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




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.




 
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Bayview/Hwy 407
 
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"TMS is a leading, accredited independent school that offers a unique design of Montessori and International Baccalaureate programmes. Our students thrive in academics while building a foundation of Significance for life." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $20,850 to $36,770
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Toronto, Ontario
Spadina Ave/College Street
 
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"Authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori Schools located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa, Elementary and Adolescent children in beautiful settings with large and expansive natural playgrounds." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $21,500 to $23,900
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Oakville, Ontario
Trafalgar Road/Dundas
 
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"TRMS uniquely provides enriched French as a second language (FSL) instruction for all levels from Preschool to Elementary. We give students a head start in their educational journey, instilling a "Love of Learning!"" —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $15,695 to $17,375
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Oakville, Ontario
Winston Churchill/Lakeshore Road East
 
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"Clanmore is one of the few schools offering authentic Montessori programming from Toddler - Middle School. Our culture is warm and inviting and our philosophy empowers us to support each child as a unique individual." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,000 to $20,000
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"We identify the experiences that facilitate education that empowers the individual and fosters a community of collaborative contributors through interdisciplinary, integrated integrated projects." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $9,565 to $32,000
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Richmond Hill, Ontario
Yonge Street/Silverwood Ave.
 
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"Century Private School in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with small class ratio to ensure best learning for our students." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $18,500 to $28,500
  • Day school
  • 0 students
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Toronto, Ontario
 
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"Humberside Montessori School is internationally recognized and accredited by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Our AMI certified teachers provide an authentic Montessori experience for our students." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $12,500 to $19,900
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Mississauga, Ontario
Lakeshore Road/Southdown
 
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"Peel Montessori and Carrington College div. students learn above grade level for subjects of strength. Individualized curriculum, advanced academic strategies, and character development give students a personal edge." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $9,500 to $18,500
  • Day school
  • 150 students
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Scarborough, Ontario
Kennedy Road/Progress Avenue
 
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"Enquiring Minds Montessori is a one-of-a-kind Montessori Art School. We have created a unique learning experience that fosters academic and artistic excellence in a nurturing environment while challenging young minds." —From the school

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

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $9,400 to $21,200
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Ottawa, Ontario
Baseline Rd./Woodroffe Ave.
 
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"Bishop Hamilton Montessori School, a not-for-profit independent school in Ottawa, provides an authentic Christian Montessori approach for children 3 months to 14 years." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $6,183 to $22,970
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Fredericton, New Brunswick
 
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"The main objective of FMA is to provide your child with a planned and stimulating environment in order for them to be able to reach their own individual and highest learning potential while honouring the whole child." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $9,500 to $14,500
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Markham, Ontario
Denison/Warden
 
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"Our curriculum are designed to build essential skills and concepts that help with the cognitive, social, creative, emotional, and physical development of your child with the aim to be a successful learner for life!" —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,500 to $16,500
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Toronto, Ontario
Queen Street East/Glen Manor Drive
 
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"Our objective is to guide children with respect and understanding, developing in them a love of learning. Our aim is to create a nurturing environment full of intellectual, social and moral learning and development." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $7,775 to $23,500
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Oakville, Ontario
Lakeshore Road East/Bel Air Drive
 
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"Offering Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by dedicated teachers. We have three campuses in Oakville, delivering exceptional Montessori Programs." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,300 to $24,800
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St. Catharines, Ontario
Edinburgh Dr/Scott Street
 
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"We provide students with opportunities to explore real-world concepts and issues, broadening their sense of responsibility, develop their critical thinking skills, and empower them to take action in a global community." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $7,300 to $15,200
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Richmond Hill, Ontario
Major Mackenzie/Bayview Avenue
 
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"Richmond Hill Montessori Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $25,000 to $26,800
  • Day school
  • 600 students
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Markham, Ontario
14th Ave/Kennedy
 
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"Trillium School is a private school that offers programs from pre-school to grade twelve in Markham with Montessori-based kindergarten." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $8,200 to $41,500
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Whitby, Ontario
Brock Street South/Dundas Streer West
 
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"The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for their uniqueness and is guided through learning accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $12,250 to $15,750
  • Day school
  • 0 students
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Mississauga, Ontario
 
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $11,000
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Ottawa, Ontario
Alta Vista Drive/Industrial Road
 
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"OMS Montessori is a non for profit, independent school offering separate French and English programs within a world class Montessori environment." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $9,765 to $16,850
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Mississauga, Ontario
Glen Erin/Dundas
 
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"Kaban Montessori School is a CCMA accredited school in the west area of Mississauga . Our environments foster each child's interests and abilities while supporting them to achieve their full potential." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $1,720 to $1,770
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Aurora, Ontario
St. John Sideroad/Yonge St.
 
