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Northstar Montessori Private School

Grades Nursery/Toddler TO Gr. 8 — Mississauga, ON (MAP)

Northstar Montessori Private School:

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  • Grades
    Nursery/Toddler — Gr. 8
  • Gender
  • Class Size
  • Tuition
    $11,100 to 17,400/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    300 day students
  • Curriculum

School address

  • 4900 Tomken Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 1J8 (MAP)
  • Busing available (View details)

School Busing:

Northstar Montessori offers bus transferring. Service options offered are regular rider, regular rider AM only, regular rider PM only, occasional rider, door-to-door pickup.

The regions Northstar Montessori offers busing from are:

  • Mississauga

Additional notes: We offer an optional shuttle service in the morning and afternoon. Occasional riders must place request ahead of time so schedules can be determined.

Our Perspective

How we see Northstar Montessori Private School

Northstar isn’t your average Montessori school, in part because of its size—with an annual student population of 300, it’s a fair bit larger than the average—as well as its resources. The school was founded in 1996, though has grown its programs considerably in the intervening decades. There are some things that understandably stand out, such as the training pool, which is a recent addition, though they only underscore a more general awareness of the broad range of programming and facilities throughout the school. There are lots of bells and whistles, all of them welcome, though the core program is here too, with a fidelity to the Montessori method as demonstrated through CCMA accreditation. The program is offered from preschool through Grade 8, allowing families a consistency of approach and experience through the primary and elementary years.

School's Perspective

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How Northstar Montessori Private School sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Northstar Montessori is committed to providing students an experience where they are limitless in their academic and personal growth. The learning of life virtues and positive characterization is fundamental! We provide programs from Toddler up to Middle School. We encourage interaction between all ages to strengthen the understanding of community. Additional specialty rooms, play area, spacious indoor gym with climbing wall and a salt-water swimming pool, make our school complete! Call us for a tour!"

  • Terry Fox Walk
  • Grandparent's Day Breakfast
  • Costume Ball
  • Winter Concert
  • Badminton Tournament
  • Basketball Tournament
  • Soccer Tournament
  • Science Fair
  • Montessori Week
  • International Day

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"A Montessori school should be able to offer a proper Montessori education, and by being accredited, it reassures parents that their child is receiving just that. The size of the school matters as well and with up to 300 students, you feel a greater sense of community. In addition, families with two or more children, are able to bring all of them to our school as we serve from toddler to junior high. The facility also includes a gym, pool, specialty rooms for art, music, french and computers."

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

"Northstar Montessori has grown from 2 classrooms to 14 classrooms over the last 25 years. It is one of the largest Montessori schools in Mississauga and is accredited by the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators, also known as CCMA. Our philosophy in education is to provide unlimited experiences so children are more adept in their daily lives and eventually contribute to society. New families enroll at our school mainly because of word of mouth and the ages we are able to accommodate."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"When parents visit our school, they are usually surprised by the educational materials used by students. Parents wonder why it differs from other child care centres. The simple answer is this, the materials used were tried and tested and later developed by Dr. Maria Montessori over 100 years ago based on careful observations she made with children at each stage of their life. These sensory-engaging materials, experiences and the philosophy of following the child are the hallmark of Montessori!"

What might families find surprising about your school?

"The most surprising feature about our school is our all-season indoor pool. This is part of the physical education program and students ages 3 1/2 to 12yrs are provided swim lessons. Another feature our school has is a climbing wall. Overcoming the fear of heights is challenging but when taught with other same-aged students, the fear is minimized and the student will most likely take part in it. We also have a low staff turnover ratio, providing your child consistency throughout their education."

School Facilities

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School leadership

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

Message from school leadership

Virginia Ramirez, Principal
Bach. of Education, Casa and Elementary Diploma

We, at Northstar Montessori, take very seriously our responsibility to guide each child through a world of discovery on the path to constructing a secure, balanced personality with an active, competent mind. The happy balance of freedom to explore and work within a prepared, orderly environment, filled with specially designed mind-engaging sensorial materials and activities, is the hallmark of our school.  The teacher’s role is to respect the freedom of each child to forge his or her own unique path of learning and personal growth, energized by his or her natural curiosity. We are committed to inspire and encourage each child to take in hand a wealth of activities and experiences to ensure successful development.

At Northstar Montessori we are committed to promoting the individuality of all our students and we aim to be an inclusive school. We endeavor to teach our students to appreciate, respect and value the differences they see in one another. We offer equal opportunities for participation and learning for all our students and will ensure that they feel secure in knowing that their contributions to the school are valued. Northstar Montessori is committed to the teachings of Maria Montessori and the Montessori curriculum.  However we do not limit our approach and we encourage all members of the teaching team and administration to pursue professional development opportunities that will enhance their abilities and understanding of the students and their developmental needs.  Workshops and conferences are promoted within the school that we believe will benefit our staff in their practice. We ensure an environment that allows for a range of different learning styles and where all children have challenging targets that enable them to succeed.

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