    • Burlington, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (260 students)
    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]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $14,000 to $20,000

    Town Centre Private Schools (est. 1986)  

    • Markham, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (1050 students)
    Town Centre Montessori Private Schools, located in Markham, Ontario, is an IB Continuum World school and offers programs from pre-school to grade 12. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    $5,450 to $16,900

    SimplySmart Child Care & Montessori (est. 2012)  

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
    • Day school (145 students)
    We provide infant, toddler, preschool and CASA programs for your child. Our CASA program is based on the curriculum developed by Maria Montessori. We are located in Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan and Toronto. [View profile]
      $570 to $720 /2 Weeks




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      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.

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      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
      Ashwood Glen
    • Burlington, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (260 students)
    • $9,900 to $18,900
    • July 08, 2020 10:00 am
      Ashwood Glen
    • Burlington, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (260 students)
    • $9,900 to $18,900
    • July 15, 2020 10:00 am
      Ashwood Glen
    • Burlington, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (260 students)
    • $9,900 to $18,900
    • July 22, 2020 10:00 am
      Ashwood Glen
    • Burlington, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (260 students)
    • $9,900 to $18,900
    • August 05, 2020 10:00 am
      Ashwood Glen
    • Burlington, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (260 students)
    • $9,900 to $18,900
    • August 12, 2020 10:00 am
      Ashwood Glen
    • Burlington, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (260 students)
    • $9,900 to $18,900
    • August 19, 2020 10:00 am
      Ashwood Glen
    • Burlington, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (260 students)
    • $9,900 to $18,900
    • August 26, 2020 10:00 am
      Northstar Montessori Private School
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    • $9,800 to $15,400
    • November 28, 2020 10:00 amNorthstar Montessori
      4900 Tomken Rd. Mississauga Ontario L4W1J8
      Northstar Montessori Private School
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    • $9,800 to $15,400
    • January 23, 2021 10:00 amNorthstar Montessori
      4900 Tomken Rd. Mississauga Ontario L4W1J8
      Northstar Montessori Private School
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    • $9,800 to $15,400
    • February 06, 2021 10:00 amNorthstar Montessori
      4900 Tomken Rd. Mississauga Ontario L4W1J8



      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)
      Guidepost Montessori at Toronto
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (50 students)
    • Nursery/Toddler - 6
      TMS
    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (775 students)
    • $18,300 to $31,350
    • $25,700 to $31,350K - 12
      Yip’s Music & Montessori School
    • Unionville, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
    • Day school
    • $6,750 to $11,200
    • $10,850 to $11,200
      Hillfield Strathallan College
    • Hamilton, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (1230 students)
    • Homestay school (40 students)
    • $16,428 to $28,775
    • $16,428 to $28,77510%JK - 12$4,500
      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
      Ellington Montessori School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • $7,900 to $14,000
    • $7,900 to $14,0005%1 - 8$3,000
      Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (200 students)
    • $9,315 to $16,170
    • $13,760 to $16,170Nursery/Toddler - 8
      Alive Montessori & Private School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • $8,500 to $15,500
    • $14,500 to $15,50020%JK - 6$2,000
      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 (395 students)
    • 7%Preschool - 8$1,000
      Montessori Jewish Day School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (115 students)
    • $7,900 to $17,900
    • $14,000 to $17,90020%1 - 8$5,000
      Bannockburn
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (200 students)
    • $14,900 to $25,100
    • $25,100
      Atelier Kids Early Learning & Care
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to Preschool (Coed)
    • Day school (70 students)
    • $2,300 to $27,600
    • $2,300 to $27,600Nursery/Toddler - Preschool



       
       
