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 monthly sport in Elementary (e.g. golf, tennis and swimming at The Ottawa Athletic Club, gymnastics at the Ottawa Gymnastics Centre, soccer with Little Kickers, rock climbing at Altitude Gym, 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