Rowntree Montessori Schools prides itself in being one of the top-tier private schools in the country by virtue of its academic prowess. Students are taught a wide breadth of material in a range of subjects with rewarding and practical assignments and projects that fully prepare them for life beyond RMS. The academic culture at Rowntree is one of success where students, including myself, consistently place at or near the top in numerous national academic categories and competitions such as the GAUSS and Canadian National Math League (CNML) events due to the efforts of teachers that go above beyond to prepare students. As I mentioned before, the rigor of an RMS education in terms of the homework and assignments prepared me very well for an IB education that consisted of a heavy and difficult workload. My success in the IB Programme, including graduating with a 98% average and acquiring numerous scholarships to post-secondary institutions, can be mainly attributed to the educational foundation I established at RMS.
RMS' philosophy is to promote an atmosphere that fosters children to build an awareness of the world around them and the needs of others. Based on the grade level of my child, I would state that the academic program at RMS is very student-centered, structured, relevant, challenging and incorporates innovative technologies along with core Montessori activities. I can see how my child is thriving as he exudes attributes of a critical thinker and leader. Additionally, I appreciate that my child is able to enjoy learning while being challenged in an academic environment. Just experiencing directly how my child is developing academically and socially with the hands on teaching styles from his teachers brings an overwhelming joy. Moreover, the safe and nurturing environment at RMS instills values and courtesy in my child.