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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 NameTypeApproachCost

Northstar Montessori Private School (est. 1996)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
Northstar Montessori offers an authentic Montessori curriculum for 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]
  • Montessori
$9,800 to $15,400

Guidepost Montessori at Toronto (est. 2016)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
Guidepost Montessori at Toronto is a new Montessori school coming to the GTA. At Guidepost, we offer an authentic Montessori experience as well as a global education that extends beyond the classroom walls. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$12,600 to $22,000

Royal Cachet Montessori School (est. 2006)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (320 students)
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]
  • Montessori
$6,800 to $12,900

Hillfield Strathallan College (est. 1901)  

  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (40 students)
  • Day school (1230 students)
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]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$8,213 to $50,230
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Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (175 students)
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]
  • Montessori
$8,925 to $18,900
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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
$17,485 to $31,350
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Westside Montessori School (est. 2008)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$19,700 to $21,900
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Tall Pines School (est. 1987)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 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
$14,970 to $19,970

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

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

Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) (est. 1969)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (460 students)
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]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$7,900 to $14,600
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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

Century Private School (est. 1994)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
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]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$16,550 to $26,800

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

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
$13,000 to $17,500
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Rotherglen School - Oakville (est. 1979)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
Rotherglen School - OAKVILLE offers programs for students age 4 to grade eight. The average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$14,700 to $24,000

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
$10,000 to $12,000

J. Addison School (est. 2002)  

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

Unionville Montessori Private Schools (est. 1987)  

  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
UMS offers year advanced programs from pre-school to grade eight. Our hallmark is a clear focus on high expectations blending academic success with the character development of the individual child. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$8,000 to $15,250

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

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

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
$17,500

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
$23,000 to $25,000

Parkdale Montessori School (est. 2007)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (78 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
$14,700 to $17,550

A.I.S. School (est. 2016)  

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

Trillium School (est. 1991)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • Day school (320 students)
  • Day school (60 students)
Trillium School is a private school that offers programs from pre-school to grade twelve in Markham with Montessori-based kindergarten. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$7,600 to $41,500

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
$15,900 to $25,600

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

Braemar House School (est. 1996)  

  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (106 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$13,357
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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
$7,600 to $25,900

Toronto French Montessori (est. 2000)  

  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (60 students)
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]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$7,782 to $15,396
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Sunrise Montessori School (est. 1988)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
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]
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
$10,500 to $16,500
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Esprit Academy (est. 2020)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 1 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (16 students)
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]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$22,500

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, 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]
  • Montessori
$9,000 to $13,000

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
  • Waldorf
$15,500 to $17,500
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Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. (est. 1984)  

  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • Boarding school (0 students)
  • Homestay school (0 students)
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]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$9,700 to $11,500

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

Cornerstone Montessori Prep School (est. 1990)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
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]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Montessori
$13,750 to $24,000

Avalon Children's Montessori School (est. 2000)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
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]
  • Montessori
Moderately orthodox$7,115 to $22,275

The Montessori Country School (est. 1988)  

  • Nobleton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • eSchool school
  • Day school
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]
  • Montessori
$9,000 to $18,000

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
$11,000 to $13,000

Aurora Montessori School (est. 1989)  

  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (375 students)
Aurora Montessori offers an extensive, enriched program for day students to Grade 8 including an Outdoor Ed. Program, an option of an OSSD credit in Grade 9 Academic Math and a bridge to elite private high schools. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$10,900 to $18,350

Acorn Montessori   

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

Town Centre Private Schools (est. 1986)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1050 students)
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]
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
$5,450 to $16,900

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 $14,000

Rotherglen School - Mississauga (est. 1979)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
Rotherglen School - MISSISSAUGA is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. The average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$7,800 to $17,900

Guiding Light Academy (est. 2007)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
Guiding Light Academy is a Catholic private elementary school in Streetsville, Mississauga. We offer an enriched curriculum for JK, SK and Grades 1 to 8. We are located just minutes away from the Streetsville Go Station. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$9,500
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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

