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Ontario Montessori schools

Find the top Montessori schools and programs in Ontario.


On this page, we cover private Montessori schools in Ontario. This includes schools in Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Brantford, and Unionville.

For a more complete guide to Montessori education, including a detailed discussion of philosophy and classroom practices, start with our introductory guide.


Table of Contents


  1. List of Montessori schools in Ontario

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at Ontario Montessori schools

  4. Compare Montessori schools

  5. A primer on Montessori education
  6. Further resources


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There are lots of Montessori schools in Ontario, including in Toronto, Ottawa, and Mississauga. These schools vary in terms of their philosophy, program offerings, and special needs support. The schools listed below reflect this diversity. They can be filtered for a wide range of features.


  School NameApproachCost

Westside Montessori School   (est. 2008)  

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

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


$20,200 to $22,500
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  • Not specified
$20,200 to $22,500
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Clanmore Montessori School   (est. 1997)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • Montessori
Oakville, Ontario

Clanmore is one of the few schools offering authentic Montessori programming from Toddler - Middle School. Our culture is warm and inviting and our philosophy empowers us to support each child as a unique individual.  View profile


$9,250 to $19,500
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  • Not specified
$9,250 to $19,500
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Trafalgar Ridge Montessori School   (est. 1997)  

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

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


$8,580 to $14,195
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  • Not specified
$8,580 to $14,195
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Tall Pines School   (est. 1987)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • Montessori
Brampton, Ontario

Tall Pines School in Brampton provides enhanced Montessori and traditional classes from Infant to Grade Eight, is the longest accredited CCMA Montessori school in Canada, and is a leader in 21st Century education.  View profile


$14,970 to $19,970
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  • Not specified
$14,970 to $19,970
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Central Montessori Schools   (est. 1995)  

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

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


$8,750 to $19,900
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  • Not specified
$8,750 to $19,900
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TMS   (est. 1961)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Montessori, International Baccalaureate

Richmond Hill, Ontario

TMS is a leading, accredited independent school that offers a unique design of Montessori and International Baccalaureate programmes. Our students thrive in academics while building a foundation of Significance.  View profile


$18,185 to $32,600
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  • Not specified
$18,185 to $32,600
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Hillfield Strathallan College   (est. 1901)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Day school (1230 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Hamilton, Ontario

Established in 1901, Hillfield Strathallan College is one of Canada’s leading co-educational independent schools, offering academic programs from Montessori Toddler and Pre-K to Grade 12, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  View profile


$8,500 to $52,000
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  • Not specified
$8,500 to $52,000
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Century Private School   (est. 1994)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Montessori, International Baccalaureate

Richmond Hill, Ontario

Century Private School in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with small class ratio to ensure best learning for our students.  View profile


$16,550 to $27,000
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  • Not specified
$16,550 to $27,000
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Peel Montessori School   (est. 1992)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • Progressive, Montessori

Mississauga, Ontario

Peel Montessori School and our Carrington College division students are encouraged to be engaged, inquisitive learners who think for themselves, display character strength, and learn to succeed on their own merits.  View profile


$8,500 to $18,500
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  • Not specified
$8,500 to $18,500
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Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)   (est. 1969)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (465 students)
  • Progressive, Montessori

Brampton, Ontario

RMS is an award-winning progressive private school. Our structured enriched programme cultivates character, leadership, respect and cultural diversity while developing each child’s 21st century skills and a STEM mindset.  View profile


$8,100 to $15,000
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  • Not specified
$8,100 to $15,000
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The Element High School   (est. 2003)  

  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Progressive, Montessori

Ottawa, Ontario

The Element nurtures focused, engaged and internally motivated students who strive to do their best. The Element High School provides conditions that will put youth ‘in their element,’ in school and beyond.  View profile


$18,256 to $21,222
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  • Not specified
$18,256 to $21,222
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Blaisdale Montessori School   (est. 1969)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (750 students)
  • Montessori
Pickering, Ontario

Blaisdale Montessori School is the premier Montessori school in the Durham area. Offering an outstanding learning environment. Choose from one of 7 campuses in Pickering, Ajax, Oshawa and Bowmanville.  View profile


$1,195 to $1,400
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  • Not specified
$1,195 to $1,400
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OMS Montessori   (est. 1966)  

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

OMS Montessori is a non for profit, independent school offering separate French and English programs within a world class Montessori environment.  View profile


$13,275 to $27,201
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  • Orthodox
$13,275 to $27,201
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Avalon Children's Montessori School   (est. 2000)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

