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Westmont Montessori School

Grades Preschool TO Gr. 12 — Victoria, BC (MAP)

Westmont Montessori School:

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  • Grades
    Preschool — Gr. 12
  • Gender
  • Class Size
  • Tuition
    $9,000 to 16,000/year
  • Language of instruction
    English, French, Spanish
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    290 day students
  • Curriculum
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School address

  • 4075 Metchosin Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V9C 4A4 (MAP)
  • Busing available (View details)

School Busing:

Westmont offers bus transferring. Service options offered are regular rider.

The regions Westmont offers busing from are:

  • Langford
  • Metchosin
  • Colwood

Additional notes: Transportation is provided for out-trips and regular pick up and drop off for high school students.

Our Perspective

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. 


School's Perspective

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How Westmont Montessori School sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Westmont inspires students by nurturing their interests, meeting their developmental needs, and accommodating their learning paces, all while adhering to Maria Montessori's principles. As our community's needs have shifted, the school has grown and adapted, always mindful of the changing world. We embrace classroom technology, complementing this digital engagement with the natural beauty of the 143 acres of forest, streams, and ocean frontage adjacent to our 8-acre campus."

  • Why manufacture learning, when the world is full of experiences to learn from?
  • Individuality - Everyone has their own path, their own interests, and their own way of learning.
  • Independence - We have the ability to run our organization in service of our students and community.
  • Innovation - We're open to change & believe that understanding technological progress is imperative.
  • Interdisciplinary - Life doesn’t have labels and neither should education.
  • Inclusion - We believe that everyone & everything has a role to play in our world as we know it.

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"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."

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

"- 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."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"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."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"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."

School Facilities

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School Videos

Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Westmont Montessori School

Video reviews of Westmont Montessori School

Roundtable Q&A (2022)

Watch our Westmont Montessori School Q&A discussion to gain fresh insight into the school's culture, values, and strengths.

Parent, Tricia Lang (2022)

Watch our parent interview with Tricia Lang to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Westmont Montessori School.

Parent, Luke Geiger (2022)

Watch our parent interview with Luke Geiger to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Westmont Montessori School.
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Written reviews of Westmont Montessori School


Parent, Marc Manieri (2022)

We have 2 children at Westmont Montessori, 6th and 7th grade, ages 11 and 13, respectfully. The ...


Parent, Michelle McClure (2022)

My children love this school. They adore their teachers and have a sense of pride and ownership of t...


Parent, Peter Scott (2022)

At Westmont, my daughters have felt safe, nurtured, and valued as individuals. They appreciate the f...
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School leadership

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

Interview with school leader

Watch our Westmont Montessori School leadership interview with Magnus Hanton to learn about the academics, culture, and values of the school.
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Message from school leadership

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.

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