2247 Burnham Line, Otonabee-South Monaghan, ON K9J 6X7


Welcome to Kawartha Montessori School! We are a vibrant and diverse community of learners located in the heart of Peterborough, Canada. At Kawartha Montessori, we believe that every child has a unique potential and that it is our responsibility to nurture and guide them on their journey to becoming confident, independent, and compassionate individuals.

We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and inclusive learning environment where all children feel valued and respected. Our dedicated teachers work closely with parents to ensure that each child’s individual needs are met, and that they are supported in reaching their full potential.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our school and our programs. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Kawartha Montessori School.

Carolyn Donaldson, Head of School &
Carrie O’Toole, Vice Principal


Who We Are

Kawartha Montessori School is a non-profit organization that is committed to providing the highest-quality Montessori education to its students. The school is governed by a Board of Directors, who are responsible for ensuring that the school operates ethically in accordance with its mission and values. Board members are committed to providing a program accredited by the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators that meets the unique needs of each child.

Kawartha Montessori School is an organization that is deeply committed to providing a nurturing and supportive learning environment for its students while remaining accountable to its community and stakeholders.

Who we are

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an authentic Montessori education that fosters academic excellence and social responsibility in our students. We strive to create a nurturing and enriching environment where children can discover their passions and develop into well-rounded individuals committed to positively impacting their communities. Our goal is to help each child reach their fullest potential and become the best version of themselves academically and as socially responsible citizens.

Our Vision

To be the leader of authentic Montessori education in Peterborough and the Kawarthas.

Our Guiding

  • Nurture independence, self-esteem and empathy.
  • Inspire curiosity and love of learning.
  • Enrich each child’s knowledge, skills and work.
  • Challenge each child to reach their full potential.
  • Create an inclusive community that celebrates diversity and respect.
Our Guiding Principles

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