Our objective is to guide children with respect and understanding, developing in them a love of learning. Our aim is to create a nurturing environment full of intellectual, social and moral learning and development.  View profile


$7,200 to $22,275
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  • Moderately orthodox
$7,200 to $22,275
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Kaban Montessori School   (est. 2002)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • Montessori
Mississauga, Ontario

Kaban Montessori School in west Mississauga/Erin Mills is a CCMA accredited school for children aged 6 months to 12 years. Come for a tour, you'll love it!  View profile


$15,250 to $15,750
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  • Not specified
$15,250 to $15,750
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Guiding Light Academy   (est. 2007)  

  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Mississauga, Ontario

Guiding Light Academy is a Catholic private elementary school in Streetsville, Mississauga. We offer an enriched curriculum for JK, SK and Grades 1 to 8. We are located just minutes away from the Streetsville Go Station.  View profile

  • Not specified
$10,000
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Dearcroft Montessori School   (est. 1968)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • Montessori
Oakville, Ontario

Offering Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by dedicated teachers.  View profile


$9,900 to $23,900
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  • Not specified
$9,900 to $23,900
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Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering   (est. 1984)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Montessori
Pickering, Ontario

Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering is a non denominational, inclusive school that offers programs from Pre-school to Grade eight. We acknowledge and celebrate religious and cultural events as part of our cultural program.  View profile


$9,000 to $13,000
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  • Not specified
$9,000 to $13,000
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Trinity Montessori School   (est. 1999)  

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

Markham, Ontario

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


$11,000 to $13,000
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  • Not specified
$11,000 to $13,000
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Guidepost Montessori + Academy of Thought and Industry   (est. 2016)  

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

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


$1,150 to $1,550
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  • Not specified
$1,150 to $1,550
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Liberty Prep School     

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

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


$13,000 to $17,500
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  • Not specified
$13,000 to $17,500
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Hatch House Montessori School   (est. 2005)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Montessori
Whitby, Ontario

The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for his/her uniqueness and is taught accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program.  View profile


$10,500 to $14,000
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  • Not specified
$10,500 to $14,000
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Country Garden Montessori Academy   (est. 1995)  

  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Montessori
Newmarket, Ontario

Situated on seven acres of rolling parkland and gardens, Country Garden Montessori Academy in Newmarket is a co-ed private day school for students in grades PS-12. The school provides a family atmosphere and is committed the intellectual growth and emotional well-being of students.  View profile


$7,800 to $25,900
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  • Not specified
$7,800 to $25,900
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St. Peter's ACHS College School   (est. 1990)  

  • 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • Boarding school (6 students)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Harrow, Ontario

St. Peter's ACHS College School in Amherstburg, Ont. is a day/residency school for boys grades 1-8 who love Sports and the Outdoors. Tuition starts at $8,900. and is a member of OFIS. We put "FUN" back into learning.  View profile


$8,500 to $29,000
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  • Not specified
$8,500 to $29,000
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J. Addison School   (est. 2002)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Markham, Ontario

Since 2002, J. Addison has provided a stimulating education for students. Located at the corner of Woodbine and Valleywood Drive in Markham, ON, Canada, you will find our state-of-the-art 58,000 sq. ft. facility.  View profile


$15,000 to $42,450
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  • Not specified
$15,000 to $42,450
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Esprit Academy   (est. 2020)  

  • 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • Progressive, Montessori

Toronto, Ontario

Esprit Academy is a community and environment that cultivates independence and lifelong learning through individualized experiences that integrates and connects knowledge and skills.  View profile


$24,000
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  • Not specified
$24,000
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Cornerstone Montessori Prep School   (est. 1990)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Liberal Arts, Montessori

Toronto, Ontario

Cornerstone students love to shape the future. They INSPIRE learning, DISCOVER their potential, EMPOWER themselves to be innovative citizens. Our boundless learning strategies open doors for successful learning.  View profile


$13,750 to $24,000
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  • Not specified
$13,750 to $24,000
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Montessori House of Children   (est. 1974)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (41 students)
  • Montessori
Brantford, Ontario

Located in Brantford, Ontario, Montessori House of Children (MHC) provides excellent programs for grades Nursery to 3 and helps young children reach their learning potential with both independent and self-directed learning. MHC also offers support for students with learning differences.  View profile


$10,000 to $12,000
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  • Not specified
$10,000 to $12,000
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Sunrise Montessori School   (est. 1988)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Montessori
Markham, Ontario

