Montessori education and special needs

How Montessori schools can support children with special needs

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Is Montessori a good fit for students with special needs? This will depend on many factors, including the type of special need and the support a school offers.


In this article, we discuss the suitability of Montessori education for students with different types of special needs. We’ll focus on giftedness, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, behavioural problems, and physical disabilities. As we’ll see, the Montessori approach is often a great fit for students with certain kinds of special needs.

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Giftedness

Gifted children are in the 98th percentile in terms of learning abilities, in one or more core subjects. They’re considered special needs students in Canada, since they have learning needs that can’t be met in a regular class.

While some gifted children are a good fit for Montessori schools, others aren’t. In the end, this will turn on whether a school can meet the special learning needs of the student. That said, there are some general pros and cons of Montessori schools for gifted learners. These are outlined below.
 

Pros

Cons

  • Mixed-age classrooms allow gifted students to work with and learn from older peers. Research shows this is effective.

  • Students are given lots of leeway to determine the focus and pace of their learning. They can often move quickly through their work in this setting. This allows them to stay engaged and stave off boredom.

  • Preschools (toddler and primary schools) can be a good option for many young gifted children. Their focus on concrete learning over imaginative play helps hone reasoning and problem-solving skills. In fact, preschools have a reputation for churning out “little engineers.”

 

  • Gifted students who prefer external standards of evaluation, where they’re graded on tests and assignments, often aren’t a good fit. On the other hand, gifted learners who are motivated from within and enjoy learning for its own sake can be a great fit.

  • Some schools are less willing to move students along quickly. These particular schools may be a poor fit for some gifted students—especially those who are exceptionally gifted (who are higher than the 98th percentile in terms of learning abilities).

  • Most schools restrict pretend play (though they nurture creativity in other ways), in favour of concrete learning. If your child is mostly gifted in the creative arts, they may find these schools less engaging than progressive, arts-focused schools.


In some ways, Montessori schools are similar to other schooling options for gifted students. If they can meet a child’s learning needs, through tailored programs, they can be a great fit. If they’re not able to do this, they’re unlikely to be a good fit.

It’s important, then, to look at the policies of any Montessori school, to see whether it’s able to meet the special learning needs of your gifted child.  

Check out our comprehensive guide to gifted education to learn far more about private school options for gifted students.

Learning disabilities

Many students have learning disabilities (LDs). For instance, a lot of students are diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or dyslexia (sometimes called a “reading disorder”). Other students are diagnosed with dysgraphiadyscalculia, or dysphasia.

Many Montessori schools are a great fit for students with LDs. Since they’re flexible, they can meet the learning needs of many different students. Also, they allow students to work at their own pace, which can be helpful for those with LDs.

Pat Payne, mother of Jasmine (age 10) at River Valley School in Calgary, Alberta, admires this flexibility. “In Montessori, faster learners can move more quickly through the curriculum, and other children can move more slowly. Children all end up in the same place. They don’t worry where they wind up or how they got there. And, they don’t lose their confidence.”

Also, Montessori doesn’t have a carved-in-stone, one-size-fits all curriculum. This can help students who learn differently than others. In fact, the Montessori method was introduced for students with special needs, such as LDs.

Finally, the multisensory, interactive environment can be stimulating for students with LDs. And, since the pace of learning is mostly set by students, they often stay motivated and feel better about school. Some students with LDs also benefit from less lectures and more personal attention, a hallmark of Montessori schools.

That said, not all students with LDs are a good fit. Students with severe LDs may not do well in schools with large classes and high teacher-to-student ratios. But schools with smaller classes, run by skilled teachers, can be a nice fit for many students with LDs, even some with severe LDs.

To learn more, read our guides to ADD/ADHD and dyslexia.

Developmental disabilities

Developmental disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)Asperger’s syndrome, Down syndrome, and intellectual disability, are diagnosed in many students. Students with ASD can have trouble reading body language and social cues, giving and grasping certain kinds of messages, and being able to cope with some environmental stimuli.

