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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.


 
  • Clanmore Montessori School
  • Royal Cachet Montessori School
  • Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • Forest Hill Montessori School
  • TMS
  • Westside Montessori Academy
  • Guidepost Montessori at Toronto
  • Bond Academy
  • Westside Montessori School
  • Pine Lake Montessori School
  • OMS Montessori
  • Ellington Montessori School
  • Century Private School
  • Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Summit West Independent School
  • Peel Montessori Private School
  • Ashwood Glen
  • Beyond Montessori School
  • Liberty Prep School
  • Hatch House Montessori School
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Braemar House School
  • Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus
  • A.I.S. School
  • Town Centre Private Schools
  • The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus
  • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Kaban Montessori School
  • Bannockburn
  • Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Ellesmere Montessori School
  • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Maria Montessori School
  • Humberside Montessori School
  • Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Stirling Montessori Academy
  • The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus
  • Wheatley School
  • Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Parkdale Montessori School
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Richmond Hill Montessori Private School
  • ABC Montessori
  • Sunrise Montessori School
  • Central Montessori Schools - York Mills
  • Aurora Montessori School
  • Somerset Academy
  • Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy
  • Tall Pines School
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Rutherford Private School & Daycare
  • Country Garden Montessori Academy
  • Montessori School of Calgary
  • Trinity Montessori School
  • Trillium School
  • St. Peter's ACHS College School
  • J. Addison School
  • Montessori School of Wellington
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • Toronto French Montessori
  • Fairview Glen Montessori
  • Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Guiding Light Academy


  School NameTypeApproachCost

Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
Clanmore Montessori School in southeast Oakville offers a full spectrum, co-ed Montessori program from Toddler to Middle School. Tuition starts at $8,250. CCMA accredited. Member Oakville Independent Schools. Licenced. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $18,000
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Royal Cachet Montessori School (est. 2006)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
Royal Cachet Montessori School is a Montessori school that offers programs from nursery to grade three in Markham. Its average class size is five to 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,800 to $12,900

Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School (est. 2000)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School in Mississauga offers Casa Montessori programs for children a ged 2.5 to 6. Before- and after-school care and summer camps also available. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,800 to $11,500

Forest Hill Montessori School (est. 1996)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
Conveniently located in Midtown Toronto, our Junior and Elementary campuses are a popular choice for families seeking exceptional childcare and the very best Montessori education for their children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$18,376 to $21,870

TMS (est. 1961)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (775 students)
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]
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
$18,300 to $31,350
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Westside Montessori Academy (est. 2008)  

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

Guidepost Montessori at Toronto (est. 2016)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
Guidepost Montessori at Toronto is among a growing network of schools across the world. We serve ages 18 months to 12 and are located in Midtown, in proximity to many parks and sights for the children to explore. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$12,600 to $22,000

Westside Montessori School (est. 2008)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (95 students)
An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$19,200 to $21,300
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Pine Lake Montessori School   

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (70 students)
Pine Lake Montessori School pursues teaching with a one on one method that respects and nurtures children and allows them to achieve their fullest potential. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$13,500 to $15,400

OMS Montessori (est. 1966)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
OMS Montessori is a non for profit, independent school offering separate French and English programs within a world class Montessori environment. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$12,864 to $21,384

School Expo Exhibitor - Ottawa

Ellington Montessori School (est. 1990)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
Ellington Montessori School offers small class sizes and individualized programs from pre-school to grade eight. Our holistic approach to education helps prepare students for success in today's rapidly changing world. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,750 to $15,300

Century Private School (est. 1994)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
Century Montessori Schools in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with class sizes as low as 12 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$16,550 to $26,800

Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) (est. 1969)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
RMS is an award-winning progressive private school, and voted the BEST private school in Brampton. We offer a structured programme that is ahead of the Ministry set guidelines. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$7,500 to $13,900
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Peel Montessori Private School (est. 1992)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
Peel Montessori School offers an enriched, personalized program. Emphasis is on strong academics, and the development of personal excellence (leadership skills, creativity) in a supportive, family-like environment. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $18,500

