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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.


 
  • Forest Hill Montessori School
  • Westside Montessori Academy
  • Clanmore Montessori School
  • Bond Academy
  • The Element High School
  • OMS Montessori
  • Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School
  • Toronto French Montessori
  • TMS
  • Guiding Light Academy
  • Peel Montessori Private School
  • Century Private School
  • Tall Pines School
  • Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Ellington Montessori School
  • Hatch House Montessori School
  • Humberside Montessori School
  • Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Wheatley School
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Town Centre Private Schools
  • Summit West Independent School
  • Rutherford Private School & Daycare
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Aurora Montessori School
  • Trillium School
  • Somerset Academy
  • Country Garden Montessori Academy
  • Odyssey Heights School for Girls
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • Sunrise Montessori School
  • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Braemar House School
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Cedar Ridge High School
  • J. Addison School


  School NameTypeApproachCost

Forest Hill Montessori School (est. 1996)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
Conveniently located in Midtown Toronto, our Junior and Elementary campuses are a popular choice for families seeking exceptional childcare and the very best Montessori education for their children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$12,529 to $19,840

Westside Montessori Academy (est. 2008)  

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
Westside Montessori Academy, located at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver offers a true Montessori education to children aged 2.5 to Grade 7. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$5,175 to $11,000

Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
Clanmore Montessori School in southeast Oakville offers a full spectrum, co-ed Montessori program from Toddler to Middle School. Tuition starts at $8,250. CCMA accredited. Member Oakville Independent Schools. Licenced. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,250 to $17,500
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The Element High School (est. 2003)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
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]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$16,608 to $18,288

OMS Montessori (est. 1966)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
OMS Montessori is an alternative private school that offers programs from 18 months to High School (The Element High School). [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$12,480 to $20,760

Alive Montessori & Private School (est. 2014)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (25 students)
NOW WITH LICENSED DAYCARE! Bring your child for a free trial to let him or her experience the difference. Don't be surprised if he or she doesn't want to go home at the end of the day! [View profile]
  • Montessori
$14,500 to $15,500

Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School (est. 1986)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$20,000 to $21,000

Toronto French Montessori (est. 2000)  

  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (60 students)
Toronto French Montessori offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in North York. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$7,620 to $15,704
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TMS (est. 1961)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (780 students)
Internationally recognized since 1961,TMS is the leading university preparatory school in Richmond Hill with Montessori & IB frameworks that provide students with the foundation for a life of goodness & excellence. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
$16,750 to $29,000

Guiding Light Academy (est. 2007)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
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]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$9,500
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Peel Montessori Private School (est. 1992)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
Peel Montessori School offers an enriched, personalized program. Emphasis is on strong academics, and the development of personal excellence (leadership skills, creativity) in a supportive, family-like environment. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$7,500 to $16,500

Century Private School (est. 1994)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
Century Montessori Schools in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with class sizes as low as 12 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$16,500 to $26,800

Tall Pines School (est. 1987)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (480 students)
Tall Pines School in Brampton provides enhanced Montessori and traditional classes from Infant to Grade Eight, is the longest accredited CCMA Montessori school in Canada, and is a leader in 21st Century education. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$13,921 to $19,988

Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) (est. 1969)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) is an award-winning progressive private school, a GOLD member of OFIS (Ontario Federation of Independent Schools) and voted the BEST private school by the residents of Brampton. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$7,100 to $13,200
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Ellington Montessori School (est. 1990)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
Ellington Montessori School offers small class sizes and individualized programs from pre-school to grade eight. Our holistic approach to education helps prepare students for success in today's rapidly changing world. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $14,900

Hatch House Montessori School (est. 2005)  

  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for his/her uniqueness and is taught accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,500 to $13,000

Humberside Montessori School (est. 1987)  

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

Montessori Jewish Day School (est. 2000)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
MJDS inspires a lifetime love for learning in a nurturing environment that fosters respect for oneself, the community and the world, guided by the shared values of Judaism and Montessori education. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,000 to $18,150

Wheatley School (est. 1986)  

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

Avalon Children's Montessori School (est. 2000)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
Avalon provides quality programmes from kindergarten to Grade 8 in the heart of the Beach. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox$6,395 to $20,150

Northstar Montessori Private School (est. 1996)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
Northstar Montessori offers authentic Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8 in Mississauga. We pride ourselves on strong character development and supporting life long learners! Now, Swim program is now included. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $13,300

Rutherford Private School & Daycare   

  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
Rutherford Private School creates an atmosphere of academic excellence, and develops students with a love of learning that provides sound preparation for higher education. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$9,900 to $29,000

Dearcroft Montessori School (est. 1968)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
Offering Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by dedicated teachers. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,800 to $21,250

Unionville Montessori Private Schools (est. 1987)  

  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
Unionville Montessori School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 to 22 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$8,100 to $14,250

Aurora Montessori School (est. 1989)  

