Montessori Schools Near You
Some General Principles of Montessori Education
The Montessori approach significantly differs from mainstream education in some key areas. Here are some of these key aspects of the Montessori philosophy espoused by York Region Montessori schools:
- Class sizes in Montessori institutions are often larger than at public schools or other private schools. Montessori education believes that, instead of small class sizes, students learn best when they are integrated with different age groups. Older students cultivate leadership skills in this environment, while younger students learn from their older peers. The Montessori method focuses on the ways in which large classes foster increased social interaction amongst children of varying ages and how children learn from each other.
- Students explore subjects on their own (i.e. self-directed learning). The central role of instructors is to facilitate creative and intellectual curiosity rather than to just tell students what they ought to know. Your son or daughter will have plenty of opportunities to explore his or her interests.
- Your child's performance will not be based on just a number or a letter grade. Rather, Montessori schools believe in evaluating your son or daughter on a holistic basis.
While Montessori schools in Markham, Aurora, and Newmarket are academically rigorous, they emphasize a lot more than academics. Becoming a well-rounded person is a major part of education. The classroom instills confidence and independence in your child.
Paying for a Private School
Tuition for York-region's Montessori schools begins around $4,000 per year. However, there are ways to alleviate tuition costs. The school itself or external organizations (i.e. corporations and charitable organizations) offer scholarships (merit-based), financial aid, and sibling discounts. The government of Ontario also provides tax breaks if the Montessori school you send your child to has both religious and academic components.
Listed on this page are Montessori Schools in the York-region. This includes schools in Richmond Hill, Markham, Aurora, Vaughan, Newmarket, King City, Stouffville, Georgina, Nobleton, Schomberg, Gwillimbury, and Gormley. For much more information about these schools and to meet their representatives in person, visit one of our annual private school expos.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many York-region Montessori schools are there?
There are 8 York-region Montessori schools that are Our Kids trusted members.
How much is tuition at York-region Montessori schools?
Tuition fees for York-region Montessori schools range from $6,750 to $37,500 per year with an average tuition of $13,739 per year.
What’s the largest school?
Of the York-region Montessori schools, the largest is Town Centre Private Schools with 1000 students in Grades Nursery/Toddler to 12.
Are York-region Montessori schools good?
We interviewed both parents and students. You can read reviews about York-region Montessori schools on this page.
Is there a private school expo where I can meet with York-region Montessori schools?
Yes. You can meet with private schools and education experts at the Our Kids Private School Expos held every year in September and October. These events are designed for both parents and students. Find event details and ticket info here.