Patti van Zeyl, Head of School
Montessori School of Calgary is committed to supporting your child’s academic, emotional, social and physical development. We consider the learning process and our Montessori journey a partnership between students, parents and educational professionals. Together, in the spirit of hard work, collaboration and search for excellence, our students engage as self-directed learners, flexible thinkers and creative problem solvers.
A Montessori experience gives children broad exposure to the world – its history, its formation, its life forms, its peoples past and present, its great discoveries, its cultures, its languages and its sciences. Students interact with adults from our community to research and gain new insights, and are encouraged to pursue their own interests. In carefully prepared Montessori environments, beginning with concrete material and using detailed steps, we bring a different awareness of the world to the mind of the child. In this way, we seek to appeal to each child’s imagination so that they can take an idea and form it in their mind – this is what Montessori calls passage to abstraction.
We so look forward to welcoming you to our community, and sharing with you in a holistic approach to education and proven academic success.