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Montessori schools in Brampton

Find the top Montessori schools and programs in Brampton.


On this page, we cover private schools in the Brampton area that offer Montessori programs and support. This includes Montessori schools in downtown Brampton, Bramalea, Caledon, Gore Meadows, Heart Lake, Mount Pleasant, Credit Valley, Central Park, and Northgate.

For a more complete guide to Montessori education, including a discussion of curriculum and programming, start with our introductory guide.


Table of Contents


  1. List of Montessori schools in Brampton

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at Brampton Montessori schools

  4. Compare Montessori schools

  5. A primer on Montessori education
  6. Further resources


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There are lots of private Montessori schools in Brampton. These schools vary in terms of their classroom practices, curricular approaches, program offerings, and special needs support. The schools listed below reflect this diversity. They can be filtered for a wide range of features.


  School NameApproachCost

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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Northstar Montessori Private School   (est. 1996)  

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

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


$9,800 to $15,400
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  • Not specified
$9,800 to $15,400
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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


$8,925 to $18,900
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  • Not specified
$8,925 to $18,900
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Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)   (est. 1969)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 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


$7,900 to $14,600
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  • Not specified
$7,900 to $14,600
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Meadow Green Academy   (est. 1995)  

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

Mississauga, Ontario

Meadow Green Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 students.  View profile


$9,050 to $15,990
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  • Not specified
$9,050 to $15,990
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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


$7,800 to $17,900
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  • Not specified
$7,800 to $17,900
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The Montessori Country School   (est. 1988)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • eSchool school
  • Day school
  • Montessori
Nobleton, Ontario

For 38 years, Montessori Country School has provided a top rated CCMA accredited curriculum for students 15 months through grade 6 on two sprawling campuses, and an integrated virtual classroom for elementary students.  View profile


$9,000 to $18,000
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  • Not specified
$9,000 to $18,000
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Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School   (est. 2000)  

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

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


$7,070 to $11,960
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  • Not specified
$7,070 to $11,960
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La Villa Montessori School   (est. 2012)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (31 students)
  • Montessori
Mississauga, Ontario

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


$9,000 to $16,350
User reviews (2)

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  • Not specified
$9,000 to $16,350
User reviews (2)

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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


$14,700 to $24,000
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  • Not specified
$14,700 to $24,000
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Kaban Montessori School   (est. 2002)  

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

Kaban Montessori School in west Mississauga/Erin Mills is a CCMA accredited school for children aged 6 months to 12 years. Come for a tour, you'll love it!  View profile


$15,000 to $17,000
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  • Not specified
$15,000 to $17,000
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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


$9,600 to $23,000
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  • Not specified
$9,600 to $23,000
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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
$9,500
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ABC Montessori   (est. 1995)  

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

Mississauga, Ontario

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


$6,600 to $10,000
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  • Not specified
$6,600 to $10,000
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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

Peel Montessori Private School   (est. 1992)  

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

Mississauga, Ontario

Peel Montessori School and Carrington College students are encouraged to be engaged, inquisitive learners who think for themselves, display strengthen of character, 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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Alder Ridge Academy   (est. 2020)  

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

Brampton, Ontario

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


$9,950 to $14,000
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  • Not specified
$9,950 to $14,000
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Ashwood Glen   (est. 2019)  

  • Nursery/Toddler 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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SimplySmart Child Care & Montessori   (est. 2012)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (145 students)

Mississauga, Ontario

We provide infant, toddler, preschool and CASA programs for your child. Our CASA program is based on the curriculum developed by Maria Montessori. We are located in Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan and Toronto.  View profile


$570 to $720 /2 Weeks
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  • Not specified
$570 to $720 /2 Weeks
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For general advice on how to choose and evaluate private schools, check out our choosing a school guide and expert advice guide. For advice on choosing Montessori schools, see our main Montessori school guide. To learn about the factors that go into choosing the right preschool, read our 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, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, and Halton-peel. These expos allow you to speak with lots of private schools in Canada, many of which are Montessori schools, all in one place. Find a Montessori school near you.

Parent discussion forum

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

Open house events

Attending open houses is 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)
  • $9,800 to $15,400
  • November 28, 2020 10:00 amNorthstar Montessori
    4900 Tomken Rd. Mississauga Ontario L4W1J8
    Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • December 02, 2020 10:00 am
    Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • December 09, 2020 10:00 am
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,800 to $15,400
  • January 23, 2021 10:00 amNorthstar Montessori
    4900 Tomken Rd. Mississauga Ontario L4W1J8
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,800 to $15,400
  • February 06, 2021 10:00 amNorthstar Montessori
    4900 Tomken Rd. Mississauga Ontario L4W1J8



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

    Many schools offer needs-based financial aid, such as bursaries or tuition relief. Other schools, though not as many, offer scholarships, which are given based on merit—for instance, in academics or athletics. You can learn more about need- and merit-based financial aid in our dedicated guide. We also have an in-depth article on preschool costs.

