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Montessori elementary schools

Find the top Montessori elementary schools in Canada.


On this page, we cover private Montessori elementary schools. This includes accredited and certified schools in TorontoOttawa, Pickering, and ScarboroughOntario, and across Canada.

For a more comprehensive guide to Montessori education, including an extensive discussion of the Montessori philosophy, method, and teaching and curricular approaches, read our introductory guide.


Table of Contents


  1. List of Montessori elementary schools

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at Montessori elementary schools

  4. Compare Montessori schools

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


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Montessori elementary schools include kids aged 6 to 12, the equivalent of grade 1 to 6 in most schools. There are a lot of Montessori elementary schools in Canada. Almost all of these are private. These schools vary in terms of their philosophy, learning environment, curricular approach, and program offerings. The schools listed below reflect this diversity. This list can be filtered for several features, including location and special needs support.


  School NameApproachCost

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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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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Trafalgar Ridge Montessori School   (est. 1997)  

  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Montessori
Oakville, Ontario

TRMS uniquely provides enriched French as a second language (FSL) instruction for all levels from Preschool to Elementary. We give students a head start in their educational journey by insuring they "Love to Learn"!  View profile


$8,580 to $14,195
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  • Not specified
$8,580 to $14,195
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Central Montessori Schools   (est. 1995)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

CMS' aim is to offer a quality Montessori education preparing all children to reach their full potential and to play a responsible role in protecting the global environment and fostering peace and harmony.  View profile

  • Not specified
$12,500
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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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Westside Montessori School   (est. 2008)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children in beautiful settings with large and expansive natural playgrounds.  View profile


$20,200 to $22,500
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  • Not specified
$20,200 to $22,500
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Hillfield Strathallan College   (est. 1901)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Day school (1230 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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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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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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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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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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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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Maria Montessori School   (est. 1975)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

Maria Montessori School is one of the longest established AMI accredited Montessori school's in Canada. We offer accredited programs for children 18 months to 12 years and hire only AMI certified teaching staff.  View profile


$10,080 to $16,800
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  • Not specified
$10,080 to $16,800
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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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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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Parkdale Montessori School   (est. 2007)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (78 students)
  • Montessori
Ottawa, Ontario

The School offers authentic Montessori education, individualized learning, accommodations to meet each child’s needs, hands-on learning, enriched curriculum, and outdoor exploration.  View profile


$14,700 to $17,550
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  • Not specified
$14,700 to $17,550
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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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Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.   (est. 1984)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school
  • Day school
  • Homestay school
  • 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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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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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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Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus   (est. 1995)  

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

CMS' aim is to prepare all children to reach their full potential (academically, artistically, & physically) and to play a responsible role in protecting the global environment and fostering peace and harmony.  View profile


$8,750 to $17,950
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  • Not specified
$8,750 to $17,950
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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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Royal Cachet Montessori School   (est. 2006)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Montessori
Markham, Ontario

Royal Cachet has authentic Montessori programs from infants to grade 3 in our healthy & safe environments. We focus on the Language & Math areas of the Montessori Curriculum & encourage our students to grow and succeed.  View profile


$7,600 to $12,900
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  • Not specified
$7,600 to $12,900
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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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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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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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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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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


$15,250 to $15,750
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  • Not specified
$15,250 to $15,750
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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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The Children's House Montessori School   (est. 1994)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • Montessori
Port Perry, Ontario

CHMS offers authentic supportive, vibrant, child centered AMI Montessori that is perfect for curious, inquisitive students looking to thrive in a social, hands on, collaborative, challenging environment.  View profile


$7,000 to $11,000
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  • Not specified
$7,000 to $11,000
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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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Liberty Prep School     

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

Liberty Prep offers programs from Toddler - Gr. 6 in downtown Toronto. Our environment combines a beautifully renovated building with well-trained and passionate teachers. Reach out to discover what we do differently.  View profile