Our curriculum are designed to build essential skills and concepts that help with the cognitive, social, creative, emotional, and physical development of your child with the aim to be a successful learner for life!  View profile


$10,500 to $16,500
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  • Not specified
$10,500 to $16,500
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Alive Montessori & Private School   (est. 2014)  

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

Toronto, Ontario

NOW WITH LICENSED DAYCARE! Bring your child for a free trial to let him or her experience the difference. Don't be surprised if he or she doesn't want to go home at the end of the day! SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS AVAILABLE!  View profile


$15,500 to $17,500
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  • Not specified
$15,500 to $17,500
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Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus   (est. 1995)  

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

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


$8,750 to $17,950
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  • Not specified
$8,750 to $17,950
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Unionville Montessori Private Schools   (est. 1987)  

  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Unionville, Ontario

UMS offers year advanced programs from pre-school to grade eight. We blend high standards for academic success with the social and emotional development of the individual child.  View profile


$9,050 to $15,750
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  • Not specified
$9,050 to $15,750
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Bannockburn   (est. 1993)  

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

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


$16,700 to $26,250
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  • Not specified
$16,700 to $26,250
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Rotherglen School - Oakville   (est. 1979)  

  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • Progressive, Montessori

Oakville, Ontario

Rotherglen School - OAKVILLE offers programs for students age 4 to grade eight. The average class size is 18 students.  View profile


$15,140 to $25,000
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  • Not specified
$15,140 to $25,000
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Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.   (est. 1984)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (7 students)
  • Boarding school (0 students)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • Progressive, Montessori

Oshawa, Ontario

At G.B.MS, D.E.P.S and Durham Academy Secondary school focus is on each individual student and helping them meet their unique potential and goals. We believe in excellent customer service and families have a voice. Throughout the year we enhance our programs through program enhancement and enrichment. We also offer March Break and Summer Camps for working parents.  View profile


$9,750 to $11,500
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  • Not specified
$9,750 to $11,500
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École Montessori   (est. 2014)  

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

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


$8,400 to $17,000
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  • Not specified
$8,400 to $17,000
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Parkdale Montessori School   (est. 2007)  

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

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


$14,700 to $17,550
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  • Not specified
$14,700 to $17,550
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Rotherglen School - Mississauga   (est. 1979)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • Progressive, Montessori

Mississauga, Ontario

Rotherglen School - MISSISSAUGA is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. The average class size is 18 students.  View profile


$7,725 to $18,615
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  • Not specified
$7,725 to $18,615
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Toronto French Montessori   (est. 2000)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Montessori
Whitchurch-stouffville, Ontario

Toronto French Montessori offers French and English programs from pre-school to grade 8 in York Region. Its average class size is 15 students.  View profile


$7,620 to $16,350
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  • Orthodox
$7,620 to $16,350
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Trillium School   (est. 1991)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Markham, Ontario

Trillium School is a private school that offers programs from pre-school to grade twelve in Markham with Montessori-based kindergarten.  View profile


$8,200 to $41,500
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  • Not specified
$8,200 to $41,500
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Montessori Jewish Day School   (est. 2000)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

MJDS inspires a lifetime love for learning in a nurturing environment that fosters respect for oneself, the community and the world, guided by the shared values of Judaism and Montessori education.  View profile


$9,000 to $18,750
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  • Not specified
$9,000 to $18,750
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Northstar Montessori Private School   (est. 1996)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Montessori
Mississauga, Ontario

Northstar Montessori offers an accredited Montessori curriculum from Toddler age to Grade 8. Our goal is to develop strong character and contributing citizens who understand that their involvement makes a difference.  View profile


$10,200 to $15,900
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  • Not specified
$10,200 to $15,900
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Aurora Montessori School   (est. 1989)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • Montessori
Aurora, Ontario

Aurora Montessori offers an enriched Montessori program for students to Grade 8 with an option of an OSSD credit in Grade 9 Academic Math. A unique Mindfulness and Technology program develops key 21st-century skills.  View profile


$13,400 to $19,550
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  • Not specified
$13,400 to $19,550
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Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School   (est. 2000)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • Montessori
Mississauga, Ontario

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


$7,100 to $12,000
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  • Not specified
$7,100 to $12,000
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Bishop Hamilton Montessori School   (est. 1983)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Montessori
Ottawa, Ontario

Bishop Hamilton Montessori School, a not-for-profit independent school in Ottawa, provides an authentic Christian Montessori approach for children 3 months to 14 years.  View profile


$12,705 to $20,620
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  • Not specified
$12,705 to $20,620
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Meadow Green Academy   (est. 1995)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Mississauga, Ontario

