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Curlew Montessori School

Grades Nursery/Toddler TO SK — North York / Scarborough, ON (MAP)

Curlew Montessori School:

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  • Grades
    Nursery/Toddler — SK
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    20 — 24 students
  • Tuition
    $8,500 to 13,500/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    24 day students
  • Approach

School address

  • 81 Curlew Drive, North York / Scarborough, Ontario, M3A 2P8 (MAP)
  • Scarborough, Ontario (MAP)

Our Perspective

How we see Curlew Montessori School

With an accredited Montessori program, adapted to the developmental needs of each child, Curlew Montessori School fosters curiosity, autonomy, and intrinsic motivation in learning. Parents often describe the school as a second home, emphasizing its nurturing environment and strong community bonds. The low student-to-teacher ratios, and qualified teachers, are combined with the school’s commitment to providing a bright, spacious, and well-equipped learning environment. Key offerings include French as a second language, nutritious lunch and snack programs, and a large outdoor play space. Despite its small size, the school maintains a vibrant educational culture. Parents choose Curlew Montessori for its quality education, individualized and child-paced learning, and its supportive, beautiful facilities. The school aims to develop complete individuals, adapted to their time, place, and culture, in line with Maria Montessori's educational philosophy.

School's Perspective

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How Curlew Montessori School sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"At Curlew Montessori School, we provide an enhanced Montessori program, tailored to each child's developmental requirements. Our approach fosters inner drive and autonomous learning, enabling children to progress individually. We instill a deep sense of personal and societal responsibility, along with the joy of achieving excellence. Many parents liken our school to a second home. Reach out via phone or email to arrange your tour. We look forward to meeting you!"

  • Accredited and Enriched Montessori Program
  • French offered as a Second Language
  • Low student/teacher ratios
  • Catered and well balanced, nutritious lunch & snack programs
  • Bright and Spacious Classroom
  • Large Outdoor Playspace
  • Qualified and Nurturing Teachers
  • CCMA Accredited
  • Fully Licensed by the Ministry of Education

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"Regarded by families as a second home, our school plays a pivotal role as a child's initial step into the academic world. This transition from home to school life establishes strong bonds within classrooms and the school community. With its intimate size, Curlew Montessori School excels in providing personalized care and attention to every child and family, setting us apart."

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"Quality Education
Individualized learning
Child paced learning
Learning as an aid to life
Accredited and licensed
Beautiful, bright and spacious facilities"

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"Creating opportunities for parents to fully engage and understand the Montessori philosophy and opportunities to strengthen their parenting knowledge and skills. This is facilitated by organizing and implementing the events such as parent education nights, ongoing discussions about the progress of their child through p/t conferences, classroom observations."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"We may be small, but we are mighty! Though our school may be compact, we uphold an unwavering commitment to top-tier programming, ensuring a vibrant educational culture for both children and their families within this age group."

School Videos

Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Curlew Montessori School

Video reviews of Curlew Montessori School

Parent, Irene Tsialafos (2024)

Nursery/Toddler to SK, Preschool to SK — Watch our parent interview with Irene Tsialafos to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Curlew Montessori School.

Written reviews of Curlew Montessori School


Alumnus, Sarah Salvador (2024)

Nursery/Toddler to SK — I cannot speak highly enough about our experience at Curlew Montessori. From the moment we walked in...

School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

Raihana Mohideen , Director

Dr. Maria Montessori observed that children below the age of six possess a remarkable capacity to soak up knowledge from their environment, driven by an intrinsic motivation to do so. She termed this phenomenon the "absorbent mind" and acknowledged that these formative years offer a unique window of opportunity for learning certain skills that may not be as readily attainable later in life. At Curlew Montessori, we foster the inherent love for learning and exploration that children possess by providing them with chances to independently select and engage in meaningful activities.

In our educational setting, we employ Montessori learning materials to offer children tangible reasons to touch, manipulate, and learn, guided by their individual interests and natural curiosity. Our accredited Montessori program places emphasis on acquiring practical self-help abilities, developing the ability to differentiate between sizes, shapes, and colors, familiarizing with phonetic sounds of the alphabet, progressing towards writing and reading, numerical counting, comprehending number symbols, delving into arithmetic, and exploring subjects like botany, zoology, and geography through hands-on experiences.

All these learning experiences are facilitated by trained Montessori educators, who instill a sense of joy in the process of discovery. Through their own initiatives, children cultivate self-discipline and the capacity to concentrate.

We warmly invite you and your child to join us. Feel free to contact us to schedule a visit and tour our facilities.

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