Our Accreditation

At KMS our ongoing objective is to be the foremost provider of Montessori education in the Peterborough, Ontario region. We are committed to maintaining and exceeding the standards of accreditation by the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA).

Since the Montessori name is in the public domain, it is possible for any school to claim to be Montessori. Accreditation sets a school apart from those who are unable to meet CCMA requirements or unwilling to practice authentic Montessori education.

To become a member of the CCMA a school must undergo and succeed in the accreditation process. If a school is unable to meet the standards required by the CCMA or Association of Montessori Internationale  (A.M.I.), they cannot be recognized as providing authentic Montessori education.

Teachers hired at KMS have completed their Montessori training from institutes which have exceeded the standards of the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).

If a schools claims to be MACTE accredited it simply means their teachers or at least one of their teachers has successfully attended a MACTE accredited training institute. It does not however, mean the entire school is accredited. A whole school accreditation is far more extensive and requires a higher degree of standards must be met by the entire school staff and business.

To learn more about accreditation and the process a school must undergo to receive this standard, please visit the CCMA website at www.ccma.ca