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Montessori vs. play-based preschools

Comparing Montessori and play-based preschools and daycares

Below, we compare Montessori to play-based preschools. This should help you get a strong grasp of their differences and similarities. To learn more about preschool education in general, read our introductory guide.

 

Montessori preschools

Montessori preschools, like all Montessori schools, have mixed-age classrooms. Many have both a toddler preschool (for kids aged 0 to 3 (or 1.5 to 3)) and a primary class (for kids aged 3 to 6 (or 2.5 to 6)).

The curriculum in Montessori preschools is child-directed. Kids, with some help from the teacher, can choose their own tasks and activities. They can also work at their own pace, as they’re not constrained by a one-size-fits-all curriculum.

The learning environment in preschool (Montessori) is decentralized. Teachers don’t stand at the front of the class, and kids don’t sit at desks. Rather, kids can be found walking around the classroom, working at tables or on the floor, and interacting with each other and the teacher. They’re also free to work either on their own or in small groups.

Montessori preschools have lots of concrete learning. Kids work with a wide range of concrete materials, including manipulatives, which are self-correcting puzzles. Research has shown this is very effective. Concrete learning tends to engage many of one’s senses. This can improve memory and reasoning, and inspire a love of learning.

Play-based preschools

Play-based preschools (also called "play schools"), like Montessori preschools, are mostly decentralized. Kids are free to move around, choose their activities, and work at different areas or stations. Often, there is a dress-up, sensory, kitchen, and nature area, among others.

Play-based preschools have lots of unstructured time. Kids can choose from a wide range of open-ended activities. They spend lots of time interacting and playing with their peers. This is often pretend or imaginative play, such as playing dress-up or playing with dolls or figurines.

The belief is that children learn best through play. Through play they learn social skills, such as cooperation and negotiation. They also learn to problem-solve and reflect about themselves, others, and the environment.

While play-based preschools offer little, if any, formal instruction, some introduce academics. At the primary age (3-6), kids normally begin learning their letters and numbers, as well as some basic math, reading, and writing. This is mostly informal, though, and interactive.

As Maureen Myers, executive director at Sprouts, a preschool in Toronto, Ontario, says “We don't sit down and teach by rote or repetition, but the ideas and concepts of letter recognition, language, math, and sciences are learned by very hands-on activities.”

Montessori vs. play-based preschools

Main similarities

  • Both approaches are child-centred: kids are front and centre
  • Both approaches have lots of interaction
  • Both approaches aim to promote a love of learning
  • Both approaches give kids lots of freedom to choose their own activities

Main differences

  • Academics: Montessori preschools focus more on academics than play-based preschools. Children are introduced to math, science, letters, and numbers at an earlier age.
     
  • Unstructured time: Play-based preschools have more unstructured or free-play time than Montessori preschools. Most Montessori preschools do, though, have some free-play time, such as outdoor or indoor recess.
     
  • Pretend play: Play-based preschools have lots of pretend or dramatic play. Some Montessori preschools discourage this kind of play.
     
  • Work: Most Montessori preschools have quite a bit of task-oriented work. Play-based preschools, meanwhile, have more open-ended play.
     
  • Materials: Montessori kids work with lots of concrete materials, especially manipulatives, which are self-correcting and have a solution. While play-based preschools have lots of materials, these tend to be more open-ended, such as blocks or arts and crafts materials.
     

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 academic preschools. If you want to compare specific schools one-to-one, visit our compare hub.

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

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List of Montessori and play-based preschools

 
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The Giles School (est. 1989)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (170 students)
The Giles School is a French immersion private school in Toronto for children age 2 (Pre-K) to Grade 8. Open Admissions through Grade 1, small classes, and Mandarin introduced as a third language in Grade 1. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$12,900 to $22,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12900

OMS Montessori (est. 1966)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
OMS Montessori is an alternative private school that offers programs from 18 months to High School (The Element High School). [View profile]
  • Montessori
$12,480 to $20,760


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12480

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forest Hill Montessori School (est. 1996)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (200 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
$12,529 to $19,840


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12529

Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)  

  • Oakville, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (170 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
$8,250 to $17,500

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8250

Alive Montessori & Private School (est. 2014)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (25 students)
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
$14,500 to $15,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 14500

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

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

La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science (est. 2000)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (200 students)
La Citadelle's Excellence in Bilingual Education and academically advanced curriculum develop successful global citizens through IB & AP programs and a holistic approach where students achieve their highest potential. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$12,565 to $20,750


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12565

TMS (est. 1961)  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (780 students)
Internationally recognized since 1961,TMS is the leading university preparatory school in Richmond Hill with Montessori & IB frameworks that provide students with the foundation for a life of goodness & excellence. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
$16,750 to $29,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16750

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

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

Alexander von Humboldt German International School (est. 1980)  

  • Baie-D'Urfé, Montreal, Quebec
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
We offer a sound, internationally recognized academic foundation. Our students gain fluency in three languages and achieve mastery of biology, chemistry and physics. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$7,150 to $10,400


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7150

Junior Academy (est. 1988)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (100 students)
The Junior Academy offers programs for junior kindergarten to grade eight in Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 14 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$20,000 to $25,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 20000

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]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
$16,500 to $26,800


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16500

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

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

Olivet School (est. 1893)  

