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Ontario Montessori schools

Find the top Montessori schools and programs in Ontario.

Hatch House Montessori School

  Looking for a Montessori school in Whitby? Consider Hatch House Montessori School, Durham Region's first and only private school offering multilingual programs.

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.


 
  • Toronto French Montessori
  • Momentum Montessori
  • Central Montessori Schools - York Mills
  • Westside Montessori School
  • Royal Cachet Montessori School
  • York Montessori School
  • TMS
  • Pine Lake Montessori School
  • Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School
  • Clanmore Montessori School
  • Forest Hill Montessori School
  • OMS Montessori
  • The Element High School
  • Bond Academy
  • Guiding Light Academy
  • Ellington Montessori School
  • Tall Pines School
  • Century Private School
  • Peel Montessori Private School
  • Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • Odyssey Heights School for Girls
  • Trinity Montessori School
  • Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Blooming Lives Montessori
  • J. Addison School
  • Silver Maple Montessori Private School
  • Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Montessori School of Wellington
  • Sunrise Montessori School
  • Montessori House of Children
  • Fairview Glen Montessori
  • Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Country Garden Montessori Academy
  • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • ABC Montessori
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Somerset Academy
  • Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • La Villa Montessori School
  • Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Aurora Montessori School
  • Hatch House Montessori School
  • Wheatley School
  • Odyssey Montessori School
  • MontessoriWorks
  • The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus
  • Humberside Montessori School
  • Town Centre Private Schools
  • Beyond Montessori School
  • Prince Edward Montessori School
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Stirling Montessori Academy
  • The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus
  • Liberty Prep School
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Yip’s Music & Montessori School
  • Kaban Montessori School
  • Bannockburn
  • Cedar Ridge High School
  • Parkdale Montessori School
  • Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S.
  • Trillium School
  • Shining Light Montessori School
  • Braemar House School
  • Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus
  • Rutherford Private School & Daycare


  School NameTypeApproachCost

Toronto French Montessori (est. 2000)  

  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (60 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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Momentum Montessori (est. 2016)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
Children absorb multiple languages, music & develop sports skills VERY easily. Momentum Montessori is a multilingual school exposing kids (1.5 - 6 yrs) to multiple languages, sports & music like no other program. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,000 to $20,000

Central Montessori Schools - York Mills (est. 1995)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 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
$8,500 to $19,700

Westside Montessori School (est. 2008)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$18,700 to $20,700
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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

York Montessori School (est. 2007)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
York Montessori School in Richmond Hill offers children from 16 months to 6 years old a wholesome Montessori education. Teacher to student ratios of 1:5 - 1:8. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$11,800 to $12,500
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TMS (est. 1961)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (780 students)
Internationally recognized since 1961,TMS is the leading university preparatory school in Richmond Hill with Montessori & IB frameworks that provide students with the foundation for a life of goodness & excellence. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
$16,750 to $29,000

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
$12,700 to $14,500

Alive Montessori & Private School (est. 2014)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (25 students)
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
$14,500 to $15,500

Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School (est. 1986)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$20,000 to $21,000

Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 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
$8,250 to $17,500
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Forest Hill Montessori School (est. 1996)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 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
$12,529 to $19,840

OMS Montessori (est. 1966)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
OMS Montessori is an alternative private school that offers programs from 18 months to High School (The Element High School). [View profile]
  • Montessori
Orthodox$12,480 to $20,760

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
$16,608 to $18,288

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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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
$8,500 to $14,900

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

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]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$16,500 to $26,800

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
$7,500 to $16,500

Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) (est. 1969)  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) is an award-winning progressive private school, a GOLD member of OFIS (Ontario Federation of Independent Schools) and voted the BEST private school by the residents of Brampton. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$7,100 to $13,200
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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
$8,100 to $14,250

