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OMS Montessori

Grades Nursery/Toddler TO Gr. 6 — Ottawa, ON (MAP)

OMS Montessori:

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  • Grades
    Nursery/Toddler — Gr. 6
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    16 — 25 students
  • Tuition
    $9,763 to 17,524/year
  • Language of instruction
    English, French
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    300 day students
  • Curriculum

School address

  • 335 Lindsay Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 0L6 (MAP)
  • 425 Marché Way, Unit 201, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5J3 (MAP)
  • Busing not available

Our Perspective

How we see OMS Montessori

Established in 1966, OMS is one of the older dedicated Montessori schools in the country. It’s also one of the larger Montessori environments, something that is in part a function of the school’s long success. Size is certainly not a bad thing, and the principal benefits are diversity within the student population and the breath of program offerings. That said, with a student population divided between two schools, OMS is able to have the best of both worlds, with each location feeling very close-knit in all the ways that we imagine Montessori programs to be. OMS grew from offering instruction in the primary years into the middle and high school years. In 2015, the high school grades became The Element, a school of its own. So, while the locations may be separate, the continuity across all grade levels is understandably attractive to the families that enroll at OMS.

School's Perspective

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How OMS Montessori sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Established in 1966, OMS Montessori is a non-profit, independent, CCMA accredited school providing an authentic Montessori education to nearly 400 students. Our students range in age from Toddler to Grade 12 at two unique campuses in the Nation's Capital. OMS is the first and only English and Francophone Montessori school in Ottawa. OMS Montessori takes great pride in being a leader in education."

  • Francophone Program
  • Authentic Montessori Approach
  • CCMA Accreditation
  • Academic Excellence
  • From 18 months to 18 years
  • World Class Environment

School Facilities

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Instructional resources

Shared spaces

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Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see OMS Montessori

Video reviews of OMS Montessori

Parent, Jasmine Gandhi (2021)

Watch our parent interview with Jasmine Gandhi to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend OMS Montessori.

School leadership

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

Message from school leadership

Carrie Whalen, Head of School / Directrice en chef

On behalf of the OMS Montessori community, thank you for visiting our profile. As School Director, I have the privilege of working with a proficient team of parents, alumni, faculty and staff who are dedicated to offering their best to each of our students. We work tirelessly to realize our mission by delivering an educational experience designed to inspire and challenge students to discover the best of who they are, while year after year reaching to achieve their full potential.

As a parent, you recognize that choosing a school for your child is one of the most significant decisions you will make. We need specific criteria by which to choose the ideal educational approach for our children. It is clear that the school years help to form the core foundation of our approach to learning and problem-solving, as well as who we are as contributing, global citizens. We ,at OMS, are here to support you.

At OMS, we provide our students with an educational foundation from which they can achieve personal and academic goals, while building independence, self-confidence and self-esteem. The unique Montessori methodology, with its child-centered approach, encourages the development of personal responsibility and thinking skills, as well as fostering a love of learning. Each child is guided in the exploration of his or her own learning style and the development of work habits most suited to individual interests and needs.

Please browse our website and discover how we work together with OMS parents to empower students to become self-regulated, engaged and lifelong learners. As trained experts in education, we understand that observation is an essential component in the decision making process. As such, we would like to invite you to visit us for a tour of our spacious and peaceful learning environment. This is the most personal way to see what OMS Montessori has to offer your child and family.

OMS Montessori is a not-for-profit school. For over 50 years, we have offered exceptional education to families in the city of Ottawa. OMS welcomes you to call and chat with our friendly staff (613-521-5185) or email ([email protected]) regarding your child’s education. Share with us how we can partner with you and your family to further explore Montessori education and philosophy.

It is with great anticipation that we embark on the next 50 years at OMS Montessori. Please join us on this journey of promise and excitement.


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