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Montessori vs. academic preschools

Comparing Montessori and academic preschools and daycares

Below, we compare Montessori to academic preschools. This should help you to grasp their main differences and similarities. To learn more about preschool education in general, read our introductory guide.

 

Montessori preschools

Montessori preschools have a self-directed curriculum. Kids mostly choose their own tasks and activities. They can also work at their own pace, one that’s suited to their stage of development.

Montessori schools emphasize concrete learning in the early ages, right up until the end of elementary school. Kids work with many different concrete materials, including manipulatives, which are self-correcting puzzles. As research shows, concrete learning engages many of our senses, which can improve our memory and reasoning. It can also inspire a love of learning.

Montessori preschools have a decentralized classroom. Teachers don’t stand at the front of the class, and kids don’t sit at desks. Rather, kids tend to walk around the classroom, visit different areas, and work at tables or on the floor.

There’s lots of interaction in a Montessori classroom. While kids can work on their own, they often work in small groups.

And a mixed-age classroom promotes lots of child-to-child teaching: older kids guide, mentor, and model behaviour to younger kids. In fact, this kind of collaboration is a hallmark of Montessori learning at all levels.

Academic preschools

Academic preschools focus on school readiness skills. They aim to prepare kids for elementary school and beyond.

In many ways, academic preschools resemble traditional schools. The learning environment is mostly teacher-led. Teachers sometimes provide whole-class lessons, and often provide direct instruction to help kids work through the curriculum.

Academic preschools normally offer some kind of formal instruction in math, reading, and writing, among other subjects. Kids learn their numbers, letters, shapes, and more.

Children have some free-play time in academic preschools. For instance, they’ll usually have at least two outdoor recess periods a day. Normally, though, they’ll have far less unstructured or free-play time than in play-based preschools (sometimes called "play school").

Montessori vs. academic preschools

Main similarities

  • Both approaches focus on early learning and academics
  • Both approaches offer lots of learning opportunities
  • Both approaches aim to promote a love of learning
  • Both approaches offer little free-play time (compared to play-based preschools)

Main differences

  • Concrete learning: Montessori preschools focus mostly on concrete learning. Academic preschools offer more abstract learning.
     
  • Curriculum: Academic preschools tend to have the same curriculum for all (or most) kids. Montessori preschools have a more individualized curriculum.
     
  • Pace of work: In Montessori preschools, kids mostly work at different paces. In academic preschools, kids mostly work at the same pace.
     
  • Whole-class lectures: Some academic preschools have whole-class lectures or lessons. Almost no Montessori preschools have these.

To learn more about the similarities and differences between various types of preschools, read our comparison guides. In separate articles, we compare Montessori to Waldorf, Montessori to Reggio Emilia, Waldorf to Reggio Emilia, academic to play-based, and Montessori to play-based preschools. If you want to compare specific schools one-to-one, visit our compare hub. You can also read our guide to preschool questions.

We also compare these school types at all levels. In separate articles, we compare Montessori to Waldorf, Montessori to Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf to Reggio Emilia schools.

Preschool questions (read our in-depth answers)

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Westside Montessori Academy (est. 2008)  

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • PS to 7 Coed
  • Day school (120 students)
Westside Montessori Academy, located at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver offers a true Montessori education to children aged 2.5 to Grade 7. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$5,175 to $11,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5175

Pine Lake Montessori School   

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 3 Coed
  • Day school (70 students)
Pine Lake Montessori School pursues teaching with a one on one method that respects and nurtures children and allows them to achieve their fullest potential. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$12,700 to $14,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 12700

Alive Montessori & Private School (est. 2014)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • Day school
NOW 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! [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $15,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8500

Forest Hill Montessori School (est. 1996)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
Conveniently located in Midtown Toronto, our Junior and Elementary campuses are a popular choice for families seeking exceptional childcare and the very best Montessori education for their children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$18,376 to $21,870


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 18376

York Montessori School (est. 2007)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school (150 students)
York Montessori School in Richmond Hill offers children from 16 months to 6 years old a wholesome Montessori education. Teacher to student ratios of 1:5 - 1:8. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$11,800 to $12,500

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Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 11800

Westside Montessori School (est. 2008)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (90 students)
An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$18,700 to $20,700

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 18700

TFS - Canada's International School (est. 1962)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (1250 students)
TFS - Canada's International School offers Canada's only bilingual IB programs from PK to Grade 12. Average class size is 12 to 22 students. Entrance Scholarship to Grade 7 is available. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$19,180 to $32,980


