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Kaban Montessori School

Grades Nursery/Toddler TO Gr. 6 — Mississauga, ON (MAP)

Kaban Montessori School:

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  • Grades
    Nursery/Toddler — Gr. 6
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    15 — 24 students
  • Tuition
    $17,000 to 18,000/year
  • Language of instruction
    English, French, Spanish
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    147 day students
  • Curriculum

School address

  • 2449 Dunwin Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 1T1 (MAP)
  • Busing not available

Our Perspective

How we see Kaban Montessori School

Despite what many might perhaps naturally assume, not all Montessori schools are created equally, even within the class of schools that hue very closely to the core of the model. As Maria Montessori would herself have approved, each school takes on a unique character through the passions and personalities of those that work and learn within it, and Kaban is a good example of that. The name, Kaban, is a Mayan word meaning “earth,” and was chosen to represent the unique cast of the program, one that seeks to highlight stewardship to the environment both within the school and outside in the natural world. It’s a nice touch, and one that brings forward some of the core elements of the method that perhaps get short shrift. Yes, manipulatives are a part of it, though they are tools toward achieving the goal of mastery of the concepts and, in working with peers, a confidence in who we are and how we relate to others. Kaban nicely focuses its efforts very clearly around those concepts, both within its physical space as well as in the delivery of the curriculum. The size of the school is big enough to allow for diversity in programming while also allowing all of the students to feel that they are known and have a role and responsibilities in the life of the school. Instruction is student-centered and individualized, something that is an important draw for the families that enroll within the school. In all of that, and more, there’s a lot to love.

School's Perspective

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How Kaban Montessori School sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Kaban is located in Mississauga. We offer Infant, Toddler, Casa and Elementary programs for children 6 mo - 12 yrs. Our professionally trained teachers practice a holistic, individualized approach that encourages independence, creativity, inner discipline and a love of learning. Our purpose is to guide children so that they may not only thrive in life, but observe, question, challenge and improve the world we live in."

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"Kaban's children love school and look forward to going there every day. There is a sense of warmth, care, and expertise among all of our teachers. Learning is something that is enjoyable for all the children and their days are filled with fun."

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

"At Kaban, families appreciate the welcoming and loving atmosphere created by the staff. Our families are always amazed and appreciative of our curriculum and philosophies because it has allowed them to watch their children flourish into independent, caring, and curious individuals."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"We have a great respect for Montessori methodologies and ensure it is practiced truly in all our classrooms. We also celebrate and promote all cultures and traditions. Our multicultural community and staff allow our school to be a welcoming and educational environment for all. We are also very proud of the feeling of family that is created within our school. Even many years after leaving Kaban, families still remember us for our warmth and loving care."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"Families are left in awe at the level of understanding their children have of other languages (Spanish & French).
We also aim to promote global peace and environmental awareness through our school."

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Insider Perspectives

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

Video reviews of Kaban Montessori School

Parent, Derlin Bello (2024)

Watch our parent interview with Derlin Bello to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Kaban Montessori School.

Parent, Abigail O’Neill (2021)

Watch our parent interview with Abigail O’Neill to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Kaban Montessori School.

Parent, Amanda McCollum (2020)

Watch our parent interview with Amanda McCollum to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Kaban Montessori School.

School leadership

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

Message from school leadership

Blanca Sanchez, Program Director
AMI Montessori Guide from birth to 6 years old

We are proud to have built a tight community among the children, parents, teachers, and our neighbourhood. We believe that when working together as a team, we can accomplish much more. Kaban Teachers maintain close relationships with parents in order to support and aid their child’s development. To enhance children’s sense of community Kaban students are also given the opportunity and encouraged to interact with the natural world beyond the school. We educate children on the importance of respecting not only themselves and others, but also how to care for and respect the balance that exists between humans and the environment.

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