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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.


 
  • Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • Clanmore Montessori School
  • Bond Academy
  • Westside Montessori School
  • Yip’s Music & Montessori School
  • Guidepost Montessori at Toronto
  • TMS
  • Royal Cachet Montessori School
  • Forest Hill Montessori School
  • Ellington Montessori School
  • Pine Lake Montessori School
  • Century Private School
  • Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Peel Montessori Private School
  • The Element High School
  • Ashwood Glen
  • OMS Montessori
  • Kaban Montessori School
  • Somerset Academy
  • Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Atelier Kids Early Learning & Care
  • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Humberside Montessori School
  • A.I.S. School
  • The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Parkdale Montessori School
  • Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Ellesmere Montessori School
  • Trillium School
  • The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus
  • Maria Montessori School
  • Silver Maple Montessori Private School
  • Braemar House School
  • Toronto High School
  • Montessori School of Wellington
  • Guiding Light Academy
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • J. Addison School
  • St. Peter's ACHS College School
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • ABC Montessori
  • Sunrise Montessori School
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Trinity Montessori School
  • Tall Pines School
  • Hatch House Montessori School
  • Aurora Montessori School
  • Shining Light Montessori School
  • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Cedar Ridge High School
  • Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus
  • Town Centre Private Schools
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • La Villa Montessori School
  • Country Garden Montessori Academy
  • Central Montessori Schools - York Mills
  • Toronto French Montessori
  • Acorn Montessori
  • Richmond Hill Montessori Private School
  • Wheatley School
  • Liberty Prep School
  • Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Bannockburn
  • Montessori House of Children


  School NameTypeApproachCost

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

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

  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler 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
$7,650 to $12,650

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 children from infant 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

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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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

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

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

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

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

The Element High School (est. 2003)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
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]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$17,208 to $18,840

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

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

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

Atelier Kids Early Learning & Care   

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to Preschool (Coed)
  • Day school (70 students)
We take inspiration from the Reggio Emilia philosophy where each child is born creative, intuitive, resourceful, & has a strong potential for development from a very young age.Full-time care (7:30am-6pm). Tour anytime. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$27,600

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

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

A.I.S. School (est. 2016)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (100 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (80 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

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

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

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

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

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

Trillium School (est. 1991)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler 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
$10,500 to $36,000

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

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

Silver Maple Montessori Private School   

  • Milton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (63 students)
Housed in the elegant colonial mansion, Harrop House in the beautiful town of Milton, Ontario. Offering low teacher to child ratios with an emphasis on personal and social development of each child. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,800 to $12,900

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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Toronto High School (est. 1997)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (20 students)
  • Boarding school (0 students)
  • Day school (45 students)
An inspected and accredited private secondary school offering high school credit courses in small classes or online, leading to high school diploma [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$19,000

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

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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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

J. Addison School (est. 2002)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool 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
$15,000 to $42,450

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

  • Harrow, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • Boarding school (6 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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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

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

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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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

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

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

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

Shining Light Montessori School (est. 2011)  

  • Maple, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (30 students)
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
$6,500 to $12,250

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

  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
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

Cedar Ridge High School (est. 2016)  

  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (110 students)
Cedar Ridge High School is an independent high school, grades 7 to 12, in Kanata, Ontario. Our school offers an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a focus on leadership, innovation, student engagement and academics. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$16,296

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

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

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

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

La Villa Montessori School (est. 2012)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (31 students)
La Villa Montessori School is dedicated to following the Montessori philosophy and to create a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment that fulfills a child's emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,100 to $15,608
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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
$7,200 to $25,900

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

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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Acorn Montessori   

  • Thornbury, Ontario
  • Preschool to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (16 students)
  • Montessori
$6,000 to $9,000

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

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

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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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

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

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

Montessori House of Children (est. 1974)  

  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (41 students)
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]
  • Montessori
$8,200 to $10,000


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)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (350 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