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"Aurora Montessori offers an enriched Montessori program for students, Toddler to Grade 8, with an option of an OSSD credit in Grade 9 Math. A unique Mindfulness and Technology program develops key 21st-century skills!" —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $14,200 to $23,300
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Mississauga, Ontario
 
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"Meadow Green Academy provides a strong Christian education in a nurturing environment. Strong academics combined with sports, enriched music, visual arts, and dramatic arts programs provide a well-rounded experience" —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $9,800 to $16,990
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Hamilton, Ontario
Garth Street/Fennell Avenue West
 
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"Established in 1901, Hillfield Strathallan College is one of Canada’s leading co-educational independent schools, offering academic programs from Montessori Toddler and Pre-K to Grade 12, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $21,123 to $33,334
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Oakville, Ontario
 
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"Rotherglen School - OAKVILLE offers programs for students age 4 to grade eight. The average class size is 18 students." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $17,650 to $27,560
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Pickering, Ontario
Kingston/Altona
 
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"École Montessori is Durham Region's premier French private school dedicated to transforming your child into a bilingual critical thinker with our enriched curriculum that fosters the genius within each student." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $8,400 to $21,000
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Oshawa, Ontario
Wilson Road/Adelaide Ave
 
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"At G.B.MS, D.E.P.S and Durham Academy Secondary school focus is on each individual student and helping them meet their unique potential and goals. We believe in excellent customer service and families have a voice. Throughout the year we enhance our programs through program enhancement and enrichment." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $10,400 to $14,000
  • Day, Homestay
  • 187 students
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North Vancouver, British Columbia
Keith Rd/Lynnmouth Ave
 
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"Collaborative and engaging, North Star's programs put students at the center of their learning and quest for knowledge." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 7 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $8,550 to $16,785
  • Day school
  • 110 students
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Brantford, Ontario
Fairview Drive/North Park Street
 
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"Braemar House School is a not-for-profit elementary school that proves each day that children thrive in a nurturing environment." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $14,810
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Port Perry, Ontario
Reach St/Old Simcoe Rd
 
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"CHMS offers authentic supportive, vibrant, child centered AMI Montessori that is perfect for curious, inquisitive students looking to thrive in a social, hands on, collaborative, challenging environment." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $8,000 to $12,000
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Kanata, Ontario
Eagleson Road/Stonehaven Drive
 
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"For 50 years, Kanata Montessori has offered excellent learning environments for students to grow emotionally, socially and academically into a positive global citizen." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $16,750 to $22,500
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North York, Ontario
Sheppard Avenue East/Victoria Park Avenue
 
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"Head Start Montessori was founded in 2002, on the premise that children need a warm, loving and authentic Montessori environment for them to grow into well-adjusted and peaceful beings. H.S.M. is a home away from home." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $14,500 to $18,500
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Mississauga, Ontario
 
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"Rotherglen School - MISSISSAUGA is a montessori school that offers programs from JK to grade eight. The average class size is 18 students." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $14,900 to $20,315
  • Day school
  • 400 students
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Toronto, Ontario
Bathurst St./Eglinton Ave. West
 
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  • Gr. Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum; Waldorf
  • $15,500 to $17,500
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Newmarket, Ontario
 
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"LMMH was established in 2003, the school offers a unique French Immersion Program as well as an English Program for children from 2 ½ to 13 years of age. Our students also learn to ski, golf, play tennis and more." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $13,500 to $15,500
  • Day school
  • 120 students
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Pickering, Ontario
whites/kingston road
 
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"Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering is a non denominational, inclusive school that offers programs from Pre-school to Grade eight. We acknowledge and celebrate religious and cultural events as part of our cultural program." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $12,000 to $14,000
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Markham, Ontario
Woodbine/16th Avenue
 
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"Trinity Montessori School offers programs from toddler to grade six in Markham, Ontario. Its average class size is nine students." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $12,000 to $14,000
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Toronto, Ontario
Lawrence Ave./Bathurst St.
 