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
$8,550 to $14,990

Odyssey Heights School for Girls (est. 2018)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Girls)
  • eSchool school (1 students)
  • Day school (28 students)
Odyssey Heights School starts at 10:30am; Six Overnight Outdoor Ecological Experiential Ed trips (24+days), Equestrian Program, & DELF French Ministry of Education French are included in tuition, and "No Homework Ever!". [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$15,250 to $27,825
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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

Northstar Montessori Private School (est. 1996)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool 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
$8,500 to $13,300

Blooming Lives Montessori (est. 2017)  

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

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
$16,400 to $40,800

Silver Maple Montessori Private School   

  • Milton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (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
$12,000 to $12,500

Rotherglen School - Oakville (est. 1979)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
Rotherglen School - OAKVILLE offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$15,500 to $21,200

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

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
  • Montessori
$10,500 to $16,500

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
$8,800 to $9,700

Fairview Glen Montessori (est. 2007)  

  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (190 students)
Fairview Glen offers authentic Montessori education for children 18 mo.-12 yrs. The academically driven, collaborative and supportive community, also specializes in French, Music, Visual Arts and Phys-Ed programs. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$16,200

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

Country Garden Montessori Academy (est. 1995)  

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

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 $16,200

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
$9,200 to $9,800

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

Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School (est. 2000)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School offers programs for various grades in Mississauga. Its average class size is ten to 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,800 to $11,500

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
$7,365 to $14,725
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Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy (est. 2010)  

  • Caledon, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy offers our students a supportive environment, which allows them to discover their passions, all while reaching each individuals full potential! [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,000 to $12,000

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

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

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
$7,500 to $13,000

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

Odyssey Montessori School (est. 2006)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
Odyssey Montessori School is a private Montessori day school with two campuses. The Christie and Sorauren locations provide programs for students 18 months to 6 years old. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,500 to $17,500

MontessoriWorks   

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school
MontessoriWorks provides half/full-day experiential learning programs, based in the Montessori method, conducted in a nurturing, cooperative, supportive environment, for children in preschool through senior kindergarten. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,000 to $13,000

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

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

Beyond Montessori School (est. 2008)  

  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
Conveniently located near downtown St. Catharines, BMS offers Toddler to Grade 6 Montessori education with class sizes of 8 to 20 students. Extended Care. New facility and acreage. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$9,750

Prince Edward Montessori School (est. 1995)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
Prince Edward Montessori School offers programs for various grades in Toronto. Its average class size is ten to 16 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,390 to $12,500

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
$9,315 to $16,170
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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

Stirling Montessori Academy (est. 2013)  

  • Milton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
Our highly qualified staff use the Montessori Method to provide students with the opportunity to develop intellectual and social skills and to enhance their self-esteem and self-confidence. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,600 to $11,995

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

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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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
$6,000 to $13,000

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]
  • Montessori
$7,000 to $13,250

Kaban Montessori School (est. 2002)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (127 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
$14,500 to $15,000

Bannockburn (est. 1993)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
Bannockburn, a Montessori school in Toronto, Ontario offers grades nursery to six, average class sizes of 22 students and tuition from $10,350 to $20,700. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$13,900 to $24,500

Cedar Ridge High School (est. 2016)  

  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 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 /course

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
$7,500 to $18,260

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

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
$6,900 to $44,500

Shining Light Montessori School (est. 2011)  

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

Braemar House School (est. 1996)  

  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (119 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$12,654
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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
$8,500 to $17,100

Rutherford Private School & Daycare   

  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
Rutherford Private School creates an atmosphere of academic excellence, and develops students with a love of learning that provides sound preparation for higher education. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$9,900 to $29,000


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)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
This traditional private school in Toronto offers preschool to grade 12 with average class sizes of 15 students. Facilities include a double gym and more. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$13,000 to $34,300

Somerset Academy (est. 1990)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
Established in 1974, Somerset Academy is an independent, not-for-profit private school that provides education to students in Grades 1 to 8. Somerset Academy has an average class size of 10 to 18 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$11,950 to $13,900

