Welcome to Our Kids.

We’re here to help you find the right school, the right way.

For more than 20 years we’ve worked with leading education and child development experts to explore and improve the school-choice process. The result is a robust suite of tools—used by over 2.6 million families every year—which enable you to choose your best-fit school among the 350+ profiled on this site.

We’re your virtual school-placement consultant: your personal guide to discovering, evaluating, and choosing the right school for your child.

Take 2 minutes now to open your free account. It will give you access to exclusive insights on how specific schools are a fit (or not) for your student’s learning needs.

Open my free account
Welcome to Our Kids

Pickering and Ajax Montessori schools

Find the best Montessori schools in Pickering, Ajax, and Oshawa, Ontario

There are some great Montessori schools in Pickering and Ajax, Ontario, two districts that are considered part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). This includes schools in the areas of Brougham, Claremont, Kinsdale, Seaton, Whitevale, Audley, Meadow Ridge, Nottingham, and Pickering Beach. It also includes Montessori schools in the neighbouring regions of Oshawa, Whitby, Uxbridge, Brock, Clarington, and Scugog (which are all part of the Durham region). Read more

List of Pickering and Ajax Montessori schools

  • Pickering, Ontario
    7 campuses/Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Bowmanville
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $1,195 to $1,400

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

  • Day
  • Montessori
Blaisdale Montessori School 1195 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • $8,400 to $17,000

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

  • Day
  • Montessori
École Montessori 8400 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Oshawa, Ontario
    Wilson Road/Adelaide Ave
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $9,750 to $11,500

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.

  • Homestay/Boarding/Day
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. 9750 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Boarding Day Coed
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $9,000 to $13,000

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.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering 9000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed

Montessori school philosophy

Montessori schools in Pickering and Ajax employ a unique approach, one which tends to differ from that of mainstream schools. While most Montessori schools follow this approach, how it’s applied can vary between schools and levels of education (for instance, preschools and high schools).

That said, most Montessori schools in Ajax and Pickering follow some essential principles. Some of the main ones are described below.

Montessori teaching approach

Pickering and Ajax Montessori schools have an unconventional teaching approach. Teachers rarely stand at the front of the classroom or provide whole-class lectures. The one exception is when they deliver great lessons at the start of the school year. But even these tend to be more interactive and engaging than traditional lectures.

The role of the teacher is more of a guide or mentor. Teachers walk around the classroom, offering guidance to students, either one-on-one or in small groups. They also help connect kids with meaningful and developmentally appropriate work.

Ideally, though, teachers “stay out of the way” unless their help is needed. The thinking is that students shouldn’t be interrupted when involved in engaging work. It’s also believed that kids benefit more from student-to-student teaching than teacher-to-student teaching.

Choosing a Pickering or Ajax Montessori school

A Montessori school in Pickering, Ajax, or neighbouring regions, such as Oshawa,  Whitby, and Scarborough, can be a great option for many families. Most of these schools are accredited by a world-class certifying institute, such as the CCMA or AMI. They also normally have teachers with both general teaching credentials and Montessori specific training.

It’s important to research any prospective school carefully. You want to choose the right school for your child and your family. Be sure to visit the school, talk with school officials, and ask plenty of questions, including:

For a list of questions to ask private schools, read our comprehensive guide to private school questions.

On this page, we list Montessori schools in Pickering and Ajax, Ontario. To learn more about a school, including how to register your child, click on a school profile.


In the spotlight:

Latest Articles

September 30, 2021
Teaching girls to change the world
After a year in the role of principal of The Linden School—and what a year it’s been—we spoke with Tara Silver about what girls need, how girls learn, and how the Linden School has pioneered in all of that.

August 31, 2021
School heads discuss choosing a school
We interviewed leaders of several private and independent schools to garner their advice and insights on choosing the right school.

By logging in or creating an account, you agree to Our Kids' Terms and Conditions. Information presented on this page may be paid advertising provided by the advertisers [schools/camps/programs] and is not warranted or guaranteed by OurKids.net or its associated websites. By using this website, creating or logging into an Our Kids account, you agree to Our Kids' Terms and Conditions. Please also see our Privacy Policy. Our Kids ™ © 2020 All right reserved.

Sign up to receive our exclusive eNews twice a month.

You can withdraw consent by unsubscribing anytime.



verification image, type it in the box


Our Kids  From Our Kids, Canada’s trusted source for private schools, camps, and extracurriculars.