The Clover School (est. 1996)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
Our innovative curriculum combines Montessori essentials with heart-centred learning practices designed to nurture the ​mind​, heart, health, and soul of each child. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$18,810 to $22,100

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
$12,575 to $20,215
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Central Montessori Schools - York Mills (est. 1995)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
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]
  • Montessori
$8,750 to $19,900

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
$9,050 to $15,990

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
$9,600 to $23,000

La Villa Montessori School (est. 2012)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (31 students)
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]
  • Montessori
$9,000 to $16,350
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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

Wishing Well Schools (est. 1978)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (105 students)
  • Day school (138 students)
Wishing Well Schools has an academically advanced program from 18 months to Grade 8. Montessori program from 18 months to 6 years old, accelerated academic program from Grade 1 to 8 with 21st c. teaching and learning. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$13,600 to $14,500

Montessori Jewish Day School (est. 2000)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
MJDS inspires a lifetime love for learning in a nurturing environment that fosters respect for oneself, the community and the world, guided by the shared values of Judaism and Montessori education. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,875 to $18,400

Wheatley School (est. 1986)  

  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
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]
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
$6,550 to $14,050

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

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

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
$7,070 to $11,960

ABC Montessori (est. 1995)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
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]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$6,600 to $10,000

Maria Montessori School (est. 1975)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
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]
  • Montessori
$7,000 to $16,000

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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Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus (est. 1995)  

  • North York, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
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]
  • Montessori
$8,750 to $17,950


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 $16,000

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]
    $7,750 to $12,900

    Alder Ridge Academy (est. 2020)  

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

      Peel Montessori Private School (est. 1992)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (150 students)
      Peel Montessori School and Carrington College students are encouraged to be engaged, inquisitive learners who think for themselves, display strengthen of character, and learn to succeed on their own merits. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • International Baccalaureate
      $8,500 to $18,500

      Ashwood Glen (est. 2019)  

      • Burlington, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (260 students)
      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]
      • Progressive
      • International Baccalaureate
      $14,000 to $20,000

      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
      $12,550 to $14,300

      SimplySmart Child Care & Montessori (est. 2012)  

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




        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 (775 students)
      • $18,300 to $31,350
      • September 29, 2020 9:30 am
        Ashwood Glen
      • Burlington, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (260 students)
      • $9,900 to $18,900
      • September 30, 2020 10:00 am
        TMS
      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (775 students)
      • $18,300 to $31,350
      • October 01, 2020 9:30 am
        Ashwood Glen
      • Burlington, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (260 students)
      • $9,900 to $18,900
      • October 07, 2020 11:00 am
        Ashwood Glen
      • Burlington, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (260 students)
      • $9,900 to $18,900
      • October 14, 2020 11:00 am
        TMS
      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (775 students)
      • $18,300 to $31,350
      • October 20, 2020 9:30 am
        Ashwood Glen
      • Burlington, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (260 students)
      • $9,900 to $18,900
      • October 21, 2020 10:00 am
        TMS
      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (775 students)
      • $18,300 to $31,350
      • October 22, 2020 9:30 am
        Ashwood Glen
      • Burlington, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (260 students)
      • $9,900 to $18,900
      • October 28, 2020 11:00 am
        TMS
      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (775 students)
      • $18,300 to $31,350
      • November 03, 2020 9:30 am
        TMS
      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (775 students)
      • $18,300 to $31,350
      • November 05, 2020 9:30 am
        TMS
      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (775 students)
      • $18,300 to $31,350
      • November 10, 2020 9:30 am
        TMS
      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (775 students)
      • $18,300 to $31,350
      • November 12, 2020 9:30 am
        TMS
      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (775 students)
      • $18,300 to $31,350
      • November 24, 2020 9:30 am
        TMS
      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (775 students)
      • $18,300 to $31,350
      • November 26, 2020 9:30 am
        Northstar Montessori Private School
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (300 students)
      • $9,800 to $15,400
      • November 28, 2020 10:00 amNorthstar Montessori
        4900 Tomken Rd. Mississauga Ontario L4W1J8
        Northstar Montessori Private School
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (300 students)
      • $9,800 to $15,400
      • January 23, 2021 10:00 amNorthstar Montessori
        4900 Tomken Rd. Mississauga Ontario L4W1J8
        Esprit Academy
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • 1 to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (16 students)
      • $22,500 to $22,500
      • January 31, 2021 12:00 amEsprit Academy
        39 Pleasant Blvd Toronto Ontario M4T 1K2
        Northstar Montessori Private School
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (300 students)
      • $9,800 to $15,400
      • February 06, 2021 10:00 amNorthstar Montessori
        4900 Tomken Rd. Mississauga Ontario L4W1J8



