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Hatch House Montessori School

Grades Nursery/Toddler TO Gr. 8 — Whitby, ON (MAP)

Hatch House Montessori School:

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  • Grades
    Nursery/Toddler — Gr. 8
  • Gender
  • Class Size
  • Tuition
    $12,250 to 15,750/year
  • Language of instruction
    English, French
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    0 day students
  • Curriculum

School address

  • 301 Byron Street South, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 4P9 (MAP)

Our Perspective

How we see Hatch House Montessori School

The most striking thing about Hatch House, at least initially, is that, yup, it’s a castle. It was built in 1874 by industrialist Nelson Gilbert Reynolds after he sold his previous home, Trafalgar Castle (which, in time, also became home to a prominent private school, Trafalgar Castle School). The name, Hatch House, comes from a later owner, Frederick Hatch who lived there from 1904 to 1969.

The best use for the building, by far, is the one it has now: serving as home to Hatch House Montessori. The building adds a nice spark to the school identity, and the interior spaces are charming and include many updates to suit the needs of the academic program—the most recent being “The Hatch,” a discovery room. A strong academic program has been augmented by an impressive language program that covers French and Spanish instructions. Principal Zsuzsanna Vigh says that “education is a journey, not a race.” She’s right, of course, and that perspective informs all areas of student life.

School's Perspective

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How Hatch House Montessori School sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Hatch House Montessori School is voted Durham Region's Best Montessori School. We provide exceptional care and education from 18 months to Grade 8. We are proud to be the 1st and only private school offering unique Multi-lingual Programs, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Martial Arts within our enriched curriculum. Our goal is to inspire children's self-discovery, to empower them to become confident, contributing members of society, to deliver above expectations and to strive to reach beyond the imaginable."

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"The school's adherence to the Montessori method is highlighted as a significant value proposition. Parents recognize the effectiveness of this educational approach in promoting independence, creativity, and a love for learning among students. And they see what a true Montessori school should look like and feel like when they visit."

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

"Parents consistently praise the school for its incredibly dedicated teachers who not only provide education but also genuine care and support for the students. This dedication results in a warm and nurturing environment where children thrive emotionally and academically."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"Parents are often surprised that their children achieve early learning milestones at an accelerated pace within our Montessori environment. This includes skills such as reading, language acquisition, and cultural studies, setting children up for success in their educational journey."

School Facilities

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