$13,000 to $17,500
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  • Not specified
$13,000 to $17,500
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ABC Montessori   (est. 1995)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Day school (50 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 $10,500
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  • Not specified
$6,600 to $10,500
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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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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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Guidepost Montessori + Academy of Thought and Industry   (est. 2016)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (17 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

Guidepost is a new Montessori school coming to Toronto, serving children from 10 weeks to 12 years old. We offer year-round programming and rolling admissions into our programs to meet the needs of every family.  View profile


$1,150 to $1,550
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  • Not specified
$1,150 to $1,550
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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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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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Trinity Montessori School   (est. 1999)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Markham, Ontario

Trinity Montessori School offers programs from toddler to grade six in Markham, Ontario. Its average class size is nine students.  View profile


$11,000 to $13,000
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  • Not specified
$11,000 to $13,000
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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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Trillium School   (est. 1991)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (320 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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École Montessori   (est. 2014)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
  • Montessori
Pickering, Ontario

École Montessori is Durham Region's premier French private school dedicated to transforming your child into a BILINGUAL critical thinker with our enriched curriculum that fosters the genius within each student.  View profile


$8,400 to $17,000
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  • Not specified
$8,400 to $17,000
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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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Kanata Montessori   (est. 1974)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (550 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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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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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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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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J. Addison School   (est. 2002)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (300 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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$15,000 to $42,450
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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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$10,200 to $15,900
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Bannockburn   (est. 1993)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

Bannockburn School leads in Montessori education by offering an exceptional, enriched Montessori curriculum in a nurturing environment carefully prepared to meet the needs of children in the formative years of childhood.  View profile


$16,700 to $26,250
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  • Not specified
$16,700 to $26,250
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Alive Montessori & Private School   (est. 2014)  

  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • Montessori, Waldorf

Toronto, Ontario

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! SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS AVAILABLE!  View profile


$15,500 to $17,500
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  • Not specified
$15,500 to $17,500
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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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$9,050 to $15,990
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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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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)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (350 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 and assess private schools, check out our choosing a school guide and expert advice guide. For advice on choosing Montessori schools (including elementary schools), see our Montessori choosing 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 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 elementary schools and some of which are Montessori schools. Find a Montessori elementary school near you.

Parent discussion forum

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

Open house events

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


School nameDateLocation
TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • September 23, 2021 9:30 am
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • September 28, 2021 9:30 am
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • October 07, 2021 9:30 am
    Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $8,000 to $15,250
  • October 19, 2021 6:30 pm
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • October 21, 2021 9:30 am
    Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $8,000 to $15,250
  • October 21, 2021 6:30 pm
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • October 21, 2021 7:00 pm
    Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • October 23, 2021 12:00 am
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • November 04, 2021 9:30 am
    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
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • November 18, 2021 9:30 am
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • November 25, 2021 9:30 am
    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 Children's House Montessori School
  • Port Perry, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • March 26, 2022 1:00 pmChildren's House Montessori School
    16150 Old Simcoe Road Port Perry Ontario L9L1P3



    The cost of Montessori elementary schools tends to be lower than the cost of other private elementary 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 elementary schools offer needs-based financial aid, such as bursaries or tuition relief. Others offer merit-based aid, that is, scholarships. You can learn more about financial aid in our dedicated guide.

