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Montessori middle schools

Find the top Montessori middle schools in Canada.


On this page, we cover Montessori middle schools in Canada. This includes schools in Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Pickering, and ScarboroughOntario, and across Canada.

For a more detailed guide to Montessori education, including a discussion of Montessori philosophy, theory, and curricular approaches, check out our introductory guide.


Table of Contents


  1. List of Montessori middle schools

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at Montessori middle schools

  4. Compare Montessori schools

  5. A primer on Montessori middle schools
  6. Further resources


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Montessori middle schools (or junior high schools) include kids aged 12 to 14, the equivalent of grades 7 and 8 in most schools. There are quite a few Montessori middle schools in Canada (though not as many as there are elementary or preschools). These schools vary in terms of their approach, philosophy, learning environment, and program offerings. The schools listed below reflect this diversity. They can be filtered for a wide range of features.


  School NameApproachCost

Sunrise Montessori School   (est. 1988)  

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

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


$10,500 to $16,500
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  • Not specified
$10,500 to $16,500
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Hillfield Strathallan College   (est. 1901)  

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

Hamilton, Ontario

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


$8,500 to $52,000
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  • Not specified
$8,500 to $52,000
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TMS   (est. 1961)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Montessori, International Baccalaureate

Richmond Hill, Ontario

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


$18,185 to $32,600
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  • Not specified
$18,185 to $32,600
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Clanmore Montessori School   (est. 1997)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • Montessori
Oakville, Ontario

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


$9,250 to $19,500
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  • Not specified
$9,250 to $19,500
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Tall Pines School   (est. 1987)  

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

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


$14,970 to $19,970
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  • Not specified
$14,970 to $19,970
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Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)   (est. 1969)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (465 students)
  • Progressive, Montessori

Brampton, Ontario

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


$8,100 to $15,000
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  • Not specified
$8,100 to $15,000
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Blaisdale Montessori School   (est. 1969)  

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

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


$1,195 to $1,400
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  • Not specified
$1,195 to $1,400
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Peel Montessori School   (est. 1992)  

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

Mississauga, Ontario

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


$8,500 to $18,500
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  • Not specified
$8,500 to $18,500
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Century Private School   (est. 1994)  

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

Richmond Hill, Ontario

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


$16,550 to $27,000
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  • Not specified
$16,550 to $27,000
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OMS Montessori   (est. 1966)  

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

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


$13,275 to $27,201
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  • Orthodox
$13,275 to $27,201
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The Element High School   (est. 2003)  

  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Progressive, Montessori

Ottawa, Ontario

The Element nurtures focused, engaged and internally motivated students who strive to do their best. The Element High School provides conditions that will put youth ‘in their element,’ in school and beyond.  View profile


$18,256 to $21,222
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  • Not specified
$18,256 to $21,222
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Unionville Montessori Private Schools   (est. 1987)  

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

Unionville, Ontario

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


$9,050 to $15,750
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  • Not specified
$9,050 to $15,750
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The Clover School   (est. 1996)  

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

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


$22,500 to $23,380
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  • Not specified
$22,500 to $23,380
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Northstar Montessori Private School   (est. 1996)  

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

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


$10,200 to $15,900
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  • Not specified
$10,200 to $15,900
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Cornerstone Montessori Prep School   (est. 1990)  

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

Toronto, Ontario

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


$13,750 to $24,000
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  • Not specified
$13,750 to $24,000
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Toronto French Montessori   (est. 2000)  

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

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


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

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (103 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Brantford, Ontario

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

  • Moderately orthodox
$13,758
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St. Peter's ACHS College School   (est. 1990)  

  • 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (6 students)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Harrow, Ontario

St. Peter's ACHS College School in Amherstburg, Ont. is a day/residency school for boys grades 1-8 who love Sports and the Outdoors. Tuition starts at $8,900. and is a member of OFIS. We put "FUN" back into learning.  View profile


$8,500 to $29,000
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  • Not specified
$8,500 to $29,000
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Trillium School   (est. 1991)  

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

Markham, Ontario

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


$8,200 to $41,500
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  • Not specified
$8,200 to $41,500
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Rotherglen School - Mississauga   (est. 1979)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • Progressive, Montessori

Mississauga, Ontario

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


$7,725 to $18,615
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  • Not specified
$7,725 to $18,615
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Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering   (est. 1984)  