Montessori schools can be a good fit for these students. They provide a calm and structured classroom, with daily routines which offer stability. And, their tailored and hands-on approach to learning can be engaging.

Students with ASD also benefit from watching others around them. This allows them to learn and practice social skills. For instance, it allows them to learn conversational skills and how to make proper eye contact. It also helps them read facial expressions and body language.

Finally, special care is often taken to create an environment that’s friendly to those who are sensitive to some environmental stimuli, such as some students with ASD.

On the other hand, students with ASD and Aspergers often don’t do well in large classes, where it can be hard for them to focus. Schools with large classes (and high teacher-to-student ratios), with teachers unable to make proper adjustments, can thus be a poor fit. Also, some schools don’t offer out-of-class resources, such as special education classes, counselling, and tutoring, which can help students with ASD.

Keep in mind, though, that many Montessori schools don’t have large classes or high teacher-to-student ratios. And some offer special education classes, counselling, tutoring, and other key out-of-class resources. Moreover, as mentioned, even in large classes, students often receive special help and attention from skilled teachers.

To learn more, check out our autism school guide and Asperger’s school guide.

Behavioural problems

Some students have behaviour problems, such as Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) or troubled teen behaviour. These include a lack of flexibility, trouble controlling emotions, and difficulty sticking to rules. Some of these students also have learning disabilities, such as ADD, or developmental disabilities such as ASD.

Many Montessori schools provide a good learning environment for these students. The structure, order, and quiet of their classrooms can be therapeutic. Teachers can provide these students with the special attention they need, and peers can model and reinforce proper behaviour.

Montessori schools also focus on rules. They teach students to respect the classroom environment, be responsible, and act with integrity. This can sometimes help put “problem children” on the right track.   

That said, some Montessori schools, as we’ve discussed, have large classes and high teacher-to-student ratios. This can be a challenging environment for some students with behaviour problems, especially severe ones.

Yet, a decentralized classroom, one that’s structured and calm, can sometimes make up for this.

Meg Kahnert, director of Bannockburn, in Toronto, Ontario, puts it this way:

“Children who have behavioural issues, short-attention spans, and impulse-control issues can do well in Montessori schools. Our individualized approach is often a good fit for them. They’re not expected to listen to long lectures or follow a standardized curriculum. This can be a great approach for students who struggle with focus and get distracted easily.”

Should bad behaviour be disciplined?

Some claim that Montessori schools don’t provide enough discipline for students with behaviour problems. They follow a natural consequences policy: allow students to see the effect of their behaviour, and explain it. Punishment is rarely, if ever, doled out, though. This, it’s claimed, isn’t enough to deter or change problem behaviour.

In opposition, Montessorians claim that students can be taught to think about their behaviour and learn from it. They also learn more from social modelling and reinforcement from peers than from punishment from teachers. And, teachers provide these students with special guidance and attention, when needed.

Physical disabilities

Finally, some students have a physical disability, such as dyspraxia, blindness, hearing impairment, Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), or Cerebral Palsy (CP). There are not many schools in Canada, private or public, well-equipped to deal with these students. The main problem is one of accessibility: few schools, Montessori or otherwise, are fully accessible to students with a wide range of physical disabilities. As a parent, you should look for a school that’s both physically accessible and supports your child’s learning needs.

 

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Bond Academy


Toronto, Ontario
Ellesmere Rd/Birchmount Rd
 
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"Our Beyond the Books approach provides opportunities for students’ academic & personal growth, nurturing students' confidence & self-esteem and willingness to take risks through the classroom & organized activities.