      Primary curriculum
      Secondary curriculum
      Curriculum pace
      Academic culture
      Average class size
      Language immersion
      Special needs support
      Tech integration
      Clanmore Montessori School
    • Oakville, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (175 students)
    • $8,250 to $17,500
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
      Guidepost Montessori at Toronto
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (50 students)
    • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
      TMS
    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (775 students)
    • $18,300 to $31,350
    • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedRigorousNo support
      Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
    • Day school (24 students)
    • $6,500 to $11,000
    • MontessoriStandard-enriched10 to 15No support
      Royal Cachet Montessori School
    • Markham, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
    • Day school (200 students)
    • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive3 to 8No support
      The Clover School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    • $17,173 to $19,888
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal Assistance
      Yip’s Music & Montessori School
    • Unionville, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
    • Day school
    • $6,750 to $11,200
    • Student-pacedSupportive5 to 13No support
      Westside Montessori School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (100 students)
    • $18,700 to $20,700
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 24No support
      Hillfield Strathallan College
    • Hamilton, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (1230 students)
    • Homestay school (40 students)
    • $16,428 to $28,775
    • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 20No supportHeavy integration
      Bond Academy
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    • Day school (350 students)
    • $13,000 to $16,000
    • Liberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 15Full-time Dedicated ClassMedium integration
      Ashwood Glen
    • Burlington, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (260 students)
    • $9,900 to $18,900
    • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 16Indirect SupportMedium integration
      Peel Montessori Private School
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (150 students)
    • $7,500 to $15,000
    • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
      Pine Lake Montessori School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
    • Day school (70 students)
    • $12,700 to $14,500
    • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24No supportLight integration
      OMS Montessori
    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    • $12,864 to $21,384
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive16 to 25Withdrawal AssistanceLight integration
      Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
    • Brampton, Ontario
    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (460 students)
    • $7,900 to $14,600
    • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 18No supportHeavy integration
      Century Private School
    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • $16,500 to $26,800
    • TraditionalMontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous10 to 20No supportLight integration
      Ellington Montessori School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • $7,900 to $14,000
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
      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
      Town Centre Private Schools
    • Markham, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (1050 students)
    • $7,050 to $17,450
    • TraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive15 to 24No support
      Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus
    • North York, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportiveNo support
      Trinity Montessori School
    • Markham, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (120 students)
    • $10,000 to $11,000
    • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo support
      Northstar Montessori Private School
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    • $9,800 to $15,400
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
      La Villa Montessori School
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
    • Day school (31 students)
    • $8,100 to $15,608
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveResource Assistance
      Montessori School of Calgary
    • Calgary, Alberta
    • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (85 students)
    • $8,280 to $13,500
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveIndirect SupportLight integration
      Shining Light Montessori School
    • Maple, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
    • Day school (30 students)
    • $10,200 to $11,600
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedNo support
      Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (200 students)
    • $9,315 to $16,170
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceLight integration
      Alive Montessori & Private School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • $8,500 to $15,500
    • MontessoriWaldorfAcceleratedRigorous10 to 16No supportLight integration
      Parkdale Montessori School
    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
    • Day school (78 students)
    • $14,700 to $18,695
    • MontessoriStudent-paced15 to 24Indirect Support
      Unionville Montessori Private Schools
    • Unionville, Ontario
    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (900 students)
    • $8,000 to $15,250
    • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous18 to 24No supportHeavy integration
      Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
    • Pickering, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (200 students)
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
      The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus
    • Milton, Ontario
    • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
    • Day school (69 students)