Beyond Montessori School (est. 2008)  

  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
Conveniently located near downtown St. Catharines, BMS offers Toddler to Grade 6 Montessori education with class sizes of 8 to 20 students. Extended Care. New facility and acreage. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,750

Liberty Prep School   

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
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]
  • Montessori
$12,000 to $16,500
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Hatch House Montessori School (est. 2005)  

  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for his/her uniqueness and is taught accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,950 to $13,500

Dearcroft Montessori School (est. 1968)  

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

School Expo Exhibitor - Halton-Peel

Cornerstone Montessori Prep School (est. 1990)  

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

School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto

Alive Montessori & Private School (est. 2014)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
NOW WITH LICENSED DAYCARE! Bring your child for a free trial to let him or her experience the difference. Don't be surprised if he or she doesn't want to go home at the end of the day! [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $15,500

Braemar House School (est. 1996)  

  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (112 students)
Braemar House School is a not-for-profit elementary school that proves each day that children thrive in a nurturing environment that offers personalized attention. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox$13,160
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Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus (est. 1995)  

  • North York, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one - the period from birth to the age of six. Choose Central Montessori Schools. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,700 to $17,500

School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto

A.I.S. School (est. 2016)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Homestay school (100 students)
AIS Montessori & Elementary School offers authentic Chinese Immersion program in GTA area.Its average class is 15 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$10,000 to $25,000

School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto

The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus (est. 1988)  

  • Nobleton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
For over 25 years, the Montessori Country School provides a first-class accredited curriculum for students 12 months through grade 6. The sprawling 10 acre campus offers a unique indoor and outdoor learning experience. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,000 to $18,000

Rotherglen School - Mississauga (est. 1979)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
Rotherglen School - MISSISSAUGA is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$6,700 to $16,800

Kaban Montessori School (est. 2002)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
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]
  • Montessori
$15,000 to $17,000

Bannockburn (est. 1993)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
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]
  • Montessori
$14,900 to $25,100

Rotherglen School - Oakville (est. 1979)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
Rotherglen School - OAKVILLE offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$13,700 to $22,800

Ellesmere Montessori School   

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
Ellesmere Montessori School prepares children for a lifetime of creative and purposeful learning based on the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,120 to $15,744

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

  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (135 students)
  • Homestay school (0 students)
  • Boarding school (0 students)
Our schools offer a maximum class size of 16 students for ages 4 & up. Tours are offered daily and new students are welcome to visit for a day. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$9,700 to $11,500

Maria Montessori School (est. 1975)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
Maria Montessori School is an AMI accredited Montessori school in Toronto that offers programs for children 18 months to twelve years. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,000 to $16,000

Humberside Montessori School (est. 1987)  

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

Unionville Montessori Private Schools (est. 1987)  

  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
Unionville Montessori School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 to 22 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$7,750 to $14,750

Stirling Montessori Academy (est. 2013)  

  • Milton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
Our highly qualified staff use the Montessori Method to provide students with the opportunity to develop intellectual and social skills and to enhance their self-esteem and self-confidence. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,600 to $11,995

The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus (est. 2007)  

  • Milton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (69 students)
Montessori Country School has provided a first-class academic experience to students in an environment that is distinguished by its compassion, integrity and unwavering commitment to the individual child. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,160 to $13,600

Wheatley School (est. 1986)  

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

Montessori Jewish Day School (est. 2000)  

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

Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering (est. 1984)  

  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering is a non denominational school that offers programs from Pre-school to Grade eight. We acknowledge and celebrate religious and cultural events as part of our cultural program. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,000 to $13,000

Parkdale Montessori School (est. 2007)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (98 students)
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]
  • Montessori
$8,000 to $17,550