        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)
        Guidepost Montessori at Toronto
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (50 students)
      • Nursery/Toddler - 6
        Hillfield Strathallan College
      • Hamilton, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
      • Homestay school (40 students)
      • Day school (1230 students)
      • $16,428 to $28,775
      • $16,428 to $28,77510%JK - 12$4,500
        TMS
      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (775 students)
      • $18,300 to $31,350
      • $25,700 to $31,350K - 12
        Yip’s Music & Montessori School
      • Unionville, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
      • Day school
      • $6,750 to $11,200
      • $10,850 to $11,200
        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
        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
        Bannockburn
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (200 students)
      • $15,900 to $25,600
      • $25,600
        Alive Montessori & Private School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school
      • $8,500 to $15,500
      • $14,500 to $15,50020%JK - 6$2,000
        Avalon Children's Montessori School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (90 students)
      • $6,400 to $20,400
      • $13,100 to $20,4005%1 - 8$10,000
        Aurora Montessori School
      • Aurora, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (375 students)
      • 7%Preschool - 8$1,000
        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
        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
        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
        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



         
         
        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)
      • Boarding school (200 students)
      • Day school (350 students)
      • $13,000 to $16,000
      • Liberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 15Full-time Dedicated ClassMedium integration
        Northstar Montessori Private School
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (300 students)
      • $9,800 to $15,400
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
        Guidepost Montessori at Toronto
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (50 students)
      • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
        Royal Cachet Montessori School
      • Markham, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
      • Day school (320 students)
      • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive3 to 8No support
        Hillfield Strathallan College
      • Hamilton, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
      • Homestay school (40 students)
      • Day school (1230 students)
      • $16,428 to $28,775
      • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous16 to 20No supportHeavy integration
        Clanmore Montessori School
      • Oakville, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (175 students)
      • $8,250 to $17,500
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
        TMS
      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (775 students)
      • $18,300 to $31,350
      • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedRigorousNo support
        Westside Montessori School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (100 students)
      • $18,700 to $20,700
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 24No support
        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
        Yip’s Music & Montessori School
      • Unionville, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
      • Day school
      • $6,750 to $11,200
      • Student-pacedSupportive5 to 13No support
        Pine Lake Montessori School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
      • Day school (70 students)
      • $12,700 to $14,500
      • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24No supportLight integration
        The Element High School
      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • 7 to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (100 students)
      • $17,448 to $17,448
      • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveIndirect SupportHeavy integration
        Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
      • Brampton, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (460 students)
      • $7,900 to $14,600
      • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 18No supportHeavy integration
        Alder Ridge Academy
      • Brampton, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
      • Day school (204 students)
      • 10 to 16Indirect Support
        Peel Montessori Private School
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (150 students)
      • $7,500 to $15,000
      • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportiveNo 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
        Century Private School
      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school
      • $16,500 to $26,800
      • TraditionalMontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous10 to 20No supportLight integration
        Ashwood Glen
      • Burlington, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (260 students)
      • $9,900 to $18,900
      • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 16Indirect SupportMedium integration
        Somerset Academy
      • Markham, Ontario
      • JK to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school
      • $13,200 to $13,200
      • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive13 to 18No support
        Ellington Montessori School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school
      • $7,900 to $14,000
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
        Liberty Prep School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (140 students)
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous15 to 26No support
        Rotherglen School - Oakville
      • Oakville, Ontario
      • K to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (700 students)
      • $15,500 to $21,200
      • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No support
        Montessori House of Children
      • Brantford, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
      • Day school (41 students)
      • MontessoriStandard-enriched8No support
        J. Addison School
      • Markham, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (300 students)
      • Boarding school (200 students)
      • $16,400 to $40,800
      • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 15No supportLight integration
        Unionville Montessori Private Schools
      • Unionville, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (900 students)
      • $8,000 to $15,250
      • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous18 to 24Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
        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
        Ellesmere Montessori School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (60 students)
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight 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
        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
        SimplySmart Child Care & Montessori
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
      • Day school (145 students)
      • $570 to $720
      • Standard-enrichedSupportiveResource Assistance
        Parkdale Montessori School
      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
      • Day school (78 students)
      • $14,700 to $18,695
      • MontessoriStudent-paced15 to 24Indirect Support
        A.I.S. School
      • Markham, Ontario
      • JK to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (100 students)
      • Boarding school (80 students)
