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




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.




 
Oakville, Ontario
Trafalgar Road/Dundas
 
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"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, instilling a "Love of Learning!"" —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $15,695 to $17,375
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Oakville, Ontario
Winston Churchill/Lakeshore Road East
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,000 to $20,000
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Toronto, Ontario
Spadina Ave/College Street
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $21,500 to $23,900
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"We identify the experiences that facilitate education that empowers the individual and fosters a community of collaborative contributors through interdisciplinary, integrated integrated projects." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $9,565 to $32,000
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Richmond Hill, Ontario
Bayview/Hwy 407
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $20,850 to $36,770
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Scarborough, Ontario
Kennedy Road/Progress Avenue
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $11,158 to $17,500
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Toronto, Ontario
 
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"At Central Montessori School (CMS), young minds are inspired to be creative, innovative, and inquisitive. We cultivate bright, young leaders and strong communicators ready for the 21st century." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $9,400 to $21,200
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Richmond Hill, Ontario
Yonge Street/Silverwood Ave.
 
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"Century Private School in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with small class ratio to ensure best learning for our students." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $18,500 to $28,500
  • Day school
  • 0 students
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Mississauga, Ontario
Lakeshore Road/Southdown
 
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"Peel Montessori and Carrington College div. students learn above grade level for subjects of strength. Individualized curriculum, advanced academic strategies, and character development give students a personal edge." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $9,500 to $18,500
  • Day school
  • 150 students
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Toronto, Ontario
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $12,500 to $19,900
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Markham, Ontario
14th Ave/Kennedy
 
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"Trillium School is a private school that offers programs from pre-school to grade twelve in Markham with Montessori-based kindergarten." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $8,200 to $41,500
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Markham, Ontario
Woodbine/16th Avenue
 
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"Trinity Montessori School offers programs from toddler to grade six in Markham, Ontario. Its average class size is nine students." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $12,000 to $14,000
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Toronto, Ontario
Dufferin St/Lawrence Ave W
 
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"Leonardo Da Vinci Academy provides exceptional schooling for the formative years. Our unique curriculum aims to instil a love of learning and challenges students to develop their full potential." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $10,500 to $18,300
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Brantford, Ontario
Charlotte St/Chatham St
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $12,000 to $13,000
  • Day school
  • 41 students
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Mississauga, Ontario
Hurontario St/Matheson Blvd E
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $9,950 to $11,500
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Toronto, Ontario
Bloor/Spadina
 
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"Guidepost is a new Montessori school coming to Toronto [Annex], 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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $20,700 to $25,350
  • Day school
  • 100 students
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Kanata, Ontario
Eagleson Road/Stonehaven Drive
 
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"For 50 years, Kanata Montessori has offered excellent learning environments for students to grow emotionally, socially and academically into a positive global citizen." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $16,750 to $22,500
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Oakville, Ontario
QEW/Ford Drive / Ninth Line
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $6,000 to $17,000
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Toronto, Ontario
University Ave./Dundas street
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; Montessori
  • $15,800 to $26,000
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St. Catharines, Ontario
Edinburgh Dr/Scott Street
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $7,300 to $15,200
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Ottawa, Ontario
Baseline Rd./Woodroffe Ave.
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $6,183 to $22,970
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Toronto, Ontario
Queen Street East/Glen Manor Drive
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $7,775 to $23,500
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Oshawa, Ontario
Wilson Road/Adelaide Ave
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $10,400 to $14,000
  • Day, Homestay
  • 187 students
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Mississauga, Ontario
 
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"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" —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $9,800 to $16,990
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North Vancouver, British Columbia
Keith Rd/Lynnmouth Ave
 
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"Collaborative and engaging, North Star's programs put students at the center of their learning and quest for knowledge." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 7 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $8,550 to $16,785
  • Day school
  • 110 students
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North York / Scarborough, Ontario
Victoria Park/Lawrence
 
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"Nurturing innate love for learning, we offer independent educational chances for young children to cultivate lifelong knowledge and self discovery." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $8,500 to $13,500
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Aurora, Ontario
St. John Sideroad/Yonge St.
 