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 19180

Elmwood School (est. 1915)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Girls
  • Day school (375 students)
Elmwood School is Ottawa's pre-eminent school for girls from JK to Grade 12. Our high academic standards, small class sizes and safe, supportive environment ensure that each girl is inspired to reach her full potential. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$13,500 to $25,660


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls 13500

TMS (est. 1961)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (775 students)
TMS 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 of Significance. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
$18,300 to $31,350


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18300

Kendellhurst Academy (est. 2004)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (270 students)
Kendellhurst offers students an enriched curriculum with a mix of project based, traditional and arts infused curriculum, with digital displays, Macs and PC's in every room and Edwin personal devices for grades 5 to 8. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$12,000 to $16,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12000

Toronto French Montessori (est. 2000)  

  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (60 students)
Toronto French Montessori offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in North York. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,620 to $15,704

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Day Coed 7620

OMS Montessori (est. 1966)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
OMS Montessori is a non for profit, independent school offering separate French and English programs within a world class Montessori environment. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$12,864 to $21,384


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 12864

Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (175 students)
Clanmore Montessori School in southeast Oakville offers a full spectrum, co-ed Montessori program from Toddler to Middle School. Tuition starts at $8,250. CCMA accredited. Member Oakville Independent Schools. Licenced. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $18,000

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8500

The Maples Academy (est. 1989)  

  • Amaranth, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (100 students)
The Maples is a private IB school in Orangeville, ON from PS to grade 8. Tuition starts at $8500. The Maples offer daily French instruction starting in PS. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$8,700 to $10,400


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8700

Royal Cachet Montessori School (est. 2006)  

  • Markham, Ontario
  • NS to 3 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
Royal Cachet Montessori School is a Montessori school that offers programs from nursery to grade three in Markham. Its average class size is five to 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,800 to $12,900


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6800

Bond Academy (est. 1978)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (350 students)
  • Boarding school (200 students)
This traditional private school in Toronto offers preschool to grade 12 with average class sizes of 15 students. Facilities include a double gym and more. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$13,000 to $34,300


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 13000

Central Montessori Schools - York Mills (est. 1995)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (700 students)
Central Montessori Schools in Toronto offers instruction from nursery to grade six, with enrolment of 900 day students and tuition starting at $5,900. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $19,700


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8500

Lynn-Rose Heights School (est. 1997)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (600 students)
Lynn-Rose Heights Private School offers challenging academic programming from three years old to grade twelve in Mississauga. Lynn-Rose Heights school is an official International Baccalaureate World School. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$14,970 to $16,970

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 14970

Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School (est. 1986)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (600 students)
Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$20,000 to $21,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 20000

Académie St-Laurent Academy (est. 2007)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (250 students)
St-Laurent Academy is a private school that offers programs from nursery to high school in Ottawa. Its average class size is ten to 15 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$11,500 to $17,500

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 11500

Children's Garden Nursery School (est. 1986)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school (80 students)
Located in the Leaside neighbourhood of Toronto, Children's Garden Nursery School is a well-established private school that offers exceptional programming including Core French and French Immersion. [View profile]
    $6,000 to $20,000

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    Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 6000

    Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) (est. 1969)  

    • Brampton, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (400 students)
    RMS is an award-winning progressive private school, and voted the BEST private school in Brampton. We offer a structured programme that is ahead of the Ministry set guidelines. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    $7,100 to $13,200

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7100

    Kidz Kare Inc. (est. 2010)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to K Coed
    • Day school
    Kidz Kare offers a wide range of services that help with all parents' needs. Our flexibility in childcare services is what sets us apart from all other schools. [View profile]
      $250 to $760 /2 Weeks


      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 250

      Peel Montessori Private School (est. 1992)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (150 students)
      Peel Montessori School offers an enriched, personalized program. Emphasis is on strong academics, and the development of personal excellence (leadership skills, creativity) in a supportive, family-like environment. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • Montessori
      $7,500 to $16,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7500

      Tall Pines School (est. 1987)  

      • Brampton, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (480 students)
      Tall Pines School in Brampton provides enhanced Montessori and traditional classes from Infant to Grade Eight, is the longest accredited CCMA Montessori school in Canada, and is a leader in 21st Century education. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $13,921 to $19,988