  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (370 students)
Aurora Montessori School offers a comprehensive, nurturing and enriched program for Toddler to Grade 8. Our enrolment of 375 day students has an average class size of 15 to 24. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • Reggio Emilia
$10,500 to $16,200

Trillium School (est. 1991)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
Trillium School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Markham. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,900 to $44,500

Country Garden Montessori Academy (est. 1995)  

  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
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]
  • Montessori
$7,200 to $25,900

Odyssey Heights School for Girls (est. 2018)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Girls)
  • eSchool school (1 students)
  • Day school (28 students)
Odyssey Heights School starts at 10:30am; Six Overnight Outdoor Ecological Experiential Ed trips (24+days), Equestrian Program, & DELF French Ministry of Education French are included in tuition, and "No Homework Ever!". [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$15,250 to $27,825
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Bishop Hamilton Montessori School (est. 1983)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School is a Christian Montessori school in Ottawa, Ontario, with classes from Infants to grade eight. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,315 to $16,170
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Meadow Green Academy (est. 1995)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
Meadow Green Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$8,550 to $14,990

Sunrise Montessori School (est. 1988)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
Sunrise Montessori School in Markham offers both English and French Immersion programs from Infant (0 months) to Grade 8. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • Montessori
$10,500 to $16,500

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

  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
Our schools offer a maximum class size of 16 students for ages 4 & up. Tours are offered daily and new students are welcome to visit for a day. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$9,700 to $11,500

Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering (est. 1984)  

  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering is a non denominational school that offers programs from Pre-school to Grade eight. We acknowledge and celebrate religious and cultural events as part of our cultural program. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,000 to $13,000

Braemar House School (est. 1996)  

  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (119 students)
Braemar House School is a not-for-profit elementary school that proves each day that children thrive in a nurturing environment that offers personalized attention. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox$12,654
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Cornerstone Montessori Prep School (est. 1990)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School is a Toronto Christian Montessori school with grades from nursery to 12. Tuition begins at $13,500. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Montessori
$13,750 to $24,000

Rotherglen School - Mississauga (est. 1979)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
Rotherglen School - MISSISSAUGA is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$6,700 to $16,200

Rotherglen School - Oakville (est. 1979)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
Rotherglen School - OAKVILLE offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$15,500 to $21,200

Cedar Ridge High School (est. 2016)  

  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
Cedar Ridge High School is an independent high school, grades 7 to 12, in Kanata, Ontario. Our school offers an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a focus on leadership, innovation, student engagement and academics. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$16,296 /course

J. Addison School (est. 2002)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
Since 2002, J. Addison has provided a stimulating education for students. Located at the corner of Woodbine and Valleywood Drive in Markham, ON, Canada, you will find our state-of-the-art 58,000 sq. ft. facility. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$16,400 to $40,800


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

  School NameTypeApproachCost

Bond Academy (est. 1978)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
This traditional private school in Toronto offers preschool to grade 12 with average class sizes of 15 students. Facilities include a double gym and more. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$13,000 to $34,300

Town Centre Private Schools (est. 1986)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1400 students)
Town Centre Montessori Private Schools offers programs from pre-school to grade 12/University Prep and is located in Markham. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$5,100 to $16,050

Summit West Independent School (est. 2015)  

  • Foothills, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (110 students)
An independent school that offers an individualized self-directed learning approach for tomorrow's leaders. Bursary programs available to qualified applicants. JK to Grade 12, Alberta Curriculum. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$8,925 to $10,750
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Somerset Academy (est. 1990)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
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]
  • Traditional
$11,950 to $13,900




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
J. Addison School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $16,400 to $40,800
  • March 23, 2019 10:00 amJ. Addison School
    2 Valleywood Drive Markham Ontario L3R 8H3
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • March 26, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • April 02, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $7,450 to $13,550
  • April 06, 2019 10:00 amUnionville Montessori Private Schools
    4486 16th Avenue Unionville Ontario L3R 0M1
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • April 09, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1400 students)
  • April 13, 2019 11:00 amTown Centre Private Schools
    155 Clayton Drive Markham Ontario L3R 7P3
    Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • April 15, 2019 7:00 pmMontessori Learning Centre of Pickering
    401 Kingston Road Pickering Ontario L1V 1A3
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • April 16, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • April 23, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • May 07, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • May 14, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • May 21, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • May 21, 2019 7:00 pmMontessori Learning Centre of Pickering
    401 Kingston Road Pickering Ontario L1V 1A3
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • May 28, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • June 04, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1400 students)
  • June 08, 2019 11:00 amTown Centre Private Schools
    155 Clayton Drive Markham Ontario L3R 7P3
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • June 11, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2