Meadow Green Academy provides a strong Christian education in a nurturing environment that helps individuals reach their potential.  View profile


$9,050 to $15,990
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  • Not specified
$9,050 to $15,990
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ABC Montessori   (est. 1995)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Mississauga, Ontario

ABC Montessori is one of Mississauga's premier private schools. We offers both Montessori and traditional school programs from preschool to Grade 5 with an emphasis on developing literacy, numeracy, sciences, and arts.  View profile


$6,600 to $10,500
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  • Not specified
$6,600 to $10,500
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Richmond Hill Montessori Private School   (est. 1986)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Richmond Hill, Ontario

Richmond Hill Montessori Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students.  View profile


$23,000 to $25,000
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  • Not specified
$23,000 to $25,000
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Maria Montessori School   (est. 1975)  

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

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


$10,080 to $16,800
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  • Not specified
$10,080 to $16,800
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The Children's House Montessori School   (est. 1994)  

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

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


$7,000 to $11,000
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  • Not specified
$7,000 to $11,000
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La Villa Montessori School   (est. 2012)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (31 students)
  • Montessori
Mississauga, Ontario

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.  View profile


$10,000 to $17,000
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  • Not specified
$10,000 to $17,000
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The Montessori Country School   (est. 1988)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • eSchool school
  • Montessori
Nobleton, Ontario

For 38 years, Montessori Country School has provided a top rated CCMA accredited curriculum for students 15 months through grade 6 on two sprawling campuses, and an integrated virtual classroom for elementary students.  View profile


$9,000 to $18,000
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  • Not specified
$9,000 to $18,000
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Braemar House School   (est. 1996)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (103 students)
  • Traditional, Montessori

Brantford, Ontario

Braemar House School is a not-for-profit elementary school that proves each day that children thrive in a nurturing environment that offers personalized attention.  View profile

  • Moderately orthodox
$13,758
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The Clover School   (est. 1996)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • Montessori
Toronto, Ontario

The Clover School's innovative curriculum combines Montessori essentials with heart-centred learning practices designed to nurture the ​mind​, heart, health, and soul of each child.  View profile


$22,500 to $23,380
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Kanata Montessori   (est. 1974)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (550 students)
  • Montessori, Montessori

Kanata, Ontario

For more than 40 years, Kanata Montessori has been graduating students with self-confidence, critical thinking skills, respect, high academic achievement, and an international perspective.  View profile


$16,750 to $18,500
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$16,750 to $18,500
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Royal Cachet Montessori School   (est. 2006)  

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

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


$7,600 to $12,900
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$7,600 to $12,900
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Wheatley School   (est. 1986)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • Montessori, International Baccalaureate

St. Catharines, Ontario

We provide students with opportunities to explore real-world concepts and issues, broadening their sense of responsibility, develop their critical thinking skills, and empower them to take action in a global community.  View profile


$6,775 to $14,275
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$6,775 to $14,275
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Some schools aren't Montessori schools, but use a Montessori approach for their preschool or daycare program. This approach gives young learners plenty of freedom to choose tasks and activities that interest them, which promotes their independence and confidence. It also strongly emphasizes concrete learning, where children work with lots of hands-on materials, and do practical life activities. Children usually work independently or in small groups in these programs.

  School NameApproachCost

Bond Academy   (est. 1978)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Liberal Arts
Toronto, Ontario

Bond Academy is a private, co-educational, non-denominational independent school with students from Montessori Casa to Grade 12.  View profile

  • Character Education
  • Free Before/After School Program
  • Weekly Swimming Lessons
  • Early start French Classes
  • Art & Music & Drama

$13,000 to $34,500
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$13,000 to $34,500
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Somerset Academy   (est. 1990)  

  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Traditional
Markham, Ontario

Established in 1974, Somerset Academy is an independent, not-for-profit private school that provides education to students in Grades 1 to 8. Somerset Academy has an average class size of 10 to 18 students.  View profile


$12,550 to $14,300
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$12,550 to $14,300
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Schoolhouse Montessori   (est. 2020)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (52 students)

Mississauga, Ontario

Schoolhouse Montessori provides a nurturing environment to support children in academics and self-discovery. Committed to provide high quality, inclusive early learning programs in Mississauga.  View profile


$7,350 to $14,500
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$7,350 to $14,500
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Town Centre Private Schools   (est. 1986)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1050 students)
  • Traditional, International Baccalaureate