  1. Character Education
  2. Free Before/After School Program
  3. Weekly Swimming Lessons
  4. Early start French Classes

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  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $14,000 to $17,500
 
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Bond Academy 14000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
Burlington, Ontario
Walkers Line/Fairveiw Street
 
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"Ashwood Glen offers a Montessori program for children aged 18months—6 yrs. The Grades 1—8 Learning Program applies the International Baccalaureate framework to expand on the learning outcomes of the Ontario curriculum." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $14,000 to $20,000
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Ashwood Glen 14000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
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"We identify experiences that enhance learning, empowering individuals while fostering a community of collaborative contributors. This is achieved through interdisciplinary projects that are seamlessly integrated." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $9,000 to $16,000
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Westmont Montessori School 9000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Spadina Ave/College Street
 
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"Authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori Schools located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa, Elementary and Adolescent children in beautiful settings with large and expansive natural playgrounds." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $21,500 to $23,900
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Westside Montessori School 21500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Oakville, Ontario
Trafalgar Road/Dundas
 
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"TRMS uniquely provides enriched French as a second language (FSL) instruction for all levels from Preschool to Elementary. We give students a head start in their educational journey, instilling a "Love of Learning!"" —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 3 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $15,695 to $17,375
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Trafalgar Ridge Montessori School 15695 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Bayview/Hwy 407
 
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"Lauremont School is a leading, accredited independent school that offers a unique design of Montessori and International Baccalaureate programmes. Our students thrive in academics while building a foundation for life." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $21,690 to $38,255
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Lauremont School 21690 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Oakville, Ontario
Winston Churchill/Lakeshore Road East
 
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"Clanmore is one of the few schools offering authentic Montessori programming from Toddler - Middle School. Our culture is warm and inviting and our philosophy empowers us to support each child as a unique individual." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,250 to $21,000
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Clanmore Montessori School 10250 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Scarborough, Ontario
Kennedy Road/Progress Avenue
 
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"Enquiring Minds Montessori is a one-of-a-kind Montessori Art School. We have created a unique learning experience that fosters academic and artistic excellence in a nurturing environment while challenging young minds." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $11,158 to $17,500
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Enquiring Minds Montessori 11158 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
Mississauga, Ontario
Lakeshore Road/Southdown
 
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"Peel Montessori and Carrington College div. students learn above grade level for subjects of strength. Individualized curriculum, advanced academic strategies, and character development give students a personal edge." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $9,500 to $18,500
  • Day school
  • 150 students
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Peel Montessori School 9500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
 
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"Humberside Montessori School is internationally recognized and accredited by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Our AMI certified teachers provide an authentic Montessori experience for our students." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $5,386 to $22,000
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Humberside Montessori School 5386 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Yonge Street/Silverwood Ave.
 
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"Century Private School is located in Richmond Hill, and our campus occupies 12 acres of land. Our programs runs from preschool to grade twelve, with small class ratio to ensure best learning for our students." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $18,500 to $28,500
  • Day school
  • 250 students
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Century Private School 18500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
 
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"At Central Montessori School (CMS), young minds are inspired to be creative, innovative, and inquisitive. We cultivate bright, young leaders and strong communicators ready for the 21st century." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $9,400 to $21,200
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Central Montessori Schools 9400 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Day Coed
Ottawa, Ontario
Baseline Rd./Woodroffe Ave.
 
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"Bishop Hamilton Montessori School, a not-for-profit independent school in Ottawa, provides an authentic Christian Montessori approach for children 3 months to 14 years." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $6,183 to $22,970
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Bishop Hamilton Montessori School 6183 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Keith Rd/Lynnmouth Ave
 
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"Collaborative and engaging, North Star's programs put students at the center of their learning and quest for knowledge." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 7 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $5,800 to $15,840
  • Day school
  • 110 students
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North Star Montessori Elementary School 5800 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Mississauga, Ontario
Glen Erin/Dundas
 
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"Kaban Montessori School is a CCMA accredited school in the west area of Mississauga . Our environments foster each child's interests and abilities while supporting them to achieve their full potential." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $17,000 to $18,000
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Kaban Montessori School 17000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Yonge/Sheppard
 
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"A STEM-oriented private high school in North York, catering to local and international students both in-person and virtual classes. We take pride in our students' impressive university placement achievements." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $12,900 to $24,000
  • Day, Homestay, eSchool
  • 275 students
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Rutherford Private School 12900 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay eSchool Coed
Newmarket, Ontario
 