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


     
    Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • $25,700 to $31,350Preschool - 12
    Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Day school (1230 students)
  • $16,428 to $28,775
  • $16,428 to $28,77510%JK - 12$4,500
    OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $12,864 to $21,384
  • $14,664 to $21,38410%Nursery/Toddler - 6$2,500
    Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • $13,2005%1 - 8
    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
    Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school
  • Day school
  • Homestay school
  • $9,700 to $11,500
  • $9,700 to $11,5003%1 - 12
    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
    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
    Guidepost Montessori + Academy of Thought and Industry
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (17 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Nursery/Toddler - 6
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $16,700 to $26,250
  • $26,250
    Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $10,000 to $16,500
  • $15,500 to $16,50010%JK - 6$850
    Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • $15,990
    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



     
     
    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)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • $13,000 to $16,000
  • Liberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 15Full-time Dedicated ClassMedium integration
    Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedRigorousNo support
    Trafalgar Ridge Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $8,580 to $14,195
  • MontessoriSupportive8 to 17No supportLight integration
    Central Montessori Schools
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $12,500 to $12,500
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo support
    Tall Pines School
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $8,720 to $19,748
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18No supportLight integration
    Westside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • $18,700 to $20,700
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 24No support
    Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Day school (1230 students)
  • $16,428 to $28,775
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 20No supportHeavy integration
    Peel Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Blaisdale Montessori School
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (750 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedNo support
    OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $12,864 to $21,384
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive16 to 25Withdrawal AssistanceLight 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
    Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive13 to 18No support
    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
    Maria Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Liberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15No support
    Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (78 students)
  • $14,700 to $18,695
  • MontessoriStudent-paced15 to 24Indirect Support
    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
    Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school
  • Day school
  • Homestay school
  • $9,700 to $11,500
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 15Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $10,000 to $10,000
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous5 to 16No 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
    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus
  • North York, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportiveNo 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
    Royal Cachet Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive3 to 8No support
    Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18Indirect 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
    The Clover School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $17,173 to $19,888
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal Assistance
    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
    Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • $15,250 to $15,750
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24No 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
    The Children's House Montessori School
  • Port Perry, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • MontessoriIndirect 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
    Esprit Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $24,500 to $24,500
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-paced3 to 5Special needs schoolHeavy integration
    Liberty Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous15 to 26No support
    ABC Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $9,200 to $9,800
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 14No supportLight integration
    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
    Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No supportLight 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
    Guidepost Montessori + Academy of Thought and Industry
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (17 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive1 to 10No 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
    Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (103 students)
  • $13,758 to $13,758
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Trinity Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $11,000 to $13,000
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo supportLight integration
    Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No support
    Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • $10,500 to $36,000
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
    École Montessori
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
  • $8,400 to $17,000
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorousNo supportLight 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
    Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (550 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • MontessoriMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 15Resource AssistanceHeavy 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
    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
    Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    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
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,200 to $15,900
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $16,700 to $26,250
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24Resource AssistanceLight integration
    Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $10,000 to $16,500
  • MontessoriWaldorfAcceleratedRigorous10 to 16No supportLight integration
    Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 12Resource 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





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    Bond Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • $13,000 to $16,000
  • Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • Trafalgar Ridge Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $8,580 to $14,195
  • Central Montessori Schools
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $12,500 to $12,500
  • Tall Pines School
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $8,720 to $19,748
  • Westside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • $18,700 to $20,700
  • Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Day school (1230 students)
  • $16,428 to $28,775
  • Peel Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • Blaisdale Montessori School
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (750 students)
  • OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $12,864 to $21,384
  • Century Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,550 to $27,000
  • Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (465 students)
  • $8,100 to $15,000
  • Maria Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (78 students)
  • $14,700 to $18,695
  • 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
  • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school
  • Day school
  • Homestay school
  • $9,700 to $11,500
  • Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $10,000 to $10,000
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,500 to $20,500
  • Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus
  • North York, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Country Garden Montessori Academy
  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • $7,400 to $14,300
  • Royal Cachet Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • Toronto French Montessori
  • Whitchurch-stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $7,782 to $15,396
  • The Clover School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $17,173 to $19,888
  • 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
  • Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • $15,250 to $15,750
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $12,705 to $16,765
  • The Children's House Montessori School
  • Port Perry, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • Esprit Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $24,500 to $24,500
  • Liberty Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • ABC Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $9,200 to $9,800
  • Clear Water Academy
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (420 students)
  • $7,900 to $16,000
  • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1050 students)
  • $7,400 to $17,250
  • Guidepost Montessori + Academy of Thought and Industry
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (17 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • The Montessori Country School
  • Nobleton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • eSchool school
  • Day school
  • $16,550 to $17,465
  • Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (103 students)
  • $13,758 to $13,758
  • Trinity Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $11,000 to $13,000
  • Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • $10,500 to $36,000
  • École Montessori
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
  • $8,400 to $17,000
  • Sunrise Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $11,500 to $19,800
  • Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (550 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $8,000 to $15,250
  • Richmond Hill Montessori Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $21,000 to $23,500
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • J. Addison School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $16,400 to $40,800
  • Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,200 to $15,900
  • Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $16,700 to $26,250
  • Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $10,000 to $16,500
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $6,400 to $20,400