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13921

      Century Private School (est. 1994)  

      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school
      Century Montessori Schools in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with class sizes as low as 12 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • Montessori
      $16,550 to $26,800


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16550

      Académie de la Capitale (est. 1998)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (65 students)
      Acadecap International School a.k.a. Académie de la Capitale, an IB school, offers bilingual and/or English programmes from Pre-K to Grade 12. Students thrive in a culture of academic excellence and real-life learning. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • International Baccalaureate
      $11,760 to $18,128


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 11760

      Fern Hill School - Oakville (est. 1982)  

      • Oakville, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (400 students)
      Fern Hill School is a private independent school for Preschool through Grade 8 offering individualized learning by subject-specific teachers. Our school is regarded as one of the pre-eminent elementary schools in Canada. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $11,070 to $21,412


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 11070

      Ellington Montessori School (est. 1990)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school
      Ellington Montessori School offers small class sizes and individualized programs from pre-school to grade eight. Our holistic approach to education helps prepare students for success in today's rapidly changing world. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $8,500 to $14,900


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8500

      MontessoriWorks   

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to K Coed
      • Day school
      MontessoriWorks provides half/full-day experiential learning programs, based in the Montessori method, conducted in a nurturing, cooperative, supportive environment, for children in preschool through senior kindergarten. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $7,000 to $13,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 7000

      Sunrise Montessori School (est. 1988)  

      • Markham, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (200 students)
      Sunrise Montessori School in Markham offers both English and French Immersion programs from Infant (0 months) to Grade 8. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      • Montessori
      $10,500 to $16,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10500

      Bishop Hamilton Montessori School (est. 1983)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (200 students)
      Bishop Hamilton Montessori School is a Christian Montessori school in Ottawa, Ontario, with classes from Infants to grade eight. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $12,850 to $19,675

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12850

      Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy (est. 2010)  

      • Caledon, Ontario
      • PS to 3 Coed
      • Day school (60 students)
      Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy offers our students a supportive environment, which allows them to discover their passions, all while reaching each individuals full potential! [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $9,000 to $12,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9000

      Meadow Green Academy (est. 1995)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (150 students)
      Meadow Green Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • Montessori
      $8,550 to $14,990


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8550

      Town Centre Private Schools (est. 1986)  

      • Markham, Ontario
      • NS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (1400 students)
      Town Centre Montessori Private Schools offers programs from pre-school to grade 12/University Prep and is located in Markham. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • International Baccalaureate
      $5,100 to $16,050


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 5100

      Star Academy (est. 1997)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (60 students)
      Star Academy offers programs from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade Eight in Mississauga. Small class sizes, daily physical education and French for all grades, and academic excellence set us apart. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      $13,990 to $17,990


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13990

      Prestige School - Toronto Campus (est. 2003)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (250 students)
      Prestige School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 18 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $10,750 to $15,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 10750

      Wesley Christian Academy (est. 1988)  

      • Markham, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (350 students)
      Wesley Christian Academy offers programs from Toddler to Grade 8 in Markham. As we are a Christian school, we share our beliefs with all our students but we warmly welcome families from ALL faiths and backgrounds! [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $10,375 to $13,300

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10375

      Braemar House School (est. 1996)  

      • Brantford, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (112 students)
      Braemar House School is a not-for-profit elementary school that proves each day that children thrive in a nurturing environment that offers personalized attention. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • Montessori
      $13,160

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13160

      MacLachlan College (est. 1978)  

      • Oakville, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (350 students)
      MacLachlan is a world-class school offering the benefits of small class sizes, highly dedicated and engaged teachers and an internationally recognized curriculum for students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • International Baccalaureate
      $10,000 to $29,870


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 10000

      Montessori Jewish Day School (est. 2000)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (115 students)
      MJDS inspires a lifetime love for learning in a nurturing environment that fosters respect for oneself, the community and the world, guided by the shared values of Judaism and Montessori education. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $9,000 to $18,150


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9000

      Rotherglen School - Mississauga (est. 1979)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (400 students)
      Rotherglen School - MISSISSAUGA is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • Montessori
      $6,700 to $16,200


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 6700

      Parkdale Montessori School (est. 2007)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • NS to 3 Coed
      • Day school (98 students)
      The School offers authentic Montessori education, individualized learning, accommodations to meet each child’s needs, hands-on learning, enriched curriculum, and outdoor exploration. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $8,000 to $17,550


