Hatch House Montessori School is Durham Regions's 1st and only private school offering multi-lingual programs. We provide authentic Montessori based, high quality care and education from 9 months to Grade 8. Our goal is to inspire children through self-discovery, to empower them to become confident, contributing, responsible members of society, to always deliver above expectations and to strive to reach beyond the imaginable. Our unique fully Bilingual Elementary Program is enriched with Spanish and embraces Arts.
Our Take: 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, industrialist Frederick Hatch who lived there from 1904 to 1969.
The best use for the building, by far, is the one it has now: housing Hatch House Montessori. The building adds a nice spark to the identity of the school, 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 opened just this year. A strong academic program is augmented by an impressive language program that includes French and Spanish instruction. 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.