    Below, you’ll find the range of costs for Montessori private schools and preschools in Brampton:


     
    Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)



     
     
    Primary curriculum
    Secondary curriculum
    Curriculum pace
    Academic culture
    Average class size
    Language immersion
    Special needs support
    Tech 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
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,800 to $15,400
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Peel Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Alder Ridge Academy
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (204 students)
  • 10 to 16Indirect Support
    Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
  • $7,900 to $14,600
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 18No supportHeavy integration
    Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 16Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,990 to $14,990
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous12Resource Assistance
    Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No supportLight integration
    The Montessori Country School
  • Nobleton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • eSchool school
  • Day school
  • $16,550 to $17,465
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • $7,070 to $11,960
  • MontessoriStandard-enriched10 to 15No support
    La Villa Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (31 students)
  • $8,100 to $15,608
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveResource Assistance
    Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No support
    Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • $14,500 to $15,000
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24No support
    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
    Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,500 to $9,500
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous5 to 16No support
    SimplySmart Child Care & Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (145 students)
  • $570 to $720
  • Standard-enrichedSupportiveResource Assistance
    ABC Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,200 to $9,800
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 14No supportLight integration





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     Dyslexia
     Auditory processing disorder
     Dyscalculia
     Dysgraphia
     Language processing disorder
     Non-verbal learning disorders
     Visual motor deficit
    Development disorders:
     Autism
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    Behavioural and emotional:
     Troubled teens
     Depression
     Suicidal
     Substance abuse
     Oppositional defiant disorder
    Physical:
     Dyspraxia
     Blindness
     Deafness
     Cystic fibrosis
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    Tall Pines School
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $8,720 to $19,748
  • Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,800 to $15,400
  • Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • Peel Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • Alder Ridge Academy
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (204 students)
  • Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
  • $7,900 to $14,600
  • Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,990 to $14,990
  • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • The Montessori Country School
  • Nobleton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • eSchool school
  • Day school
  • $16,550 to $17,465
  • Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • $7,070 to $11,960
  • La Villa Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (31 students)
  • $8,100 to $15,608
  • Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • $14,500 to $15,000
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,500 to $20,500
  • Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,500 to $9,500
  • SimplySmart Child Care & Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (145 students)
  • $570 to $720
  • ABC Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,200 to $9,800








  • Montessori schools, in Brampton and nearby Vaughan, often have large mixed-age classes with high teacher-to-student ratios. They also tend to have lots of interaction, student-to-student teaching, and group and independent work.

    Below, the Montessori philosophy, curriculum, and teaching approach are discussed in more detail. For more comprehensive coverage, see our main Montessori school guide.

    Montessori school philosophy

    The Montessori philosophy of education is unique. Some of the main principles of this philosophy are the following:

    Student-centred: Students are free to move around the class, choose their own work, and determine the pace of their studies. This can make for a dynamic learning environment. Kids often choose work that’s engaging and stimulating, in this setting, which can give rise to a love of learning.

    Uninterrupted work time: Montessori schools give kids lots of uninterrupted work time, especially at the elementary level. In many schools, they’re given at least one 3-hour, uninterrupted work period to focus on their chosen work, free of interruptions. Uninterrupted work periods are believed to improve children’s concentration, self-discipline, and work habits.

    Concrete learning: Like Waldorf and Reggio Emilia, learning tends to be concrete and hands-on. At the primary and elementary level (and sometimes at the secondary level), kids work with lots of different concrete materials, including “manipulatives”—or self-correcting puzzles.

    Montessori children also work with blocks, rods, spindle boxes, and many other materials. Concrete learning engages many of the senses. And, research has shown that it can speed up learning, especially for younger kids.

    No external rewards: In primary and elementary school, kids aren’t given tests or assignments, or graded on any of their work. Kids also aren’t praised very much, and when they are praised, it’s for effort—not outcome. Progress is assessed informally, through observation and developmental rubrics, rather than formally, through grades or report cards.

    Montessori teaching approach

    Montessori teachers rarely provide direct instruction. They almost never stand at the front of the class and lecture to all the students. And when they do lecture, the lectures are usually short, interactive, and engaging.

    More often, though, teachers move around the class, and give lessons to or guide students. They usually work with students one-on-one or in small groups. They often encourage students to repeat and practice activities, and they plan projects to meet each student’s learning needs.

    Montessori teachers' primary role is to connect students with their work, rather than to impart knowledge to them. They are thus viewed more as “guides” or “mentors” than “teachers” in the traditional sense.

    Montessori schools, in Brampton and other cities, have mixed-age classes, with kids aged 0-3 (toddler), 3-6 (primary), 6-9 (lower-elementary), 9-12 (upper elementary), and so on. The mixed-age classroom informs the teaching approach and learning environment.

    Most Montessori classes have lots of group work. Kids work together in small groups on projects and tasks, with some guidance from the teacher. Kids help each other, and older kids often mentor their younger classmates, by helping with them with their work and modelling appropriate behaviour.

    This can reinforce knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, for both older and younger kids. It can be a very effective approach for children with special needs, such as advanced learning abilities.

    Brampton Montessori schools

    Unlike most traditional schools, Montessori schools in Brampton have a student-centred philosophy. Teachers don’t stand at the front of the classroom, and they rarely lecture. Instead, students are free to roam around the classroom, choose different tasks, and work at their own pace. This often inspires a love of learning and a far-reaching curiosity. Many students find a Montessori education is both highly stimulating and provides strong preparation for future studies.

    Brampton is a great place to go to school. It has lots of strong public and private school options. At the post-secondary level, the main school in Brampton is Sheridan College, which also has a campus in Oakville. The closest universities to Brampton are York University and the University of Toronto in Mississauga.

    There are two main public school boards in Brampton: the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. The former runs secular anglophone public schools. The latter runs Catholic anglophone public schools.












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