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

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


$9,000 to $13,000
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  • Not specified
$9,000 to $13,000
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Aurora Montessori School   (est. 1989)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • Montessori
Aurora, Ontario

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


$13,400 to $19,550
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  • Not specified
$13,400 to $19,550
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Montessori Jewish Day School   (est. 2000)  

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

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


$9,000 to $18,750
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  • Not specified
$9,000 to $18,750
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Richmond Hill Montessori Private School   (est. 1986)  

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

Richmond Hill, Ontario

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


$23,000 to $25,000
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  • Not specified
$23,000 to $25,000
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Meadow Green Academy   (est. 1995)  

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

Mississauga, Ontario

Meadow Green Academy provides a strong Christian education in a nurturing environment that helps individuals reach their potential.  View profile


$9,050 to $15,990
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  • Not specified
$9,050 to $15,990
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Rotherglen School - Oakville   (est. 1979)  

  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • Progressive, Montessori

Oakville, Ontario

Rotherglen School - OAKVILLE offers programs for students age 4 to grade eight. The average class size is 18 students.  View profile


$15,140 to $25,000
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  • Not specified
$15,140 to $25,000
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Bishop Hamilton Montessori School   (est. 1983)  

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

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


$12,705 to $20,620
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  • Not specified
$12,705 to $20,620
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Guiding Light Academy   (est. 2007)  

  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Mississauga, Ontario

Guiding Light Academy is a Catholic private elementary school in Streetsville, Mississauga. We offer an enriched curriculum for JK, SK and Grades 1 to 8. We are located just minutes away from the Streetsville Go Station.  View profile

  • Not specified
$10,000
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Wheatley School   (est. 1986)  

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

St. Catharines, Ontario

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


$6,775 to $14,275
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  • Not specified
$6,775 to $14,275
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Country Garden Montessori Academy   (est. 1995)  

  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • Montessori
Newmarket, Ontario

Situated on seven acres of rolling parkland and gardens, Country Garden Montessori Academy in Newmarket is a co-ed private day school for students in grades PS-12. The school provides a family atmosphere and is committed the intellectual growth and emotional well-being of students.  View profile


$7,800 to $25,900
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  • Not specified
$7,800 to $25,900
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Kanata Montessori   (est. 1974)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • Montessori, Montessori

Kanata, Ontario

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


$16,750 to $18,500
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  • Not specified
$16,750 to $18,500
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J. Addison School   (est. 2002)  

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

Markham, Ontario

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


$15,000 to $42,450
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  • Not specified
$15,000 to $42,450
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Clear Water Academy   (est. 1995)  

  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • Liberal Arts, Montessori

Calgary, Alberta

A Catholic school that goes beyond academics to help our students realize and use their talents to their fullest potential, in order to become all that God has created them to be. Open to families of all faiths.  View profile


$7,900 to $16,000
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  • Not specified
$7,900 to $16,000
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Avalon Children's Montessori School   (est. 2000)  

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

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


$7,200 to $22,275
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  • Moderately orthodox
$7,200 to $22,275
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Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.   (est. 1984)  

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

Oshawa, Ontario

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


$9,750 to $11,500
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  • Not specified
$9,750 to $11,500
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Dearcroft Montessori School   (est. 1968)  

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

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


$9,900 to $23,900
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  • Not specified
$9,900 to $23,900
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Esprit Academy   (est. 2020)  

  • 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • Progressive, Montessori

Toronto, Ontario

Esprit Academy is a community and environment that cultivates independence and lifelong learning through individualized experiences that integrates and connects knowledge and skills.  View profile


$24,000
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  • Not specified
$24,000
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Hatch House Montessori School   (est. 2005)  

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

The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for his/her uniqueness and is taught accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program.  View profile


$10,500 to $14,000
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  • Not specified
$10,500 to $14,000
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Some schools aren't Montessori schools, but use a Montessori approach for their preschool or daycare program. This approach gives young learners plenty of freedom to choose tasks and activities that interest them, which promotes their independence and confidence. It also strongly emphasizes concrete learning, where children work with lots of hands-on materials, and do practical life activities. Children usually work independently or in small groups in these programs.