Avalon Children's Montessori School (est. 2000)  

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

Richmond Hill Montessori Private School (est. 1986)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
Richmond Hill Montessori Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$21,000 to $23,500

ABC Montessori (est. 1995)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
ABC Montessori is one of Mississauga's premier private schools. The school offers both Montessori and traditional school programs from preschool to Grade 5. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$6,600 to $10,000

Sunrise Montessori School (est. 1988)  

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

Central Montessori Schools - York Mills (est. 1995)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
Central Montessori Schools in Toronto offers instruction from nursery to grade six, with enrolment of 900 day students and tuition starting at $5,900. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,900 to $19,900

Aurora Montessori School (est. 1989)  

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

Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy (est. 2010)  

  • Caledon, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy offers our students a supportive environment, which allows them to discover their passions, all while reaching each individuals full potential! [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,000 to $12,000

Tall Pines School (est. 1987)  

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

Bishop Hamilton Montessori School (est. 1983)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School is a Christian Montessori school in Ottawa, Ontario, with classes from Infants to grade eight. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$12,850 to $19,675
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Rutherford Private School & Daycare   

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

Country Garden Montessori Academy (est. 1995)  

  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
Situated on seven acres of rolling parkland and gardens, Country Garden Montessori Academy in Newmarket is a co-ed private day school for students in grades PS-12. The school provides a family atmosphere and is committed the intellectual growth and emotional well-being of students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,200 to $25,900

Montessori School of Calgary   

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (85 students)
The Montessori School of Calgary offers a preschool through Grade 6 program led by experienced guides and teachers who support each child with trust, respect, and proven academic success. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,440 to $14,250

School Expo Exhibitor - Calgary

Trinity Montessori School (est. 1999)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
Trinity Montessori School offers programs from toddler to grade six in Markham, Ontario. Its average class size is nine students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$1,100 to $1,200

Trillium School (est. 1991)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
Trillium School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Markham. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$10,500 to $36,000

School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto

St. Peter's ACHS College School (est. 1990)  

  • Harrow, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (6 students)
  • Day school (13 students)
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]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $29,000
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J. Addison School (est. 2002)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
Since 2002, J. Addison has provided a stimulating education for students. Located at the corner of Woodbine and Valleywood Drive in Markham, ON, Canada, you will find our state-of-the-art 58,000 sq. ft. facility. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$15,000 to $42,450

School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto

Montessori School of Wellington (est. 1996)  

  • Guelph, Ontario
  • JK to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (47 students)
Montessori School of Wellington in Guelph is the only CCMA accredited school in Guelph and the number one choice for children's education and life skill [View profile]
  • Montessori
$5,750 to $12,500

Meadow Green Academy (est. 1995)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
Meadow Green Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$8,800 to $15,490

School Expo Exhibitor - Halton-Peel

Toronto French Montessori (est. 2000)  

  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
Toronto French Montessori offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in North York. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$7,620 to $15,704
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Fairview Glen Montessori (est. 2007)  

  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (190 students)
Fairview Glen offers authentic Montessori education for children 18 mo.-12 yrs. The academically driven, collaborative and supportive community, also specializes in French, Music, Visual Arts and Phys-Ed programs. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$16,200

Northstar Montessori Private School (est. 1996)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
Northstar Montessori offers authentic Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8 in Mississauga. We pride ourselves on strong character development and supporting life long learners! Now, Swim program is now included. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,500 to $14,900

Guiding Light Academy (est. 2007)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
Guiding Light Academy is a Catholic private elementary school in Streetsville, Mississauga. We offer an enriched curriculum for JK, SK and Grades 1 to 8. We are located just minutes away from the Streetsville Go Station. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$9,500
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Some schools aren't Montessori schools, but use a Montessori approach for their preschool or daycare program. This approach gives young learners plenty of freedom to choose tasks and activities that interest them, which promotes their independence and confidence. It also strongly emphasizes concrete learning, where children work with lots of hands-on materials, and do practical life activities. Children usually work independently or in small groups in these programs.