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"The Clover School's innovative curriculum combines Montessori essentials with heart-centred learning practices designed to nurture the ​mind​, heart, health, and soul of each child." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $15,611 to $25,160
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Oakville, Ontario
QEW/Ford Drive / Ninth Line
 
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"La Villa Montessori is an AMI recognized School that adheres to Dr. Montessori's principles. We provide a nurturing environment that fulfills the child's emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $6,000 to $17,000
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Toronto, Ontario
University Ave./Dundas street
 
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"Cornerstone students love to shape the future. They INSPIRE learning, DISCOVER their potential, EMPOWER themselves to be innovative citizens. Our boundless learning strategies open doors for successful learning." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; Montessori
  • $15,800 to $26,000
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Toronto, Ontario
 
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"Bannockburn School leads in Montessori education by offering an exceptional, enriched Montessori curriculum in a nurturing environment carefully prepared to meet the needs of children in the formative years of childhood." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $17,975 to $27,300
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Unionville, Ontario
Kennedy Road/16th Avenue
 
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"UC offers year-ahead advanced programs from pre-school to Grade 10. We blend high standards for academic success with the social and emotional development of the individual child." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $10,650 to $19,400
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Toronto, Ontario
Bloor/Spadina
 
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"Guidepost is a new Montessori school coming to Toronto [Annex], serving children from 10 weeks to 12 years old. We offer year-round programming and rolling admissions into our programs to meet the needs of every family." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $20,700 to $25,350
  • Day school
  • 100 students
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Mississauga, Ontario
Hurontario St/Matheson Blvd E
 
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"ABC Montessori is one of Mississauga's premier private schools. We offers both Montessori and traditional school programs from preschool to Grade 5 with an emphasis on developing literacy, numeracy, sciences, and arts." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $9,950 to $11,500
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Mississauga, Ontario
Tomken Rd./Eglinton Ave. E
 
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"Northstar Montessori offers an accredited Montessori curriculum from Toddler age to Grade 8. Our goal is to develop strong character and contributing citizens who understand that their involvement makes a difference." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,800 to $16,900
  • Day school
  • 300 students
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Toronto, Ontario
Dufferin St/Lawrence Ave W
 
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"Leonardo Da Vinci Academy provides exceptional schooling for the formative years. Our unique curriculum aims to instil a love of learning and challenges students to develop their full potential." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $10,500 to $18,300
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Some schools aren't Montessori schools, but use a Montessori approach for their preschool or daycare program. This approach gives young learners plenty of freedom to choose tasks and activities that interest them, which promotes their independence and confidence. It also strongly emphasizes concrete learning, where children work with lots of hands-on materials, and do practical life activities. Children usually work independently or in small groups in these programs.



 

Bond Academy


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

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

—From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $7,000 to $16,000
 
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Burlington, Ontario
Walkers Line/Fairveiw Street
 
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"Ashwood Glen offers a Montessori program for children aged 18months - 6 yrs. The Grades 1 - 8 Learning Program applies the IB framework to extend the learning outcomes of the Ontario curriculum." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $14,000 to $20,000
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Markham, Ontario
Kennedy Road/Steeles Avenue
 
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"Located in Markham, Ontario, Town Centre Private Schools is an International Baccalaureate® Continuum School offering a Montessori Pre-School program as well as an IB Elementary School and optional IB Diploma Programme." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $3,690 to $18,950
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Markham, Ontario
Woodbine/HWY 7
 
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"Wishing Well Schools offers a comprehensive academic program catering to a wide age range, spanning from 18 months to Grade 8. Our curriculum includes a Montessori program designed for children aged 18 months to 6 years." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $17,500 to $17,700
  • Day school
  • 295 students
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Markham, Ontario
Brimley Road/14th Ave South
 