  • Montessori schools, which are based on the philosophy of Maria Montessori, are meant to accommodate the growing child. Elementary schools are no exception to this rule.

    Montessori elementary schools have mixed-age classrooms with lots of self-directed learning, student-to-student teaching, interaction, and concrete learning. This allows students to become focused and engaged in their studies. It also allows them to develop their cognitive and social skills.

    Montessori elementary schools are for kids aged 6 to 12. Often, there are two classes: a lower elementary class with kids aged 6-9, and a higher elementary class with kids aged 9-12. Sometimes, though, there is only one class, with kids aged 6 to 12 (for instance, in smaller schools).

    For more discussion of Montessori elementary schools, see our main Montessori school guide.
     

    Child-specific advice on choosing a Montessori school
    Read our child-specific insights on choosing the right school, including Montessori schools. We explore how choosing the right type of school crucially depends on kids' unique traits, such as their mental and academic focussocial tendencies,  and activity level.

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    Montessori school curriculum

    Elementary schools, like preschools, focus a great deal on concrete learning. Kids work with lots of concrete materials to learn skills and concepts. They also do many practical life activities. In the upper years, though, there tends to be more abstract learning. Kids start to refine their reasoning and problem-solving skills through these years.

    Montessori students have lots of freedom to choose their curriculum and work at their own pace. Most elementary classes have a three-hour, uninterrupted work period. During this period, students can work on chosen tasks, free from distractions. This is a hallmark of the Montessori method.

    That said, elementary schools do focus on core academic subjects and skills. These include reading, writing, math, and science. Time is also sometimes allotted for creating writing and art projects.

    Elementary schools also focus on character education—on educating the whole child. Kids learn key practical skills, and crucial traits like independence, responsibility, and honesty.

    Montessori teaching approach

    Elementary schools, unlike preschools, offer some direct instruction. Especially in the upper levels, teachers sometimes give fairly long lectures or lessons. Usually, though, lectures tend to be given to smaller groups of students, rather than the whole class.

    For instance, teachers sometimes give what are called great lessons on important moments in history, such as the the origin of life. These lessons tend to be more engaging and interactive than traditional lectures. And most of the time, teachers work with Montessori students on a one-on-one basis, or with very small groups of students. This ensures students receive special guidance and attention.

    Much of the time, kids work alone or in small groups on different projects. These projects can be on a variety of subjects, and often are interdisciplinary. When working in groups, older kids can teach, mentor, and model appropriate behaviour to younger kids. This can be an effective way for kids to learn and reinforce their knowledge (both the older and younger kids).

    Benefits of Montessori elementary school

    Montessori schools offer a first-rate education. Elementary schools, in particular, have plenty of benefits. They include the following:

    Montessori elementary schools work particularly well for kids who are motivated and have a good work ethic. On the other hand, they may not be a great fit for some kids who enjoy a traditional classroom and standard curriculum.

    It should be no suprise that these schools have become so popular throughout the world. It's important to note, though, that schools differ in their interpretation of the Montessori philosophy and teaching method.

    For more details, see our Montessori benefits guide.












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