  School NameApproachCost

Bond Academy   (est. 1978)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Liberal Arts
Toronto, Ontario

Bond Academy is a private, co-educational, non-denominational independent school with students from Montessori Casa to Grade 12.  View profile

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

$13,000 to $34,500
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  • Not specified
$13,000 to $34,500
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Somerset Academy   (est. 1990)  

  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Traditional
Markham, Ontario

Established in 1974, Somerset Academy is an independent, not-for-profit private school that provides education to students in Grades 1 to 8. Somerset Academy has an average class size of 10 to 18 students.  View profile


$12,550 to $14,300
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  • Not specified
$12,550 to $14,300
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Ashwood Glen   (est. 2019)  

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

Burlington, Ontario

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


$14,000 to $20,000
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  • Not specified
$14,000 to $20,000
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Town Centre Private Schools   (est. 1986)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1050 students)
  • Traditional, International Baccalaureate

Markham, Ontario

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


$5,550 to $17,250
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  • Not specified
$5,550 to $17,250
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For general advice on how to choose private schools, check out our choosing a school guide and read advice from leading education experts. For advice specific to choosing Montessori schools (including middle schools), see our main Montessori school guide. You can also read our guides to questions to ask private schools and questions students get asked at school interviews.

Private school expos

Private school expos are a great starting point if you're looking for a school. We have annual private school expos in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, and Halton-peel. These expos allow you to speak with lots of private schools in Canada, many of which are (or have) middle schools. Find a Montessori middle school near you.

Parent discussion forum

Another great resource is the Our Kids parent discussion forum. The forum is an ideal place to discuss options and debate topics related to private schools, Montessori schools, and Montessori middle schools. Our community of parents, education experts, school officials, and alumni can help answer your questions and stimulate your thinking.

Open house events

Open houses can be a great way to learn more about schools. For general advice on open house visits, check out our guide on school visits.


School nameDateLocation
Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,200 to $15,900
  • November 13, 2021 10:00 amSchool
    4900 TOMKEN RD MISSISSAUGA ON L4W 1J8
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,200 to $15,900
  • January 22, 2022 10:00 amSchool
    4900 TOMKEN RD MISSISSAUGA ON L4W 1J8
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,200 to $15,900
  • February 05, 2022 10:00 amSchool
    4900 TOMKEN RD MISSISSAUGA ON L4W 1J8



    The cost of Montessori middle schools tends to be lower than the cost of other private middle schools. In fact, Montessori schools are usually on the lower side of private school tuition in general. Private school tuition can range from $5,000 to over $30,000 per year.

    Some Montessori middle schools offer needs-based financial aid, such as bursaries or tuition relief. Some offer merit-based financial aid, namely, scholarships. Check out our financial aid guide for more on these options.

    Below, you’ll find the range of costs for Montessori middle schools:


     
    Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
    Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1230 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $16,428 to $28,775
  • $16,428 to $28,77510%JK - 12$4,500
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • $25,700 to $31,350Preschool - 12
    Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • $13,2005%1 - 8
    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
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • $17,448
    St. Peter's ACHS College School
  • Harrow, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (6 students)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • $11,400 to $27,400
  • $11,40035%1 - 8$6,000
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • 7%Preschool - 8$1,000
    Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $8,875 to $18,400
  • $15,250 to $18,40025%Preschool - 8$5,000
    Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • $15,990
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $12,705 to $16,765
  • $12,705 to $16,765Nursery/Toddler - 8
    Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $16,000
  • $13,950 to $16,00010%1 - 12$5,000
    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
    Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • Homestay school (7 students)
  • Boarding school (Varies)
  • $9,700 to $11,500
  • $9,700 to $11,5003%1 - 12



     
     
