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Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)

Grades Preschool TO Gr. 8 — Brampton, ON (MAP)

Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS):

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  • Grades
    Preschool — Gr. 8
  • Gender
  • Class Size
  • Tuition
    $16,785 to 17,320/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    490 day students
  • Curriculum

School address

  • 3 Sunforest Drive, Brampton, Ontario, L6Z 2Z2 (MAP)
  • 502 Central Park Dr/4 Elizabeth St. N., Brampton, Ontario, L6S 2C8/L6X 1S2 (MAP)
  • Busing available (View details)

School Busing:

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

The regions RMS offers busing from are:

  • Brampton

Additional notes: Call for details and availability

Our Perspective

How we see Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)

RMS was founded in 1969, placing it within the first cohort of Montessori schools in the country. As with those of its vintage, RMS has a long reputation for providing a quality program, one that has a high fidelity with the core aspects of the method. The school has grown to comprise four campuses, allowing for a nice range of resources while also maintaining a close-knit community environment at each location. RMS has also grown into its own identity, one based in adopting new methods and approaches, as appropriate and when sympathetic to the school’s mandate to educate with an eye to achievement and leadership. The ideal student is one able to thrive in a close-knit, challenging, active, and social learning environment.

School's Perspective

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How Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Founded in 1969, RMS has been "Nurturing Tomorrow's Achievers" for over 50 years. Rowntree offers a balanced and enriched curriculum, combining more traditional skills such as public speaking and handwriting with more modern approaches within a Montessori-inspired environment. Rowntree’s innovative use of technology and its genuine commitment to 21st Century teaching and learning are focused on creating a dynamic, engaging, and inclusive environment from which future leaders will emerge."

  • Voted Brampton's Top Private School by the Reader's Choice Award for Nine Consecutive Years
  • Voted Top Private School by the Top Choice Awards for the Past Seven Years
  • Celebrating 50 Years in Brampton in 2019/20
  • Three Campuses located across Brampton
  • Accelerated Academic Programme
  • French programme starting in Junior Kindergarten
  • STEAM (Starting in JK)
  • Montessori Inspired

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"At Rowntree Montessori Schools, we pride ourselves on our caring and stimulating approach to learning where we create a family oriented environment. Our smaller class sizes make it possible for teachers to develop close working relationships with our students and their families. We create a motivating and friendly atmosphere while addressing the individual learning needs and styles of each student."

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

"Rowntree Montessori Schools produces life-long learners and truly prepares our students for future academic and social success. Our diverse community, and academically progressive programs such as STEAM and Pre-KM French, alongside our inclusive teachers, and staff members result in our students consistently achieving above provincial standards."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"RMS is partnered with International Schools Partnerships; this allows our students to be globally connected with over 56 schools around the world! RMS student body partakes in global events allowing them to collaborate with students around the world; ISP Scientist, ISP Chess Competition, ISP Virtual Buddy Exchange, ISP Math Contest, ISP Model United Nations, and ISP Film Festival."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"Over the years parents are amazed at how well-rounded the RMS programme is. RMS indirectly sets the students up for success with their further experiences, both academically and socially. This takes place not just during regular scheduled classes, but also within the co-curricular programmes that are provided to the student body. Every grade is unique and the programmes provided reflects the transitions from primary years to middle years."

School Facilities

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School Videos

Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)

Video reviews of Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)

Alum, Zayne Thawer (2023)

Watch our alum interview with Zayne Thawer to learn about the unique experience of attending Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS).

Parent, Sangita Puri (2020)

Watch our parent interview with Sangita Puri to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS).

Written reviews of Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS)


Parent, Tatheer Abbas (2021)

My child's experience as a student in Rowntree Montessori Schools has been nothing but PHENOMENAL! F...


Parent, Salima Gilani (2019)

My daughter has been in RMS since prep-one. Our experience with the school has been beyond excellent...


Parent, Tolu Oke (2019)

My child's experience at RMS Academy campus has so far been an exciting one. My child generally sees...
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School leadership

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

Interview with school leader

Watch our Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) leadership interview with Jonathan Harris to learn about the academics, culture, and values of the school.
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Message from school leadership

Mr. J. Harris, Director of Education and Academy Principal
B.A., B.Ed.,M.Ed.

Welcome to Rowntree, the largest and longest-running Montessori School in Brampton.

Our Montessori-based Kindergarten Montessori (JK-aged students) and Prep-ONE (SK-aged students) combine with our Elementary programme to provide an integrated and seamless Junior Kindergarten to Grade Eight experience. Rowntree takes a holistic approach to learning and education, with the primary goal of helping children to develop their maximum potential, not only cognitively, but also physically, emotionally, and socially.

The goal of Rowntree’s Elementary curriculum is to meet and exceed the expectations set by the Ontario Ministry of Education, and the school is very proud of its recent initiatives in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Throughout the grades, Rowntree provides a more traditional classroom structure and the pursuit of academic excellence with the nurturing aspects of the Montessori approach. Small class sizes ensure that each child is provided with the attention that he or she needs in order to be successful.

Our commitment to “Nurturing Tomorrow’s Achievers” goes beyond our classroom walls. Co-curricular activities in the arts and athletics ensure a well-rounded school experience, and charitable fundraising connects our students with those in need within our community and around the world. Our LEGO® robotics club’s recent participation in the Provincial championships demonstrated how a strong academic foundation can lead to exceptional results in the co-curricular realm.

We appreciate that school choice can be a difficult one for today’s parent, and we encourage you to start planning for your child’s future now. We are accepting applications for our three Preparatory campuses for children entering Montessori Kindergarten (Junior Kindergarten age) to Grade Three and for Rowntree Academy (JK to Grade Eight). Our Academy campus is truly a first-rate private school environment, with the professional staff and facilities needed to provide an exceptional Elementary school experience.

Every day is an Open House at Rowntree, and we invite you to drop in for a tour any school day between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. For those of you who may not be available on weekdays, we also offer several evening and weekend Open Houses throughout the year. For any questions about the school’s admission process, please feel free to contact Admissions at 905-790-3838 or [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you at Rowntree soon!

Jonathan Harris

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