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"LMMH was established in 2003, the school offers a unique French Immersion Program as well as an English Program for children from 2 ½ to 13 years of age. Our students also learn to ski, golf, play tennis and more." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $13,500 to $15,500
  • Day school
  • 120 students
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La Maison Montessori House 13500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Oakville, Ontario
 
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"Rotherglen School - OAKVILLE offers programs for students age 4 to grade eight. The average class size is 18 students." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $16,530 to $28,120
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Rotherglen School - Oakville 16530 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Dufferin St/Lawrence Ave W
 
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"LDVA provides foundational education and challenges students to develop to their full potential. Officially recognized by the Italian Government, our unique curriculum incorporates Italian language and culture." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $10,500 to $18,300
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Leonardo Da Vinci Academy of Arts & Sciences 10500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Bathurst St./Eglinton Ave. West
 
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"WITH LICENSED DAYCARE! Bring your child for a free trial to let him or her experience the difference. Don't be surprised if he or she doesn't want to go home at the end of the day! SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS AVAILABLE!" —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum; Waldorf
  • $15,500 to $17,500
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Alive Montessori & Private School 15500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Bloor/Spadina
 
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"Guidepost Montessori at The Annex, located near downtown Toronto, offers early childhood programs to fuel independence, confidence, and joy from 2 years old, as well as preschool, kindergarten, and 1st - 6th grade." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $21,240 to $31,200
  • Day school
  • 60 students
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Guidepost Montessori 21240 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
North York / Scarborough, Ontario
Victoria Park/Lawrence
 
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"Nurturing innate love for learning, we offer independent educational chances for young children to cultivate lifelong knowledge and self discovery." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to SK (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $8,500 to $13,500
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Curlew Montessori School 8500 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Lawrence Ave./Bathurst St.
 
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"The Clover School's innovative curriculum combines Montessori essentials with heart-centred learning practices designed to nurture the ​mind​, heart, health, and soul of each child." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $25,312 to $26,290
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The Clover School 25312 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
Mississauga, Ontario
Hurontario/Queensway
 
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"Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School in Mississauga offers Casa Montessori programs for children a ged 2.5 to 6. Before- and after-school care and summer camps also available." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to SK (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $7,800 to $12,800
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Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School 7800 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
Markham, Ontario
Brimley Road/14th Ave
 
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"Founded in 1990, Yip's Montessori Program caters to children from 1.5 to 5 years old. Yip's campuses are located in Markham and Unionville." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to SK (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $9,480 to $15,420
  • Day school
  • 0 students
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Yip’s Music & Montessori School 9480 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Queen Street East/Glen Manor Drive
 
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"Our objective is to guide children with respect and understanding, developing in them a love of learning. Our aim is to create a nurturing environment full of intellectual, social and moral learning and development." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $8,240 to $24,000
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Avalon Children's Montessori School 8240 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Markham, Ontario
Woodbine/16th Avenue
 
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"Trinity Montessori School offers programs from toddler to grade six in Markham, Ontario. Its average class size is nine students." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 6 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $12,000 to $14,000
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Trinity Montessori School 12000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
Markham, Ontario
Kennedy Road/Steeles Avenue
 
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"Located in Markham, Ontario, Town Centre Private Schools is an IB Continuum World School offering a Montessori Pre-School program, IB Elementary School, High School and optional IB Diploma Programme." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $3,690 to $20,250
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Town Centre Private Schools 3690 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Kanata, Ontario
Eagleson Road/Stonehaven Drive
 
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"For 50 years, Kanata Montessori has offered excellent learning environments for students to grow emotionally, socially and academically into a positive global citizen." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $16,750 to $22,500
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Kanata Montessori 16750 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Whitby, Ontario
Brock Street South/Dundas Streer West
 