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"Established in 1974, Somerset Academy is an independent, not-for-profit private school that provides education to students in JK Grades 8. Somerset Academy has an average class size of 13 to 18 students." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $12,850 to $15,200
  • Day school
  • 0 students
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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
Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1285 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $19,349 to $32,052
  • April 18, 2024 5:30 pm299
    Fennell Avenue West Hamilton Ontario L9C 1G2
    Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • April 24, 2024 11:30 amAshwood Glen
    3430 Fairview St. Burlington ON L7N 2R5
    Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • April 24, 2024 11:30 amAshwood Glen School
    3430 Fairview Street Burlington Ontario L7N 2R5
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $7,400 to $17,250
  • April 27, 2024 10:00 amTown Centre Private Schools
    155 Clayton Drive Markham Ontario L3R7P3
    Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1285 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $19,349 to $32,052
  • May 02, 2024 5:30 pm299
    Fennell Avenue West Hamilton Ontario L9C 1G2
    Leonardo Da Vinci Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $10,500 to $18,300
  • May 10, 2024 10:00 amLeonardo Da Vinci Academy
    901 Lawrence Avenue West Toronto Ontario M6A 1C3
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $7,400 to $17,250
  • June 08, 2024 10:00 amTown Centre Private Schools
    155 Clayton Drive Markham Ontario L3R7P3
    Wishing Well Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • Day school (148 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,700
  • October 19, 2024 10:00 am



    The cost of Montessori 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 (870 students)
  • $19,100 to $32,700
  • $26,750 to $32,700Preschool - 12
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • $10,600 to $32,0001%Preschool - 12$5,000
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $6,183 to $18,375
  • $6,183 to $18,375Nursery/Toddler - 8
    Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $7,200 to $22,275
  • $14,725 to $22,2755%1 - 8$10,000
    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
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $19,400 to $22,150
  • $19,400 to $22,1507%Preschool - 8$1,000
    Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • $15,990
    Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1285 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $19,349 to $32,052
  • $19,349 to $32,05210%JK - 12$4,500
    North Star Montessori Elementary School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (110 students)
  • $8,550 to $16,785
  • $15,840 to $16,785K - 7
    Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $14,300 to $14,300
  • $14,3005%1 - 8
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $17,975 to $27,300
  • $27,300
    Guidepost Montessori
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Nursery/Toddler - 8
    Leonardo Da Vinci Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $10,500 to $18,300
  • $18,30015%1 - 8$5,000



     
     
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    Bond Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (12 students)
  • Day school (338 students)
  • $13,500 to $16,800
  • Liberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 18Full-time Dedicated ClassMedium integration
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (870 students)
  • $19,100 to $32,700
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedRigorousNo 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
    Westside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (155 students)
  • $18,700 to $20,700
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 24No support
    Trafalgar Ridge Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (84 students)
  • $13,195 to $14,195
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 18No supportMedium integration
    Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (185 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceMedium 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
    Humberside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • $12,500 to $19,900
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveFull-time Dedicated ClassLight integration
    Peel Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Enquiring Minds Montessori
  • Scarborough, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $11,158 to $17,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous10 to 24No supportMedium integration
    Central Montessori Schools
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • $12,500 to $20,000
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo support
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $6,183 to $18,375
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Fredericton Montessori Academy
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $9,500 to $14,500
  • MontessoriAcceleratedRigorousIndirect SupportLight integration
    Sunrise Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $11,500 to $19,800
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive10 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $7,200 to $22,275
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportMedium integration
    Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,500 to $20,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 20No supportLight integration
    Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18Indirect Support
    Richmond Hill Montessori Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $25,000 to $26,800
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous16 to 20No supportMedium integration
    Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $11,500 to $37,500
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
    Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $12,250 to $15,750
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $10,000 to $10,000
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous5 to 16No supportHeavy integration
    OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $12,864 to $21,384
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive16 to 25Withdrawal AssistanceLight integration
    Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • $1,720 to $1,770
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24No support
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $7,400 to $17,250
  • TraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive15 to 24No support
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $19,400 to $22,150
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Partial IntegrationMedium integration
    Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 12No supportMedium integration
    Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1285 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $19,349 to $32,052
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 20No supportHeavy integration
    Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No support
    École Montessori
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
  • $8,400 to $17,000
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous5 to 18No supportLight integration
    Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • Day school
  • $1,020 to $11,500
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 16Indirect SupportMedium integration
    North Star Montessori Elementary School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (110 students)
  • $8,550 to $16,785
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (118 students)
  • $14,810 to $14,810
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    The Children's House Montessori School
  • Port Perry, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $9,500 to $11,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedNo support
    Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 15Resource AssistanceHeavy integration
    Head Start Montessori School
  • North York, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (64 students)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $14,500 to $18,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Wishing Well Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • Day school (148 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,700
  • ProgressiveAcceleratedRigorous15 to 20No supportMedium integration
    Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No supportLight integration
    Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $10,000 to $16,500
  • MontessoriWaldorfAcceleratedRigorous10 to 16No supportLight integration
    La Maison Montessori House
  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • MontessoriNo support
    Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $14,300 to $14,300
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive13 to 18No support
    Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $12 to $14,000
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Trinity Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $11,000 to $13,000
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo supportLight integration
    The Clover School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $25,160 to $25,160
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveIndirect SupportLight integration
    La Villa Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $8,100 to $15,608
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveResource Assistance
    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $15,800 to $18,960
  • Liberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15No support
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $17,975 to $27,300
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24Resource AssistanceLight integration
    Unionville College
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $10,650 to $19,400
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous18 to 24Partial IntegrationHeavy integration
    Guidepost Montessori
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive1 to 10No supportLight integration
    ABC Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $5,140 to $10,850
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorousNo supportLight integration
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,500 to $16,350
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Leonardo Da Vinci Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $10,500 to $18,300
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorousNo support