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"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!" —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $14,200 to $23,300
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Markham, Ontario
Denison/Warden
 
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"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!" —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,500 to $16,500
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North York, Ontario
Sheppard Avenue East/Victoria Park Avenue
 
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"Head Start Montessori was founded in 2002, on the premise that children need a warm, loving and authentic Montessori environment for them to grow into well-adjusted and peaceful beings. H.S.M. is a home away from home." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $14,500 to $18,500
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Whitby, Ontario
Brock Street South/Dundas Streer West
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $12,250 to $15,750
  • Day school
  • 0 students
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Richmond Hill, Ontario
Major Mackenzie/Bayview Avenue
 
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"Richmond Hill Montessori Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $25,000 to $26,800
  • Day school
  • 600 students
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Brantford, Ontario
Fairview Drive/North Park Street
 
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"Braemar House School is a not-for-profit elementary school that proves each day that children thrive in a nurturing environment." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $15,328
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Hamilton, Ontario
Garth Street/Fennell Avenue West
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $21,123 to $33,334
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Toronto, Ontario
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $17,975 to $27,300
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Mississauga, Ontario
Tomken Rd./Eglinton Ave. E
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,800 to $16,900
  • Day school
  • 300 students
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Pickering, Ontario
whites/kingston road
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $12,000 to $14,000
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Toronto, Ontario
Lawrence Ave./Bathurst St.
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $15,611 to $25,160
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Oakville, Ontario
Lakeshore Road East/Bel Air Drive
 
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"Offering Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by dedicated teachers. We have three campuses in Oakville, delivering exceptional Montessori Programs." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,300 to $24,800
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Newmarket, Ontario
 
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"LMMH was established in 2003, the school offers a unique French Immersion Program as well as an English Program for children from 2 ½ to 13 years of age. Our students also learn to ski, golf, play tennis and more." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $13,500 to $15,500
  • Day school
  • 120 students
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Fredericton, New Brunswick
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $9,500 to $14,500
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Unionville, Ontario
Kennedy Road/16th Avenue
 
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"UC offers year-ahead advanced programs from pre-school to Grade 10. We blend high standards for academic success with the social and emotional development of the individual child." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $10,650 to $19,400
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Ottawa, Ontario
Alta Vista Drive/Industrial Road
 
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"OMS Montessori is a non for profit, independent school offering separate French and English programs within a world class Montessori environment." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $9,765 to $16,850
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Port Perry, Ontario
Reach St/Old Simcoe Rd
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $8,000 to $12,000
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Mississauga, Ontario
Glen Erin/Dundas
 
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"Kaban Montessori School is a CCMA accredited school in the west area of Mississauga . Our environments foster each child's interests and abilities while supporting them to achieve their full potential." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $1,720 to $1,770
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Pickering, Ontario
Kingston/Altona
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $8,400 to $21,000
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Toronto, Ontario
Bathurst St./Eglinton Ave. West
 
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  • Gr. Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum; Waldorf
  • $15,500 to $17,500
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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.



 

Bond Academy


Toronto, Ontario
Ellesmere Rd/Birchmount Rd
 
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"Our Beyond the Books approach provides opportunities for success in class & beyond; nurturing the growth of students' confidence & self-esteem, to take risks when learning, to reach their personal & academic potential.

  1. Character Education
  2. Free Before/After School Program
  3. Weekly Swimming Lessons
  4. Early start French Classes

—From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $7,000 to $16,000
 
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Burlington, Ontario
Walkers Line/Fairveiw Street
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $14,000 to $20,000
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Mississauga, Ontario
Erin Mills Pkwy/Millcreek Drive
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $13,000 to $18,000
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Markham, Ontario
Woodbine/HWY 7
 
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"Wishing Well Schools offers a comprehensive academic program catering to a wide age range, spanning from 18 months to Grade 8. Our curriculum includes a Montessori program designed for children aged 18 months to 6 years." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $17,500 to $17,700
  • Day school
  • 295 students
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Mississauga, Ontario
Hurontario/Queensway
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $7,070 to $11,960
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Toronto, Ontario
Lower Spadina/Bathurst
 
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"At Free Spirit MDT, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment. Learning in a intimate setting, we are able to take into consideration and encourage the free spirit of each child." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $11,600 to $15,700
  • Day school
  • 16 students
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Markham, Ontario
Kennedy Road/Steeles Avenue
 
