Selecting the school your child will attend is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. Why choose Parkdale Montessori School? Our bilingual school provides a warm and nurturing environment with professional staff, exceptional care for the children, enriched academic curriculum, and focus on community. Join us and experience it for yourself!

  • Bilingual school environment (English and French)
  • Well established school
  • Variety of ages (toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and elementary students) in order to best accommodate families, and maintain peer groups.
  • Individualized instruction to allow children to progress at their own pace
  • Enriched curriculum with superior quality academic standards
  • Low ratio of 1:5 (Toddlers), 1:8 (Casa) and 1:15 (Elementary)
  • Ottawa’s only AMI Accredited School and Ottawa’s first and only Member School of the Montessori Quality Assurance recognition program
  • Hands-on learning
  • Mixed age group in each class (The younger children learn by watching and interacting with the older ones in the classroom. Older children act as role models and teachers)
  • A home-like learning environment, with natural play areas and garden
  • Two playgrounds with wooden play structures, flower gardens, and sandboxes
  • A large City park, only steps away from our school
  • Before and after school programs (7:30am to 5:30pm) providing flexibility for parents
  • Aftercare enrichment programs offered daily (e.g. yoga, Little Ray’s Reptiles, K2 martial arts, Mad Science, art, drama, music, cooking, pottery, Little Kickers, etc.)
  • Meals served to children are freshly prepared on site and by a professional chef
  • Outstanding team of qualified, caring, and professional staff
  • AMI-certified teachers
  • Enjoyable activities and events throughout the year for students (e.g. Halloween party, plant-a-thon, pajama day, international day of peace, botany fair, United Nations Universal Children’s Day, Valentine’s Day bake sale, Usbourne book fair, science fair, Earth day, literacy day, etc.)
  • Special events for parents (e.g. Meet and Greet at Reid park, year-end picnic, parent/teacher conferences, classroom observations, child/parent classroom event during which your child is the teacher and you are the child, curriculum information evenings, play performed by the Elementary children, etc.)
  • Opportunities for parent involvement (e.g. volunteer on outings, come as a guest speaker, organize fundraisers, bake for our special events, etc.)
  • Fundraisers and community services (e.g. Terry Fox Run, Snowsuit Fund, giving tree, World Partnership Walk, etc.)
  • Field trips for Casa children (e.g. Aviation and Space Museum, Saunders Farm, Valleyview Little Animal Farm, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Museum of Nature, etc.)
  • Outings for Elementary (e.g. Bonnenfant Outdoor Centre, Children’s Festival, Winterlude, National Arts Centre performances, Upper Canada Village, Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary, etc.)
  • Daily physical activities and weekly sport in Elementary (gymnastics at the Ottawa Gymnastics Centre, soccer, martial arts, rock climbing, cross country skiing, skating, etc.)
  • Guest speakers in Elementary (e.g. Public Health representative, Veteran on Remembrance Day, Vice-President of United Nations Association in Canada)
  • Summer camps with weekly themes
  • Fantastic holiday concert hosted and performed by the children themselves
  • Lovely graduation ceremony – sure to bring joyful tears to the proud parents
  • Two uninterrupted work cycles to promote concentration and deeper learning. A key to Montessori education
  • A complete set of approved Montessori materials in each classroom
  • Parkdale Montessori School welcomes children from various backgrounds, cultures and individual needs
  • Promotes self-discipline, self-esteem, self-motivation, critical thinking, confidence, respect, compassion, and cooperation
  • Encourages exploration and creativity
  • Parkdale Montessori School cultivates each child’s natural desire to learn