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York-region Montessori schools

York-region Montessori schools

Find the top Montessori schools in York, Ontario

Montessori Schools in the York-region follow the original Montessori teaching method and philosophy. Institutions with accreditation from the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA) adhere to regulations which guarantee that they are an authentic Montessori school. Some schools are not accredited but still adopt many aspects of Dr. Maria Montessori's original educational philosophy.

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 below are Montessori Schools in the York-region. This includes schools in Richmond HillMarkhamAuroraVaughanNewmarketKing CityStouffville, 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.

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Royal Cachet Montessori School (est. 2006)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS 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


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6800

J. Addison School (est. 2002)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (300 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
$16,400 to $40,800


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 16400

Yip’s Music & Montessori School (est. 1990)  

  • Unionville, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school
Founded in 1990, Yip's Montessori Program cater to children from 1.5 to 6 years old. Yip's four campuses are located in Markham, Unionville and Thornhill. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,000 to $13,250


Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 7000

Blooming Lives Montessori (est. 2017)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school (87 students)
Blooming Lives Montessori celebrates and nurtures the sense of curiosity of each child, supports them in exploring their expanding capabilities and guides them into their thriving potentials. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$5,300 to $16,200


Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 5300

Shining Light Montessori School (est. 2011)  

  • Maple, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school
Shining Light Montessori is the community you've searched for -- where children feel comfortable, with teachers who care. Our children learn, build their confidence, reach their potential, & let their lights shine! [View profile]
  • Montessori
$10,200 to $11,600


Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 10200

Sunrise Montessori School (est. 1988)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS 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
  • Montessori
$10,500 to $16,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10500

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

  • Nobleton, Ontario
  • NS 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


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9000

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
$11,950 to $13,900


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 11950

Town Centre Private Schools (est. 1986)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (1400 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
$5,100 to $16,050


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 5100

Trinity Montessori School (est. 1999)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS 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


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 1100

Country Garden Montessori Academy (est. 1995)  

  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Homestay school (5 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
$7,400 to $14,300


Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed 7400

Trillium School (est. 1991)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
Trillium School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Markham. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,900 to $44,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 6900

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