Preschool and Childcare
This inspirational video goes over the philosophical differences between public and Montessori schools.
What happens during a 3 hour work cycle?
This video was created by the American Montessori Society, and gives a great deal perspective from the parents' point of view
The child in the video is 4 years old and its shown throughout his morning at Dundas Valley Montessori School in Ontario
"The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn." Dr. Maria Montessori
Temporary Location for School Year 2017/2018
Due to the Supreme Court's decision - the increase in enrollment in all schools across all districts, and the reduced class size composition, Victoria Montessori will be leaving its current location at 750 Front St. which has been leased from the School District for the past 14 years.
Our new location will be a classroom at Rockheights Middle School at 1250 Highrock Ave. It is a walk out classroom facing the large field and playground. It is surrounded by a nice neighbourhood with a lot of green space. It is 5 minutes by car from our current location.
We will be moving to our new permanent location on 323 Skinner Street for the School Year 2018/2019. The property will be undergoing an extensive renovation to create a brand new Montessori Centre.
Our mission is to guide, nurture and impart good knowledge, which will build a healthy body and mind with a positive mental attitude.
Our goal is to draw out creative, discerning, sensitive, bright, and happy individuals.
Our environment stimulates creative thinking and intellectual growth. It encourages children’s natural joy and imagination.
We think of the body and the mind as a garden, and the seeds that are planted in the garden are sown with every impression we receive – they mould our behaviour and view of the world. Every time we are given positive, affirming messages we grow, but when negative, hurtful impressions come, we recoil. Just as a plant needs nourishing, supportive soil free from danger and poisons, and healthy external stimuli, so do we.
Children are like a canvas, absorbing paint and colours easily, and they will pick up, imitate, and learn from all the influences they are exposed to, imbibing knowledge from their parents, teachers, surrounding environment, and friends. They are amazing conduits of energy and positivity, and we can gain much from observing their intrinsic nature.
The deeper the roots the higher the reach.
The Parent Perspective
Trevor Eissler "Montessori Madness!"