      • Homestay school (100 students)
      • $10,000 to $25,000
      • TraditionalMontessori10 to 15No support
        Trillium School
      • Markham, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
      • Boarding school (30 students)
      • Day school (320 students)
      • Day school (60 students)
      • $10,500 to $36,000
      • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
        Bannockburn
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (200 students)
      • $15,900 to $25,600
      • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 20Resource AssistanceLight integration
        Montessori School of Wellington
      • Guelph, Ontario
      • JK to 1 (Coed)
      • Day school (47 students)
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive22 to 24No support
        Braemar House School
      • Brantford, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (106 students)
      • $13,357 to $13,357
      • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
        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
        Toronto French Montessori
      • Stouffville, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (50 students)
      • Day school (60 students)
      • $7,782 to $15,396
      • MontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
        Sunrise Montessori School
      • Markham, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (200 students)
      • $11,500 to $19,800
      • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedSupportive10 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
        Esprit Academy
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • 1 to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (16 students)
      • $22,500 to $22,500
      • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-paced3 to 12Special needs schoolHeavy integration
        Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
      • Pickering, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (200 students)
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
        Alive Montessori & Private School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school
      • $8,500 to $15,500
      • MontessoriWaldorfAcceleratedRigorous10 to 16No supportLight integration
        Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
      • Oshawa, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (140 students)
      • Boarding school (Varies)
      • Homestay school (Varies)
      • $9,700 to $11,500
      • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 15Indirect SupportMedium integration
        Silver Maple Montessori Private School
      • Milton, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
      • Day school (63 students)
      • $12,000 to $12,500
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
        Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (130 students)
      • Liberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15No support
        Avalon Children's Montessori School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (90 students)
      • $6,400 to $20,400
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportMedium integration
        The Montessori Country School
      • Nobleton, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • eSchool school
      • Day school
      • $16,550 to $17,465
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
        Trinity Montessori School
      • Markham, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (120 students)
      • $10,000 to $11,000
      • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo support
        Aurora Montessori School
      • Aurora, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (375 students)
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Partial IntegrationMedium integration
        Acorn Montessori
      • Thornbury, Ontario
      • Preschool to SK (Coed)
      • Day school (16 students)
      • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive16No support
        Town Centre Private Schools
      • Markham, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (1050 students)
      • $7,050 to $17,450
      • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive15 to 24No support
        Hatch House Montessori School
      • Whitby, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
        Rotherglen School - Mississauga
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (400 students)
      • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No supportLight integration
        Guiding Light Academy
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • JK to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (100 students)
      • $9,500 to $9,500
      • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous5 to 16No support
        Kaban Montessori School
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (147 students)
      • $14,500 to $15,000
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24No support
        The Clover School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (300 students)
      • $17,173 to $19,888
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal Assistance
        Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (200 students)
      • $9,315 to $16,170
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceLight integration
        Central Montessori Schools - York Mills
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (600 students)
      • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo support
        Meadow Green Academy
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (150 students)
      • $14,990 to $14,990
      • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous12Resource Assistance
        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
        La Villa Montessori School
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
      • Day school (31 students)
      • $8,100 to $15,608
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveResource Assistance
        Humberside Montessori School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (328 students)
      • MontessoriNo support
        Wishing Well Schools
      • Markham, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (105 students)
      • Day school (138 students)
      • $14,500 to $14,500
      • ProgressiveMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 18No supportMedium integration
        Montessori Jewish Day School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (115 students)
      • $8,875 to $18,400
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 24Indirect SupportLight integration
        Wheatley School
      • St. Catharines, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (170 students)
      • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18Indirect Support
        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
        Shining Light Montessori School
      • Maple, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
      • Day school (30 students)
      • $10,200 to $11,600
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedNo support
        Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
      • Day school (24 students)
      • $6,500 to $11,000
      • MontessoriStandard-enriched10 to 15No support
        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
        Maria Montessori School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (120 students)
      • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
        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
        Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus
      • North York, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (300 students)
      • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportiveNo 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
         