Town Centre Private Schools (est. 1986)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1400 students)
Town Centre Montessori Private Schools offers programs from pre-school to grade 12/University Prep and is located in Markham. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$5,100 to $16,050




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
J. Addison School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $16,400 to $40,800
  • March 23, 2019 10:00 amJ. Addison School
    2 Valleywood Drive Markham Ontario L3R 8H3
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • March 26, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • April 02, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $7,450 to $13,550
  • April 06, 2019 10:00 amUnionville Montessori Private Schools
    4486 16th Avenue Unionville Ontario L3R 0M1
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • April 09, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Stirling Montessori Academy
  • Milton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $6,600 to $11,995
  • April 13, 2019 10:00 amStirling Montessori Academy
    1042 Colborne Street East Brantford Ontario N3S 3T6
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1400 students)
  • April 13, 2019 11:00 amTown Centre Private Schools
    155 Clayton Drive Markham Ontario L3R 7P3
    Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • April 15, 2019 7:00 pmMontessori Learning Centre of Pickering
    401 Kingston Road Pickering Ontario L1V 1A3
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • April 16, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $13,900 to $24,500
  • April 20, 2019 10:00 amBannockburn
    12 Bannockburn Avenue Toronto Ontario M5M 2M8
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • April 23, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • May 07, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • May 14, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • May 21, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • May 21, 2019 7:00 pmMontessori Learning Centre of Pickering
    401 Kingston Road Pickering Ontario L1V 1A3
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • May 28, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • June 04, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1400 students)
  • June 08, 2019 11:00 amTown Centre Private Schools
    155 Clayton Drive Markham Ontario L3R 7P3
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • June 11, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2



    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 3%
    $7,501 - $10,000 13%
    $10,001 - $12,500 27%
    $12,501 - $15,000 38%
    $15,001 - $17,500 28%
    $17,501 - $20,000 21%
    $20,001 - $22,500 14%
    $22,501 - $25,000 6%
    $25,001 - $27,500 3%
    $27,501 - $30,000 1%
    $30,001 - $32,500 0%
    $32,501 - $35,000 0%
    $35,001 - $37,500 0%
    $37,501 - $40,000 0%

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

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


     
    Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (780 students)
  • $14,075 to $25,440
  • $20,250 to $25,440K - 12
    Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (25 students)
  • $7,500 to $14,500
  • $13,500 to $14,50020%JK - 8$2,000
    OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $13,776 to $20,388
  • $13,776 to $20,38810%Nursery/Toddler - 6$2,500
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • $17,448
    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
    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
    Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • $13,2005%1 - 8
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (370 students)
  • 5%Preschool - 8$3,000
    Beyond Montessori School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $9,750 to $9,750
  • $9,75020%1 - 4$3,000
    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
    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
    Yip’s Music & Montessori School
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $6,750 to $11,200
  • $10,850 to $11,200
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $13,900 to $24,500
  • $24,500



     
     