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"Located in Markham, Ontario, Town Centre Private Schools is an International Baccalaureate® Continuum School offering a Montessori Pre-School program as well as an IB Elementary School and optional IB Diploma Programme." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $3,690 to $18,950
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Unionville, Ontario
Brimley Road/14th Ave
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $9,480 to $15,840
  • Day school
  • 0 students
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Toronto, Ontario
Prince Edward Dr N/Bloor Street West
 
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"Prince Edward Montessori School offers programs for various grades in Toronto. Its average class size is ten to 16 students. " —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $7,325 to $14,934
  • Day school
  • 100 students
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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
Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • April 24, 2024 11:30 amAshwood Glen
    3430 Fairview St. Burlington ON L7N 2R5
    Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • April 24, 2024 11:30 amAshwood Glen School
    3430 Fairview Street Burlington Ontario L7N 2R5
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $7,400 to $17,250
  • April 27, 2024 10:00 amTown Centre Private Schools
    155 Clayton Drive Markham Ontario L3R7P3
    Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1285 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $19,349 to $32,052
  • May 02, 2024 5:30 pm299
    Fennell Avenue West Hamilton Ontario L9C 1G2
    Leonardo Da Vinci Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $10,500 to $18,300
  • May 10, 2024 10:00 amLeonardo Da Vinci Academy
    901 Lawrence Avenue West Toronto Ontario M6A 1C3
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $7,400 to $17,250
  • June 08, 2024 10:00 amTown Centre Private Schools
    155 Clayton Drive Markham Ontario L3R7P3
    Wishing Well Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • Day school (148 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,700
  • October 19, 2024 10:00 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)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • $10,600 to $32,0001%Preschool - 12$5,000
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (870 students)
  • $19,100 to $32,700
  • $26,750 to $32,700Preschool - 12
    Leonardo Da Vinci Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $10,500 to $18,300
  • $18,30015%1 - 8$5,000
    Guidepost Montessori
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Nursery/Toddler - 8
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $6,183 to $18,375
  • $6,183 to $18,375Nursery/Toddler - 8
    Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $7,200 to $22,275
  • $14,725 to $22,2755%1 - 8$10,000
    Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • $15,990
    North Star Montessori Elementary School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (110 students)
  • $8,550 to $16,785
  • $15,840 to $16,785K - 7
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $19,400 to $22,150
  • $19,400 to $22,1507%Preschool - 8$1,000
    Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1285 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $19,349 to $32,052
  • $19,349 to $32,05210%JK - 12$4,500
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $17,975 to $27,300
  • $27,300
    Yip’s Music & Montessori School
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $9,480 to $15,840
  • $15,420 to $15,840
    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



     
     