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8000

      Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. (est. 1984)  

      • Oshawa, Ontario
      • NS to 12 Coed
      • Homestay school
      • Boarding school
      • Day school
      Our schools offer a maximum class size of 16 students for ages 4 & up. Tours are offered daily and new students are welcome to visit for a day. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • Montessori
      $9,700 to $11,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Boarding Day Coed 9700

      Hatch House Montessori School (est. 2005)  

      • Whitby, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school
      The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for his/her uniqueness and is taught accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $7,500 to $13,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7500

      Prestige School - Richmond Hill Campus (est. 2003)  

      • Richmond Hill, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school
      The Prestige School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Richmond Hill. Its average class size is ten students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $10,000 to $15,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 10000

      Montverde Academy (est. 1912)  

      • Montverde, Florida
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Boarding school (325 students)
      • Day school (891 students)
      Founded in 1912, Montverde Academy is an elite college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-K3 through post-graduate studies with a distinct student population from over 80 countries worldwide. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      US $7,875 to US $51,350

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 7875

      King Heights Academy (est. 2004)  

      • Woodbridge, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (150 students)
      Located in Vaughan, King Heights Academy provides a unique educational experience for toddlers to grade eight, which includes the IB Program. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • International Baccalaureate
      $12,598 to $14,998


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12598

      Trillium School (est. 1991)  

      • Markham, Ontario
      • NS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (300 students)
      • Boarding school (30 students)
      Trillium School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Markham. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $6,900 to $44,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 6900

      Liberty Prep School   

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • NS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (140 students)
      Liberty Prep offers programs from Toddler - Gr. 6 in downtown Toronto. Our environment combines a beautifully renovated building with well-trained and passionate teachers. Reach out to discover what we do differently. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $12,000 to $16,500

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 12000

      German International School Toronto (est. 1999)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (70 students)
      German International School in Toronto offers programs from PK to grade 8. It provides a German curriculum enriched with Canadian content. [View profile]
      • Liberal Arts
      $8,900 to $17,350


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8900

      Shining Light Montessori School (est. 2011)  

      • Maple, Ontario
      • NS to SK Coed
      • Day school
      Shining Light Montessori is the community you've searched for -- where children feel comfortable, with teachers who care. Our children learn, build their confidence, reach their potential, & let their lights shine! [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $10,200 to $11,600


      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 10200

      Odyssey Montessori School (est. 2006)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • NS to SK Coed
      • Day school
      Odyssey Montessori School is a private Montessori day school with two campuses. The Christie and Sorauren locations provide programs for students 18 months to 6 years old. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $9,500 to $17,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 9500

      La Villa Montessori School (est. 2012)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • NS to K Coed
      • Day school (31 students)
      La Villa Montessori School is dedicated to following the Montessori philosophy and to create a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment that fulfills a child's emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $8,100 to $15,608

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      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 8100

      Académie Vaudrin Academy (est. 2005)  

      • Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
      • PS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (100 students)
      Vaudrin Academy offers innovative and trilingual education based on neuroscience which is unique in the world. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • Montessori
      $5,568 to $11,832


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 5568

      Monkey See Monkey Do Montessori (est. 2007)  

      • Vancouver, British Columbia
      • PS to SK Coed
      • Day school (40 students)
      We have offered high quality programs for children ages 2.5-6 since 2007 in Vancouver, B.C. Our students graduate with a solid academic foundation, good problem solving skills, pro-social behaviour and a love of school. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $4,500 to $7,500

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      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 4500

      Little Owl Preschool Elementary (est. 2001)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 9 Coed
      • Day school (75 students)
      Little Owl Preschool, Elementary and Middle School develops motivated, confident, and happy problem-solving individuals. We invite your child to become a Little Owl student. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $15,850


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 15850

      Unionville Montessori Private Schools (est. 1987)  

      • Unionville, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (900 students)
      Unionville Montessori School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 to 22 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • Montessori
      $7,750 to $14,750


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7750

      Beyond Montessori School (est. 2008)  

      • St. Catharines, Ontario
      • NS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (120 students)
      Conveniently located near downtown St. Catharines, BMS offers Toddler to Grade 6 Montessori education with class sizes of 8 to 20 students. Extended Care. New facility and acreage. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $9,750


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9750

      The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus (est. 1988)  