    • $13,230 to $13,230
    • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive9 to 24No supportLight integration
      Central Montessori Schools - York Mills
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (600 students)
    • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo support
      The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus
    • Nobleton, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • $16,550 to $17,465
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
      Avalon Children's Montessori School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (90 students)
    • $6,400 to $20,400
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportMedium integration
      Humberside Montessori School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (328 students)
    • MontessoriNo support
      Tall Pines School
    • Brampton, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (400 students)
    • $8,720 to $19,748
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18No supportLight integration
      Hatch House Montessori School
    • Whitby, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
      Aurora Montessori School
    • Aurora, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (395 students)
    • MontessoriReggio EmiliaStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Partial IntegrationMedium integration
      Maria Montessori School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (120 students)
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo 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
      SimplySmart Child Care & Montessori
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
    • Day school (145 students)
    • $570 to $720
    • Standard-enrichedSupportiveResource Assistance
      Kaban Montessori School
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (147 students)
    • $14,500 to $15,000
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24No support
      Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (130 students)
    • Liberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15No support
      Montessori Jewish Day School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (115 students)
    • $7,900 to $17,900
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 24Indirect SupportLight integration
      ABC Montessori
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
    • Day school (100 students)
    • Day school (50 students)
    • $9,200 to $9,800
    • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 14No supportLight integration
      Trillium School
    • Markham, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (60 students)
    • Day school (320 students)
    • Boarding school (30 students)
    • $10,500 to $36,000
    • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
      J. Addison School
    • Markham, Ontario
    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    • $16,400 to $40,800
    • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 15No supportLight integration
      Bannockburn
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (200 students)
    • $14,900 to $25,100
    • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 20Resource AssistanceLight integration
      Liberty Prep School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (140 students)
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous15 to 26No support
      Meadow Green Academy
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (150 students)
    • $14,990 to $14,990
    • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous12Resource Assistance
      Silver Maple Montessori Private School
    • Milton, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
    • Day school (63 students)
    • $12,000 to $12,500
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
      Braemar House School
    • Brantford, Ontario
    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (106 students)
    • $13,357 to $13,357
    • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy 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
      Wishing Well Schools
    • Markham, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (105 students)
    • Day school (138 students)
    • $14,500 to $14,500
    • ProgressiveMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 18No supportMedium integration
      Montessori House of Children
    • Brantford, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
    • Day school (41 students)
    • MontessoriStandard-enriched8No support
      Atelier Kids Early Learning & Care
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to Preschool (Coed)
    • Day school (70 students)
    • $2,300 to $27,600
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18Resource Assistance
      Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
    • Oshawa, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (140 students)
    • Boarding school (Varies)
    • Homestay school (Varies)
    • $9,700 to $11,500
    • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 15Indirect SupportMedium integration
      Toronto French Montessori
    • Stouffville, Ontario
    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (50 students)
    • Day school (60 students)
    • $7,470 to $15,396
    • MontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
      Sunrise Montessori School
    • Markham, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (200 students)
    • $11,500 to $19,800
    • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedSupportive10 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
      Acorn Montessori
    • Thornbury, Ontario
    • Preschool to SK (Coed)
    • Day school (16 students)
    • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive16No support
      Rotherglen School - Mississauga
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (400 students)
    • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No supportLight integration
      Ellesmere Montessori School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (60 students)
    • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
      Wheatley School
    • St. Catharines, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (160 students)
    • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18Indirect Support