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"The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for their uniqueness and is guided through learning accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $12,250 to $15,750
  • Day school
  • 0 students
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Hatch House Montessori School 12250 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Oshawa, Ontario
Wilson Road/Adelaide Ave
 
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"At G.B.MS, D.E.P.S and Durham Academy Secondary school focus is on each individual student and helping them meet their unique potential and goals. We believe in excellent customer service and families have a voice. Throughout the year we enhance our programs through program enhancement and enrichment." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $10,400 to $14,000
  • Day, Homestay
  • 187 students
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Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. 10400 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Day Coed
Mississauga, Ontario
Erin Mills Pkwy/Millcreek Drive
 
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"Western Heights offers an enriched Montessori program that fosters a love of learning. The school actively engages its close-knit parent community to offer an enriched curriculum that adapts to each student's needs." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 2 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $13,000 to $20,000
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Western Heights Montessori Academy 13000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
Markham, Ontario
Brimley Road/14th Ave South
 
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"Established in 1974, Somerset Academy is an independent, not-for-profit private school that provides education to students in JK Grades 8. Somerset Academy has an average class size of 13 to 18 students." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $12,850 to $15,600
  • Day school
  • 0 students
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Somerset Academy 12850 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Whitchurch-stouffville, Ontario
Ninth Line/Main Street
 
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"Toronto French Montessori offers French and English programs from pre-school to grade 8 in North York, and Toddler programs in Stouffville. Its average class size is 15 students." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $7,620 to $16,350
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Toronto French Montessori 7620 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Day Coed
Mississauga, Ontario
 
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"Rotherglen School - MISSISSAUGA is a montessori school that offers programs from JK to grade eight. The average class size is 18 students." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $15,850 to $20,315
  • Day school
  • 400 students
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Rotherglen School - Mississauga 15850 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Lower Spadina/Bathurst
 
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"At Free Spirit MDT, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment. Learning in a intimate setting, we are able to take into consideration and encourage the free spirit of each child." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to K (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $11,600 to $15,700
  • Day school
  • 16 students
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Free Spirit Montessori Downtown 11600 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
Fredericton, New Brunswick
 
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"The main objective of FMA is to provide your child with a planned and stimulating environment in order for them to be able to reach their own individual and highest learning potential while honouring the whole child." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 10 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $9,500 to $14,500
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Fredericton Montessori Academy 9500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Mississauga, Ontario
Hurontario St/Matheson Blvd E
 
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"ABC Montessori is one of Mississauga's premier private schools. We offers both Montessori and traditional school programs from preschool to Grade 5 with an emphasis on developing literacy, numeracy, sciences, and arts." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 5 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $5,260 to $11,500
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ABC Montessori 5260 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Coed
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Major Mackenzie/Bayview Avenue
 
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"Richmond Hill Montessori Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $25,800 to $27,500
  • Day school
  • 600 students
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Richmond Hill Montessori Private School 25800 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
St. Catharines, Ontario
Edinburgh Dr/Scott Street
 
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"We provide students with opportunities to explore real-world concepts and issues, broadening their sense of responsibility, develop their critical thinking skills, and empower them to take action in a global community." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $7,300 to $15,200
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Wheatley School 7300 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Mississauga, Ontario
Tomken Rd./Eglinton Ave. E
 
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"Northstar Montessori offers an accredited Montessori curriculum from Toddler age to Grade 8. Our goal is to develop strong character and contributing citizens who understand that their involvement makes a difference." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $11,100 to $17,400
  • Day school
  • 300 students
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Northstar Montessori Private School 11100 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Mississauga, Ontario
Mavis Road/Burnhamthorpe Road West
 
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"Our mission is to empower students to become compassionate and engaged citizens who are capable of using their academic, artistic, and environmental knowledge to effect positive change in their communities." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $8,400 to $10,600
  • Day school
  • 75 students
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Monarch Academy 8400 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Brantford, Ontario
Charlotte St/Chatham St
 
