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[Merged] Recommendations for MONTESSORI SCHOOLS in the GTA & surrounding areas

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Apr 8, 2011
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Regarding advertising as a Montessori, any school can state they are Montessori as there is no governing body or true "requirement", as it is just a methodology. It's a public domain term.

The CCMA tries to help with regulating Montessori in Canada, but many reputable Schools aren't part of that org.

Yip's in Markham offers Chinese education, but might be a little far for you?
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Jun 26, 2007
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GTA
Really depends on what your priority is. If it is for getting your LO to speak Chinese, the daily Chinese instruction really really helps. If the other things are as important to you, then another school might be a better fit. It may be more difficult for your child now that she already speaks 100% English.

Both of mine went to Yip's. I switched my older one out after JK. Again, their only selling point is really the Chinese language instruction. Their facilities are so so, no racial diversity, not a real montessori etc. The teachers are caring but probably other school's teachers may be better. But both kids speak flawless Chinese at home, can do basic Chinese writing and even still speak Chinese between each other. They never really spoke English to us except outside the home when we are with non-Chinese speaking people.

I think also Safari kids also have Chinese preschool program?
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Oct 6, 2005
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ersatz wrote:
Mar 24th, 2017 1:37 pm
Regarding advertising as a Montessori, any school can state they are Montessori as there is no governing body or true "requirement", as it is just a methodology. It's a public domain term.

The CCMA tries to help with regulating Montessori in Canada, but many reputable Schools aren't part of that org.

Yip's in Markham offers Chinese education, but might be a little far for you?
True, but most reputable Montessori schools have joined the band wagon. Yips is a bit dirty and old in comparison to other schools ... teachers are "stricter" (meaner?), I think if Chinese education is a priority, Victoria is a better choice.
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Jun 7, 2005
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That's good to know. We are paying so much taxes already, why wastes more money on private school ;) Are we saying kids coming from private schools have better chance to go to top universities ?


vadeska wrote:
Oct 16th, 2011 5:46 pm
Hi
I have 3years experience with TMS, and I think i s only maybe good for a preschool program. The rest, grade 1+ in my opinion just waste of money, many public school same or better as well. Here is why: grade 1to3 study together in 1classroom, 36 students for two teachers. Tell me how you can teach three grades together while at same time majority of students walking and playing around the classroom.
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Apr 10, 2017
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I need details. Was planning to enrol my 2 year old for May. I need to know what's going on there asap before paying and enrolling her. I hope it's not too bad and your little one(s) is ok.
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Nboodram wrote:
Apr 11th, 2017 9:34 pm
I need details. Was planning to enrol my 2 year old for May. I need to know what's going on there asap before paying and enrolling her. I hope it's not too bad and your little one(s) is ok.
Which school are you referring ??
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Jun 7, 2005
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zzliang wrote:
Apr 11th, 2017 10:34 am
Would you mind sharing exactly what happened?
What happened in which school ??
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