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

Why Choose Montessori?

Montessori education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 20th century, is based on the belief that children are innate learners. When provided with the right resources and environment, children not only learn independently but also develop a love for learning.

We’ve found that the Montessori approach fosters a lifelong passion for learning, encourages independent thought, and helps cultivate responsible and empathetic members of the community.

Key principles of authentic Montessori education include:

Why Montessori?

Respect for the Individual Child: Recognizing every child is a unique individual with distinct needs, interests, and learning styles. Teachers provide tailored support while respecting each child’s learning pace.


Mixed-Age Classrooms: Encourages mentoring relationships and mutual inspiration between different age groups by placing children of varied ages in one learning environment.


Hands-On Learning: Prioritizes experiential learning. Children learn through exploration and sensory interaction with self-correcting materials.


Individualized Learning: Children are empowered to select their activities and set their learning pace, fostering interest-based learning and autonomy.


Collaboration and Community: Advocates teamwork and a sense of belonging among students. Children are motivated to share resources, work together, and support each other’s learning journey.

Experience Authentic Montessori Firsthand

Take a virtual tour of our school to see the Montessori method in action. Witness how our principles come to life within our classrooms and community.

Watch the Virtual Tour


We ask interested families to watch two informative videos to help you learn more about the Montessori method.

The first video, “Building the Pink Tower”, demonstrates the Montessori approach to learning and the value of hands-on experience.

The second video, “Grace and Courtesy: Building A Better World” by Dr. Timothy Purnell, explains the importance of respectful behaviour in the Montessori classroom.

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