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    Toronto French Montessori
  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $7,470 to $15,396
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorousNo supportMedium integration
    Momentum Montessori
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $10,800 to $20,400
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportMedium integration
    Central Montessori Schools - York Mills
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive15 to 24No support
    Westside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $18,700 to $20,700
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 24No support
    Royal Cachet Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive3 to 8No support
    York Montessori School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $11,800 to $12,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Withdrawal Assistance
    TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (780 students)
  • $14,075 to $25,440
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedRigorousNo 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
    Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (25 students)
  • $7,500 to $14,500
  • MontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 16Indirect SupportLight integration
    Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $20,000 to $21,000
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous16 to 24No supportMedium integration
    Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Forest Hill Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $17,173 to $19,888
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal Assistance
    OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $13,776 to $20,388
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceLight integration
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveIndirect SupportHeavy integration
    Bond Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $12,500 to $24,500
  • Liberal ArtsStandard-enrichedRigorous15No supportMedium integration
    Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,500 to $9,500
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous5 to 16No support
    Ellington Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $7,900 to $14,000
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
    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
    Century Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,500 to $26,800
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous8 to 16Indirect SupportLight integration
    Peel Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $7,100 to $13,200
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 18No supportHeavy integration
    Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $7,450 to $13,550
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous18 to 25No supportHeavy integration
    Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,990 to $14,990
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous12Resource Assistance
    Odyssey Heights School for Girls
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Girls)
  • eSchool school (1 students)
  • Day school (28 students)
  • $15,250 to $27,825
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive5 to 8Resource AssistanceHeavy integration
    Trinity Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $10,000 to $11,000
  • TraditionalMontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo support
    Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $8,500 to $13,300
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Blooming Lives Montessori
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (87 students)
  • $12,390 to $17,928
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 23No support
    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
    Silver Maple Montessori Private School
  • Milton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (63 students)
  • $12,000 to $12,500
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo support
    Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No support
    Montessori School of Wellington
  • Guelph, Ontario
  • JK to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (47 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive22 to 24No support
    Sunrise Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $11,500 to $19,800
  • MontessoriMontessoriAcceleratedSupportive10 to 24Indirect SupportMedium integration
    Montessori House of Children
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (41 students)
  • MontessoriStandard-enriched8No support
    Fairview Glen Montessori
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (190 students)
  • MontessoriAcceleratedRigorousIndirect 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
    Country Garden Montessori Academy
  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 15No support
    Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive18No supportLight integration
    ABC Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,200 to $9,800
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous12No supportLight integration
    Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Liberal ArtsMontessoriAcceleratedRigorous10 to 15No support
    Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive13 to 18No 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
    La Villa Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (31 students)
  • $7,365 to $14,725
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive10 to 21Resource Assistance
    Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy
  • Caledon, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo 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
    Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (370 students)
  • MontessoriReggio EmiliaAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24No support
    Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • MontessoriInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 18Indirect Support
    Odyssey Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • MontessoriStudent-paced10 to 24No supportLight integration
    MontessoriWorks
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo 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 24Indirect SupportLight integration
    Humberside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (328 students)
  • MontessoriNo support
    Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1400 students)
  • TraditionalInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive15 to 24No support
    Beyond Montessori School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $9,750 to $9,750
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 15No supportLight integration
    Prince Edward Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive10 to 16No support
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceLight integration
    Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $6,400 to $20,400
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportMedium integration
    Stirling Montessori Academy
  • Milton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $6,600 to $11,995
  • MontessoriSupportiveNo support
    The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus
  • Nobleton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,550 to $17,465
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveResource AssistanceLight integration
    Liberty Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedRigorous15 to 26No support
    Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo 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
    Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (127 students)
  • $14,500 to $15,000
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportive15 to 24No support
    Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $13,900 to $24,500
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 20No supportLight integration
    Cedar Ridge High School
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $16,296 to $16,296
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous15 to 18Resource Assistance
    Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (98 students)
  • $7,500 to $18,260
  • MontessoriStudent-paced15 to 24Indirect 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
    Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $9,400 to $33,000
  • MontessoriAcceleratedRigorousNo support
    Shining Light Montessori School
  • Maple, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $10,200 to $11,600
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedNo support
    Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (119 students)
  • $12,654 to $12,654
  • TraditionalMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportiveNo supportHeavy integration
    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus
  • North York, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • MontessoriAcceleratedSupportive15 to 24No support
    Rutherford Private School & Daycare
  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $650 to $29,000
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 15No supportHeavy integration