Markham, Ontario

Located in Markham, Ontario, Town Centre Private Schools is an International Baccalaureate® World School and offers a Montessori Pre-School program as well as an IB Elementary School and IB High School.  View profile


$5,550 to $17,250
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$5,550 to $17,250
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Aspen Grove Montessori School     

  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)

Aurora, Ontario

Our goal at AGMS is to inspire, educate and empower the next generation of global citizens. We provide a pristine, child-centered and supportive learning environment for each child to reach their full potential.  View profile


$13,500 to $15,000
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$13,500 to $15,000
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Alder Ridge Academy   (est. 2020)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (204 students)

Brampton, Ontario

Alder Ridge offers 21st century education. Our innovative learning initiatives are founded in the Montessori Philosophy. We offer a student led, self paced learning environment that holistically supports all areas.  View profile


$9,950 to $14,000
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$9,950 to $14,000
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SimplySmart Child Care & Montessori   (est. 2012)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (145 students)

Mississauga, Ontario

We provide infant, toddler, preschool and CASA programs for your child. Our CASA program is based on the curriculum developed by Maria Montessori. We are located in Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan and Toronto.  View profile


$570 to $720 /2 Weeks
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$570 to $720 /2 Weeks
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Ashwood Glen   (est. 2019)  

  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • Progressive, International Baccalaureate

Burlington, Ontario

Ashwood Glen offers a Montessori program for children aged 18months - 6 yrs. The Grades 1 - 8 Learning Program applies the IB framework to extend the learning outcomes of the Ontario curriculum.  View profile


$14,000 to $20,000
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$14,000 to $20,000
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Western Heights Montessori Academy   (est. 2015)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)

Mississauga, Ontario

Western Heights offers an enriched Montessori program that fosters a love of learning. The school actively engages its close-knit parent community to offer an enriched curriculum that adapts to each student's needs.  View profile


$6,000 to $16,000
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$6,000 to $16,000
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Yip’s Music & Montessori School   (est. 1990)  

  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school

Unionville, Ontario

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


$7,750 to $12,900
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$7,750 to $12,900
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Our Montessori choosing guide has specific advice for choosing Montessori schools. For advice on how to choose and assess private schools in general, check out our choosing a school guide and expert advice 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. In Ontario, we have private school expos in Toronto, Ottawa, and Oakvile. These expos allow you to speak with lots of private schools, including some Montessori schools—all in one place. Find a Montessori school near you.

Parent discussion forum

Another useful resource in your school search is the Our Kids parent discussion forum. The forum is an ideal place to discuss options and debate topics related to Montessori education. Our community of parents, educational experts, school officials, and alumni can help answer your questions and lay out your options.

Open house events

Open houses are another great way to learn more about schools. For general advice on open house visits, check out our guide on school visits. For specific questions to ask Montessori schools, see our Montessori questions guide.


School nameDateLocation
TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • September 23, 2021 9:30 am
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • September 28, 2021 9:30 am
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • October 07, 2021 9:30 am
    Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $8,000 to $15,250
  • October 19, 2021 6:30 pm
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • October 21, 2021 9:30 am
    Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $8,000 to $15,250
  • October 21, 2021 6:30 pm
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • October 21, 2021 7:00 pm
    Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • October 23, 2021 12:00 am
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • November 04, 2021 9:30 am
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,200 to $15,900
  • November 13, 2021 10:00 amSchool
    4900 TOMKEN RD MISSISSAUGA ON L4W 1J8
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • November 18, 2021 9:30 am
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • November 25, 2021 9:30 am
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,200 to $15,900
  • January 22, 2022 10:00 amSchool
    4900 TOMKEN RD MISSISSAUGA ON L4W 1J8
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,200 to $15,900
  • February 05, 2022 10:00 amSchool
    4900 TOMKEN RD MISSISSAUGA ON L4W 1J8
    The Children's House Montessori School
  • Port Perry, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • March 26, 2022 1:00 pmChildren's House Montessori School
    16150 Old Simcoe Road Port Perry Ontario L9L1P3



    The cost of Montessori schools in Ontario tends to be lower than the cost of other private schools in Ontario. 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. There are no public Montessori schools in Ontario, though some public schools use certain Montessori principles.