    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)
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • $17,448
    OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $13,776 to $20,388
  • $13,776 to $20,38810%Nursery/Toddler - 6$2,500
    Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (25 students)
  • $7,500 to $14,500
  • $13,500 to $14,50020%JK - 8$2,000
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (780 students)
  • $14,075 to $25,440
  • $20,250 to $25,440K - 12
    Ellington Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $7,900 to $14,000
  • $7,900 to $14,0005%1 - 8$3,000
    Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $7,900 to $17,900
  • $14,000 to $17,90020%1 - 8$5,000
    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
    Summit West Independent School
  • Foothills, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (110 students)
  • $8,925 to $10,750
  • $8,925 to $10,75020%JK - 12$3,000
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (370 students)
  • 5%Preschool - 8$3,000
    Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • $13,2005%1 - 8
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • $13,760 to $16,170Nursery/Toddler - 8



     
     
    Primary curriculum
    Secondary curriculum
    Curriculum pace
    Academic culture
    Average class size
    Language immersion
    Special needs support
    Tech integration
    Forest Hill Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $17,173 to $19,888
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal Assistance
    Westside Montessori Academy
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $5,050 to $10,750
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Bond Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $12,500 to $24,500
  • Liberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous15No supportMedium integration
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveIndirect SupportHeavy integration
    OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $13,776 to $20,388
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceLight integration
    Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (25 students)
  • $7,500 to $14,500
  • MontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 16Indirect SupportLight integration
    Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $20,000 to $21,000
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous16 to 24No supportMedium integration
    Toronto French Montessori
  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $7,470 to $15,396
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (780 students)
  • $14,075 to $25,440
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedRigorousNo support
    Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,500 to $9,500
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous5 to 16No support
    Peel Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Century Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,500 to $26,800
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous8 to 16Indirect SupportLight integration
    Tall Pines School
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (480 students)
  • $8,720 to $19,748
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18No supportLight integration
    Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $7,100 to $13,200
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 18No supportHeavy integration
    Ellington Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $7,900 to $14,000
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Humberside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (328 students)
  • MontessoriNo support
    Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $7,900 to $17,900
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 24Indirect SupportLight integration
    Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18Indirect Support
    Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $6,400 to $20,400
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportMedium integration
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $8,500 to $13,300
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1400 students)
  • TraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive15 to 24No support
    Summit West Independent School
  • Foothills, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (110 students)
  • $8,925 to $10,750
  • ProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive13 to 15Resource AssistanceMedium integration
    Rutherford Private School & Daycare
  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $650 to $29,000
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 15No supportHeavy integration
    Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,500 to $20,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 20No supportLight integration
    Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $7,450 to $13,550
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous18 to 25No supportHeavy integration
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (370 students)
  • MontessoriReggio EmiliaAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24No support
    Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $9,400 to $33,000
  • MontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo support
    Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive13 to 18No support
    Country Garden Montessori Academy
  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 15No support
    Odyssey Heights School for Girls
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Girls)
  • eSchool school (1 students)
  • Day school (28 students)
  • $15,250 to $27,825
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive5 to 8Resource AssistanceHeavy integration
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceLight integration
    Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,990 to $14,990
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous12Resource Assistance
    Sunrise Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $11,500 to $19,800
  • MontessoriMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive10 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
  • $9,700 to $11,500
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 15Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (119 students)
  • $12,654 to $12,654
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Liberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15No support
    Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No supportLight integration
    Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No support
    Cedar Ridge High School
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $16,296 to $16,296
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 18Resource Assistance
    J. Addison School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $16,400 to $40,800
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 15No 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
     
     
    Forest Hill Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $17,173 to $19,888
  • Westside Montessori Academy
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $5,050 to $10,750
  • Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • Bond Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $12,500 to $24,500
  • The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $13,776 to $20,388
  • Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (25 students)
  • $7,500 to $14,500
  • Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $20,000 to $21,000
  • Toronto French Montessori
  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $7,470 to $15,396
  • TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (780 students)
  • $14,075 to $25,440
  • Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,500 to $9,500
  • Peel Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • Century Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,500 to $26,800
  • Tall Pines School
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (480 students)
  • $8,720 to $19,748
  • Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $7,100 to $13,200
  • Ellington Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $7,900 to $14,000
  • Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Humberside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (328 students)
  • Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $7,900 to $17,900
  • Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $6,400 to $20,400
  • Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $8,500 to $13,300
  • Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1400 students)
  • Summit West Independent School
  • Foothills, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (110 students)
  • $8,925 to $10,750
  • Rutherford Private School & Daycare
  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $650 to $29,000
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,500 to $20,500
  • Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $7,450 to $13,550
  • Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (370 students)
  • Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $9,400 to $33,000
  • Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • Country Garden Montessori Academy
  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Odyssey Heights School for Girls
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Girls)
  • eSchool school (1 students)
  • Day school (28 students)
  • $15,250 to $27,825
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,990 to $14,990
  • Sunrise Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $11,500 to $19,800
  • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
  • $9,700 to $11,500
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (119 students)
  • $12,654 to $12,654
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • Cedar Ridge High School
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $16,296 to $16,296
  • J. Addison School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $16,400 to $40,800








  • 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.

    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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