         
        Bond Academy
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Boarding school (200 students)
      • Day school (350 students)
      • $13,000 to $16,000
      • Northstar Montessori Private School
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (300 students)
      • $9,800 to $15,400
      • Guidepost Montessori at Toronto
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (50 students)
      • Royal Cachet Montessori School
      • Markham, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
      • Day school (320 students)
      • Hillfield Strathallan College
      • Hamilton, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
      • Homestay school (40 students)
      • Day school (1230 students)
      • $16,428 to $28,775
      • Clanmore Montessori School
      • Oakville, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (175 students)
      • $8,250 to $17,500
      • TMS
      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (775 students)
      • $18,300 to $31,350
      • Westside Montessori School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (100 students)
      • $18,700 to $20,700
      • Tall Pines School
      • Brampton, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (400 students)
      • $8,720 to $19,748
      • Yip’s Music & Montessori School
      • Unionville, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
      • Day school
      • $6,750 to $11,200
      • Pine Lake Montessori School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
      • Day school (70 students)
      • $12,700 to $14,500
      • The Element High School
      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • 7 to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (100 students)
      • $17,448 to $17,448
      • Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
      • Brampton, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (460 students)
      • $7,900 to $14,600
      • Alder Ridge Academy
      • Brampton, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
      • Day school (204 students)
      • Peel Montessori Private School
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (150 students)
      • $7,500 to $15,000
      • OMS Montessori
      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (300 students)
      • $12,864 to $21,384
      • Century Private School
      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school
      • $16,500 to $26,800
      • Ashwood Glen
      • Burlington, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (260 students)
      • $9,900 to $18,900
      • Somerset Academy
      • Markham, Ontario
      • JK to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school
      • $13,200 to $13,200
      • Ellington Montessori School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school
      • $7,900 to $14,000
      • Liberty Prep School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (140 students)
      • Rotherglen School - Oakville
      • Oakville, Ontario
      • K to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (700 students)
      • $15,500 to $21,200
      • Montessori House of Children
      • Brantford, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
      • Day school (41 students)
      • J. Addison School
      • Markham, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (300 students)
      • Boarding school (200 students)
      • $16,400 to $40,800
      • Unionville Montessori Private Schools
      • Unionville, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (900 students)
      • $8,000 to $15,250
      • The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus
      • Milton, Ontario
      • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
      • Day school (69 students)
      • $13,230 to $13,230
      • Ellesmere Montessori School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (60 students)
      • Cedar Ridge High School
      • Kanata, Ontario
      • 7 to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (110 students)
      • $16,296 to $16,296
      • Richmond Hill Montessori Private School
      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (600 students)
      • $21,000 to $23,500
      • SimplySmart Child Care & Montessori
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
      • Day school (145 students)
      • $570 to $720
      • Parkdale Montessori School
      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
      • Day school (78 students)
      • $14,700 to $18,695
      • A.I.S. School
      • Markham, Ontario
      • JK to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (100 students)
      • Boarding school (80 students)
      • Homestay school (100 students)
      • $10,000 to $25,000
      • Trillium School
      • Markham, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
      • Boarding school (30 students)
      • Day school (320 students)
      • Day school (60 students)
      • $10,500 to $36,000
      • Bannockburn
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (200 students)
      • $15,900 to $25,600
      • Montessori School of Wellington
      • Guelph, Ontario
      • JK to 1 (Coed)
      • Day school (47 students)
      • Braemar House School