  School NameTypeApproachCost

Bond Academy (est. 1978)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
Bond Academy is a private, co-educational, non-denominational independent school with students from Montessori Casa to Grade 12. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$13,000 to $34,300

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Summit West Independent School (est. 2015)  

  • Foothills, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (55 students)
An independent school that offers an individualized self-directed learning approach for tomorrow's leaders. Bursary programs available to qualified applicants. JK to Grade 12, Alberta Curriculum. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$9,250 to $10,975
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Ashwood Glen   

  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
Ashwood Glen is located on a new purpose-built campus in Burlington, offering Pre-K– 8 education, and its Learning Program is based on the the IB framework, using the Ontario curriculum standards. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$9,900 to $18,900

School Expo Exhibitor - Halton-Peel

Town Centre Private Schools (est. 1986)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1050 students)
Town Centre Montessori Private Schools offers programs from pre-school to grade 12/University Prep and is located in Markham. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$7,050 to $17,450

Somerset Academy (est. 1990)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
Established in 1974, Somerset Academy is an independent, not-for-profit private school that provides education to students in Grades 1 to 8. Somerset Academy has an average class size of 10 to 18 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$12,300 to $13,900




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
Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
  • $7,100 to $13,200
  • September 26, 2019 6:00 pmRowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
    3 Sunforest Drive (Academy campus) Brampton Ontario L6Z 2Z2
    Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (135 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (Varies)
  • $9,700 to $11,500
  • October 02, 2019 4:00 pmDurham Academy Secondary School
    900 King Street East Oshawa Ontario L1H 1H2
    Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • October 19, 2019 10:00 amClanmore Montessori School
    2463 Lakeshore Road East Oakville Ontario L6J 1M7
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $14,900 to $25,100
  • October 19, 2019 10:00 amBannockburn
    12 Bannockburn Avenue Toronto Ontario M5M 2M8
    Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • October 26, 2019 9:00 amAshwood Glen
    3430 Fairview Street Burlington Ontario L7N 2R5
    Westside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (95 students)
  • $18,700 to $20,700
  • November 02, 2019 12:00 amWestside Montessori School
    95 Bellevue Ave Toronto Ontario M5T 2N9
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $8,500 to $13,300
  • November 16, 2019 10:00 amNorthstar Montessori Private School
    4900 Tomken Road Mississauga Ontario L4W 1J8
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1050 students)
  • $7,050 to $17,450
  • November 16, 2019 11:00 amTown Centre Private Schools
    155 Clayton Drive Markham Ontario L3R 7P3
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $8,500 to $13,300
  • January 18, 2020 10:00 amNorthstar Montessori Private School
    4900 Tomken Road Mississauga Ontario L4W 1J8
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $14,900 to $25,100
  • January 18, 2020 10:00 amBannockburn
    12 Bannockburn Avenue Toronto Ontario M5M 2M8
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1050 students)
  • $7,050 to $17,450
  • January 18, 2020 11:00 amTown Centre Private Schools
    155 Clayton Drive Markham Ontario L3R 7P3
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $8,500 to $13,300
  • February 01, 2020 10:00 amNorthstar Montessori Private School
    4900 Tomken Road Mississauga Ontario L4W 1J8
    Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • February 08, 2020 10:00 amClanmore Montessori School
    2463 Lakeshore Road East Oakville Ontario L6J 1M7
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $14,900 to $25,100
  • April 25, 2020 10:00 amBannockburn
    12 Bannockburn Avenue Toronto Ontario M5M 2M8
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1050 students)
  • $7,050 to $17,450
  • April 25, 2020 11:00 amTown Centre Private Schools
    155 Clayton Drive Markham Ontario L3R 7P3
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1050 students)
  • $7,050 to $17,450
  • June 13, 2020 11:00 amTown Centre Private Schools
    155 Clayton Drive Markham ON L3R 7P3



