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

  1. Register with the City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist at the following: City of Ottawa Waitlist Note: There is no charge or fee for a child to be placed on the waiting list.
  2. For any questions call the school at (613) 216-7275 or email us
  3. Once you have been informed that we have an opening available, you will be invited to visit the school facility.
  4. Should you wish to apply for the opening, please submit an application form and fee of $75 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) by the due date provided to you.
  5. Once your application form and fee of $75 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) have been received by our school office and as part of the application process, we will organize a short 20-minute visit during which your child will meet with the Casa Head Teacher and/or Pedagogical Supervisor. This visit is mandatory and is intended to give you a chance to ask questions to our teaching staff and also for the school to ensure that our Casa program is a good fit for your child.
  6. Following that visit, a decision regarding your child’s acceptance in our program will be made within 48 hours by the school administration.
  7. If enrollment is confirmed, you will be provided with an enrollment package. Upon receipt of that package, please submit the following to our school office within 5 business days: all documents, forms, deposits, and fees listed in the enrollment package.
  • Notes:
  • Should applicable documents and fees not be provided by the due date(s) to the school administration, the space will be considered open and offered to the next family on the waitlist.
  • All listed requirements must be fully met for your child to be considered officially enrolled at our school.

Fees 2024-2025

  • Parkdale Montessori School is part of the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) System. The fees noted in the table below are those after the applied 52.75% CWELCC reduction.
  • Fees for the Casa Montessori program include: 7 hours of Montessori Education daily, two healthy snacks a day, three seasonal events (either off school grounds, held virtually, or with in-person guests), and all yearly materials and maintenance costs.
  • Families have the option to select precare and/or aftercare if they need extended care services outside of Montessori program hours.
  • Application fee, deposits and pro-rated fees (for time already spent in the program regardless of attendance and/or services already used) are all non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.
  • Fees, programs, services and schedule are subject to change.
Program and Services Hours              Deposits               (non-refundable / non-transferable and towards tuition fees) Balance Total Fees
Montessori Program 8:30 am – 3:30 pm $2,500 (due within 5 working days upon receipt of enrollment package) $5,150 (due Sept. 1st) $7,650
Precare 8:00 am – 8:30 am $100 (due within 5 working days upon receipt of enrollment package) $440 (due Sept. 1st) $540
Aftercare 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm $200 (due within 5 working days upon receipt of enrollment package) $1,250 (due Sept. 1st) $1,450
* Application fee: $75 (non-refundable/non-transferable and due with submission of application form)



  • Hot lunch in Casa is optional and not covered by CWELCC.
  • Hot lunch is catered by L’ Entreprise Mazzola.
  • Families can opt to pay upfront or monthly for the hot lunch program.
  • Fees are subject to increase at any time during the school year due to rising food cost.
Hot Lunch Payment Options Fees
1 Up-front payment $3,400 (due Sept. 1st)
10 Monthly payments $360/month (due on the 1st of each month)


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 will be given to children who are currently enrolled and are eligible to move to the next age grouping, siblings of children currently enrolled, and families who previously attended Parkdale Montessori School.


  • 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).
  • Ages (i.e. 3 to 6 years-old) are approximate and placement depends on each child’s abilities and emotional growth.
  • Children must come for a visit prior to acceptance.
  • Previous school/daycare records must be submitted if applicable.
  • 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.

Download an application form

Casa Admission Application