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"Located in Brantford, Ontario, Montessori House of Children (MHC) provides excellent programs for grades Nursery to 3 and helps young children reach their learning potential with both independent and self-directed learning. MHC also offers support for students with learning differences." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to SK (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $12,000 to $13,000
  • Day school
  • 41 students
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Montessori House of Children 12000 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
Port Perry, Ontario
Reach St/Old Simcoe Rd
 
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"CHMS offers authentic supportive, vibrant, child centered AMI Montessori that is perfect for curious, inquisitive students looking to thrive in a social, hands on, collaborative, challenging environment." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $8,000 to $12,000
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The Children's House Montessori School 8000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
University Ave./Dundas street
 
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"Cornerstone students love to shape the future. They INSPIRE learning, DISCOVER their potential, EMPOWER themselves to be innovative citizens. Our boundless learning strategies open doors for successful learning." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; Montessori
  • $15,800 to $26,000
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Cornerstone Montessori Prep School 15800 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
North York, Ontario
Sheppard Avenue East/Victoria Park Avenue
 
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"Head Start Montessori was founded in 2002, on the premise that children need a warm, loving and authentic Montessori environment for them to grow into well-adjusted and peaceful beings. H.S.M. is a home away from home." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 3 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $14,500 to $18,500
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Head Start Montessori School 14500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Coed
Markham, Ontario
14th Ave/Kennedy
 
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"Trillium School is a private school that offers programs from pre-school to grade twelve in Markham with Montessori-based kindergarten." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $9,200 to $41,500
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Trillium School 9200 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Boarding Coed
Ottawa, Ontario
Donald St/Frances St
 
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"Promote academic excellence that stimulates the acquisition of language skills, the development of scientific and artistic competencies as well as the formation of a critical mind, in a multicultural environment." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,670 to $12,320
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Academie Providence 10670 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Aurora, Ontario
St. John Sideroad/Yonge St.
 
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"Aurora Montessori offers an enriched Montessori program for students, Toddler to Grade 8, with an option of an OSSD credit in Grade 9 Math. A unique Mindfulness and Technology program develops key 21st-century skills!" —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $18,464 to $23,936
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Aurora Montessori School 18464 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Oakville, Ontario
Lakeshore Road East/Bel Air Drive
 
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"Offering Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by dedicated teachers. We have three campuses in Oakville, delivering exceptional Montessori Programs." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,600 to $27,800
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Dearcroft Montessori School 10600 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Pickering, Ontario
Kingston/Altona
 
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"École Montessori is Durham Region's premier French private school dedicated to transforming your child into a bilingual critical thinker with our enriched curriculum that fosters the genius within each student." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,000 to $21,000
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École Montessori 10000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
Hamilton, Ontario
Garth Street/Fennell Avenue West
 
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"Established in 1901, Hillfield Strathallan College is one of Canada’s leading co-educational independent schools, offering academic programs from Montessori Toddler and Pre-K to Grade 12, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $21,123 to $33,334
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Hillfield Strathallan College 21123 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Queen St E/Woodbine Ave
 
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"ATI is a school for ambitious teens who want to develop into independent, curious, self-motivated individuals. Gain the skills, knowledge and agency to build the future that you want. Located in The Beaches." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $18,000
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Academy of Thought and Industry Toronto 18000 MiddleSchools Day Coed
Oakville, Ontario
QEW/Ford Drive / Ninth Line
 
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"La Villa Montessori is an AMI recognized school that adheres to Dr. Montessori's principles. We provide a nurturing environment that fulfills the child's emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $6,000 to $18,500
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La Villa Montessori School 6000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
Mississauga, Ontario
 
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"Meadow Green Academy provides a strong Christian education in a nurturing environment. Strong academics combined with sports, enriched music, visual arts, and dramatic arts programs provide a well-rounded experience" —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $10,300 to $18,490
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Meadow Green Academy 10300 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
North York, Ontario
 