     Legend:

     ADHD

    Learning disorders:
     Dyslexia
     Auditory processing disorder
     Dyscalculia
     Dysgraphia
     Language processing disorder
     Non-verbal learning disorders
     Visual motor deficit
    Development disorders:
     Autism
     Asperger's

    Behavioural and emotional:
     Troubled teens
     Depression
     Suicidal
     Substance abuse
     Oppositional defiant disorder
    Physical:
     Dyspraxia
     Blindness
     Deafness
     Cystic fibrosis
     Multiple physical
     
     
    Bond Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (12 students)
  • Day school (338 students)
  • $13,500 to $16,800
  • TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (870 students)
  • $19,100 to $32,700
  • Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • Westside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (155 students)
  • $18,700 to $20,700
  • Trafalgar Ridge Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (84 students)
  • $13,195 to $14,195
  • Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (185 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • Westmont Montessori School
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $9,565 to $32,000
  • Century Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,550 to $27,000
  • Humberside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • $12,500 to $19,900
  • Peel Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • Enquiring Minds Montessori
  • Scarborough, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $11,158 to $17,500
  • Central Montessori Schools
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • Day school (225 students)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • $12,500 to $20,000
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $6,183 to $18,375
  • Fredericton Montessori Academy
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $9,500 to $14,500
  • Sunrise Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $11,500 to $19,800
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $7,200 to $22,275
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,500 to $20,500
  • Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • Richmond Hill Montessori Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $25,000 to $26,800
  • Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $11,500 to $37,500
  • Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $12,250 to $15,750
  • Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $10,000 to $10,000
  • OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $12,864 to $21,384
  • Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • $1,720 to $1,770
  • Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $7,400 to $17,250
  • Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $19,400 to $22,150
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1285 students)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • $19,349 to $32,052
  • Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • École Montessori
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
  • $8,400 to $17,000
  • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • Day school
  • $1,020 to $11,500
  • North Star Montessori Elementary School
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (110 students)
  • $8,550 to $16,785
  • Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (118 students)
  • $14,810 to $14,810
  • The Children's House Montessori School
  • Port Perry, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $9,500 to $11,500
  • Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • Head Start Montessori School
  • North York, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (64 students)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $14,500 to $18,500
  • Wishing Well Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • Day school (148 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,700
  • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $10,000 to $16,500
  • La Maison Montessori House
  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $14,300 to $14,300
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $12 to $14,000
  • Trinity Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $11,000 to $13,000
  • The Clover School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $25,160 to $25,160
  • La Villa Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $8,100 to $15,608
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $15,800 to $18,960
  • Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $17,975 to $27,300
  • Unionville College
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 10 (Coed)
  • Day school (1000 students)
  • $10,650 to $19,400
  • Guidepost Montessori
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • ABC Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $5,140 to $10,850
  • Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,500 to $16,350
  • Leonardo Da Vinci Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $10,500 to $18,300








  • 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.
     

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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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