    Tuition at Ontario schools with Montessori programs$1 - $2,500$5,001 - $7,500$10,001 - $12,500$15,001 - $17,500$20,001 - $22,500$25,001 - $27,500$30,001 - $32,500$35,001 - $37,5000%10%20%30%40%Day tuitionPercentage of schools
    Day Tuition Percentage of schools
    $1 - $2,500 1%
    $2,501 - $5,000 1%
    $5,001 - $7,500 1%
    $7,501 - $10,000 10%
    $10,001 - $12,500 20%
    $12,501 - $15,000 38%
    $15,001 - $17,500 39%
    $17,501 - $20,000 23%
    $20,001 - $22,500 14%
    $22,501 - $25,000 7%
    $25,001 - $27,500 7%
    $27,501 - $30,000 4%
    $30,001 - $32,500 1%
    $32,501 - $35,000 0%
    $35,001 - $37,500 0%
    $37,501 - $40,000 0%

    Many schools offer needs-based financial aid, such as bursaries or tuition relief. Other schools, though not as many, offer scholarships, which are given based on merit. You can learn more about need- and merit-based financial aid in our dedicated guide. You can learn more about preschool costs, in our dedicated guide.

    Below, you’ll find the range of costs for private Montessori schools in Ontario:


     
    Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • $25,700 to $31,350Preschool - 12
    Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Day school (1230 students)
  • $16,428 to $28,775
  • $16,428 to $28,77510%JK - 12$4,500
    Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • $13,2005%1 - 8
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • $17,448
    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
    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
    Guidepost Montessori + Academy of Thought and Industry
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Nursery/Toddler - 6
    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
    Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $10,000 to $16,500
  • $15,500 to $16,50010%JK - 6$850
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $16,700 to $26,250
  • $26,250
    Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (7 students)
  • Boarding school (Varies)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • $9,700 to $11,500
  • $9,700 to $11,5003%1 - 12
    Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $8,875 to $18,400
  • $15,250 to $18,40025%Preschool - 8$5,000
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • 7%Preschool - 8$1,000
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $12,705 to $16,765
  • $12,705 to $16,765Nursery/Toddler - 8
    Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • $15,990
    Yip’s Music & Montessori School
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $6,750 to $11,200
  • $10,850 to $11,200



     
     
    Primary curriculum
    Secondary curriculum
    Curriculum pace
    Academic culture
    Average class size
    Language immersion
    Special needs support
    Tech integration
    Bond Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $13,000 to $16,000
  • Liberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 15Full-time Dedicated ClassMedium integration
    Westside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • $18,700 to $20,700
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 24No support
    Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Trafalgar Ridge Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $8,580 to $14,195
  • MontessoriSupportive8 to 17No supportLight integration
    Tall Pines School
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $8,720 to $19,748
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18No supportLight integration
    Central Montessori Schools
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo support
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedRigorousNo support
    Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Day school (1230 students)
  • $16,428 to $28,775
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 20No supportHeavy integration
    Century Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,550 to $27,000
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedRigorous10 to 20No supportLight integration
    Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive13 to 18No support
    Peel Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (465 students)
  • $8,100 to $15,000
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 18No supportHeavy integration
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveIndirect SupportHeavy integration
    Schoolhouse Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (52 students)
  • $7,350 to $14,500
  • Standard-enrichedSupportiveIndirect Support
    Blaisdale Montessori School
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (750 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedNo support
    OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $12,864 to $21,384
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive16 to 25Withdrawal AssistanceLight integration
    Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $6,400 to $20,400
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportMedium integration
    Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • $15,250 to $15,750
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24No support
    Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $10,000 to $10,000
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous5 to 16No supportHeavy integration
    Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,500 to $20,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 20No supportLight integration
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1050 students)
  • $7,400 to $17,250
  • TraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive15 to 24No support
    Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • 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
    Aspen Grove Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • 15 to 24Indirect Support
    Guidepost Montessori + Academy of Thought and Industry
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive1 to 10No 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
    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
    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)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $16,400 to $40,800
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 15No supportLight integration
    Esprit Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $24,500 to $24,500
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-paced3 to 5Special needs schoolHeavy integration
    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Liberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15No support
    Montessori House of Children
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (41 students)
  • MontessoriStandard-enriched8No support
    Sunrise Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $11,500 to $19,800
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive10 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Alder Ridge Academy
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (204 students)
  • $9,950 to $13,500
  • Standard-enrichedRigorous10 to 16Indirect Support
    Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $10,000 to $16,500
  • MontessoriWaldorfAcceleratedRigorous10 to 16No supportLight integration
    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus
  • North York, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportiveNo support
    SimplySmart Child Care & Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (145 students)
  • $570 to $720
  • Standard-enrichedSupportiveResource Assistance
    Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $8,000 to $15,250
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous18 to 24Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $16,700 to $26,250
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24Resource AssistanceLight integration
    Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No support
    Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (7 students)
  • Boarding school (Varies)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • $9,700 to $11,500
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 15Indirect SupportMedium integration
    École Montessori
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
  • $8,400 to $17,000
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorousNo supportLight integration
    Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (78 students)
  • $14,700 to $18,695
  • MontessoriStudent-paced15 to 24Indirect Support
    Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No supportLight integration
    Toronto French Montessori
  • Whitchurch-stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $7,782 to $15,396
  • MontessoriAcceleratedRigorous8 to 15No supportMedium integration
    Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $10,500 to $36,000
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
    Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $8,875 to $18,400
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveIndirect SupportLight integration
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,200 to $15,900
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Partial IntegrationMedium integration
    Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • $7,070 to $11,960
  • MontessoriStandard-enriched10 to 15No support
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $12,705 to $16,765
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceLight integration
    Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 16Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 12Resource AssistanceMedium integration
    ABC Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,200 to $9,800
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 14No supportLight integration
    Richmond Hill Montessori Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $21,000 to $23,500
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous16 to 20No supportMedium integration
    Maria Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    The Children's House Montessori School
  • Port Perry, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • MontessoriIndirect Support
    Western Heights Montessori Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • 5 to 24Indirect Support
    La Villa Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (31 students)
  • $8,100 to $15,608
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveResource Assistance
    The Montessori Country School
  • Nobleton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • eSchool school
  • $16,550 to $17,465
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Yip’s Music & Montessori School
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $6,750 to $11,200
  • Student-pacedSupportive5 to 13No support
    Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (103 students)
  • $13,758 to $13,758
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    The Clover School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $17,173 to $19,888
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal Assistance
    Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (550 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • MontessoriMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 15Resource AssistanceHeavy integration
    Royal Cachet Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive3 to 8No support
    Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18Indirect Support