    Primary curriculum
    Secondary curriculum
    Curriculum pace
    Academic culture
    Average class size
    Language immersion
    Special needs support
    Tech integration
    Bond Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (12 students)
  • Day school (338 students)
  • $13,500 to $16,800
  • Liberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 18Full-time Dedicated ClassMedium integration
    Trafalgar Ridge Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (84 students)
  • $13,195 to $14,195
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 18No supportMedium integration
    Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 16Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (185 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Westside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (155 students)
  • $18,700 to $20,700
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 24No support
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceMedium integration
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (870 students)
  • $19,100 to $32,700
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedRigorousNo support
    Enquiring Minds Montessori
  • Scarborough, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $11,158 to $17,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous10 to 24No supportMedium integration
    Central Montessori Schools
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • $12,500 to $20,000
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo 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
    Humberside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • $12,500 to $19,900
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveFull-time Dedicated ClassLight integration
    Western Heights Montessori Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • No support
    Wishing Well Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • Day school (148 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,700
  • ProgressiveAcceleratedRigorous15 to 20No supportMedium integration
    Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Boarding school (30 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
    Leonardo Da Vinci Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $10,500 to $18,300
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorousNo support
    Montessori House of Children
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (41 students)
  • MontessoriStandard-enriched8No support
    ABC Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $5,140 to $10,850
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorousNo supportLight integration
    Guidepost Montessori
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive1 to 10No supportLight integration
    Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 15Resource AssistanceHeavy integration
    La Villa Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $8,100 to $15,608
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveResource Assistance
    Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • $7,070 to $11,960
  • Standard-enriched10 to 15No support
    Free Spirit Montessori Downtown
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (16 students)
  • $11,600 to $15,700
  • Student-pacedSupportive8 to 16Resource Assistance
    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 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
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $6,183 to $18,375
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    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
    Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $7,200 to $22,275
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportMedium integration
    Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • Day school
  • $1,020 to $11,500
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 16Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 12No supportMedium integration
    North Star Montessori Elementary School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (110 students)
  • $8,550 to $16,785
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Curlew Montessori School
  • North York / Scarborough, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • $8,500 to $13,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive20 to 24No supportLight integration
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $19,400 to $22,150
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Partial IntegrationMedium 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
    Head Start Montessori School
  • North York, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • Day school (64 students)
  • $14,500 to $18,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $12,250 to $15,750
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Richmond Hill Montessori Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $25,000 to $26,800
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous16 to 20No supportMedium integration
    Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (123 students)
  • $15,328 to $15,328
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1285 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $19,349 to $32,052
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 20No supportHeavy integration
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $17,975 to $27,300
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24Resource AssistanceLight integration
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,500 to $16,350
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $12 to $14,000
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    The Clover School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $25,160 to $25,160
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveIndirect SupportLight 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
    La Maison Montessori House
  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • MontessoriNo support
    Yip’s Music & Montessori School
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $9,480 to $15,840
  • Student-pacedSupportive5 to 13No support
    Prince Edward Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • AcceleratedSupportive10 to 16No support
    Fredericton Montessori Academy
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $9,500 to $14,500
  • MontessoriAcceleratedRigorousIndirect SupportLight integration
    Unionville College
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $10,650 to $19,400
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous18 to 24Partial IntegrationHeavy 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
    The Children's House Montessori School
  • Port Perry, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $9,500 to $11,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedNo support
    Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • $1,720 to $1,770
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24No support
    École Montessori
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
  • $8,400 to $17,000
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous5 to 18No supportLight 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





     Legend:

     ADHD

    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
     Multiple physical
     
     
    Bond Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (12 students)
  • Day school (338 students)
  • $13,500 to $16,800
  • Trafalgar Ridge Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (84 students)
  • $13,195 to $14,195
  • Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (185 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • Westside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (155 students)
  • $18,700 to $20,700
  • Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (870 students)
  • $19,100 to $32,700
  • Enquiring Minds Montessori
  • Scarborough, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $11,158 to $17,500
  • Central Montessori Schools
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • $12,500 to $20,000
  • 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
  • Humberside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • $12,500 to $19,900
  • Western Heights Montessori Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Wishing Well Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • Day school (148 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,700
  • Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Boarding school (30 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
  • Leonardo Da Vinci Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $10,500 to $18,300
  • Montessori House of Children
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (41 students)
  • ABC Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $5,140 to $10,850
  • Guidepost Montessori
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • La Villa Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $8,100 to $15,608
  • Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • $7,070 to $11,960
  • Free Spirit Montessori Downtown
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school (16 students)
  • $11,600 to $15,700
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $15,800 to $18,960
  • Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $6,183 to $18,375
  • Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $7,400 to $17,250
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $7,200 to $22,275
  • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • Day school
  • $1,020 to $11,500
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • North Star Montessori Elementary School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (110 students)
  • $8,550 to $16,785
  • Curlew Montessori School
  • North York / Scarborough, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • $8,500 to $13,500
  • Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $19,400 to $22,150
  • Sunrise Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $11,500 to $19,800
  • Head Start Montessori School
  • North York, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • Day school (64 students)
  • $14,500 to $18,500
  • Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $12,250 to $15,750
  • Richmond Hill Montessori Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $25,000 to $26,800
  • Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (123 students)
  • $15,328 to $15,328
  • Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1285 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $19,349 to $32,052
  • Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $17,975 to $27,300
  • Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,500 to $16,350
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $12 to $14,000
  • The Clover School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $25,160 to $25,160
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,500 to $20,500
  • La Maison Montessori House
  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Yip’s Music & Montessori School
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $9,480 to $15,840
  • Prince Edward Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Fredericton Montessori Academy
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $9,500 to $14,500
  • Unionville College
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $10,650 to $19,400
  • OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $12,864 to $21,384
  • The Children's House Montessori School
  • Port Perry, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $9,500 to $11,500
  • Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • $1,720 to $1,770
  • École Montessori
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
  • $8,400 to $17,000
  • Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $10,000 to $16,500








  • 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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