     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
     
     
    Toronto French Montessori
  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $7,470 to $15,396
  • Momentum Montessori
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $10,800 to $20,400
  • Central Montessori Schools - York Mills
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (700 students)
  • Westside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $18,700 to $20,700
  • Royal Cachet Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • York Montessori School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $11,800 to $12,500
  • TMS
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (780 students)
  • $14,075 to $25,440
  • Pine Lake Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (70 students)
  • $12,700 to $14,500
  • Alive Montessori & Private School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (25 students)
  • $7,500 to $14,500
  • Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $20,000 to $21,000
  • Clanmore Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,250 to $17,500
  • Forest Hill Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $17,173 to $19,888
  • OMS Montessori
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $13,776 to $20,388
  • The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • Bond Academy
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • $12,500 to $24,500
  • Guiding Light Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $9,500 to $9,500
  • Ellington Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $7,900 to $14,000
  • Tall Pines School
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (480 students)
  • $8,720 to $19,748
  • Century Private School
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,500 to $26,800
  • Peel Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $7,500 to $15,000
  • Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $7,100 to $13,200
  • Unionville Montessori Private Schools
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (900 students)
  • $7,450 to $13,550
  • Meadow Green Academy
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $14,990 to $14,990
  • Odyssey Heights School for Girls
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Girls)
  • eSchool school (1 students)
  • Day school (28 students)
  • $15,250 to $27,825
  • Trinity Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $10,000 to $11,000
  • Northstar Montessori Private School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $8,500 to $13,300
  • Blooming Lives Montessori
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (87 students)
  • $12,390 to $17,928
  • J. Addison School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • $16,400 to $40,800
  • Silver Maple Montessori Private School
  • Milton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (63 students)
  • $12,000 to $12,500
  • Rotherglen School - Oakville
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • K to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (600 students)
  • $15,500 to $21,200
  • Montessori School of Wellington
  • Guelph, Ontario
  • JK to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (47 students)
  • Sunrise Montessori School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $11,500 to $19,800
  • Montessori House of Children
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (41 students)
  • Fairview Glen Montessori
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (190 students)
  • Montessori Jewish Day School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (115 students)
  • $7,900 to $17,900
  • Country Garden Montessori Academy
  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school (5 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Rotherglen School - Mississauga
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • ABC Montessori
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 5 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $9,200 to $9,800
  • Cornerstone Montessori Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (130 students)
  • Somerset Academy
  • Markham, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $13,200 to $13,200
  • Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 1 (Coed)
  • Day school (24 students)
  • $6,500 to $11,000
  • La Villa Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
  • Day school (31 students)
  • $7,365 to $14,725
  • Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy
  • Caledon, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • Dearcroft Montessori School
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
  • $8,500 to $20,500
  • Aurora Montessori School
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (370 students)
  • Hatch House Montessori School
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • Wheatley School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • Odyssey Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • MontessoriWorks
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Preschool to K (Coed)
  • Day school
  • The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus
  • Milton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (69 students)
  • $13,230 to $13,230
  • Humberside Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (328 students)
  • Town Centre Private Schools
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (1400 students)
  • Beyond Montessori School
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $9,750 to $9,750
  • Prince Edward Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • Avalon Children's Montessori School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $6,400 to $20,400
  • Stirling Montessori Academy
  • Milton, Ontario
  • Preschool to 3 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $6,600 to $11,995
  • The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus
  • Nobleton, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $16,550 to $17,465
  • Liberty Prep School
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (140 students)
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • Yip’s Music & Montessori School
  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $6,750 to $11,200
  • Kaban Montessori School
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (127 students)
  • $14,500 to $15,000
  • Bannockburn
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $13,900 to $24,500
  • Cedar Ridge High School
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $16,296 to $16,296
  • Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (98 students)
  • $7,500 to $18,260
  • 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
  • Trillium School
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (300 students)
  • Boarding school (30 students)
  • $9,400 to $33,000
  • Shining Light Montessori School
  • Maple, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to SK (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $10,200 to $11,600
  • Braemar House School
  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (119 students)
  • $12,654 to $12,654
  • Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus
  • North York, Ontario
  • Preschool to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • Rutherford Private School & Daycare
  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $650 to $29,000








  • 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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