      • Brantford, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (106 students)
      • $13,357 to $13,357
      • Country Garden Montessori Academy
      • Newmarket, Ontario
      • JK to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (100 students)
      • Homestay school (5 students)
      • $7,400 to $14,300
      • Toronto French Montessori
      • Stouffville, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (50 students)
      • Day school (60 students)
      • $7,782 to $15,396
      • Sunrise Montessori School
      • Markham, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (200 students)
      • $11,500 to $19,800
      • Esprit Academy
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • 1 to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (16 students)
      • $22,500 to $22,500
      • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
      • Pickering, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (200 students)
      • Alive Montessori & Private School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school
      • $8,500 to $15,500
      • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
      • Oshawa, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (140 students)
      • Boarding school (Varies)
      • Homestay school (Varies)
      • $9,700 to $11,500
      • Silver Maple Montessori Private School
      • Milton, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
      • Day school (63 students)
      • $12,000 to $12,500
      • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (130 students)
      • Avalon Children's Montessori School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (90 students)
      • $6,400 to $20,400
      • The Montessori Country School
      • Nobleton, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • eSchool school
      • Day school
      • $16,550 to $17,465
      • Trinity Montessori School
      • Markham, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (120 students)
      • $10,000 to $11,000
      • Aurora Montessori School
      • Aurora, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (375 students)
      • Acorn Montessori
      • Thornbury, Ontario
      • Preschool to SK (Coed)
      • Day school (16 students)
      • Town Centre Private Schools
      • Markham, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
      • Day school (1050 students)
      • $7,050 to $17,450
      • Hatch House Montessori School
      • Whitby, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school
      • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (400 students)
      • Guiding Light Academy
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • JK to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (100 students)
      • $9,500 to $9,500
      • Kaban Montessori School
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (147 students)
      • $14,500 to $15,000
      • The Clover School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (300 students)
      • $17,173 to $19,888
      • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (200 students)
      • $9,315 to $16,170
      • Central Montessori Schools - York Mills
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (600 students)
      • Meadow Green Academy
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (150 students)
      • $14,990 to $14,990
      • Dearcroft Montessori School
      • Oakville, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (170 students)
      • $8,500 to $20,500
      • La Villa Montessori School
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
      • Day school (31 students)
      • $8,100 to $15,608
      • Humberside Montessori School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (328 students)
      • Wishing Well Schools
      • Markham, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (105 students)
      • Day school (138 students)
      • $14,500 to $14,500
      • Montessori Jewish Day School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (115 students)
      • $8,875 to $18,400
      • Wheatley School
      • St. Catharines, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
      • Day school (170 students)
      • Atelier Kids Early Learning & Care
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to Preschool (Coed)
      • Day school (70 students)
      • $2,300 to $27,600
      • Shining Light Montessori School
      • Maple, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
      • Day school (30 students)
      • $10,200 to $11,600
      • Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
      • Day school (24 students)
      • $6,500 to $11,000
      • ABC Montessori
      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
      • Day school (50 students)
      • Day school (100 students)
      • $9,200 to $9,800
      • Maria Montessori School
      • Toronto, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (120 students)
      • 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
      • Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus
      • North York, Ontario
      • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
      • Day school (300 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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