The regions Westmont offers busing from are:
Additional notes: Transportation is provided for out-trips and regular pick up and drop off for high school students.
How we see Westmont Montessori School
Offering a Montessori education from Preschool to Grade 12, Westmont Montessori School is located alongside 143 acres of parkland. Not surprisingly, kids at Westmount spend a lot of time outside, whether it’s hiking, bouldering, or mountain biking in the park, exploring rock pools on the adjoining beach, or gaining practical skills in the on-campus gardens. The school offers an array of inspiring and fun extracurriculars that include a Mandarin club, band, chess, STEM, mime, and table tennis. The school has bright, modern classrooms and outdoor learning shelters. While kids at Westmont tend to excel academically, teachers also focus on fostering independence and a passion for learning and developing new interests. This exciting and dynamic environment when combined with dedicated and caring teachers provides the ideal place for kids to thrive.
How Westmont Montessori School sees itself
"Westmont aims to inspire students to learn through experiences and respecting their interests, developmental needs and speeds while following the principles of Maria Montessori. The school has expanded and evolved to meet the needs of our community and has adapted its programs based on the changing world around us. We have embraced technology in the classroom to connect students to virtual experiences while spending time in the 143 acres of forest, streams and ocean front that our 8 acre campus backs on to."
"At Westmont, experiential learning begins in pre-k and elementary with a focus on experiences in nature and self-directed use of hands-on tools. This expands in middle school with projects that integrate multiple subjects and require high-performance teamwork.
In our new High School program, projects are tackled through the design thinking model. We bring students to the world by creating learning experiences in progressive environments that offer knowledge from the real world, not a textbook."
"- Tailored education
- Academic excellence
- Whole child development
- Stunning nature campus
- Best of BC’s new curriculum. “Best implementation of BC’s new curriculum I’ve seen” – Ministry of Education Inspector
- Caring and supportive community. It makes all the difference in a young person’s development.
- Passion for learning. Our method ignites a fire for deep, lifelong learning. How? Choice within boundaries.
- Mentorship for life. From K-12 our students learn how to lead and be led."
"We choose to be an independent organization so we can remain nimble and able to adopt and adapt new programs as our community needs them. Our autonomy gives us the freedom to partner with innovators and experts as we identify new areas of interest for our students and new opportunities to learn from some of the most interesting people and organizations in the world."
"What parents often overlook from Westmont's program is the development of "soft skills" that are not addressed in traditional education models. These skills are hard to quantify but easy to identify. They can be seen in the courtesy and respect a student displays in public settings, in the self-direction and self-discipline when a student completes homework without prompting, or when a high-schooler recognizes and willingly helps a pre-schooler on the playground."
"Individuality - Everyone has their own path, their interests & their way of learning.
Independence - We have the autonomy and the ability to run our organization nibley, and in service of our students & community.
Innovation - We are open to change and believe that understanding technological progress is imperative for our students.
Interdisciplinary - Life doesn’t have labels & neither should education.
Inclusion - We believe that everyone has a role to play in society & our world as we know it"
Warm up before playing
Health and wellness activities, Dodgeball!
Puddle boarding is always fun
Playing some beautiful music together.
Art in the Meadow
Enjoying photography in Applied Arts
High School building
Receiving a presentation from Andries Loubser on astronomy
Working in the school learning garden
Our Love for Books event
How people from the school’s community see Westmont Montessori School
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Magnus Hanton, Head of School
The moment I arrived at Westmont as a parent in the Fall of 2008, I was taken aback by the amazing campus, the incredibly warm welcome, and the instant feel of community. Little did I know that I would be celebrating my 10th year as head of school in 2021-22. It is an absolute privilege to be a part of a school that is solely focused on the well-being and growth of our youth.
There have been many changes as we expanded our programs up into Middle School and High School. Yet all the changes have been done with the single-minded focus that a more fulfilling experience for students exists, one that honors their unique spirits and passions.
The 2021-22 school year is a truly landmark year for Westmont with our very first High School graduate from Grade 12. We couldn’t be prouder of this student’s accomplishments. With the further expansion of High School for 2022-23, we are dedicated to making this unique High School experience available to students who want to make their learning more meaningful and relevant.
Whether you are a parent looking to start their child on their educational path, or are a student looking for a better learning experience, I want to thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I hope that this will be the first step in a long journey together. I look forward to getting to know you.
THE OUR KIDS REPORT: Westmont Montessori School
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