Our Vision Going beyond the norm for your child’s learning experiences by enhancing their lives, through a Montessori-guided education where children gain appreciation and respect for themselves, others, nature, the arts, the community in which they live, and society. Our Mission Our mission at Parkdale Montessori School is, guided by Dr. Montessori’s principles, to nurture the development of each child to their fullest potential – physically, intellectually, socially, creatively and emotionally. To help each child become a self-motivated, compassionate, responsible individual who contributes happily and productively to the community. Thus, our mission is to provide an educational foundation for life. We are dedicated to accomplish this by: Being a Member of Montessori Quality Assurance (MQA) Being commited to the principles of Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Maintaining a carefully-prepared learning environment with a full range of Montessori materials, which are conducive to intellectual, social, cognitive, and physical development. Encouraging the freedom to choose, explore, create, and grow. Supporting each child’s unique development and personality and accepting them as an important member of a community. Cultivating each child’s natural desire to learn. Working with qualified, dedicated, and caring staff. Promoting virtues and qualities, such as self-discipline, self-esteem, self-motivation, critical thinking, confidence, respect, compassion, and cooperation.