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

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

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




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
Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $8,500 to $15,500
  • October 24, 2019 9:00 am@Bathurst & Eglinton
    2 Wembley Rd. Toronto Ontario M6C2E9
    Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • October 26, 2019 9:00 am
    2050 Neyagawa Blvd. Oakville Ontario L6H 6R2
    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 St. Burlington Ontario L7N 2R5
    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
    Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $8,500 to $15,500
  • October 31, 2019 9:00 am@Bathurst & Eglinton
    2 Wembley Rd. Toronto Ontario M6C2E9
    OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $12,864 to $21,384
  • November 13, 2019 8:30 amOMS Montessori
    335 Lindsay Street, Ottawa Ontario (613) 521-5185
    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
    Westside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (95 students)
  • $18,700 to $20,700
  • November 23, 2019 9:30 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
  • 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 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 3%
    $2,501 - $5,000 3%
    $5,001 - $7,500 4%
    $7,501 - $10,000 12%
    $10,001 - $12,500 29%
    $12,501 - $15,000 38%
    $15,001 - $17,500 34%
    $17,501 - $20,000 21%
    $20,001 - $22,500 12%
    $22,501 - $25,000 4%
    $25,001 - $27,500 5%
    $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)
    Yip’s Music & Montessori School
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $6,750 to $11,200
  • $10,850 to $11,200
    Guidepost Montessori at Toronto
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Nursery/Toddler - 6
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (775 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • $25,700 to $31,350K - 12
    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
    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
    Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • $13,2005%1 - 8
    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
    Atelier Kids Early Learning & Care
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to Preschool (Coed)
  • Day school (70 students)
  • $2,300 to $27,600
  • $2,300 to $27,600Nursery/Toddler - Preschool
    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
    St. Peter's ACHS College School
  • Harrow, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • Boarding school (6 students)
  • $11,400 to $27,400
  • $11,40035%1 - 8$6,000
    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
    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
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (370 students)
  • 5%Preschool - 8$3,000
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $14,900 to $25,100
  • $25,100



     
     
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    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
    Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Bond Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (350 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
    Yip’s Music & Montessori School
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $6,750 to $11,200
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive5 to 13No support
    Guidepost Montessori at Toronto
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (775 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedRigorousNo support
    Royal Cachet Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive3 to 8No support
    Forest Hill Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $17,173 to $19,888
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal Assistance
    Ellington Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $7,900 to $14,000
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
    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
    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
    Peel Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveIndirect SupportHeavy integration
    Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 16Indirect SupportMedium integration
    OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $12,864 to $21,384
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive16 to 25Withdrawal AssistanceLight integration
    Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • $14,500 to $15,000
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24No support
    Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive13 to 18No 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
    Atelier Kids Early Learning & Care
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to Preschool (Coed)
  • Day school (70 students)
  • $2,300 to $27,600
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18Resource Assistance
    Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No supportLight integration
    Humberside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (328 students)
  • MontessoriNo support
    A.I.S. School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (100 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,000 to $25,000
  • TraditionalMontessori10 to 15No 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
    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Liberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15No 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
    Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $8,500 to $15,500
  • MontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 16No supportLight integration
    Ellesmere Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $10,500 to $36,000
  • MontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo 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
    Maria Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Silver Maple Montessori Private School
  • Milton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (63 students)
  • $12,000 to $12,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (112 students)
  • $13,160 to $13,160
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Toronto High School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (20 students)
  • Boarding school (Varies)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $850 to $15,800
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous5 to 10Resource AssistanceMedium integration
    Montessori School of Wellington
  • Guelph, Ontario
  • JK to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (47 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive22 to 24No support
    Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,500 to $9,500
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous5 to 16No support
    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
    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
    St. Peter's ACHS College School
  • Harrow, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • Boarding school (6 students)
  • $11,400 to $27,400
  • TraditionalMontessoriStudent-pacedRigorousResource AssistanceMedium 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
    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
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceLight integration
    Trinity Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $10,000 to $11,000
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo 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
    Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (370 students)
  • MontessoriReggio EmiliaAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24No support
    Shining Light Montessori School
  • Maple, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (30 students)
  • $10,200 to $11,600
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedNo support
    Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
  • $9,700 to $11,500
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 15Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Cedar Ridge High School
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (110 students)
  • $16,296 to $16,296
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 15Resource Assistance
    Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No support
    Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,990 to $14,990
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous12Resource Assistance
    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus
  • North York, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive16 to 24No 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
    Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    La Villa Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (31 students)
  • $8,100 to $15,608
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveResource Assistance
    Country Garden Montessori Academy
  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • $7,400 to $14,300
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 15No support
    Central Montessori Schools - York Mills
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo support
    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
    Acorn Montessori
  • Thornbury, Ontario
  • Preschool to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (16 students)
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive16No support
    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
    Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18Indirect Support
    Liberty Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous15 to 26No 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
    Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $7,450 to $13,550
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous18 to 24No supportHeavy integration
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $14,900 to $25,100
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 20Resource AssistanceLight integration
    Montessori House of Children
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (41 students)
  • MontessoriStandard-enriched8No support