      • Nobleton, Ontario
      • NS to 6 Coed
      • Day school
      For over 25 years, the Montessori Country School provides a first-class accredited curriculum for students 12 months through grade 6. The sprawling 10 acre campus offers a unique indoor and outdoor learning experience. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $9,000 to $18,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9000

      Oxford Learning Academy (Private School) (est. 1984)  

      • Milton, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (65 students)
      Oxford Learning Academy – where your child will experience a homeschooling approach with the benefits of socialization in a small classroom environment. This Milton private school runs from PK to grade 8. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $12,000 to $12,850


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12000

      Bannockburn (est. 1993)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • NS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (200 students)
      Bannockburn School leads in Montessori education by offering an exceptional, enriched Montessori curriculum in a nurturing environment carefully prepared to meet the needs of children in the formative years of childhood. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $14,900 to $25,100


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 14900

      Northstar Montessori Private School (est. 1996)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (300 students)
      Northstar Montessori offers authentic Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8 in Mississauga. We pride ourselves on strong character development and supporting life long learners! Now, Swim program is now included. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $8,500 to $13,300


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8500

      Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus (est. 1995)  

      • North York, Ontario
      • PS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (250 students)
      The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one - the period from birth to the age of six. Choose Central Montessori Schools. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $8,500 to $17,100


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8500

      Yip’s Music & Montessori School (est. 1990)  

      • Unionville, Ontario
      • NS to SK Coed
      • Day school
      Founded in 1990, Yip's Montessori Program cater to children from 1.5 to 6 years old. Yip's four campuses are located in Markham, Unionville and Thornhill. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $7,000 to $13,250


      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 7000

      École la Nouvelle Vague   

      • Montreal, Quebec
      • PS to 6 Coed
      • Day school
      The bilingual French and English curriculum of Ecole la Nouvelle Vague is based on the Ministry of Education accredited program. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $10,820 to $11,535


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 10820

      Hitherfield School (est. 1991)  

      • Milton-Campbellville, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (100 students)
      Hitherfield School offers programs from pre-school to grade 8. With an average class size of 14 students, we offer an excellent academic program along with a multitude of outdoor activities. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $11,600 to $14,680


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 11600

      RoyalCrest Academy (est. 2004)  

      • Vaughan, Ontario
      • NS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (500 students)
      RoyalCrest Academy offers a unique early years and elementary program that encourage children to " Think, Explore & Create" in an environment that support academic and social development. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $7,500 to $25,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7500

      Cornerstone Montessori Prep School (est. 1990)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (130 students)
      Cornerstone Montessori Prep School is a Toronto Christian Montessori school with grades from nursery to 12. Tuition begins at $13,500. [View profile]
      • Liberal Arts
      • Montessori
      $13,750 to $24,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 13750

      Dearcroft Montessori School (est. 1968)  

      • Oakville, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (170 students)
      Offering Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by dedicated teachers. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $8,800 to $21,250


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8800

      Blooming Lives Montessori (est. 2017)  

      • Markham, Ontario
      • NS to SK Coed
      • Day school (87 students)
      Blooming Lives Montessori celebrates and nurtures the sense of curiosity of each child, supports them in exploring their expanding capabilities and guides them into their thriving potentials. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $5,300 to $16,200


      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 5300

      The Maria Montessori School (est. 1991)  

      • Surrey, British Columbia
      • PS to K Coed
      • Day school (20 students)
      Authentic Montessori Preschool. Students completing our 3 year program at The Maria Montessori School test extremely well. We balance academics, exploration and skills guided by your child's natural interests. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $2,500 to $4,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 2500

      Académie Marie-Claire   

      • Kirkland, Quebec
      • PS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (390 students)
      This traditional and alternative private school in Kirkland, Quebec offers programs for grades PK to 6 with full English & French bilingual. The average class size is about 18 to 20. [View profile]
      • Liberal Arts
      $11,850 to $12,528


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 11850

      Peoples Christian Academy (PCA) (est. 1971)  

      • Markham, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (590 students)
      Bussing from Toronto (Bayview and Sheppard) available. Early Learning Centre to Grade 12. Discipline. Character. Respect. Complete your child's academic and spiritual foundation. Discover why PCA students excel! [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $10,950 to $18,910


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 10950

      Glenburnie School (est. 1985)  