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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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      Clanmore Montessori School
    • Oakville, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (175 students)
    • $8,250 to $17,500
    • Guidepost Montessori at Toronto
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (50 students)
    • TMS
    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (775 students)
    • $18,300 to $31,350
    • Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
    • Day school (24 students)
    • $6,500 to $11,000
    • Royal Cachet Montessori School
    • Markham, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
    • Day school (200 students)
    • The Clover School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    • $17,173 to $19,888
    • Yip’s Music & Montessori School
    • Unionville, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
    • Day school
    • $6,750 to $11,200
    • Westside Montessori School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (100 students)
    • $18,700 to $20,700
    • Hillfield Strathallan College
    • Hamilton, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (1230 students)
    • Homestay school (40 students)
    • $16,428 to $28,775
    • Bond Academy
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    • Day school (350 students)
    • $13,000 to $16,000
    • Ashwood Glen
    • Burlington, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (260 students)
    • $9,900 to $18,900
    • Peel Montessori Private School
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (150 students)
    • $7,500 to $15,000
    • Pine Lake Montessori School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
    • Day school (70 students)
    • $12,700 to $14,500
    • OMS Montessori
    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    • $12,864 to $21,384
    • Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
    • Brampton, Ontario
    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (460 students)
    • $7,900 to $14,600
    • Century Private School
    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • $16,500 to $26,800
    • Ellington Montessori School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • $7,900 to $14,000
    • The Maria Montessori School
    • Surrey, British Columbia
    • Preschool to K (Coed)
    • Day school (20 students)
    • $3,500 to $3,900
    • Town Centre Private Schools
    • Markham, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (1050 students)
    • $7,050 to $17,450
    • Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus
    • North York, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    • Trinity Montessori School
    • Markham, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (120 students)
    • $10,000 to $11,000
    • Northstar Montessori Private School
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    • $9,800 to $15,400
    • La Villa Montessori School
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
    • Day school (31 students)
    • $8,100 to $15,608
    • Montessori School of Calgary
    • Calgary, Alberta
    • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (85 students)
    • $8,280 to $13,500
    • Shining Light Montessori School
    • Maple, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
    • Day school (30 students)
    • $10,200 to $11,600
    • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (200 students)
    • $9,315 to $16,170
    • Alive Montessori & Private School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • $8,500 to $15,500
    • Parkdale Montessori School
    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
    • Day school (78 students)
    • $14,700 to $18,695
    • Unionville Montessori Private Schools
    • Unionville, Ontario
    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (900 students)
    • $8,000 to $15,250
    • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
    • Pickering, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (200 students)
    • The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus
    • Milton, Ontario
    • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
    • Day school (69 students)
    • $13,230 to $13,230
    • Central Montessori Schools - York Mills
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (600 students)
    • The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus
    • Nobleton, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • $16,550 to $17,465
    • Avalon Children's Montessori School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (90 students)
    • $6,400 to $20,400
    • Humberside Montessori School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (328 students)
    • Tall Pines School
    • Brampton, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (400 students)
    • $8,720 to $19,748
    • Hatch House Montessori School
    • Whitby, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • Aurora Montessori School
    • Aurora, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (395 students)
    • Maria Montessori School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (120 students)
    • Richmond Hill Montessori Private School
    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (600 students)
    • $21,000 to $23,500
    • SimplySmart Child Care & Montessori
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
    • Day school (145 students)
    • $570 to $720
    • Kaban Montessori School
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (147 students)
    • $14,500 to $15,000
    • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (130 students)
    • Montessori Jewish Day School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (115 students)
    • $7,900 to $17,900
    • ABC Montessori
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
    • Day school (100 students)
    • Day school (50 students)
    • $9,200 to $9,800
    • Trillium School
    • Markham, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (60 students)
    • Day school (320 students)
    • Boarding school (30 students)
    • $10,500 to $36,000
    • J. Addison School
    • Markham, Ontario
    • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (300 students)
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    • $16,400 to $40,800
    • Bannockburn
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (200 students)
    • $14,900 to $25,100
    • Liberty Prep School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (140 students)
    • Meadow Green Academy
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (150 students)
    • $14,990 to $14,990
    • Silver Maple Montessori Private School
    • Milton, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
    • Day school (63 students)
    • $12,000 to $12,500
    • Braemar House School
    • Brantford, Ontario
    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (106 students)
    • $13,357 to $13,357
    • Dearcroft Montessori School
    • Oakville, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (170 students)
    • $8,500 to $20,500
    • Wishing Well Schools
    • Markham, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (105 students)
    • Day school (138 students)
    • $14,500 to $14,500
    • Montessori House of Children
    • Brantford, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
    • Day school (41 students)
    • Atelier Kids Early Learning & Care
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to Preschool (Coed)
    • Day school (70 students)
    • $2,300 to $27,600
    • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
    • Oshawa, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (140 students)
    • Boarding school (Varies)
    • Homestay school (Varies)
    • $9,700 to $11,500
    • Toronto French Montessori
    • Stouffville, Ontario
    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (50 students)
    • Day school (60 students)
    • $7,470 to $15,396
    • Sunrise Montessori School
    • Markham, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (200 students)
    • $11,500 to $19,800
    • Acorn Montessori
    • Thornbury, Ontario
    • Preschool to SK (Coed)
    • Day school (16 students)
    • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (400 students)
    • Ellesmere Montessori School
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
    • Day school (60 students)
    • Wheatley School
    • St. Catharines, Ontario
    • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
    • Day school (160 students)








    • 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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