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     Auditory processing disorder
     Dyscalculia
     Dysgraphia
     Language processing disorder
     Non-verbal learning disorders
     Visual motor deficit
    Development disorders:
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    Bond Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $13,000 to $16,000
  • Westside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • $18,700 to $20,700
  • Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • Trafalgar Ridge Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $8,580 to $14,195
  • Tall Pines School
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $8,720 to $19,748
  • Central Montessori Schools
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Day school (1230 students)
  • $16,428 to $28,775
  • Century Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,550 to $27,000
  • Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • Peel Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (465 students)
  • $8,100 to $15,000
  • The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • Schoolhouse Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (52 students)
  • $7,350 to $14,500
  • Blaisdale Montessori School
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (750 students)
  • OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $12,864 to $21,384
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $6,400 to $20,400
  • Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • $15,250 to $15,750
  • Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $10,000 to $10,000
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,500 to $20,500
  • Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1050 students)
  • $7,400 to $17,250
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Trinity Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $11,000 to $13,000
  • Aspen Grove Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Guidepost Montessori + Academy of Thought and Industry
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • 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
  • Country Garden Montessori Academy
  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $7,400 to $14,300
  • 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)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $16,400 to $40,800
  • Esprit Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • $24,500 to $24,500
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Montessori House of Children
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (41 students)
  • Sunrise Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $11,500 to $19,800
  • Alder Ridge Academy
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (204 students)
  • $9,950 to $13,500
  • Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $10,000 to $16,500
  • Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus
  • North York, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • SimplySmart Child Care & Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (145 students)
  • $570 to $720
  • Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 9 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $8,000 to $15,250
  • Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $16,700 to $26,250
  • Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (7 students)
  • Boarding school (Varies)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • $9,700 to $11,500
  • École Montessori
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (75 students)
  • $8,400 to $17,000
  • Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (78 students)
  • $14,700 to $18,695
  • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • Toronto French Montessori
  • Whitchurch-stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $7,782 to $15,396
  • Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $10,500 to $36,000
  • Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $8,875 to $18,400
  • Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $10,200 to $15,900
  • Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • $7,070 to $11,960
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $12,705 to $16,765
  • Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • $15,990 to $15,990
  • ABC Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,200 to $9,800
  • Richmond Hill Montessori Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $21,000 to $23,500
  • Maria Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • The Children's House Montessori School
  • Port Perry, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (125 students)
  • Western Heights Montessori Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • La Villa Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (31 students)
  • $8,100 to $15,608
  • The Montessori Country School
  • Nobleton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • eSchool school
  • $16,550 to $17,465
  • Yip’s Music & Montessori School
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $6,750 to $11,200
  • Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (103 students)
  • $13,758 to $13,758
  • The Clover School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $17,173 to $19,888
  • Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (550 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • Royal Cachet Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (180 students)








  • The Montessori philosophy and approach, based on the research and insights of Maria Montessori, is unique. And Montessori schools (including preschools), in Ontario and other provinces, have several progressive classroom practices. Some of the main ones are discussed below.

