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Lauremont School

Grades Preschool TO Gr. 12 — Richmond Hill, ON (MAP)

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School address

  • 8569 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3M7 (MAP)
  • 500 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 5G1 (MAP)
  • Busing available (View details)

School Busing:

Lauremont School offers bus transferring. Service options offered are regular rider.

Additional notes: To assist families with the transportation of students between the Lower School and Upper School, TMS is pleased to offer a Campus Shuttle Service. The service is provided by a local school bus company and is only available for Upper School students.

Our Perspective

How we see Lauremont School

TMS was founded by Helma Trass, who learned the instructional approach from Maria Montessori herself. Trass was at the leading edge of Montessori education in Canada, and the school is, today, home to one of the longest running programs of its kind in the country. The elementary program that she began remains vital today, and it retains her dedication to the core ideals of the Montessori method. With the addition of middle and high-school programs, the school grew to become one of the largest Montessori programs in North America. The rebranding, from the initial Toronto Montessori Schools, to the acronym TMS, was adopted along with the growth of the school into the upper Grades. While the program is continuous, it is divided between two campuses, with preschool through Grade 6 taught at the Bayview campus, and Grades 7 through 12 at the Elgin Mills campus, which was opened in 2009. That campus is also home to the IB program, one that further extends an already impressive breadth of instruction.

School's Perspective

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How Lauremont School sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Founded in 1961, Lauremont School (formerly known as TMS) is a leading, accredited independent school that offers a uniquely designed framework combining the Montessori and International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. Lauremont School operates from two beautiful campuses in Richmond Hill, Ontario, with exceptional learning environments for students of all ages and stages. Our Lower School (at Bayview Avenue and Hwy 407) offers a Montessori start for students from 18 months to Grade 6. Our Upper School (at Bayview Avenue and Elgin Mills Road) offers the International Baccalaureate Programme for students in Grades 7 to 12. Our co-ed student population of over 870 thrives in academics while developing the life-changing mindsets of entrepreneurial thinking, positivity, and resilience that build a foundation for university, and in life. The unique design of the Lauremont School student journey provides a framework within which your child can say I Am Known. Get to know us at"

  • Montessori and International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes
  • Two beautifully designed campuses in Richmond Hill
  • Co-ed student population of over 850
  • New Middle School building added to the Upper School campus
  • New Dining Halls open on both campuses
  • Competitive (CISAA) and house-league sports and athletic teams

Summer camps and programs

Lauremont School operates summer camps and programs. Click here to learn about Discovery Day Camp .

School Facilities

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Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Lauremont School

Written reviews of Lauremont School


Parent, Alexandra Makos (2019)

We have one child that recently completed the Toddler program, and who is moving on to Children's Ho...

School leadership

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

Message from school leadership

Mr. Andrew Cross, Head of School
M.A., O.C.T.

Thank you for your interest in TMS!

It is a pleasure to share with you some of the special features that give our school its unique identity and which inspire those of us who work here to give our very best to every child. Our students experience a warm and nurturing environment every single day when they walk through our doors. We are a community of caring and innovative educators and support staff, and students who continually amaze us with their artistic, academic, athletic, and linguistic prowess and their desire to grow and develop as responsible young citizens.

We appreciate that a school is more than a collection of individuals. For us, a school is a place where lasting relationships are formed, where lifelong interests and aptitudes develop, and where character is refined and shaped by exposure to a wide range of beliefs, traditions and views of the world. Finding the right school for your children is one of the most important gifts you can bestow upon them. Our students develop strong attachments to TMS, both during their time with us and after they leave us. When our graduates venture off into the world, they do so equipped with the knowledge, resilience and sound ethical framework that comes from being known and cared for deeply as individuals.

Indeed, the phrase I Am Known sums up in a few words our entire approach to educating children. From the youngest children in our Toddler program to our graduating classes in Grade 12, our students know the feeling of being supported and guided as unique individuals.

We place high value at TMS on academic rigour and our graduates are accepted at outstanding universities in Canada and abroad. Of equal importance to us, however, is that our students leave TMS not only with a broad knowledge base but with an educated heart and an internationally-minded outlook on the world.

As a leading Montessori school in Canada, we believe strongly in the world-class education that TMS teachers provide our 18 month-old to Grade 6 students. Beginning in Grade 7, we offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme which culminates in the IB Diploma Program in Grades 11 and 12. The IB is globally recognized as a rigorous and holistic curriculum which provides an outstanding preparation for university studies. Our skilled and experienced IB teachers help our students to achieve their full potential, and our IB scores are well above the world average.

During these very challenging times for all of us, TMS has continued to offer an outstanding education to our students. As we open our doors for the new school year, we will continue to do everything possible to keep our students and staff safe and well, and to promote the values that have guided our school for the past 60 years.

I invite you to contact our Enrolment Management team for much more information about our programs, people and facilities. Ask questions, explore our website, schedule a virtual visit and let us invite you to learn more about one of the leading independent schools in Ontario.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Cross
Head of School

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