Casa (i.e. Preschool, Junior and Senior Kindergarten) Admission Registration Process

  1. For Casa (preschool, junior and senior kindergarten) admission, call the school at (613) 216-7275 or email us to make an appointment for a personal visit. Please note that the visit may take up to one hour of your time. You will be briefly introduced to the Montessori Method, have the opportunity to tour our facility, and see the children working in the various environments of the school.
  2. As a follow-up visit, which is optional, you may come for a fifteen-minute observation to see our casa environment in action. Observations are by appointment only.
  3. Once you have chosen to enroll your child and have been informed that we have openings available, please submit an application form accompanied by a non-refundable and non-transferable application fee of $150. If spots are not currently available in a particular program, your child can be placed on a waiting list at no cost. When a spot becomes available, the school will contact you on a first-come-first basis.
  4. Once your application form and fee have been received by our school office, you will be asked to provide a $2,500 deposit within 2 days of the acceptance notice to guarantee your child’s placement. Note that this deposit goes towards your child’s tuition fee and is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.
  5. Upon receipt of the $2,500 deposit, the school office will give you an enrollment.
  6. Upon receipt of the enrollment package, please submit the following to our school office as per the dates indicated in the package:
    a ) all documents listed in the enrollment package
    b) all forms contained in the enrollment package (signed and dated)
    c) all post-dated cheques

Please note that all the above listed requirements must be fully met for your child to be considered officially enrolled at our school.

School Policies

Parkdale Montessori School welcomes all prospective parents and their families, and has a non-discriminatory admission policy for children. Acceptance into our programs is based on many factors such as: availability, age, etc. Children may be admitted at any time during the school year, depending on availability of space. Priority is always given to already enrolled students and their siblings.

The Montessori curriculum at the Casa level is based on a three-year cycle. Therefore, it is in the child’s best interest that a commitment is made for that length of time.


Casa: (approximately from 3 to 6 years-old)

  • Children must be fully toilet-trained to be accepted into our Casa program (i.e. able to independently use the toilet, wipe, and wash hands).
  • Children must have the ability to care for their own personal needs, and show age-appropriate independence and readiness (e.g. physical independence could be observed through your child’s ability to dress himself/herself; emotional independence could be manifested through ability to verbalize his/her needs; social readiness means that your child has some ability to understand limits, can usually wait, and can control impulses most times).
  • Children must come for a visit prior to acceptance.
  • Previous school/daycare records must be submitted if applicable.

Tuition Fees – 2021-2022

Upfront Payment Plan
Programs Hours Deposit Balance Sept. 1 Total Fees
Full-day 8:30-3:30 $2,500 $12,475* $14,975
Pre-care 8:00-8:30 $500 $600 $1,100
After-care 3:30-5:30 $1,000 $1,995 $2,995*
Hot Lunches $2,500
Field Trips $210
Half-day** (see below)
Monthly Payment Plan
Programs Hours Deposit Lump sum Aug. 1 Lump sum Dec. 1 7 Monthly Payments dated Sept. 1 to Mar. 1 Total Fees
Full-day 8:30-3:30 $2,500 $2,000  $2,000  $1,310 $15,670
Pre-care 8:00-8:30 $500   $95 $1,165
After-care 3:30-5:30 $1,000   $302 $3,114
Hot Lunches   $260*** $2,600***
Field Trips  $210
Half-day** (see below)

*For the upfront payment plan option, the amount includes 2 non-refundable lump sum payments of $2,000

* Aftercare fee includes daily enrichment programs for children age 4 and above (depending on child’s abilities and emotional growth) to maximum class size.

** Half-day morning spots are available (8:30am -11:30am) – limited availability. Please contact the School Administration for pricing and other details.

*** Hot lunch payments over 10 months. Hot lunch is prepared daily by our in-school chef.

Important Notes:

  • Application fee of $150 and all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Deposit of $2,500 is due 2 days after your acceptance at our school and is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.
  • Lump sum (post-dated to September 1st) or all monthly post-dated cheques must be provided by the due date given to families.
  • There is a School maintenance fee of $250 (non-refundable and non-transferable).
  • There is a snack fee which is payable in three installments of $120; due on September 1st, January 1st and April 1st. Alternatively, the snack fee can be included in the upfront payment.
  • For families: with more than one child in attendance at the school at the same time: when 2 children of the same family attend at the same time, there is a discount structure of 10% off for the oldest child’s base tuition fees and full-time pre/after care fees (not including fieldtrip or lunch where applicable); when 3 children of the same family attend at the same time, there is a 20% off the oldest child’s tuition fees and full-time pre/after care fees AND a 10% off the second oldest child’s base tuition fees and full-time pre/after care fees, the youngest child pays the full fee.
  • Flexibility for pre-care and after-care available upon request.
  • Ages are approximate and placement depends on each child’s abilities and emotional growth.
  • Fees and schedule subject to change.

Download an application form

Casa Admission Application