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.
Rowntree has an advanced academic program with subjects such as Maths, science, french and computers. What makes RMS stand apart is that the school is able to reach advanced concepts through various simple fundamental methods such as using games/simulations/experiments etc. I know that these learning methods will stick with my daughter as she progresses through her schooling. At RMS my daughter is already able to do double digit maths, fractions, write and read basic french, code a robot, type words which is pretty advanced for a 6 year old. The school also hosts speech nights to help kids become more confident public speakers. All of these things combined with the care, attention and values the school promotes helps kids fine tune their leadership skills.
As a parent who is very much particular about the quality of education my child gets, I can categorically say that the academic program of RMS is for sure at a very high level. I love how students in kindergarten are taught robotics, STEM, and french even at that level. The academic culture and atmosphere of the school is one that nurtures the students into very well-rounded and very well-groomed intellectuals. I am confident that my child will definitely be able to thrive at a higher level than most of his peers as a result of the curriculum and soft skills that his time at RMS will provide him. RMS' academic program will adequately prepare my child for life"s next steps.