    For more comprehensive coverage of the Montessori method, see our main Montessori school guide.

    Montessori classroom practices

    Self-directed work: Montessori students do lots of independent work. While the learning environment provides some structure, students often choose their own tasks and learning materials. With some guidance from the teacher, they also determine the pace of their studies. This allows them to do work they find challenging and stimulating, and that they’re likely to complete. It can also lead to a love of learning, throughout the school years and beyond.

    Concrete learning: The main focus is on concrete learning, rather than abstract learning. Especially at the preschool and elementary level, kids work with lots of different concrete materials to learn important practical life skills.

    Concrete learning engages many of the senses. And research has shown that it has several benefits. For instance, it leads to faster and more efficient learning, and it can also improve a child's focus and engagement.

    Minimal tests and grades: Similar to Waldorf and Reggio Emilia schools, Montessori schools almost never test students or give them assignments. Moreover, student work is rarely graded, except in high school (and sometimes middle school). 

    Instead, student progress is informally assessed through observation and developmental rubrics. The belief is that kids should be intrinsically motivated—by doing meaningful work they enjoy and find fulfilling—rather than externally motivated (through grades, report cards, and the like).

    Individualized curriculum: Montessori schools focus heavily on academics, even sometimes at the preschool level (3-6). Kids must master the basics in math, science, the language arts, and other subjects. They can then move on to more advanced work.

    The curricular focus and pace, though, will differ between children. Each child will move at a different pace and study subjects in different ways, depending on their specific learning needs and interests. Each child will also have their own individualized learning plan, one that’s arrived at by both the child and the teacher. This is a hallmark of the Montessori method

    Montessori curricular and teaching approach

    In Montessori schools in Ontario, subjects are almost never taught in isolation. Typically, several subjects are taught together, as part of what's called an integrated curriculum.

    For instance, biology or chemistry aren’t taught as single subjects, except possibly in high school (and maybe middle school). Rather, they’ll be taught as part of an integrated unit.

    To this end, a teacher might deliver what Montessori educators refer to as a great lesson. For instance, in some schools, teachers give a great lesson on the beginning of life, where students learn about biology, chemistry, history, religion, and other subjects.

    An integrated curriculum can be very rewarding for Montessori students. It encourages them to make connections between ideas and concepts from a variety of disciplines. It also can lead to positive learning outcomes, such as a broadening of knowledge and a wider range of interests.

    Unlike mainstream schools, though, Montessori schools don’t deliver this curriculum through direct instruction. Teachers rarely, if ever, give long lectures or lessons. When lessons are given, they tend to be shorter and more interactive and engaging than lectures given in mainstream schools.

    Instead of lecturing, teachers tend to work with individuals or small groups of students. Their main role is to be a facilitator: they provide the necessary support and guidance for students to complete their work. They also help connect students with meaningful work.

    Sometimes, though, teachers will just sit back and observe kids work. Often, this will be group work, where small groups of kids come together (of their own accord) to work on different tasks and projects.

    The belief is that classmates often do a better job of teaching than the main teacher. In particular, older kids can excel at teaching and mentoring their younger peers, and modelling appropriate behaviour to them. The teacher, in these situations, will intervene or provide guidance only when absolutely necessary.

    To learn about how Montessori education evolves through the years, read our Montessori curriculum guide. To learn how it might be suitable for kids with special needs such as gifted children, read our Montessori and special needs guide.  


    Montessori schools in Ontario

    There are plenty of Montessori schools, preschools, and daycares in Ontario. This includes schools in Toronto, Ottawa, Brampton, Mississauga, London, Kingston, St. Catharines, Oakville, MiltonPickeringScarborough, Brantford, Unionville, Stouffville, Aurora, and Vaughan. Parents will thus have a lot of options when selecting a school.

    Some schools are more traditional, and follow the Montessori philosophy to the letter. Other schools are more supplemented, and combine the Montessori philosophy with more modern curricular approaches and materials. Remember, each Montessori school has a unique approach. In choosing a school or preschool, it’s best to look for one that’s the right fit for your child in terms of philosophy, culture, values, and the like.

    Ontario has plenty of great public and private schools. It's also home to some first-rate post-secondary institutions. These include the University of Toronto, Queen’s University (in Kingston), Western University (in London), McMaster University (in Hamilton), and the University of Waterloo (in Kitchener-Waterloo).












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