    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 (775 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • $25,700 to $31,350K - 12
    Guidepost Montessori at Toronto
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Nursery/Toddler - 6
    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
    Ellington Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $7,900 to $14,000
  • $7,900 to $14,0005%1 - 8$3,000
    Summit West Independent School
  • Foothills, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (55 students)
  • $8,925 to $10,750
  • $8,925 to $10,75020%JK - 12$3,000
    Beyond Montessori School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $9,750 to $9,750
  • $9,75020%1 - 4$3,000
    Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $8,500 to $15,500
  • $14,500 to $15,50020%JK - 8$2,000
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $14,900 to $25,100
  • $25,100
    Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $7,900 to $17,900
  • $14,000 to $17,90020%1 - 8$5,000
    Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $6,400 to $20,400
  • $13,100 to $20,4005%1 - 8$10,000
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (370 students)
  • 5%Preschool - 8$3,000
    Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • $13,2005%1 - 8
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • $13,760 to $16,170Nursery/Toddler - 8
    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



     
     
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    Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Royal Cachet Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive3 to 8No support
    Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • $6,500 to $11,000
  • MontessoriStandard-enriched10 to 15No support
    Forest Hill Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $17,173 to $19,888
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal Assistance
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (775 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedRigorousNo support
    Westside Montessori Academy
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $5,050 to $10,750
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Guidepost Montessori at Toronto
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Bond Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $12,500 to $24,500
  • Liberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous15No supportMedium integration
    Westside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (95 students)
  • $18,700 to $20,700
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 24No support
    Pine Lake Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (70 students)
  • $12,700 to $14,500
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24No supportLight integration
    OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $12,864 to $21,384
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive16 to 25Withdrawal AssistanceLight integration
    Ellington Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $7,900 to $14,000
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Century Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,500 to $26,800
  • TraditionalMontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous8 to 16No supportLight integration
    Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
  • $7,100 to $13,200
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 18No supportHeavy integration
    Summit West Independent School
  • Foothills, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (55 students)
  • $8,925 to $10,750
  • ProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive13 to 15Resource AssistanceMedium integration
    Peel Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 16No supportMedium integration
    Beyond Montessori School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $9,750 to $9,750
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 15No supportLight integration
    Liberty Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous15 to 26No support
    Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight 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
    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Liberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15No support
    Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $8,500 to $15,500
  • MontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 16No supportLight integration
    Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (112 students)
  • $13,160 to $13,160
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus
  • North York, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive16 to 24No support
    A.I.S. School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Homestay school (100 students)
  • $10,000 to $25,000
  • TraditionalMontessori10 to 15No support
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1050 students)
  • $7,050 to $17,450
  • TraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive15 to 24No support
    The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus
  • Nobleton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,550 to $17,465
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No supportLight integration
    Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • $14,500 to $15,000
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24No support
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $14,900 to $25,100
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 20Resource AssistanceLight integration
    Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No support
    Ellesmere Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (135 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (Varies)
  • $9,700 to $11,500
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 15Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Maria Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Humberside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (328 students)
  • MontessoriNo support
    Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $7,450 to $13,550
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous18 to 24No supportHeavy integration
    Stirling Montessori Academy
  • Milton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $6,600 to $11,995
  • MontessoriSupportiveNo support
    The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus
  • Milton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (69 students)
  • $13,230 to $13,230
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive9 to 24No supportLight integration
    Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18Indirect Support
    Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $7,900 to $17,900
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 24Indirect SupportLight integration
    Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (98 students)
  • $7,500 to $18,260
  • MontessoriStudent-paced15 to 24Indirect Support
    Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $6,400 to $20,400
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportMedium integration
    Richmond Hill Montessori Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $21,000 to $23,500
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous16 to 24No supportMedium integration
    ABC Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,200 to $9,800
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 14No 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
    Central Montessori Schools - York Mills
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo support
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (370 students)
  • MontessoriReggio EmiliaAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24No support
    Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive13 to 18No support
    Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy
  • Caledon, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Tall Pines School
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (480 students)
  • $8,720 to $19,748
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18No supportLight integration
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceLight integration
    Rutherford Private School & Daycare
  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • $650 to $29,000
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 15No supportHeavy integration
    Country Garden Montessori Academy
  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $7,400 to $14,300
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 15No support
    Montessori School of Calgary
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (85 students)
  • $8,280 to $13,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveIndirect SupportLight integration
    Trinity Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $10,000 to $11,000
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo support
    Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,500 to $36,000
  • MontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo 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
    J. Addison School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $16,400 to $40,800
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 15No supportLight integration
    Montessori School of Wellington
  • Guelph, Ontario
  • JK to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (47 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive22 to 24No support
    Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,990 to $14,990
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous12Resource Assistance
    Toronto French Montessori
  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $7,470 to $15,396
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
    Fairview Glen Montessori
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (190 students)
  • MontessoriAcceleratedRigorousIndirect Support
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $8,500 to $13,300
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,500 to $9,500
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     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
     