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"Bannockburn provides a strong, academic foundation anchored in the principles of the Montessori philosophy that supports your child’s intellectual, moral, social, and emotional development in a nurturing environment." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $18,515 to $28,120
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Bannockburn 18515 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
St Catharines, Ontario
Entrance from Raymond street/
 
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"Fostering Creative Thinking, Action, and Expression! Early Childhood 3 to 6 years old, Immersive English & French environment, Impact Montessori education, Sustain the ability and successes of our children." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to SK (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $7,900 to $8,900
  • Day school
  • 26 students
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French Elite Montessori 7900 Kindergarten Day Coed
Ottawa, Ontario
Alta Vista Drive/Industrial Road
 
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"OMS Montessori is a non for profit, independent school offering separate French and English programs within a world class Montessori environment." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $9,763 to $17,524
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OMS Montessori 9763 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
Markham, Ontario
Woodbine/HWY 7
 
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"Wishing Well Schools offers an enriched, academically advanced program spanning from 18 months to Grade 8." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $17,500 to $17,700
  • Day school
  • 427 students
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Wishing Well Schools 17500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Day Coed
Mississauga, Ontario
 
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"Guiding Light Academy is a Catholic private elementary school in Streetsville, Mississauga. We offer an enriched curriculum for JK, SK and Grades 1 to 8. We are located just minutes away from the Streetsville Go Station." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $13,000
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Guiding Light Academy 13000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
John/Richmond
 
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"At BBMS our prime goal is to ensure the overall health, safety and well-being of each child while in our care. We look forward to working together with families in the best interest of their children." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to K (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $23,400 to $24,600
  • Day school
  • 62 students
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Blue Butterfly Montessori School 23400 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
Markham, Ontario
Denison/Warden
 
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"Our curriculum are designed to build essential skills and concepts that help with the cognitive, social, creative, emotional, and physical development of your child with the aim to be a successful learner for life!" —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 3 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $10,500 to $16,500
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Sunrise Montessori School 10500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
Brantford, Ontario
Fairview Drive/North Park Street
 
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"Braemar House School is a not-for-profit elementary school that proves each day that children thrive in a nurturing environment." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $15,328
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Braemar House School 15328 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Markham, Ontario
Woodbine Av./Hwy 7
 
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"Since 2002, J. Addison has provided a stimulating education for students. Located at the corner of Woodbine and Valleywood Drive in Markham, ON, Canada, you will find our state-of-the-art 58,000 sq. ft. facility." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $18,000 to $53,600
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J. Addison School 18000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
Markham, Ontario
Woodbine Ave/Major Mackenzie Dr E
 
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"Royal Cachet has authentic Montessori programs for infants to grade 6 in our healthy and safe environments. We focus on the Language & Math areas of the Montessori Curriculum & encourage our students to grow and succeed." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $9,200 to $15,500
  • Day school
  • 400 students
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Royal Cachet Montessori and Private Schools 9200 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
Unionville, Ontario
Kennedy Road/16th Avenue
 
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"UC offers year-ahead advanced programs from pre-school to Grade 10. We blend high standards for academic success with the social and emotional development of the individual child." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 10 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $10,000 to $18,350
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Unionville College 10000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Ottawa, Ontario
Bank Street/Marché Way
 
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"Our programs find the interaction of youth’s developmental characteristics, the Ontario curriculum, and the requirements of the adult world to create the focussed engagement that naturally leads to personal excellence." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $20,748 to $24,156
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The Element High School 20748 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Pickering, Ontario
whites/kingston road
 
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"Montessori Learning Centre is a non denominational, inclusive school in operation for 40 years. We acknowledge religious and cultural events supporting our whole life philosophy education." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $12,000 to $14,000
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Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering 12000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Toronto, Ontario
Prince Edward Dr N/Bloor Street West
 
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"Prince Edward Montessori School offers programs for various grades in Toronto. Its average class size is ten to 16 students. " —From the school

  • Gr. NS to SK (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $7,325 to $14,934
  • Day school
  • 100 students
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Prince Edward Montessori School 7325 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
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