      • Oakville, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (170 students)
      Glenburnie School, Oakville, offers enriched, child-centred, responsive, academic programs from Pre-K through Grade 8. Class sizes range from 8 to 18 students depending on grade level. [View profile]
      • Liberal Arts
      • International Baccalaureate
      $9,400 to $18,800


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9400

      Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School (est. 2000)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • NS to 1 Coed
      • Day school (24 students)
      Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School offers programs for various grades in Mississauga. Its average class size is ten to 15 students. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $6,800 to $11,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6800

      Avalon Children's Montessori School (est. 2000)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (90 students)
      Avalon provides quality programmes from kindergarten to Grade 8 in the heart of the Beach. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $6,395 to $20,150


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 6395

      Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering (est. 1984)  

      • Pickering, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (200 students)
      Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering is a non denominational school that offers programs from Pre-school to Grade eight. We acknowledge and celebrate religious and cultural events as part of our cultural program. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $6,000 to $13,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 6000

      Wheatley School (est. 1986)  

      • St. Catharines, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (160 students)
      Wheatley School offers programs from nursery to grade eight in St. Catharines. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      • International Baccalaureate
      $5,900 to $13,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5900

      Hillfield Strathallan College (est. 1901)  

      • Hamilton, Ontario
      • NS to 12 Coed
      • Homestay school (40 students)
      • Day school (1190 students)
      Established in 1901, Hillfield Strathallan College is one of Canada’s leading co-educational independent schools, offering programs to students 18 months through Grade 12 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $8,423 to $49,606

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed 8423

      Montessori House of Children (est. 1974)  

      • Brantford, Ontario
      • NS to SK Coed
      • Day school (41 students)
      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. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $8,800 to $9,700


      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 8800

      Kaban Montessori School (est. 2002)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • NS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (127 students)
      Kaban Montessori School in west Mississauga/Erin Mills is a CCMA accredited school for children aged 6 months to 12 years. Come for a tour, you'll love it! [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $14,500 to $15,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 14500

      Sidney Ledson Institute (est. 1982)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 6 Coed
      • Day school
      The PK – Grade 6 program is a visible expression of the philosophy embodied in Ledson's books, Raising Brighter Children and Teach Your Child to Read in Just 10 Minutes a Day. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $4,501 to $12,800

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 4501

      Academie Providence (est. 2002)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (200 students)
      Providence Academy is the only Private French Catholic School offering a trilingual program of study in Ontario with classes from nursery to grade eight. Tuition: $8,800-10,300. Extracurricular activities: $600-$650. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • Reggio Emilia
      $9,000 to $10,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9000

      Silver Maple Montessori Private School   

      • Milton, Ontario
      • NS to 1 Coed
      • Day school (63 students)
      Housed in the elegant colonial mansion, Harrop House in the beautiful town of Milton, Ontario. Offering low teacher to child ratios with an emphasis on personal and social development of each child. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $12,000 to $12,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 12000

      Prince Edward Montessori School (est. 1995)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • NS to SK Coed
      • Day school (100 students)
      Prince Edward Montessori School offers programs for various grades in Toronto. Its average class size is ten to 16 students. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $6,390 to $12,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 6390

      Lycée Claudel (est. 1962)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (935 students)
      Accredited by French Ministry of Education and certified by AEFE, this school provides outstanding education and revolves around 3 major themes: Excellence, Educational innovation and Cultural / linguistic openness. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $12,376 to $14,527


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12376

      Lycée Louis Pasteur (est. 1966)  

      • Calgary, Alberta
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (375 students)
      • Homestay school (10 students)
      Lycée Louis Pasteur is the only school in Calgary to teach the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula. Three years old to Grade 12. All linguistic backgrounds welcome. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $13,600 to $15,200

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed 13600

      Fairview Glen Montessori (est. 2007)  

      • Burlington, Ontario
      • NS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (190 students)
      Fairview Glen offers authentic Montessori education for children 18 mo.-12 yrs. The academically driven, collaborative and supportive community, also specializes in French, Music, Visual Arts and Phys-Ed programs. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $16,200


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 16200

      Montessori School of Calgary   

      • Calgary, Alberta
      • PS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (80 students)
      The Montessori School of Calgary offers a preschool through Grade 6 program led by experienced guides and teachers who support each child with trust, respect, and proven academic success. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $8,280 to $13,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8280

      Fern Hill School - Burlington (est. 1982)  