     
    Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • Royal Cachet Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • $6,500 to $11,000
  • Forest Hill Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $17,173 to $19,888
  • TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (775 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • Westside Montessori Academy
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 7 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $5,050 to $10,750
  • Guidepost Montessori at Toronto
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Bond Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $12,500 to $24,500
  • Westside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (95 students)
  • $18,700 to $20,700
  • Pine Lake Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (70 students)
  • $12,700 to $14,500
  • OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $12,864 to $21,384
  • Ellington Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $7,900 to $14,000
  • Century Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,500 to $26,800
  • Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
  • $7,100 to $13,200
  • Summit West Independent School
  • Foothills, Alberta
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (55 students)
  • $8,925 to $10,750
  • Peel Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • Beyond Montessori School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $9,750 to $9,750
  • Liberty Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,500 to $20,500
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $8,500 to $15,500
  • Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (112 students)
  • $13,160 to $13,160
  • Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus
  • North York, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • A.I.S. School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Homestay school (100 students)
  • $10,000 to $25,000
  • Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1050 students)
  • $7,050 to $17,450
  • The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus
  • Nobleton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,550 to $17,465
  • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • $14,500 to $15,000
  • Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $14,900 to $25,100
  • Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • Ellesmere Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (135 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (Varies)
  • $9,700 to $11,500
  • Maria Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Humberside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (328 students)
  • Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $7,450 to $13,550
  • Stirling Montessori Academy
  • Milton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $6,600 to $11,995
  • The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus
  • Milton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (69 students)
  • $13,230 to $13,230
  • Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $7,900 to $17,900
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (98 students)
  • $7,500 to $18,260
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $6,400 to $20,400
  • Richmond Hill Montessori Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $21,000 to $23,500
  • ABC Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,200 to $9,800
  • Sunrise Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $11,500 to $19,800
  • Central Montessori Schools - York Mills
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (370 students)
  • Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy
  • Caledon, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Tall Pines School
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (480 students)
  • $8,720 to $19,748
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • Rutherford Private School & Daycare
  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • $650 to $29,000
  • Country Garden Montessori Academy
  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $7,400 to $14,300
  • Montessori School of Calgary
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (85 students)
  • $8,280 to $13,500
  • Trinity Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $10,000 to $11,000
  • Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,500 to $36,000
  • 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
  • J. Addison School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $16,400 to $40,800
  • Montessori School of Wellington
  • Guelph, Ontario
  • JK to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (47 students)
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,990 to $14,990
  • Toronto French Montessori
  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $7,470 to $15,396
  • Fairview Glen Montessori
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (190 students)
  • Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $8,500 to $13,300
  • Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,500 to $9,500








  • 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.

    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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