  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • PS to 5 Coed
  • Day school (45 students)
Founded in 1893, Olivet School is a Christian private school in Etobicoke, offering PS-Gr5. Olivet School combines quality teaching with individual attention to help each child achieve their personal potential. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$4,300 to $10,455

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 4300

Lycée Français de Toronto (est. 1995)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (550 students)
Lycée Français de Toronto is a French school that offers programs from nursery to grade 12. Its average class size is 17 students. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$16,496 to $19,120


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16496

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

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

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

Calgary French & International School (est. 1969)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (780 students)
Calgary French & International School graduates will be active global citizens with a foundation for life-long success, and our school will be the leader in French immersion and international education. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$7,900 to $15,100

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7900

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

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

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

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

Fern Hill School - Ottawa (est. 1981)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (180 students)
Ottawa’s Fern Hill School offers Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary Grades, including extended French. Tuition starts at $2,950. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$3,250 to $14,800


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 3250

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

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

Banbury Crossroads School (est. 1979)  

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (90 students)
Since 1979, Banbury's student-paced approach with tutorial instruction is in small, multi-aged groups of 10:1. Meainingful relationships enhance learning. Member of Canadian Coalition of Self Directed Learning--CCSDL. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$9,000 to $13,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 9000

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

EPIC School (est. 1999)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school (45 students)
e.p.i.c. is a leading progressive school specializing in early education for students in Pre-K, J.K. and S.K. Discover e.p.i.c. School! [View profile]
    $9,500 to $17,595

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    Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 9500

    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

    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

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

    • Oshawa, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Homestay school
    • Day school
    • Boarding 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 Day Boarding Coed 9700

    Bannockburn (est. 1993)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Bannockburn, a Montessori school in Toronto, Ontario offers grades nursery to six, average class sizes of 22 students and tuition from $10,350 to $20,700. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $13,900 to $24,500


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 13900

    Kelowna Christian School (est. 1978)  

    • Kelowna, British Columbia
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (775 students)
    Established in 1978, our passion is to provide families with transformative, excellent education that equips and inspires students to be disciples who are world changers that love and serve God and others. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $4,750 to $6,550


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 4750

    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

    Queen Margaret's School (est. 1921)  

    • Duncan, British Columbia
    • PS to 12 Coed/Girls
    • Day school (209 students)
    • Boarding school (97 students)
    • Day school (161 students)
    Queen Margaret's School is an independent day/boarding university preparatory school in Duncan, BC. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $6,250 to $46,700

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Day Coed Girls 6250

    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

    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

    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

    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

    J. Addison School (est. 2002)  

    • Markham, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    • Day school (300 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
    $16,400 to $40,800


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 16400

    The Oakville Academy for the Arts (est. 2003)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • NS to SK Coed
    • Day school
    Voted Oakville's Best Preschool, The Oakville Academy School for the Arts offers Preschool and Kindergarten classes in an arts-enriched learning environment. [View profile]
      $4,899 to $14,999


      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 4899

      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

      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

      Bayview Glen (est. 1962)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (1050 students)
      Bayview Glen is a traditional co-ed day school in Toronto, Ontario from Preschool (age 2) to Grade 12, a global member of Round Square and offers Advanced Placement programme. Tuition ranges from $17,000 to $26,500. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $17,800 to $26,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 17800

      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
      $7,365 to $14,725

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      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 7365

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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 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

      The Nature School (est. 2017)  

      • Vaughan, Ontario
      • PS to 3 Coed
      • Day school (50 students)
      • Day school (12 students)
      The Nature School at Kortright provides an alternative form of education designed to provide experiential learning opportunities and promote curiosity to nurture the whole child. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      $1,500 to $12,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Coed 1500

      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

      St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School (est. 1891)  

      • Oakville, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Girls
      • Day school (550 students)
      Oakville's SMLS continues to be a premier independent school for girls Preschool to Graduating Year since 1891. "Millie" graduates take on the world with confidence and the knowledge that they can do anything. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • Reggio Emilia
      $17,000 to $27,600


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls 17000

      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

      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

      Mulgrave School (est. 1993)  

      • West Vancouver, British Columbia
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (900 students)
      Mulgrave School offers programmes from Preschool to Grade 12 in West Vancouver. Its average class size is 20 students with teacher to student ratios of 1:8. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • International Baccalaureate
      $17,195 to $21,370


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 17195

      College Bourget   

      • Rigaud, Quebec
      • PS to 11 Coed
      • Day school (1450 students)
      • Boarding school (100 students)
      Collège Bourget is a day & boarding school situated between Montreal & Ottawa, that exceeds Quebec curriculum guidelines & ensures our students grow through different spheres: arts, sports, community service & science. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $4,700 to $35,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 4700

      Magnificent Minds (est. 2011)  

      • North York, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school
      Magnificent Minds caters to learners whose needs are not being met in traditional school environments, pursuing academic excellence, and individual greatness. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $8,400 to $25,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8400

      Braemar House School (est. 1996)  

      • Brantford, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (119 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
      $12,654

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12654

      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

      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

      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
      $9,315 to $16,170

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9315

      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

      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

      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

      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
      $8,100 to $14,250


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8100

      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

      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

      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

      Parkdale Montessori School (est. 2007)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • NS to 6 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
      $7,500 to $18,260


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 7500

      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

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