     Legend:

     ADHD

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

    Behavioural and emotional:
     Troubled teens
     Depression
     Suicidal
     Substance abuse
     Oppositional defiant disorder
    Physical:
     Dyspraxia
     Blindness
     Deafness
     Cystic fibrosis
     Multiple physical
     
     
    Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • $6,500 to $11,000
  • Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • Bond Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (350 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
  • Yip’s Music & Montessori School
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $6,750 to $11,200
  • Guidepost Montessori at Toronto
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (775 students)
  • $18,300 to $31,350
  • Royal Cachet Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Forest Hill Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $17,173 to $19,888
  • Ellington Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $7,900 to $14,000
  • Pine Lake Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (70 students)
  • $12,700 to $14,500
  • 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
  • Peel Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • Ashwood Glen
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (260 students)
  • $9,900 to $18,900
  • OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $12,864 to $21,384
  • Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (147 students)
  • $14,500 to $15,000
  • Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $7,900 to $17,900
  • Atelier Kids Early Learning & Care
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to Preschool (Coed)
  • Day school (70 students)
  • $2,300 to $27,600
  • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • Humberside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (328 students)
  • A.I.S. School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (100 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Boarding school (80 students)
  • $10,000 to $25,000
  • The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus
  • Milton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (69 students)
  • $13,230 to $13,230
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (98 students)
  • $7,500 to $18,260
  • Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $8,500 to $15,500
  • Ellesmere Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $10,500 to $36,000
  • The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus
  • Nobleton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,550 to $17,465
  • Maria Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • Silver Maple Montessori Private School
  • Milton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (63 students)
  • $12,000 to $12,500
  • Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (112 students)
  • $13,160 to $13,160
  • Toronto High School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (20 students)
  • Boarding school (Varies)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $850 to $15,800
  • Montessori School of Wellington
  • Guelph, Ontario
  • JK to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (47 students)
  • Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,500 to $9,500
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,500 to $20,500
  • J. Addison School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $16,400 to $40,800
  • St. Peter's ACHS College School
  • Harrow, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Boys)
  • Day school (13 students)
  • Boarding school (6 students)
  • $11,400 to $27,400
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $6,400 to $20,400
  • 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
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • Trinity Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $10,000 to $11,000
  • Tall Pines School
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (480 students)
  • $8,720 to $19,748
  • Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (370 students)
  • Shining Light Montessori School
  • Maple, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (30 students)
  • $10,200 to $11,600
  • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • Boarding school
  • $9,700 to $11,500
  • Cedar Ridge High School
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (110 students)
  • $16,296 to $16,296
  • Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,990 to $14,990
  • Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus
  • North York, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1050 students)
  • $7,050 to $17,450
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • La Villa Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (31 students)
  • $8,100 to $15,608
  • Country Garden Montessori Academy
  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • $7,400 to $14,300
  • Central Montessori Schools - York Mills
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (800 students)
  • Toronto French Montessori
  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • $7,470 to $15,396
  • Acorn Montessori
  • Thornbury, Ontario
  • Preschool to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (16 students)
  • Richmond Hill Montessori Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $21,000 to $23,500
  • Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • Liberty Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $8,500 to $13,300
  • Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $7,450 to $13,550
  • Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $14,900 to $25,100
  • Montessori House of Children
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (41 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, thoughout 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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