      • Burlington, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (180 students)
      Fern Hill School provides a calm, engaging & academic program for Preschool to Grade 8. We offer a structured approach that focuses on developing intellectual curiosity, creativity & confidence. Maximum class size is 19. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $11,177 to $23,368


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 11177

      Primary Prep Academy (est. 2014)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • NS to 3 Coed
      • Day school
      Primary Prep Academy offers programs from Pre-school to Grade 3 in Mississauga. Before and After school program included in tuition. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $7,000 to $12,000

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 7000

      Trinity Montessori School (est. 1999)  

      • Markham, Ontario
      • NS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (120 students)
      Trinity Montessori School offers programs from toddler to grade six in Markham, Ontario. Its average class size is nine students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • Montessori
      $1,100 to $1,200


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 1100

      Kuper Academy (est. 1987)  

      • Kirkland, Quebec
      • PS to 11 Coed
      • Day school (950 students)
      Kuper Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eleven in Kirkland. Its average class size is 22 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $5,121 to $15,603


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 5121

      St. Clement's Early Learning School (est. 1955)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 2 Boys/Coed
      • Day school (25 students)
      • Day school (120 students)
      St. Clement's Early Learning School 70 St. Clements Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1H2 St. Clement’s Early Learning School provides a child with an opportunity for growth in all areas of his or her development. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      $8,500 to $20,500

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Boys Coed 8500

      Philopateer Christian College (est. 1999)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (350 students)
      Philopateer Christian College offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 to 18 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $7,000 to $10,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7000

      Rutherford Private School & Daycare   

      • Vaughan, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Boarding school (50 students)
      • Day school (100 students)
      Rutherford Private School creates an atmosphere of academic excellence, and develops students with a love of learning that provides sound preparation for higher education. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • Montessori
      $9,900 to $29,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 9900

      J. Addison School (est. 2002)  

      • Markham, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (300 students)
      • Boarding school (200 students)
      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. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • Montessori
      $15,000 to $42,450


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 15000

      ABC Montessori (est. 1995)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • NS to 5 Coed
      • Day school (150 students)
      ABC Montessori is one of Mississauga's premier private schools. The school offers both Montessori and traditional school programs from preschool to Grade 5. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • Montessori
      $9,200 to $9,800


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9200

      Aurora Montessori School (est. 1989)  

      • Aurora, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (370 students)
      Aurora Montessori School offers a comprehensive, nurturing and enriched program for Toddler to Grade 8. Our enrolment of 375 day students has an average class size of 15 to 24. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      • Reggio Emilia
      $10,500 to $16,200


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10500

      CGS (Children's Garden School) (est. 1986)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 3 Coed
      • Day school (100 students)
      CGS (Children's Garden School) offers co-ed, Preschool-Grade 3 programming. Small class sizes. Exceptional phonics program. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $9,250 to $21,750

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9250

      Oakville Christian School (OCS) (est. 1982)  

      • Oakville, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (250 students)
      Oakville Christian School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Oakville. Its average class size is 22 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $3,260 to $13,080

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 3260

      Momentum Montessori (est. 2016)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • NS to K Coed
      • Day school (100 students)
      Children absorb multiple languages, music & develop sports skills VERY easily. Momentum Montessori is a multilingual school exposing kids (1.5 - 6 yrs) to multiple languages, sports & music like no other program. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $8,000 to $20,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 8000

      Stirling Montessori Academy (est. 2013)  

      • Milton, Ontario
      • PS to 3 Coed
      • Day school (65 students)
      Our highly qualified staff use the Montessori Method to provide students with the opportunity to develop intellectual and social skills and to enhance their self-esteem and self-confidence. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $6,600 to $11,995


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6600

      River Valley School (est. 1983)  

      • Calgary, Alberta
      • PS to 6 Coed
      • Day school (300 students)
      River Valley is an inclusive independent school in the heart of NW Calgary that provides exceptional education for 3-year-olds to grade 6 students. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      $7,830 to $13,900


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 7830

      The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus (est. 2007)  

      • Milton, Ontario
      • PS to 3 Coed
      • Day school (69 students)
      Montessori Country School has provided a first-class academic experience to students in an environment that is distinguished by its compassion, integrity and unwavering commitment to the individual child. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $8,160 to $13,600


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8160

      TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) (est. 1962)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 7 Coed
      • Day school (185 students)
      TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade seven. Its average class size is 12 to 22 students. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • International Baccalaureate
      $10,660 to $26,545


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10660

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