    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)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $13,000 to $16,000
  • Liberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 15Full-time Dedicated ClassMedium integration
    Sunrise Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $11,500 to $19,800
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive10 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1230 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $16,428 to $28,775
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 20No supportHeavy integration
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedRigorousNo support
    Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    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
    Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (465 students)
  • $8,100 to $15,000
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 18No supportHeavy integration
    Blaisdale Montessori School
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (750 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedNo support
    Peel Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive13 to 18No support
    Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 16Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Century Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,550 to $27,000
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedRigorous10 to 20No 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
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveIndirect SupportHeavy integration
    Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $8,000 to $15,250
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous18 to 24Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
    The Clover School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $17,173 to $19,888
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal Assistance
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,200 to $15,900
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Liberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15No support
    Toronto French Montessori
  • Whitchurch-stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $7,782 to $15,396
  • MontessoriAcceleratedRigorous8 to 15No supportMedium integration
    Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (103 students)
  • $13,758 to $13,758
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1050 students)
  • $7,400 to $17,250
  • TraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive15 to 24No support
    St. Peter's ACHS College School
  • Harrow, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (6 students)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • $11,400 to $27,400
  • TraditionalMontessoriStudent-pacedRigorousResource AssistanceMedium integration
    Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $10,500 to $36,000
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
    Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No supportLight integration
    Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Partial IntegrationMedium integration
    Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $8,875 to $18,400
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveIndirect SupportLight integration
    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
    Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 12Resource AssistanceMedium integration
    Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No support
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $12,705 to $16,765
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceLight integration
    Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $10,000 to $10,000
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous5 to 16No supportHeavy integration
    Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18Indirect Support
    Country Garden Montessori Academy
  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • $7,400 to $14,300
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 15No support
    Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • MontessoriMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 15Resource AssistanceHeavy 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
    Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $16,000
  • Liberal ArtsMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 18Withdrawal AssistanceMedium 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
    Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • Homestay school (7 students)
  • Boarding school (Varies)
  • $9,700 to $11,500
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 15Indirect SupportMedium 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
    Esprit Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $24,500 to $24,500
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-paced3 to 5Special needs schoolHeavy integration
    Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo 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)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $13,000 to $16,000
  • Sunrise Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $11,500 to $19,800
  • Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1230 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $16,428 to $28,775
  • TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • Tall Pines School
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $8,720 to $19,748
  • Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (465 students)
  • $8,100 to $15,000
  • Blaisdale Montessori School
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (750 students)
  • Peel Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • Century Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,550 to $27,000
  • OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $12,864 to $21,384
  • The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $8,000 to $15,250
  • The Clover School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $17,173 to $19,888
  • Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,200 to $15,900
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Toronto French Montessori
  • Whitchurch-stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $7,782 to $15,396
  • Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (103 students)
  • $13,758 to $13,758
  • Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1050 students)
  • $7,400 to $17,250
  • St. Peter's ACHS College School
  • Harrow, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (6 students)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • $11,400 to $27,400
  • Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $10,500 to $36,000
  • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $8,875 to $18,400
  • Richmond Hill Montessori Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $21,000 to $23,500
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $12,705 to $16,765
  • Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $10,000 to $10,000
  • Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • Country Garden Montessori Academy
  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • $7,400 to $14,300
  • Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • Day school (220 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • J. Addison School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $16,400 to $40,800
  • Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $16,000
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $6,400 to $20,400
  • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • Homestay school (7 students)
  • Boarding school (Varies)
  • $9,700 to $11,500
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,500 to $20,500
  • Esprit Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $24,500 to $24,500
  • Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school








  • Montessori middle schools have a unique approach and philosophy based on the insights of Maria Montessori. They have a lot of self-directed learning, interaction, and group projects. For more coverage of Montessori middle schools (not to mention preschools and elementary schools), see our main Montessori school guide.
     

    Child-specific advice on choosing a Montessori school
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    Montessori school curriculum

    In Montessori middle schools, students do lots of independent and group work. They also often have some uninterrupted work time. During this time, they can work on tasks or projects, by themselves or with others. This is a hallmark of the Montessori method.

    Montessori middle schools focus a lot on core academics, though. Montessori kids take math, science, languages, creative writing, and history, among other subjects. They may also work with modern-day technology. For instance, they may use computers, though usually only for research.

    Middle schools start to prepare kids for high school, where they likely won’t be in a Montessori. Kids are given worksheets and start to practice note-taking. They may also be given some assignments and tests. They may not be graded on these, though.

    Montessori middle schools are often a blend of standard Montessori education (including self-directed learning, group work, and student-to-student teaching) and traditional middle school education (including note-taking, assignments, and tests).

    Montessori teaching approach

    Some lectures are given, especially for difficult subjects such as math and science. More often, though, teachers give short lessons to small groups of students. Teachers also offer special guidance and support. They encourage students to take notes, and sometimes start to grade some of their assignments and tests.

    Montessori students often work in groups to complete challenging projects. Older children help younger children with their work. This is a great way for both to reinforce their knowledge.












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