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

Newbie
Jan 11, 2011
4 posts
Hi may I know which Montessori you put your kid to eventually? Thanks
coolspot wrote:
Mar 24th, 2017 1:05 pm
When we visited Victoria Education center earlier in the year, there were a couple things we did not like:
  • Lack of racial diversity
  • Poor language skills of the teachers
  • Environment not as bright as other schools
  • Lots of miscellaneous fees
Also, I didn't like the fact they advertise themselves as a Montessori school when clearly they are not, hence a bit of misrepresentation.

Considering the number of good schools in the area, Victoria was in the middle of the pack for us. The Chinese language instruction was a big selling point, but we felt the other issues outweighed it too much. We ultimately put our younger one back at another Montessori school.

FYI, Mon Sheong has a good weekend Chinese program for toddlers as well - maybe worth checking out: http://www.monsheongcs.com/admission/

They also have an immersion summer camp as well which is OK - but it is not as "fun" as a non-language camp.

I hope things work out well :)
Newbie
Jan 11, 2011
4 posts
Hi did you put your kid to any of these two? How is it? Thanks.
Ahchu627 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 10:55 pm
Can anyone tell me more about Royal Cachet Montessori School? Looks like there are a lot of bad reviews about this school. How about Unionville Montessori School? Or any recommendation around woodbine 16th area?
Newbie
Jul 22, 2015
43 posts
6 upvotes
Toroq, ON
Does anyone have recent experience with Sunrise Montessori in Markham?

I was also recommended to Town Centre Montessori?

Any other recommendations for a Markham Montessori with recent experience is much appreciated.
Newbie
Dec 8, 2014
13 posts
5 upvotes
Markham, ON
Newmomtotwins wrote:
Aug 1st, 2018 10:12 am
Does anyone have recent experience with Sunrise Montessori in Markham?

I was also recommended to Town Centre Montessori?

Any other recommendations for a Markham Montessori with recent experience is much appreciated.
Try Unionville Montessori. They may have a waitlists, so wait if you can. The absolute “no” is to Royal Cachet Montessori (they are no longer accredited by the Montessori CCMA even though they advertise it). They were accredited but it expired and they have failed at least twice since.
They have many issues with the ministry of education.
Newbie
Dec 8, 2014
13 posts
5 upvotes
Markham, ON
Royal Cachet Montessori School is not a good environment for children. Because the management is poor, it effects the staff and then teachers. It effects the program, the food everything there.
Some of the teachers are really good and love the children, others are only there for the paycheck.
They have the ministry of education checking in on things more than the once a year required because they have broken many laws.
Unionville is a good one. They are professional. Academically, physically and emotional good positive environment.
other good one is Angus Glen.
Not so good are Wishing Well and Mindtech.
Newbie
Dec 8, 2014
13 posts
5 upvotes
Markham, ON
nkit88 wrote:
Jun 27th, 2018 2:43 pm
Bump for any recommendations for Montessori schools in Markham area.

Hows the one located on Kennedy and 16th? How far ahead do you need to register? Do you have to put a deposit? Thanks!
This is a pretty good one. Lots of things happening in the programs.
Teachers are nice and seem happy working there. That says a lot.
Jr. Member
Aug 31, 2014
101 posts
28 upvotes
Toronto, ON
Does anyone have any recent feedback on Victoria Square Montessori's infant and toddler programs? Considering infant program now.
Also, I know this is a Montessori thread, but what do you guys think about Montessori vs the Reggio Emilia approach? (any recommendations on school for the Reggio approach?
thanks!
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Nov 17, 2003
3268 posts
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What are ballpark tuition fees for RHMS?

Our daughter is in public school JK and we were planning on putting her in French Immersion in Grade 1.

However - lately I’ve been thinking about private school and RHMS has caught my eye. Do you think my kid will be at a disadvantage if she starts in grade 1 vs kindergarten?
Newbie
Sep 25, 2018
2 posts
I am looking into few Montessori schools in Markham/Richmond Hill. Cant decide between these 3 schools:

1) Blooming Lives at woodbine
2) Trinity Montessori
3) Sunrise
4)York Montessori

Can anyone please share their thoughts on these above schools and help me decide? I would definitely go for TMS but expensive. And Unionville are full.

I would really appreciate your help.
Thanks
Newbie
Sep 5, 2018
1 posts
SamiraT wrote:
Sep 26th, 2018 4:55 pm
I am looking into few Montessori schools in Markham/Richmond Hill. Cant decide between these 3 schools:

1) Blooming Lives at woodbine
2) Trinity Montessori
3) Sunrise
4)York Montessori

Can anyone please share their thoughts on these above schools and help me decide? I would definitely go for TMS but expensive. And Unionville are full.

I would really appreciate your help.
Thanks
I took a sunday tour at blooming lives and it looks new and the playground is very big compared to trinity which is next door. Sunrise has been around for awhile but never went for a tour same with York montessori.
Trinity and York are under the CCMA while blooming lives and Sunrise are not according to the website
http://www.ccma.ca/maps/maps.aspx?map=31&map2=5
http://www.ccma.ca/maps/maps.aspx?map=29&map2=5
Newbie
Jun 7, 2015
4 posts
2 upvotes
Toronto, ON
rinse wrote:
Sep 12th, 2018 1:15 pm
What are ballpark tuition fees for RHMS?

Our daughter is in public school JK and we were planning on putting her in French Immersion in Grade 1.

However - lately I’ve been thinking about private school and RHMS has caught my eye. Do you think my kid will be at a disadvantage if she starts in grade 1 vs kindergarten?
Ballpark is just under 20k a year. I would try to get your child in sooner (sk perhaps) as the curriculum is quite rigourous beginning w the montessori program. For example, grade 1s use grade 3 Nelson math textbooks and lots are already reading chapter books grade levels ahead.
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Nov 17, 2003
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MarkhamMama wrote:
Sep 28th, 2018 11:11 pm
Ballpark is just under 20k a year. I would try to get your child in sooner (sk perhaps) as the curriculum is quite rigourous beginning w the montessori program. For example, grade 1s use grade 3 Nelson math textbooks and lots are already reading chapter books grade levels ahead.
Thanks! We have a tour scheduled for Monday. If we decide RHMS is the right place the plan is definitely to start her up in SK.
Newbie
Aug 30, 2007
58 posts
27 upvotes
Do the poor reviews on Royal Cachet apply to the Stouffville location as well?
Newbie
Aug 30, 2007
58 posts
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Can you provide some examples of how the management is poor? what laws did they break?

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